Stefano Gris and Silvia Dainese combined their architectural firms at the end of 2008, creating GRISDAINESE. Drawing on the contribution of 25 employees; including architects, graphic artists and designers, the new company based in Padua and Verona offers its professionalism on an international level.
Designing public and private buildings is at the core of the company which specialises in temporary and ephemeral architecture and museum installations. The study of branding, graphics and communications for large corporate groups accompanies multimedia and interactive projects, creating an efficacious union between technology and communication formulas.
In addition GRISDAINESE studio created GRIDA
“ISO 20121” certified projects that guarantee the respect of good practice and sustainability thus reducing the environmental impact of architecture on its surroundings as well reduce the impact in organization of events.
Eco-design is reflected in the studio through its working methods, utilizing sophisticated technologies, advanced materials and the result of direct experimental research which is applied to the design of pavilions, stands, stage sets, conventions, meetings and events.
Originally from Cortina d’Ampezzo, Stefano Gris graduated from the University of Venice and has been living in Padua ever since 1985. Initially Stefano’s work focused mainly on the design of exhibitions and museum installations around the world.In recent years Stefano Gris has devoted himself to architectural projects for Public and Private corporate companies. Stefano Gris combines his design experience with teaching and is a visiting professor at the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, USA). In 2002 Stefano Gris held a conference on “Exhibition Design” at the the Dormus Academy, and between 2008 and 2009 held conferences and workshops at IUAV in Venice. Amoung his lastest projects include a temporary pavillion for Finmeccanica at Farnborough, the design of a new musuem “Castel San Pietro” in Verona, “Integrated Building”, and the “Superjet International” in Tessera, Venice.
After graduating from the University of Venice Silvia Dainese worked in New York for five years before opening her own studio in Padua in 1993. Silvia has always designed public and private architecture, in which insertion of the landscapes are an integral part of the project. Silvia is also a visiting professor at the IUAV of Venice. Among her latest projects include the “Dainese Logistics Center” in West Vicenza (2005), a winery in the Euganean Hills (2009) together with Stefano Gris, and the design of a “Rest Area”: a field for spreading ashes located at the main cemetery in the province of Padua.