was born in Santa Giuletta, Pavia, Italy in 1951.
He lives and works in
Milan, Tokyo and Marrakech. He attended the "Accademia di Belle Arti" of Brera in Milan,
specializing in set design.
Since 1975 he has worked
in the field of architecture, industrial design, interior design,
graphics, corporate image, creative direction, communications and
He has worked as art director of fashion shows and installations
for: Luciano Soprani, Gillette Italia, GFT, Carshoe, Trussardi,
Mario Buccellati, Hanae Mori, The Tokyo University, Tivioli, World etc.
Graphics and communications for: Fausto Santini, Alfa Romeo, Issey
Miyake, Miami Shoji, Marina Spadafora, Shiseido, Arfango, Luciano
Soprani, Sealup, De Padova, Jogan, The Tokyo University Museum,
Carshoe, Ristorante Fujitaka, La Tartaruga Edizioni, Hankyu Department
Store / The National Trust, Stephanemarais, etc. He is one of the
founders of the Zeus group, the Zeus Art Galleries in Milan and
He also founded the publishing house Afro
City Editions Milan, for theoretical research on architecture, design
His works have been exhibited in major
museums in Italy and abroad. His Black Plastic vase is included in the permanent collection of the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf
im Ehrenhof, Germany. The National Museum of Kyoto, Japan, includes
his Poltroncina seat in its collection. Models of the projects;
The Temporary Museum building. The Tokyo University Campus. Tokyo.
Koishikawa Annex, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
most important architectural projects include office buildings:
Roux de Perfe, Osaka and NOZ, Shizuoka, Japan.
and commercial spaces for: Copy Center, Shizuoka, Japan. Kashiyama
Men, Paris. Marina Spadafora, Milan. Nastro, Milan. House/Gallery Uchida, Milan. Fujitaka Restaurant, Milan. Seiren, Milan. The new
Hilton-Vestimenta Boutique in Milan. The Romeo Gigli Boutique in
Milan, Italy. The Maska Boutique in Milan and Florence, Italy. The
flag ship shop Stephanemarais in Paris, France.
1998 his design for the new National Museum of Natural History in
Damascus, Syria is under construction. He is presently
designing the Prefectural Craft Design Museum of Yamaguchi, Japan.
He has designed products for: Pallucco Italia, Zeus, Barovier &
Toso, Pozzi & Figli, Vilca, Sisal, Metals, Alessi, Glass Design,
Nippon Alumi, Crassevig, Museo Alchimia, Memphis, Gabbianelli. For Shiseido he has designed a line of cosmetics and packaging Untied.
In 1997 he received the ADC Award of the Tokyo Art Director Club,
and the Award of the Japanese Ministry of Commerce for the Shiseido
"Untied" packaging. In 1999 Award Packaging Design Biennal in Japan.
From 1996 to 1998 Sergio Calatroni was a visiting
professor of Museology at Tokyo University. He has also been a professor of Architecture at the European Design
Institute in Milan.
From 1998 to 2000 he was the art director of
the 13 licency product of The National Trust, Japan.
He has conducted
many conferences and lectures in Italy and abroad.
From 2000 to 2003 he has been the creative director of stephanemarais_ / Shiseido, Paris.
In 2003 he received the " Good Design Award", the "Category's Award", of the Japanease Ministry of Commerce and the "2003 London International
Advertising Award"(LIAA) for the Stephanemarais_/Shiseido creative direction and packaging.
As recent warks of Architecture, in 2003 he has realized the new Embassy of Japan in
Damascus, Syria. As works in progress "The Yammine Center" in Beirut, Lebanon, andthe Reserch Center on the Architecture, Tahannout, Marrakech, Morocco. Since 2005,
he has been collaborating with Tamura Inc. tocreate contemporary architecture of "Pachinko center" in Japan.
As recent works of commercial spaces, in 2005 he has realized Palazzo Villa, San Carlo dal 1973, Turin, Italy.
Since 2004, he is designing lamps for DSC.corp Japan.
In 2005, he has organized the "Global Souk / A-temporary" exhibition at the University of Tokyo, University Museum, Koishikawa Annexe, and he isorganixing to move that exhibition
in some other contries like Italy, Brasil.
From 2002, he is working on the field of Web designing, as a realized works thereis: www.sergiocalatroni.com, www.highfashion.cc, www.galleriarossanaorlandi.com, www.fabrizisclavi.it
In2006, he recieved the Official Honoree Selection from 10th Annual Webby Awards, his personal website and the website of Global Souk / A-temporary.
From 1996 to 2000 he was a member of the steering committee of the design review Interni, published by Elemond, Mlan. He works with many leading magazines of architecture, design, art and fashion, in Italy and abroad.
Aïr collection born in 1999 is the product of is continuos personal research into light and materials.
In 2003-2004, he has teached at Nuova Academia delle Belle Arti (N.A.B.A), Milan, Italy and from 2004, he is teaching at Academia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy.
From 2006 he was a member of the ADC N.Y., U.S.A.
From 2007 he was a member of the International Academy of the Visual Arts, N.Y., U.S.A.
In 2008 he has organized the exhibition "100E + Ceramiche x il paradiso" with Gabbialelli.
From 2007 Sergio Calatroni is a visiting professor of The University of Tokyo, The University Museum, Dept. Of Museum Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
From 2008 he received the " Great Prize of DDA Japanese Display Design Awards".