Matteo Cibic was born in Parma, Italy in 1983. He studied art and design at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (KIAD) in Canterbury, UK earning his BTEC diploma in 2001. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from the Politecnico di Milano School of Design in 2004, and studied at Fabrica in Treviso, Italy in 2006.
Having interned at Studio Camuffo, Venice in 2002 and the Cibic Workshop (with his uncle, noted designer Aldo Cibic) in Milan in 2005, he later worked at April design studio, also in Milan, in 2008 and, in 2009, founded 10A, a tailor workshop that produces men’s trousers and eclectic formal outfits. He had already established his own branding and design studio in 2006 in Milan; in 2009 the studio moved to Vicenza; in 2011 to Milan; and in 2014 back to Vicenza. The studio focuses on product design and creative direction for brands such as Beck’s, Benetton Group (Fabrica), Calligaris, Nespresso, Paola C., Thun, and Zona Tortona, among others.
Cibic’s designs are driven by an experimental approach, incorporating varied materials and production techniques. Notable projects to date include Domsai, a desk terrarium (2008), and the Uzito Collection (2014), a series of hand-blown glass cloches produced in collaboration with Secondome Gallery in Rome.
His work has been included in several temporary and permanent exhibitions worldwide at institutions such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the Triennale Design Museum, Milan.