Gaia CrippaMaterial specialist and CMF designer
Chris Lefteri Design
Holding a degree in Design & Engineering with a specialisation in materials and manufacturing processes from Politecnico di Milano, Gaia combines a strong technical background with the idea that materials are a means through which designers can improve the user experience. She conducted a research on the emotional role of materials in products and she is interested in the sensorial and storytelling side of materials. She collaborated with Politecnico di Milano, Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London, Royal Collage of Art and Cranfield University as a materials expert and guest lecturer. Gaia is a member of Chris Lefteri Design since 2012 where she has worked on many projects for world-renowned companies including Samsung, LG, Logitech, Google and Pininfarina Extra and curated exhibition for DAMADEI (advanced materials) in London and contributed to materials trend research. For the automotive industry she has been involved in projects for Hyundai, Kia, BMWi, VW and Mercedes-Benz.