Maria Christina Hamel


Maria Christina Hamel, designer, born in New Delhi to an Austrian father and an Italian mother, grew up between Central Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean, convinced since childhood that she wanted to be a designer. From the love for the masters of the 20th century, the style of the Viennese Secession and Pop culture, having met in person and worked with the exponents of the Radical design culture in Milan including the important experience of having been assistant to Alessandro Mendini for many years and having always traveled a lot, her particular style was born and strongly influenced by her own multicultural and cosmopolitan background.
Her most iconic works are the Zebra a Pois collection, the Fiori di Luce collection and for product design the collection of Cuore vases for Salviati and Tasche the bag, (with Alessandro Mendini) for Koziol.
She has also always been committed to teaching Design and Project Culture with some of the best academies in Italy and abroad.
She is co-founder and curator of many of the exhibitions produced by Milano Makers, an association that promotes the self-production of design.
She is currently the artdirector of, a marketplace dedicated to self-productions of independent design, made in Italy.