Marco Acerbis

Born in 1973 Marco Acerbis  graduates in architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 1998. From 1997 to 2004 he lives in London where he works with Lord Norman Foster’s Studio. Over these years he collaborates on the construction of an eight storey high Medical Research Building at the Imperial College Campus in London. He then becomes Project Architect for Capital City Academy, a 250 meter long High School building for 1400 students which was opened by Tony Blair.

He sets up his own practice in Italy in 2004. Fascinated by designing at very different scales he quickly moves on to explore with a constant cross over of skills, ideas, tools and technologies all sorts of subjects to achieve a globally designed space.


Awards and acknowledgments


  • DiCE

Sélected for XXVI Compasso d’Oro


  • Wave Mixer Tap

Winner of Red Dot Design Award


  • Wave Mixer Tap

Winner Good Design Award Chicago Athenaeum


  • Polins

Selected as finalist for Renzo Piano Foundation Award to Young Talent

  • Polins

Winner of the Award:  Sostenibilità Ambientale e Sociale per il comune by Saint-Gobain Italy and Ancitel Energia e Ambiente.


  • Third Prize : ‘Athens Piraeus Tower competition’


  • Kloe Armchair

Winner of Red Dot Design Award


  • Vertigo floor lamp

Vertigo is included in the Vitra Design Museum permanent collection

  • Prius door handle

Special mention at XXI Compasso d’Oro ADI

  • Xeliox Energy Lab

First Prize Odysseus 2008 Confindustria, Bergamo

  • Xeliox Energy Lab

Special mention at: “Organismi consapevoli: Progettazione e realizzazione edifici a basso consumo energetico” by the town of Lodi City Council

  • Xeliox Energy Lab

Special mention at: “Rassegna di Architettura lombarda under 40. Nuove proposte di architettura.”


  • Scaffale Standing

Third Prize “Young and Design Competition” at the Milan Forniture Fair