Studio Lievito was founded in 2012 by Francesco Taviani, Laura Passalacqua and Jacopo Volpi.

Its mission is to design one-off as well as serial pieces that redefine the contemporary production techniques with traditional manufacturing methods. It proposes a vision of design that subverts conventional norms, through simple yet witty gesturesand meticulous details. A will to turn everyday objects into talking pieces, mixing traditional materials with contemporary shapes and technologies.

The studio works for Italian and international design brands, and publishes self-produced limited collections: unique pieces created by Italian artisans that enhance local materials and traditional techniques in a contemporary way. It also collaborates with Italian and international design galleries, and its pieces are part of the selection of the Triennale Design Museum.

Studio Lievito also collaborates with museums and cultural institutes, as well as with academies and universities, such as IED and the University of Florence, for teaching activities and workshops.