Design for the soul.
Mario & Casa brings design and masterful craftsmanship together to create beautiful objects destined to last.
Mario Helmut Gagliardi's creative approach was formed during his time as a student of design legends Alessandro Mendini and Richard Sapper. Each of his designs builds on a memorable story and strong formal idea. His creations are elegant, playful, expressive and poetic.
Mario's career led him from product designer at Philips in the Netherlands to chief designer of LG and design advisor of Samsung in Seoul, CEO of Design at Qatar Foundation in Doha, design advisor of the Austrian Ministry of Culture in Vienna, and design professor in Denmark and South Korea.
We create objects for atmosphere and comfort.
Mario´s designs establish spatial richness and metaphor. Rethinking the formats, roles and temporalities of contemporary interiors, he creates extraordinary objects on the fundament of centuries of craft tradition.
Growing up in Austria with Italian roots and having worked all over the world, Mario's design sensitivity is Mediterranean, accentuated by a Northern precision for line and detail.
Inspired by nature, sculptural expression and sensuous curves are recurring in Mario's work.
Outstanding design and supreme artisanship are at the heart of our commitment to create long-lasting and responsible luxury.
Design has to last.
- Mario Gagliardi