Jessica Carnevale, USA
American designer, Jessica Carnevale studied industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 2003 she was selected for the European Honors Program to live and study in Rome for a year. Alongside her studies in Art History she worked in the design studio of WalzWork Inc.
In May 2004 she graduated with honors from RISD winning the Excellent Student Award.
Martha Stewart then recruited her to design products and so Jessica moved to New York. Over the next four years, she designed for West Elm, Anna Sui and Alexandra Champalimaud before becoming head designer for Brocade Home, creating a new brand for Restoration Hardware.
Jessica has also worked at the Marcel Wanders Studio in Amsterdam. Under his direction, she designed a limited edition collection of crystal for Baccarat, a Christmas collection for Target, ceramic tiles for Bardelli, a Senseo machine for Philips and varied collections for Moooi. For Salone 2010, she has developed new items for Magis, Skitsch, XO and Cappellini. Altogether, over 100 items are currently in production.
Jessica’s approach to design is driven by the material – wherever she seeks inspiration, be it fashion or industry, she tries to combine materials in new and beautiful ways.