Born in Campagnola near Reggio Emilia in 1950, Denis Santachiara started his career as a designer at the Fiat Style Centre in 1966. He makes hi-tech designer objects of great artistic density that he displays in solo and group shows in such prestigious locations as the 1980 Venice Biennale and the Grand Palais in Paris. The numerous exhibitions that he has organized include “La Neomerce” at the Triennale in Milan in 1985 and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He also curated the “New Persona” display for the 1996/97 Florence Biennale. Santachiara has worked with Baleri Italia since 1995 and he is behind hugely successful ironic and poetic projects such as Mama, Tato and Celine.
Baleri Italia, founded by Enrico Baleri and Marilisa Decimo in 1984, is the iconic brand of the 20th Century the years of sobriety and rigor of forms/functions, the ultimate expression of a certain pragmatic and unattainable design idea; in pursuit of the perfect, non-obsolete, non-flashy, consistent and international object. Evergreen objects and collections, signed by great masters and newcomers who then became the references in terms of style, giving life to a classical-contemporary universe that now has found its vitality, production, communication and commercial strength.