About me

Stefano Giovacchini is a designer and a circular economy expert.
In 2001 he graduated with honour at Accademia of Belle Arti di Firenze in design in 2001 with a thesis in design entitled “Color-design”, then participated in the European project “Leonardo” with a post-graduate internship in communication at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels and then Attend a course at the Indigo department of the Politecnico di Milano dedicated to color design for the city.
In 2003 he opened the studio Disegno Colore ed Interni, focused to interiors and colour design whit natural finishing.


In 2017 he set up r3Direct ,  a company dedicated to produce large 3d printed objects made with recycled plastic from urban waste. He has from 2018 a partnership to research and development with Revet, the biggest Tuscan multi-utility.


In 2022 he designd and realized public furniture for Municipality of Lucca, using for the first time of ever a polymer made from recycled tetra pak inside 3D printer.


Since 2018 he has been an external lecturer for SOS, School Of Sustaninability
He has a focus on sustainable design, additive manufacturing and creative design processes.


His objects are exposed in several international design exhibitions.



Biennale Interieur di Kortrijk (BE)
Salone satellite di Milano
Cartasia, biennale d’arte contemporanea
Open Design Italia

Maker Faire, Rome

Le monde de Rò, Parigi



2009 winner at “casa del terzo millennio”
2010 winner at Cartasia, biennale d’arte
2014  3dprint for aid, a contest by ActionAid
2018 artist chosen to draw the City of Capannori Prize

2019-2020-2021 finalist at Guiltlessplastic, the Rossana Orlandi Prize