Elena Trevisan is an Italian architect and designer. She lives and works in Venice.

Shapes, creativity, and fabrics have always been part of Elena Trevisan’s life. She grew up in an artistic environment with a talented grandmother, the family's artist, who used to involve her in everything related to house decoration. Even as a child, Elena’s favourite game was to take off and reinsert rattan from a Franco Albini chair.
Starting very young to choose wallpapers, paint carpets, and develop a close relationship with textile materials, it was no surprise that Elena decided to study architecture. She attended the IUAV University in Venice, earning a PhD in Architectural Composition in 2015, a BA in architecture and an MA in landscape architecture.
Elena's career has taken her across borders, working with renowned international studios. Her focus on architecture and landscape architecture led her to collaborate with the Landscape Architecture firm PROAP in Lisbon. From 2011 to 2015, she was a valuable member of the Imago rerum research group at the University Iuav of Venice, further enriching her global perspective.
She began her career as a designer in Venice, too, when, in 2013, she had the chance to experiment with glass geometries at the VENINI historic furnace. In 2017, she opened her own design studio.
Elena Trevisan's talent and dedication have been recognized with numerous international prizes. Among her accolades are the prestigious Red Dot Design Award and A' Design Award, a testament to her innovative and impactful work in the field of architecture and design.

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Elena Trevisan is a relentless museumgoer who finds inspiration in travelling, observing contemporary architecture, and studying how artists develop unconventional approaches to materials. She spends most of her design process on research. Every product of human intelligence and that marvellous thing in people’s hands arouses powerful emotion in her. 
Her work testifies to a strong sense of pure form mixed with a never-ending curiosity for production techniques and crafts. By approaching creativity cross-disciplinary, she makes her designs emerge as architectural objects permeated with visual and graphic arts. They are small architecture capable of structuring the space into which they are placed or creating interactions with the surroundings and even relationships with other objects.
Elena Trevisan’s design process is about composing the contrasts: tradition and modernity, open and closed, light and heavy, opaque and transparent, solid and void, figurative and non-figurative. She likes to explore between spaces and see how form and materials meet. She affirms that unrecognizable things do not exist, so she gives remarkable attention to distinction and details to strike the imagination and stir people’s emotions. She says, “When a design captures the observer’s imagination, it makes the observer look at the design twice”.