martino d'esposito is a product designer who has produced a phenomenal amount of beautiful work in his 28 years. of swiss and italian decent, martino earned a masters in product design at the university of art of lausanne in 2003 where he now teaches design. primarily a freelance designer, martino has worked for such prestigious clients as: ligne roset, lacoste, etain prestige and ad hoc.
my favorite projects of martino's are his "smoking corner" tray (before anyone jumps down my throat: i do not smoke, condone smoking or support it. i merely like the idea of the object), his work for ligne rose: the triple lustre lamps, the lumin'air lamp that can be picked up by the smooth chrome stand/handle, and his drink tray- which has those cute little finger slots so you can carry things more easily.
to top it off, martino has just designed a clever little piece called the "earthquake table" that will be exhibited at the MoMA from October 16th on. It's not for sale, but is an interesting look at what one might need while hiding under the protective steel shell in the case of an earthquake or hurricane. [prototype kits contain first aid equipment like oxygen, a helmet, a shovel, extinguisher etc; plus some "soothing" items like wine, a card game and even a fondue kit]
always innovative and never boring, martino's work shows amazing promise and outstanding potential. i can't wait to see what he does next.