Born in Vicenza , Gino Carollo begins in 1990 his activity in the industrial design sector, also collaborating as an Art Director with prestigeous Italian and International enterprises in the furniture branch. By commission of Assarredo, he plans the realisation and the coordinated image for the Padiglione Italia at the International Furniture Fair in Cologne in 1992 and 1993, as well as the Italian Pavillon at the Interieur Fair in Vienna in 1992.
He participates to the Dirattan Exposition in Milan in 1993 and to the exposition “Progetti e Territori” at the Fair “Abitare il Tempo” in Verona in 1994. In the same years, he is awarded the “Du Pont” prize in Cologne, the “Young Design” prize in Milan and the “Casaidea” prize in Rome, and some of his products are exposed at the MoMA in New York.
In 2012 he receives the Interior Innovation Award in Cologne for the product “Bookless” of Interlübke and the highlighting at the German Design Award with the product “Scala” by Rolf Benz. In 1999 he opens STUDIO28 GINO CAROLLO, with the objective of establishing a qualified support team to the companies in the furniture branch.
The design of products connected to the engineering and realization of models and prototypes revealed themselves over the years as the main tools which let the studio acquire important results and establish long-term collaborations.
The industrial design activity of Studio 28 was developed and expanded in the last years to include novel sectors of expertise, in particular covering the field of architectural planning of exposition spaces, showrooms and corporate identity. In 2014 he opens a new office in Shanghai, GINO CAROLLO AND PARTNERS, with the aim of developing the sector of contract design and interiors design, in addition to consulting and product design.