The architect and designer Ilaria Marelli opened in 2004 her first practice “Ilaria Marelli Studio”, specialized in art direction, product, exhibition and interior design. Ilaria Marelli is also professor at the Milan “Politecnico” and she is promoting the first Italian project of co-housing. Among her numerous partnership with famous brands, we’d like to remember those with: Tivoli Audio, Pitti imagine, Cappellini, Cassina, Zanotta, Fiam, Coro, Dorelan Bed, Coin, Invicta and Lancia. In 2004 she won the first prize at “Light of the future 2004), which was promoted by the UE and by the “Frankfurt Messe”. Moreover, in 2008 the Milan Mayor Letizia Moratti has assigned to Ilaria Marelli the “Milano Donna 2008” Award for architecture and design: it was a recognition for her contribution to Milan’s cultural growth.