Barbara Ballabio
(Cantù, 1970)
Graduated from the School of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic, she collaborated with Paolo Deganello in Milan to the development of Industrial Design projects. With Quattro Associati Studio, she followed up projects for different brand’s selling points.
With Antonio Citterio & Partners, she contributed to the design procedure of projects in the retail sector for luxury brands. In 2000, she worked as Project Manager at Giorgio Armani Spa, then at Valentino Spa where until 2005,as Store Planning Manager Worldwide, she followed up the design projects of all the brand’s selling point.
Andrea Burgio
(Milan, 1966)
Graduated form the School of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic, he completed his formative practice by collaborating with international Architecture studios as Rob Krier and HPP International (1993-1996) in Berlin and Antonio Citterio & Partners in Milan (1996-1999). In 1999, he founded his own Architecture studio in Milan. From the very beginning, his projects focused in the retail sector on the shop design for luxury brands as Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Cerruti, and Gruppo Marzotto. He carried out his educational activity at the School of Architecture of the Italian Swiss University with Professors Marc Colomb and Yves Lyon.
BBArchitetti is the name of the Studio created in 2005 by Barbara Ballabio and Andrea Burgio. The office is specialized in Interior Retail Design. The co-founders have been working in this branch since more than ten years. The clients are, among the others: Ermenegildo Zegna Group, Valentino Fashion Group, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo.
In the last years the activity of the Office has been enlarged to Residential Interior Design, and Architecture, with the realisation of Projects defining high quality details and attention to material using issues, as well as up-to date energy saving themes.