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Marco Napoli



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Born in '86 and raised in Rome

Academically grown in Milan

Professionally strengthened in Milan, London, Berlin

Currently settled in Munich

Latest role

Lead Industrial Design @ Air Up

Out of office

Motorbike, dry asphalt and a crisp sunny day Dolomites, a good hike/ski and a slice of cake Passport, a Lonely Planet and a new place to explore Cinema, sci-fi movie and pop corns

Beach, crosswords and a fresh juice




Expertise bits.

+ 12 years’ experience in Industrial Design strategy, research and development for global firms and brands.

+ 5 years’ Industrial Design Leadership with teams of 3 to 6 members: managerial (team KPIs; personal development) and functional (project management; design roadmap).


+ Core competence in furniture and consumer goods, including cmf and industrialization.

+ Managed and cross-developed dozens of projects all-round, liaising with key internal stakeholders & departments, clients, suppliers and factories worldwide.

+ Over 18 successful market-available products, 4 of which awarded.

+ Proven knowledge of manufacturing processes and their trade-offs: ensuring designs meet feasibility, viability and sustainability goals.

+ Focused on problem-solving to see projects through to completion: face challenges pragmatically and plan proactively to avoid roadblocks.

+ Promoting collaboration and challenging the status-quo: ideate, prototype and validate to deliver appealing customer-centric solutions.

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Personal projects

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