Product designer and artist, born in the 1983, Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. She works as a designer and artist/illustrator for the leading companies in the creative industry, including Apple, Disney, Vitra, Lavazza, Alessi, Bosa, Seletti, De Castelli, Cc-Tapis, Moooi, Timberland, Re-play, LondonArt, Lithea, Emmemobili, Luisa Via Roma, Yoox, NasonMoretti, Texturae, Stone Ita-liana, and many others. Besides, she collaborates with prestigious Art and Design Galleries, such as Dilmos, Rossana Orlandi, Camp Design Gallery, Subalterno1 and Secondome. In 2017 she was awarded with the “Best Emerging Designer Award” at Salone del Mobile “Salone del Mobile Milano Award”. In 2018 she was appointed Ambassador of Brera Design District for FuoriSalone in the occasion of Milan Furniture Fair and for this circumstance she designed an installation in collaboration with Timberland in the very heart of the district. In 2018 in the occasion of Marmomac - Verona, International marble fair, she was awarded with the “Icon Award” with the project Marea, in collaboration with Vicentina Marmi Elena Salmistraro’s works have been displayed at major Italian and international design industry fairs, including Salone Internazionale del Mobile - Milano, Maison&Objet - Paris, Marmomac - Verona, Cersaie - Bologna), Stockholm furniture and light fair - Stockholm.