The improover live.


I find myself observing and thinking a lot about how to changhe things around me.
It’s probably part of my mindset as a designer. Livialein one day told me: you should call yourself ‘the improover’. We laughed and we finally thought it was a good idea. So I am starting to blog some of my list of improvement and also what I have observed in my ongoing research.

Posts that could already fit in this space are the China Street Hacks that were originally posted on weavingknowledge.

(remember the amazing foot-pump powered spray-painter?)

Red Cross-Short Film

We have worked with the guys from Void to design and develop a short movie to raise awareness and funds for the people that have been flooded in the recent catastrophe that has stroked Veneto.

void credits
design: nicholas bertini  animation: nicholas bertini sound fx: nicholas bertini  storyboard: nicholas bertini

full credits
music: marco fasoli concept: gianluca giabardo

Metro Roma Linea C – Update

Digging in my hard drives I found some interesting material on the work we did for AnsaldoBreda when we designed the interiors for the new Rome line C metro trains. And on the web I also came across some pic of a prototype they have shown to the City of Rome.
Looks like that along the way quite much of the original concept survived after we have handed it over to the internal R&D department.
I am happy!
Have a look and let us know what you think.

It always seems impossible until its done.

Quite a lot of news from China, but actually from all over the world.
The Rescue-B project, that we have been working on for so long, is now live.
We have incubated the Rescue-B in the inovation studio and now it is being transformed in an independent entity. We are working hard with our partners, engineers, and builder to have ‘number one’ out in the water very soon. The engineering and prototype building, together with the first batch, will be done in Italy, near Bergamo, at Persico.

Since the launch of the website [] we have had a lot of feedbacks and an overwhelming response from rescuers, agencies, and maritime safety experts. We are happy and we are working hard to answer all the questions that came up, while at the same time proceeding to have the boat out as soon as possible.

Visit the Rescue-B website, follow our progress on the Facebook page. But most importantly, let us know what you think!