Umberto Branchini lives and works in Venice and Milan. He’s a multidisciplinary artist as an interiors designer and art director. He started off his career as a sculptor and held solo exhibitions, among which one in collaboration with Swarovski, and collective events organised by Milan Municipality and the Triennale Design Museum. Over the years, he has conceived and designed high-end interior design projects for the private residences among others in Venice, Milan, Rome, Paris, Cap Ferret and Yerevan of influential entrepreneurs in the world of fashion, business and finance, as well as showrooms in Milan and hospitality in Venice, Dubai, Marrakesh and Moscow. He created luxury accessories for brands such as Montblanc and Hugo Boss. In 2009, he designed the NeroUno Montegrappa fountain pen, which in 2009 won the award as best writing instrument of the year.
He has worked as an art director for Corneliani and collaborated with many photographers, among whom Giampaolo Sgura and Toni Meneguzzo and with publisher Franco Maria Ricci for editing a book of the 50th brand anniversary. He curated art exhibitions of various international artists, in collaboration with the Venice Biennale, Institute of Science, Literature and Art of Venice, Istanbul Biennial, National Gallery of Kuala Lumpur and the Musée de Marrakech.