Designer, co-founder of “Samples Lab”


Corradino Garofalo is a designer living and working in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His practice focuses on the relationship between individuals and society, with a particular interest in exploring the role of cultural values in characterizing human relations and interactions within social groups. Garofalo’s research treads the thin line between geographical and anthropological contexts, using metaphors and analogies as the foundation of his design framework. His fascination for film, photography, video projections, and installations has led him to an interdisciplinary approach to design. He is a co-founder of the Samples Lab, a collective of visual artists active between 2007 and 2011 in the south of Italy. From 2010 to 2011, following the completion of his bachelor’s, he practiced industrial design collaborating with engineers and technicians in Naples and Caserta, South Italy. In 2014, after completing a master’s in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, he cofounded the Fictional Collective, an international body of creative practitioners. He runs Studio Corradino Garofalo, an interdisciplinary design studio based at Sectie C, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which he founded in October 2015. Currently, he is a board member of Stichting Makia Kala, co-founded in 2019 and operating as a platform for people having the vision and creative skills to design the organizations of the future and their purpose in society.