Tobia Zambotti and Aleksi Saastamoinen developed "COAT-19" together
Aleksi Saastamoinen is a Finnish designer from Helsinki. He first discovered his interest for creation and fashion while growing up within the fashion industry and thus designed his first garment pieces for the family owned Finland based brand R-Collection.
He is currently enrolled at the Aalto University as a BA Fashion Design student but he continues to work on various design projects and collaborating with other artists for sustainable creations.
His most recent and noteworthy collaborations include a sustainable garment collection with the WWF Finland organization; and "COAT-19", the creation of a puffer jacket filled with single-use facemasks, made in collaboration with Italian designer Tobia Zambotti as part of a bigger artistic project made to raise awareness on worldwide environmental pollution of facemasks.
Tobia Zambotti is Founder & Design Director of Atelier Tobia Zambotti. After his B.A in Architecture at IUAV (Venice) and M.A in Interior Design at Politecnico di Milano (Milan), Tobia moved to Shanghai to work with Alberto Caiola Studio, an award winning firm specialized in interiors.
At the beginning of 2019 Tobia decided to leave the chaotic and polluted Chinese city for an opposite lifestyle in Reykjavik where he founded Atelier Tobia Zambotti, a sustainable and future-oriented multidisciplinary design studio.
Tobia's projects got an important media coverage from prestigious magazines all over the world such as Frame, Dezeen, Interior Design, Forbes, Elle Decor, Designboom and many more (+)
Recent works include Perlan Ice cream parlour - an immersive abstract ice cave located in the biggest museum in Iceland, The Fan Chair - a chair collection that gives a new life to discarded stadium seats and Couch-19 - an iceberg-inspired modular pouf stuffed with disposable masks collected from the streets and Coat-19 - the puffer jacket filled with single-use masks that wants to highlight the absurd pandemic-related pollution.