Maurizio Montalti

Research & Development Director

Maurizio was one of the early pioneers committed to studying and to developing a wide range of mycelium-based technologies for the production of natural biomaterials and products. Starting with growing materials as part of his Amsterdam-based creative practice and consultancy, Officina Corpuscoli (NL) and working at the junction of design and biotech, he later co-founded Mogu (IT), an innovation-driven, environmentally-conscious company, dedicated to designing, standardizing and commercializing different typologies of high-performance biomaterials and finished products derived from fungi.
While exploring and questioning the design industry and the contemporary material culture, his work has advocated for the necessity of establishing a symbiotic entanglement between natural life-forms, triggering responsibility and a consequently positive advancement of the society we are part of.
Maurizio’s work has been honored with multiple awards, featured widely in the media and exhibited globally.