Bernhardt & Vella

Ellen Bernhardt was Born in Germany in 1982, and moved to Milan in 2001 to study at the Milan Scuola Politecnica di Design where she graduated in 2003 in Industrial Design. She has worked with the studios of architects Piero Lissoni and Carlo Colombo and in 2008 established her own practice in partnership with Paola Vella. Paola Vella graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Institute of European Design in 1998, Paola Vella worked at Studio Gabellini Sheppard Associates in New York and for the architect Carlo Colombo in Milan before establishing Bernhardt-Vella in 2008 with Ellen Bernhardt. Together they are involved in a broad sweep of design projects, from interior to product and visual communication.