Ruggiero, Andrea

Andrea Ruggerio
BFA Product Design, Parsons
Part-time Assistant Professor, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Product Design
Originally trained as an industrial designer, Ruggiero approaches design as a generalist, bridging various disciplines. In addition to product design, he has been actively involved in the design and development of visual identity systems, furniture, packaging, and environments. His multidisciplinary practice focuses on delivering comprehensive design solutions to start-up ventures and internationally established brands. His work appears regularly in leading design and lifestyle publications and has been selected for numerous awards, including Interior Design’s Best of Year, multiple Good Design awards, the D&AD Award and the IDEA / International Design Excellence Award. Ruggiero studied at the Domus Academy in Milan and received his bachelor of fine arts degree in Product Design from Parsons The New School of Design in New York, where he has since taught a wide range of undergraduate Product Design courses. These range from collaborative projects with brands such as Poltrona Frau, IKEA, Urban Outfitters, and Fossil.
Courses Taught:
  • Studio 1 & 2: Research, Design, and Development
  • Studio 4: Design Concepts and Applications
  • Design Concepts and Applications: Mass Markets
  • Topics: Furniture Design for Volume Manufacturing
  • Thesis Prototyping
Recent Publications:
Ruggiero’s work can be viewed at

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