Filippo Nassetti is an artist and computational designer.
The research agenda he advances, Postnatural Design, focuses on exploring the visual languages and project opportunities that emerge from challenging traditional oppositions such as natural and artificial, digital and material, human and non-human. Working between scales and crossing disciplines as architecture, product and landscape design, it relates research on organic form, computational methods, new media and advanced manufacturing technologies.
Soon after graduating in Architecture, Filippo started operating independently, and throughout the years the practice engaged with a wide portfolio of projects, that included commissions, grants, research activities and consultancy.
In 2012 he co-founded MHOX, a EU-funded research practice and start-up focused on the design of radical artefacts and wearable products through computational techniques and 3d printing.
The contribution of MHOX to generative design gained international recognition through a number of experimental projects, such as Collagene, Carapace and Superabundance Masks, Generative Orthoses, ENEA walking stick and the design of prostheses.
In 2015 Filippo joined Zaha Hadid Architects, initially as part of the Computation and Design team (ZH CODE), then of Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD), where he was responsible for computational design. In the eight years he was part of the practice, he led and completed a number of ZHD projects where computation played a central role. These experiences ranged from the design of both sculptural and functional products, to experimental installations, projection mappings and interior designs.
Since 2016 he teaches at UCL The Bartlett School of Architecture, as part of the MArch Urban Design, a postgraduate programme focused on computational design, co-leading the Research Cluster 16 throughout a methodology of research-based teaching.
Filippo's independent work has been published and exhibited internationally. He lectured at The Royal College of Arts (London), China Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), Florida International University (Miami) among others; exhibited at Centre Pompidou (Paris), Design Museum (London), Bozar Centre (Bruxelles); his work was featured on The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Dezeen, Designboom, Wired Italia.


Transcalar: Body (and) Architecture, 30.09.2022, Knit-a-verse, Amsterdam University of Applied Science (The Netherlands)
Postnatural Design, 27.09.2022, Alasala College of Architecture and Design, Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
Postnatural Design, 05.03.2022, Computational Design: NEXT 8.0
Design of Postdigital Bodies, 29.01.2022, Advanced Design Unit, Università di Bologna (Italy)
Postnatural Design, 13.12.2021, Fabricademy, Barcelona (Spain)
Postnatural Design, 17.03.2021, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Art ALBA, Beirut (Lebanon)
Generative Bodies, 14.12.2020, Universita' degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Napoli (Italy)
Postnatural Design, 11.12.2020, Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara (Turkey)
Postnatural Design, 05.05.2020, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna (Italy)
The Inhuman City | Arachno-computational languages for urban design, 16.11.2019, IAAC Responsive Cities Symposium, Barcelona (Spain)
Postnatural Design, 06.06.2019, PI School / Art Directors Club of Europe, Disseny Hub Barcelona (Spain)
Arachnocomputer, 04.06.2019, ESARQ School of Architecture, UIC Barcelona (Spain)
Postnatural Design | Disability as catalyst for innovation, 17.04.2019, BIZ Innovation Forum, Bucharest (Rumenia)
Elsewhere, 30.12.2017, Florida International University, Miami (USA)
Cross-scale: building to skin / A digital turn in wearable technology, 25.10.2017, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (China)
Biodigital Prosthesis, 22.10.2017, Gemmological Institute of China University of Geosciences, Wuhan (China)
Elsewhere, Jul 2016, AA Visiting School Jordan, Amman (Jordan)
Biodigital prostheses, Feb 2016, Royal College of Arts , London (UK)
Biodigital prostheses, Apr 2015, Autodesk Italia, Milan (Italy)
Biodigital prostheses, Feb 2015, LUNA Libera Università delle Arti, Bologna (Italy)

Biodigital prostheses, Apr 2014, Zero Design Festival, Milan (Italy)
filippo nassetti’s AI explorations synthesize biomorphic forms in sculptural eyewear series Designboom 17.11.2022
filippo nassetti’s AI designs place spaceships into the painted worlds of bosch and caravaggio Designboom 01.07.2022

Thalassic Masks on Designboom 29.11.2021

Enea Walking Stick on Designboom 13.08.2017
Enea Walking Stick on Dezeen 11.08.2017

Using computer algorithms in design is like "sculpting with a new material", Carapace Masks on Dezeen, 08.05.15
Wi-Fi connected synthetic eyeballs complete with vintage filters are on the way, EYE in The Independent, 21.04.15
MHOX envisions a future of bioprinted and enhanced human eyes, EYE on Dezeen 20.03.15

Generative Orthoses on WIRED Italia, 08.05.15
Generative Orthoses on Design Milk, 09.07.14

Letting go of the future as it was, Alice Rawsthorn on New York Times 11.09.2013
Catching up to 3d printing, Alice Rawsthorn on New York Times 22.07.2013
The changing conceptions of pleasure, Alice Rawsthorn on New York Times 20.05.2013
Collagene Masks on WIRED Italia, 11.2013
Antropologia digitale, Interni 09.2013
Collagene Masks on Designboom, 01.04.2013

Tools for After, Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne, September-October 2023

Ars Electronica 021, Linz (Austria), September 2021
Ultraromanticismo. Il post umano, tra inquietudini e abbandono, Modena, November 2021

New views of humankind, Ars Electronica Center, Linz (Austria), July 2017

Methesis, Autodesk Italia, Milano Design Week, April 2015
Making a difference / A difference in making, Bozar Centre, Bruxelles, April 2015
Biennale Internationale Design SaintÉtienne, Cite Du Design, SaintÉtienne (France), March 2015

3D Printing. An exhibition from the future... now, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens (Greece), December 2014

The City as Biological Computer, The Gallery at Foyles, London (UK), November 2019 - January 2020
La Fabrique du vivant, Centre Pompidou, Paris (France), February 2019
Back to Top