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Virginia San Fratello

Dezeen Awards 2021 judge Virginia San Fratello

Educator, designer and creative technologist Virginia San Fratello is founding partner of Oakland-based studio Emerging Objects.

San Fratello draws, builds, 3D prints, teaches, and writes about architecture and interior design as what she considers a cultural endeavour influenced by craft traditions and contemporary technologies.

She also speculates about the social agency of design, particularly along the borderlands between the USA and Mexico, in her studio Rael San Fratello.

Her drawings, models, and objects are exhibited in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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