Founded in 2011 by Valentina Elmiger and Aurora De La Fuente, VANDA is an architecture and interior design studio, with offices in Italy and Spain, which operates worldwide in the design of shops, showrooms, restaurants, hotels and residences.
Meet VANDA’s Team
Valentina AND Aurora
VANDA offers multiple customized solutions, from concept to realization; from architecture to interior design; from product design to prototyping; from the coordinated image to digital communication, for a convincing and always innovative result.
Aurora de la Fuente Manjón, architect and retail designer, graduated in Interior Architecture at the University of Burgos (Spain) in 2007. She worked with several Spanish studies before moving to Milan, where in 2009 she attended the master “Interior Design for Luxury living” at Istituto Marangoni. She designed several sets for fashion shows and stands for important brands in the fashion industry: Adidas, Moschino, Alexander McQueen, Dockers, See by Chloe in Italy and Europe. At the same time she also worked as a “graphic designer” for several companies in Milan. In 2010, she began a collaboration with Gucci designing and building shop-windows for showrooms all over the world, Pop ups, exhibitions, stands. This year, she started her professional partnership with Valentina Elmiger. In 2011, Aurora moved to Vigo, in the north of Spain, where she worked for four years at BIMBA Y LOLA as a store planner, window display designer and international event planner.
Valentina ElmigerArchitect and Photographer
Valentina graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 2005 and after two months she started her professional experience as an imprinting: two years of experience in the award-winning architecture studio Piuarch in Milan. Here she immediately began to deal with projects of the highest level for clients such as Dolce and Gabbana. He then moved to London for a year, where he began to photograph architecture and write articles for magazines in the sector. Back in Italy, in 2010 she founded the Nomade Architettura studio in Milan and in 2012, with Aurora De La Fuente, she decided to undertake the new VANDA project, a constantly evolving studio, where different professional figures meet to explore new and stimulating fields. Valentina is very passionate about her work and her secret ingredient is to consider what she does as her greatest hobby and her interdisciplinarity, the means to offer always different and impressive projects.