Valentina Elmiger Architect and Photographer
Valentina graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 2005 and immediately started working at Piuarch studio, an experience that will form her professionally as an imprinting. The comparison with projects of the highest level for clients such as Dolce and Gabbana led her to train in retail design. After two years she moved to London, where she 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 2013, with Aurora De La Fuente she decided to undertake the new project of VANDA, where different professional figures meet to explore new and exciting areas.
Valentina's passion for her work is the ingredient that leads her to consider what she does as her greatest hobby and her interdisciplinarity the means to offer always different projects of great aesthetic impact.
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.