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.
Valentina ElmigerArchitect and Photographer
Valentina, architect and photographer, graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 2005. She developed her skills in interior design and scenography designing showrooms for Dolce & Gabbana and Jil Sander in collaboration with the practice Piuarch (2005/2007) and CLS Architects (2009). In 2006, together with Piuarch, she created the set for the cat walk of D&G during Fashion Week in Milan and the exhibition of Ron Arad during the Salone del Mobile. She supervised the design of the restaurant "Gold" in Milan and in 2008 she moved to London to develop and deepen her photography skills. Back in Italy she founded Nomade architettura. In 2010 she started her professional partnership with Aurora de la Fuente. Valentina has been working with Nike Southern Europe since 2012, to develop and design their stores in Italy and Spain.
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.