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Giancarlo Zema has born in Rome in 1973 and graduated in Architecture at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome with Prof. Giovanni Zuccon, one of most important naval designer in the international scene. Brief but intense his experience at Giorgio Vafiadis’ studio and longer period at Jean Marc Schivo’s studio much contributed to his professional growth which has also been enriched by his collaboration with foreign companies in the naval design field. His great passion and creativity have given him the opportunity to work on alternative and innovative projects, where architecture and design merge to create new forms of art. He is sensitive to new technologies and used sophisticated high performance technological elements perfectly integrated in his organic design. The main characteristics of his design are soft lines that clearly recall biomorphic forms. In 2001 he founded his personal architecture studio named Giancarlo Zema Design Group (GZDG), located in Rome, Italy. The studio has developed skills in naval architectures and Industrial design and has worked on outstanding projects to create thinking and design. Since 2001 he has been collaborating as a designer with the Underwater Vehicles Inc. a Canadian society, leader in submarine and semisubmerged architectural structures. In 2003 he became a partners with the ZLH (Pty) Ltd a consulting engineers company in south Africa to engineer their naval projects. In 2004 he became part of the design team of the famous American Bugatti Yachts firm, creating unique superyachts with Bugatti Marine's advanced electric propulsion systems. Some of Zema’s most remarkable projects are the Trilobis 65 (an innovative yacht with underwater view and hydrogen fuel cell engines), the Jelly-fish 45 (a floating house with underwater view) both designed for UVI and finally the Poseidon 180 (a superyacht with diagonal connecting decks) for Bugatti Yachts Ltd. In the furniture design field, not to be forgotten is the Ring Collection (table, chair and stool) for the Giovannetti srl and the innovative modular stand in DuPont™ Corian® for the Runtal srl. His projects are frequently shown on TV and presented at European exhibitions and international conventions. They are also published in the foremost magazines and books.
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