Founders

Graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1986 she obtains a Master in Lighting Design and after various years of experience in the field, she founds Metis with Claudio Valent in 1990. She is the soul of the studio, omnipresent and with a careful eye on everyone and everything. Her superpower is keeping track of every project, including each lighting detail until its realization in the construction site, while also handling the more extrovert activity of the studio. She has held courses of Industrial and Lighting Design both in Bachelor and Master Level either as a visiting or associate professor, while also giving speeches in various national and international conventions and lighting design workshops. She is a founding member of APIL (Italian Association of Lighting Professionals).

Graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano in 1982 he obtains a Master in Lighting Design and after various years of experience in the field, he founds Metis with Marinella Patetta in 1990. He is the mind of the studio, and even when he is silent, in front of a design challenge he finally comes out with the most original ideas. He enjoys discovering innovative lighting fixtures, manufacturers and accessories, imagining different custom design solutions. He has held courses of Industrial and Lighting Design both in Bachelor and Master Level in Politecnico di Milano and Superior Institute of Design in Milan (ISAD). He is a founding member of APIL (Italian Association of Lighting Professionals).

Designers

Gloria is another one who divides her day between custom solutions for jewelry lighting, and identifying the proper ceiling lighting cove detail in residential and office projects. Different scales but same precision. And if you pass by her desk, the music you will listen will always be Dave Mathews Band. Consistency and talent!

Gaetana is behind many museum, gallery and office lighting projects, balancing sucessfuly strict requirements with beautifully refined lighting. She is our research expert in more fields, from lighting standards and regulations, to all products novelties in the market keeping the team updated. Even out of office she keeps doing research for beauty, light and great exhibitions around the world.
Luca lights up Retail spaces from luxurious gems and watches to high fashion apparel. He is a master in checking out new manufacturers and products, as well as every innovative control and managment systems. He is able to handles various projects, while often travelling around the world for focusing, or creating award winning light art installations.
Maria Teresa joined Metis in 2019 to complete the BIM group and expand her knowledge in a more creative lighting design approach, since her background had been rather technical. So our goal is to make her enjoy it, while diving in previous projects and in our Samples and Mock-up library.
Paolo our restless resource: he directs a large number of projects all simultaneously, making the job look like a piece of cake, keeping all threads straight with envious grace. And all that, while moving from one construction site in Paris, to another one in Asia. What keeps him going? His never ending fuel is the love for the job.
Zoi is our multitasker. She is a BIM team member, works mainly on hospitality lighting, gets involved in the concept presentations in most projects being an images library and has recently started taking care of the marketing of the studio. She handles all that, always with her headphones on and her idea of fun is learning new languages.
Antonia is an engineer, and as such, extremely precise and curious. Apart from working on lighting details and calculations, she is proud to make part of the BIM group, which she finds very interesting and fun, as a typical engineer. When particularly challenged, you will hear her speak napolitan but be sure she will always sort it out.
Eugenia is our ultimate Superwoman. She is mainly directing projects of Hospitality, lately also executed in BIM. Apart from being an expert in lighting details, she is also our encyclopedia of decorative lamps, knowing what lamp suits the given style and atmosphere. Together with her dedication to work, she brings Metis another important passion always present in her works: her endless curiosity and sensitivity about art and theatre.
Vedrana is our BIM expert, having already worked on many lighting projects in this new method. She is strict on maintaining the team always neat and on target, while sharing her free time between traveling around the world or returning to her beloved home in Serajevo.
Ulku is the silent strength of the studio. She works simultaneously on high end retail boutiques and landscape layouts and hotel guestrooms. Ulku can handle nervous wrecking deadlines, while being positive and always concentrated. And when out of Metis, she is always curious for attending cool concerts from classical music to metal.
Anna is a passionate architect who finding lighting exciting gets specialized and joins Metis. She works on different retail and hospitality lighting projects and is a proud member of the BIM group. She keeps the team’s spirit high with her culinary highlights and stories of her hiking trips.
Martino is the youngest member of Metis, joined the team after meeting Prof. Patetta in a Lighting Design Course. He is passionate about learning and very eager to get involved in any kind of project from making mockups, to issuing lighting fixtures list.
Giuseppe is our Beppe, the retail lighting expert. He works predominantly on high-end retail boutiques all around the world, and had done the lighting fixtures focusing on most of them. He is a maniac collector of lighting fixtures samples and mockup tests, which guarantees the best executed detail with the specifically selected fixture.
Daniela is famous and precious for her undoubted precision on whatever she handles. She knows every detail of all lighting fixtures including how it is wired, mounted, installed and then focused, while she masters thoroughly detailed drawings and documents. And when the tension is high, she escapes for climbing and trekking in the Alps.
Mara is handling with elegance numerous fashion retail and residential lighting projects, always being very meticulous and extremely organized. She can tell which is the most powerful adjustable projector but also the right decorative suspension for a dining place. And for recharging herself, she can’t wait for the perfect snow forecast, for a skiing escape.

Administration and Consultants

Roberta is the administration assistant having the rest of the team under control. She knows where, when and how each member of Metis travels, works and has to go. She shares the same skill on the cool concerts and festivals.
Elena is the memory of Metis, since she came on board almost from the beginning. After years as a lighting designer, she now dedicates herself onto keeping the Metis team on track. She takes care of all the contracts, negotiations, making sure the job is always got through at its best. She has an answer to all enquiries, from cooking to interesting Milanese hot spots, and that’s why we can’t do without her!

Monica is a fresh entry in our Administration team, just landed in Metis Lighting along with her precious fiscal accountant experience. She handles various issues from finance to organisation with a modern and software aided touch. For retrieving balance, she enjoys reading thriller books and riding her bike.

Michele is our IT expert and by all means our saviour. He silently takes care of all hardware and software of the studio, sending us reminders about keeping ourselves safe from any kind of cyber trouble. He is always up-to-date regarding all sorts of gadget, but his ultimately best skill is answering and fixing all sorts of problem while smiling.
Rosetta is one of the first members of the studio, so she knows all the stories and trivia. She takes care of the rest of the team directing the administration office and she always have a good piece of advice to give from daily issues to a good film to watch.