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).


Our youngest Metis Lighting member Antonio, dives into mostly Retail projects so far, with great curiosity. Growing up in a jewelry-making environment, he is extremely passionate about details, while appreciating their role in the final result. He’s also curiously into botanics!

Mert joined Metis Lighting in early 2023. Along his journey in lighting he enjoys building light mockups and travelling for focusing worldwide. He enjoys travelling in general actually, as well as arts, music and playing with lyrics. 

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

After joining Metis Lighting enriching rapidly his passion for lighting, Daniele soon became member of the BIM soldiers group. He works mainly on hospitality projects, from towers to high-end Resorts, having a keen eye on the rest of the team, always ready to cheer up the mood. Thanks Daniele!

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 precious 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 management systems. He is able to handle various projects, while often travelling around the world for focusing, or creating award winning light art installations.

Light has always been Alice’s passion in all its forms; either as a colourful sunset or as object of photography, as well as object of design, she is always glad to dedicate herself on it. When out of office she feeds her curiosity by traveling, playing videogames and watching tv series.

Another recent addition to Metis Lighting team is Giulia and has been integrated into many hospitality projects so far. She is a master in manipulating what we see, either by Photoshop on sketches and renderings or by taking pictures of light and other fascinating design stuff. 

Paolo is our restless warrior! He directs a large number of projects all simultaneously, making the job look like a piece of cake, keeping all threads straight with enviable 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 herself an images library and has recently started taking care of the comunication 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, again as a typical engineer. When particularly challenged, you will hear her speak napolitan dialect 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 encyclopaedia of decorative lamps, knowing what lamp suits the given style and atmosphere. Together with her dedication on work, she brings to Metis Lighting another important passion: her endless curiosity and sensitivity about art and theatre. 

Among our BIM soldiers, Sofia is for sure one of our top ones, working mainly on hospitality projects from concept till construction. She’s an early bird and when she Photoshops any image with mastery, she enjoys listening to sounds of nature.  

When we say ‘’working on various projects’’, well, Angelo really means it. He works simultaneously on high-end boutiques in major metropolis, as well as exotic resorts under the dark sky.  He is another BIM member, always dressed in black and we enjoy it very much when he brings delicacies from South of Italy.

Roberta came to Milan to study Design, but meeting light changed her plans, turning her into a lighting designer. Although she has now become a Retail lighting expert, from concept to focusing climbed on stairs around the world, light art is her thing. Another contradiction; when she walks around nature, she loves looking for hidden architecture.  

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.

If you don’t find Gherardo on his desk, you can check if he’s in our Metis Lab building a mockup, testing or organising samples. Since working mainly on Retail projects, he travels often for focusing and when not, he is away on bike trips.

Always smiling and energetic, Ginevra arrived at Metis Lighting in 2023 making part of the new generation. So far, she has been integrated into mostly Retail lighting and due to her passion for light, she stays dedicated also when out of office creating sparkles or chasing sunsets.

Martino 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 or climbing ladders around the globe for focusing downlights properly, Martino will be there smiling.

Giuseppe is our Beppe, the retail lighting expert. He works predominantly on high-end retail boutiques all around the world and has done the lighting fixtures focusing of most of them. He is a maniac collector of lighting fixtures samples and mockups, which guarantees the best executed detail with the specifically selected fixture. When out of Metis Lighting, he is a photographer and a rockstar!

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.

Recently left Venice and came to Milan to work for Metis Lighting and so far Francesca is extremely enthusiast for this decision. She works on Retail and Hospitality projects learning the Metis- method and when free, you can find her looking for art shows and installations. Milan was a great choice! 

Driven by intense curiosity, Natalia moved to Milan to study light. Getting involved in Retail and Hospitality projects and all of their details from lighting concept sketches to focusing was the next step. She spends her time having fun in the Metis Lab doing tests and switching on lights or looking for cool museums and nice restaurants in Milan. 

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 Lighting 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!
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.
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