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Stefano Maffei

Associate Professor, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano

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  • Location: Design Department and School of Design, Politecnico di Milano Via Durando 38/A, 20158, Milan, Italy
  • Phone: +39 (0)2 2399 5862


An architect with a PhD in Design, and an Associate Professor at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Stefano teaches Advanced Product-Service System and Production Models and Service Design. He’s the Director of Polifactory, the new makerspace of Politecnico di Milano, a product-service-system research lab that explores new innovation models connected to micro and distributed production.

He’s also the Director of the Service Design Master and of the Service Innovation Academy, Poli.Design, Politecnico di Milano. He has recently coordinated the EU funded project Design in European Policies (DeEP) and the Politecnico Unit within the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP).

Stefano’s current research and work interests are focused on new production-distribution models and advanced-distributed-micro manufacturing systems and on service design driven innovation. He has received the ADI’s (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) XXII° Compasso D’Oro Prize for design research with Design Research Maps (2011).