BORN IN VENICE IN 1955, LAURA DE SANTILLANA WENT ON TO STUDY CLASSICS AND ARCHITECTURE.

 

IN 1975 SHE MOVED TO NEW YORK, WORKING WITH THE VIGNELLI ASSOCIATES STUDIO WHILST ATTENDING THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, AND THEN WORKING FOR A PUBLISHING COMPANY DESIGNING ART BOOKS.

 

FROM 1975 ON FOR A DECADE SHE DESIGNED OBJECTS AND LAMPS FOR THE FAMILY BUSINESS, VENINI, AND WORKED ON NEW PRODUCTS ALONGSIDE HER FATHER LUDOVICO.