Chiara Mulas | industrial designer


Chiara Mulas, MSc



Chiara Mulas has obtained the Master of Science degree in Integrated Product Design, at the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands). The graduation project has been carried out in Philips Lighting, Eindhoven, on the subject of finding interesting applications for new LED lighting technologies.
Chiara's aim is to represent, as an industrial designer, the link between marketing and technology, helping companies to develop successful and meaningful products.
After the graduation she spent six months in Australia working in several design studios in Sydney.

After attending a postgraduate course at the MIP, School of Management in Milan on the Protection of IP rights, with the specialization in the Chinese Market, at the moment she is working as Patent Attorney at Barzanò & Zanardo.



name: Chiara Mulas
date of birth: 10 April 1982
nationality: Italian
location: Rome (Italy)


• conceptual design
• strategic thinking
• new products development
• problem solving
• work experience in multi-cultural team environment
• intellectual property


• January, 2011 - present
Barzanò & Zanardo - Rome (Italy)

Italian Patent Attorney

Barzanò & Zanardo, founded in 1878, works in the wide area of intellectual property, from patent and trademarks, to the protection of designs. As IP consultant I participate to the process of patent writing to the strategic consultancy for the development of new inventions.

• June, 2010 - August, 2010
Barzanò & Zanardo - Rome (Italy)

Trainee IP consultant

Barzanò & Zanardo, founded in 1878, works in the wide area of intellectual property, from patent and trademarks, to the protection of designs. As IP consultant I participate to the process of patent writing to the strategic consultancy for the development of new inventions.

• January, 2008 - January, 2010
chiaramulas studio - Rome (Italy)

Freelance product and strategic designer

• May, 2009 - October, 2009
Design Continuum - Milan (Italy)

Freelance strategic designer

Business strategy through design thinking. Continuum is an international design and innovation consultancy, with 25 years of experience in immersive consumer research. It has offices in Boston, Milan, Los Angeles, Seoul and Shanghai.

• August, 2007 - October, 2007
Design Resource - Sydney (Australia)

Freelance product designer

Founded in 1980, Design Resource is a successful product design and new product development consultancy. Based in Sydney, the company has joint ventures with offices in United Kingdom, Japan and China.
In Design Resource I developed, among others, several concepts for pocket lights for international clients.

September, 2007 - October, 2007
Street Furniture Australia - Sydney (Australia)

Design assistant

With a background in urban design, architecture, landscape and industrial design, Street Furniture Australia (SFA) is recognised for its world-class conception and manufacturing of urban environment furniture.
The SFA range is truly versatile, ranging from park benches and tables to drink fountains, litter bins, ash receptacles, bollards and bicycle stands. In SFA I worked in the R&D department, helping for the development of new products.

• September, 2006 - March, 2007
Philips Lighting, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Graduate trainee - product designer

Philips is the leader in the global lighting market. As an industrial designer I have been asked to develop a product with the aim of showing the potential of a new technology involving LEDs embedded in glass.
My Master of Science thesis title is: "MOSAIC - the light tiles. Designing a target application of LEDs embedded in glass technology."

• June, 2004 - November, 2004
D&C - interior design, Rome (Italy)

Interior and graphic designer

D&C is a studio specialized in office design for small or large businesses. I collaborated on several projects concerning the complete redesign of office interiors. Furthermore I have been working on the development of the website of the firm.

• May, 2004 - September, 2004
COMIECO, Rome (Italy)

Graduate trainee - product designer

COMIECO is the Italian National Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Cellulose-based Packagings. The aim of my work was to develop new sustainable packaging solutions for organic fruits and vegetables.

• 2001 - present
Various freelance design projects.


• February, 2010 -present
IDEACINA, Post-lauream course

MIP - School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

IDEACINA is a post-lauream course promoted by ICE (Italian Trade Commission), aimed at training young professionals in the field of IP rights protection, with the specialization in the Chinese market.
The fiel of study being: patents, trademarks, designs, know-how, copyright and licencing.

• February, 2005 - March, 2007
Integrated Product Design, MSc Degree

Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

MSc Degree project: "MOSAIC - the light tile. Designing a target application of LEDs embedded in glass technology." With the cooperation of Philips Lighting.
Chair: Prof. Ab Stevels (Chair of Applied EcoDesign - Department of Design for Sustainability, TU Delft)
Score: 9.5/10

• September, 2001 - December, 2004
Industrial Design, BSc Degree

Universita' "La Sapienza" di Roma (Italy)

BSc Degree project: "Eco-design of a packaging for organic fruits and vegetables". With the cooperation of COMIECO.
Tutor: Marco Cappellini (Eco-designer, founder of MATREC)
Score: 110 cum laude/110

• July, 2001
High school diploma

Scientifical High School “A. Avogadro” - Rome (Italy)


• February, 2007 -SDW 07 - Sustainable Design Workshop 'Hot design to cool the world', Arch. Ursula Tischner, ecodesigner - Design Academy, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

• Novembre, 2006 - Markstrat, Simulation of market strategies- Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

• October, 2004 - TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language - Total score: 263

• June, 2004 - FCE - First Certificate in English (Council of Europe Level B2) - University of Cambridge (GB) Grade: “B” (Good)

• Summer, 2002 - Summer Design Workshop at Domaine de Boisbuchet, (France) “The bed a personal place?” Arch. Sevil Peach, Interior Designer, in collaboration with Vitra Design Museum and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

• October, 2001 - Workshop “No brand more profit: ethic and communication”, Prof. Michele Spera, Graphic Designer - University of Rome “La Sapienza”


• 2005/2006 - Huygens Scholarship for the academic year 2005-2006, from the Dutch Ministry of Education.


• November, 2008 - MINI Design Award 2008: "The future of the city: The environment. Giving value to water" - promoted by MINI, ADI and IED
Selected. Project: H20 powered - The Talking Statues

• February, 2006 - Scavolini Kitchens Workshop: ADI design competition for the design of a new kitchen concept. Selected.

• September, 2004 - “Eco-innovazione di prodotto” Award 2004:
“Eco & Bio Design. Innovative concepts for biological products.” - Graduate Course in Industrial Design in collaboration with COMIECO.
3rd prize - Project: Kiripack

• September, 2004 - “100% Tiles” - International design competition by www.designboom.
Participation - Project “Multisensorial floor”

• September, 2003 - Logo competition: “EYES 2004” (European Year of Education through Sport 2004). Participation


• November, 2008 - Exhibition: MINI Design Award, Spazio Ex-Gil - Rome (Italy)
Project: H20 powered - The Talking Statues

• November, 2008 - Magazine: L'Europeo, N.10, pp.151-187, "The future of the city: The environment. Giving value to water" Project: H20 powered - The Talking Statues

• November, 2007 - Exhibition: Lazio Lifestyle in Australia, Doltone House - Sydney (Australia)
Project: Lemonsqueezer and Kiri.pack

• June, 2007 - Exhibition: Donna&design , Museo Canonica- Rome (Italy) Project: Poster on my works.

• June, 2006 - Exhibition: DE-SIGN-LAB, Palazzo della Triennale - Milano (Italy) Project: Interactive tiles.

• November, 2004 - Magazine: Impakt n. 2 - 2004, pp. 74-76, “At the Packaging School - Universita' degli Studi ‘La Sapienza’, Rome” by Lucia Pietroni Project: Kiripack.

• November, 2004 - Website: Design Italia -
(4/11/2004) “Cover story: Eco&Bio Design” by Lucia Pietroni Project: Kiripack.

• October, 2004 - Exhibition: “Roma d+ - Products and Projects” organized by the University of Rome “La Sapienza” Project: Kiripack

• February, 2004 - Exhibition: BIT 2004 (International Tourism Market)
section “Design for Thermal Spas Project: “Multisensorial floor”

• April, 2003 - Exhibition: “Tool Toys” Milano Furniture Fair 2003
Project: “Acqua - spherical rear wheel scooter”


• 2004/present - ADI member (Italian Association for Industrial Design)
• 2007/present - IO alumni member (Industrial Design Delft alumni association)



Excellent knowledge of 3D computer modelling, rendering and CAD 2D software, static and dynamic web pages editors, Microsoft Office.


• Italian - native
• English - fluent
• Spanish - average
• French - average
• Dutch - basic


• Available on request.

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\\ From September to December 2010 I will be in China, in Shanghai. I will be available always at the following email: