Riccardo Dalisi is an architect, designer, and artist.
Dalisi was born in Potenza in 1931, but he completed his studies and training in Naples. Here he undertook a career as university professor, but in the ’70s he stopped teaching to organise some actions as an activist in the poorest quarters of the city. Riccardo Dalisi has always worked in close contact with people, organising performances, teaching, and promoting models of participated creativity, also using recovered materials. Moreover, he has always stood out for mixing art, architecture, and design.
In the ’70s, he was among the founders of the movement Global Tools and in 1981 he won the prize Compasso D’Oro for his research upon Neapolitan moka, after that the design company Alessi entrusted him to develop a new prototype of this object.
Fonderia Nolana has collaborated with Dalisi for several years to realise works in various metals.