Who Wé Are
Co-founders Antonio Iadarola & Antonio Starnino lead the studio from our workspaces in Brooklyn & Montreal or on-site across Europe, the US & Canada.
Wé is the mix of the word “ué”, a universal greeting in the dialect of Naples, Italy and the pronoun “we” in English. It indicates the openness of our operating model, collaborating with a distributed network of change makers and working within clients teams to develop projects.
Antonio Starnino, MA, Co-founder
Antonio Starnino is a Service Designer, and lecturer born in Montreal, Canada, with a passion and curiosity for exploring design’s role in affecting positive change. He is a graduate of the Masters in Service Design from Politecnico di Milano and a Masters Candidate in MA in Human Systems Intervention.
He has worked for a number of public and private sector institutions, across industries such as healthcare, smart energy, retail, education, mobility and food innovation, & digital government for European design studios such as frog, CB’a & DOING. He is also a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and Politecnico di Milano teaching Service Design.
Antonio Cesare Iadarola, Ph.D., Co-founder
Antonio Iadarola is a trained industrial designer from Naples, Italy and currently based in New York. He holds an MA in Narrative Environments from Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design and a Phd in Design Innovation from the Second University of Naples, Italy. He specializes in the field of design for Social Innovation with a focus on placemaking and service design.
In 2014 he founded Studio Wé. Currently he is also a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins teaching Service and Co-working Design and an Associate professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology.
Wé Want to Collaborate With You
Knowledge workers populate co-working spaces, labs, innovation spaces, and districts that are transforming our neighborhoods and cities. We want to explore how people experience work and productivity infrastructure, and how work and urban spaces will look like in the future.
To explore this, we are available to work pro bono with nonprofits, social purpose businesses, and research teams exploring these subjects or in need of a new commercial or work space. If you’re interested, please get in touch to chat!