Mariana Pellegrino Soto
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, she attended and graduated from the Italian scientific high school Agostino Codazzi.
When she was 18 years old, she moved to Italy to pursue a degree in Product Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. During the three-year program, she participated in the Erasmus project, studying for one semester at the Institute’s Barcelona campus.
She participated and won a university competition for the design of a glass water bottle “Acqua Santa Maria” (for the Şayaçhi Group of Companies) and won the Best Packaging Award in the 2016 Global Bottled Water Awards.
During her final year in the program, her thesis project was completed in collaboration with Oluce which, once having chosen her project, developed it all the way to the product’s final creation. She currently works as a design developer for F&N Compositi.