After graduating in architecture at Florence University, Cristiana Vannini moved to Milan in 1991 to become chief executive of the Lighting Design Centre of Targetti Group.
From 1992 to 1996 she collaborated with Alessandro Mendini undertaking exhibition design projects and supervising publishing activities.
Between 1996 and 2000 she collaborates at special editorial projects for the international design magazine Domus.
As a product designer she has consulted for lighting and furniture design companies as well as taking part in exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Since 1998 she is partner vca_cristiana vannini + paolo cesaretti, a team of qualified architecs and designers with a strong concern on innovation and research.
In 1996 she established her own studio cristianavannini | arc , an interior design practice composed by a young and trendy team, providing client-focused high quality architectural services in various interior design fields, from hospitality to private houses, from workplaces to exhibit, events and retail.
Among clients, information technology, mass market and real estate companies as well as cultural private and public institutions.
Cristiana Vannini is visiting critic at Politecnico di Milano, Scuola Politecnica di Design, Domus Academy and Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence.