Valeria Fervorari and Andrea Guatta Caldini met at Milan Polytechnic, where they both received a Master Degree in Architecture. Both licensed architects in Italy, they moved to New York in 2012 driven by the desire of new adventures and challenges. After growing their experience working for several architectural firms, specializing in both residential and commercial, they founded Studio Ocra in 2020.
Valeria worked several years for different architectural design firms where she has grown her experience in both commercial and residential projects. Her work as project manager for high-end residential interior renovations made her understand how much she loves bring interiors to new life and be involved in all the project phases, from concept to completion.
Her love for materials, textures and details leads all the aspects of her design, from interiors, to furniture and objects. She likes to experiment with unusual materials and she truly believe aesthetic, functional and tactile qualities of surfaces can change a space or an object.
At Studio Ocra, Valeria is the head of interior design and contributes on the product design projects..
Andrea has grown his experience in different architectural firms, where he worked for several years as project manager for high-end residential and commercial projects. His experience ranges from developments to private clients, from new constructions to renovations, with particular focus on townhouses.
Andrea focuses on beautiful but sustainable design and truly believe is our responsibility to push the market in that direction. His attention for details determine all the aspects of his design, from big to small scale.
At Studio Ocra, Andrea contributes on the product design projects.
Natalie is the mascot of the office. She keeps growing her experience on testing fabrics strength and she loves to come to the office every morning to support the team.