Denis Santachiara – an anomalous designer and an outsider of the international outline of design, he began his career marrying in his work the art and design. This was exposed in the following exhibitions: Biennale of Venice 1980 , “Tutte le arti tendono alla Performance” Palazzo dei Diamanti Ferrara 1982 , “Documenta 8” Kassel , Triennale di Milano 1982/84/86/96/01/04 , Quadriennale di Roma 1998.
Solo Exhibition/Art-Direction /Exhibitions Solo exhibitions at the Museum of Arts of Lyon and Vitra Museum , “La Neomerce,the design of the invention and of artificial ecstasy” 1984 – Triennale di Milano and Centre Pompidou of Paris( a manifesto exhibition and an international reference event for a design that is performative,tecno-poetic and ironic).“I segni dell'habitat” - Grand Palais – Paris 1987, Berlaghe Museum – Amsterdam 1988-Tokyo 1989. In the 1997 he designed the interiors of the exhibiton “ The new persona” (art-direction Germano Celant)-Florence. “Stanze e Segreti” Rotonda della Besana – Milano 2000 (art-director Achille Bonito Oliva).”Water Design” and “Open Living” during the Design Week of Tokyo in the 2003 and 2004.
Permanent Exhibitions in museums MOMA of New York,Musee des arts decoratives du Louvre, National Museum of modern arts of Tokyo, Museum of Lyon,Museum of Frankfurt,Vitra Museum of Weil-am-Rhein(Germany) and Philadelfia Museum ,Collection de Design du Centre Pompidou. Museum of design ,Triennale di Milano.
Interiors and Architectures projects Chartusian monastery of Avignone, for the French Ministry of culture, furniture for the Plaza of Toyama(Japan), The Art Hotel in Dresda , winner of the international prize ZIP for the city of Saarbrucken(Germany), Generali Bank for a project of telematics banking,Promotional Center for the Emilia Romagna in Shangai,Biennal of architecture of Bejing
Collaborated and collaborate with italians and foreign industries for the design and the research of new products and enterprises : Snia Viscosa,Centrostile FIAT,Progetto Cultura Montedison,B&B,French Ministry of culture, Luceplan ,Artemide, Swatch, Mandarina Duck, Rosenthal, Panasonic, Domodinamica, Vitra, Campeggi, Superga, Bang-Olufsen, Banca Generali, De Padova, Chrysler/Benz, Foscarini, Marutomy, Baleri Italia, La Murrina, Serralunga, Koizumy, Erreti,Bonaldo, Magis, Zerodisegno, Post Design, Polsit, Naos,Fontana Arte ,Isedit.
Prizes and publications In the 2002 the publishers “Abitare Segesta” publish a book on his activity written by Virginio Briatore.
Compasso d'oro 1986,in the 1999 won the Good Design award of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and in April in the 2000 he was given a prize in 2 sections with the Design World.
Academic activity From many years he participate in lecturing in university courses and seminars : ISIA of Florence ,Rietveld school of Rotterdam,Royal college of London ,Les ateliers of Paris.Escuela de diseno of Barcellona,seminar at the University of Tokyo ,University of Jerusalem,Accademy of the arts of
St. Petersburg,Accademy of Brera e Politechnic of Milan ,various Master in design at the Domus Accademy,Istituto europeo di design in Milan, FMI in Washington ,Cambridge University Boston,Universitad Mayor of Santiago del Chile , University of Venice IUAV, Creative Accademy a Milan,Universitad Veritas in Costa Rica .