CTRLZAK is a hybrid studio that integrates diverse disciplines and forms of expressions. Founded by artists and designers Katia Meneghini and Thanos Zakopoulos, the studio’s creations are based on extensive research into humanity’s cultural history and the natural world that surrounds us in order to create a meaningful future. Due to its’ interdisciplinary approach CTRLZAK specialises in art direction while creating artworks, objects and spaces but above all points of reflection where form follows meaning. Through the use of semiotic tools within the creative process the studio conceives projects and orchestrates situations that surpass common aesthetic values operating on a deeper cognitive level, aspiring to make people consider their actions and the planet that we live in.


Thanos Zakopoulos is the creative director of the studio and likes to think himself as a creative naturalist (whatever that is). He orchestrates and makes research projects that balance between contemporary art & design making people reflect upon their actions and the world we live in. A keen observer of the natural world that surrounds us, he is interested in transcending the limits of conventional anthropocentric perception bringing together the fields of art, science & philosophy. He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world and has given lectures on various occasions in Europe and China. He is also a professor at NABA university, where he discusses the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world. More info on


Katia Meneghini is a creative consultant working on events and innovative realities with particular attention to sustainable development. She has always been interested in social and relational mechanisms and has collaborated in the past with the Pistoletto Foundation in Biella. She is passionate about tango, digital content creation and communication. In 2019 her love for vintage fashion led her to create, along with Virginia Tardella, Remira Market an alternative format of reuse, resell and conviviality. More info on


Driven by an appetite for contemporary art, history and politics, they graduated in Interior Design from Politecnico di Milano with a thesis entitled “Beautyland: The District of Prestige”. Currently a creative and interior designer at CTRLZAK studio, as well as an art teacher. Click here for more.

Multidisciplinary designer and photographer, focusing on the blurring boundaries between objects within spaces, while embracing sustainability and (re)cycling. Graduated in industrial design in Milan and architecture in Montréal. More info on

Sergio used to be a hotel manager and gallerist of Unorossodue (Milan). His practical mind coupled with his experience on furniture restoration make him an expert on finding the right solutions behind most structures, while his connection with the art world has provided him with an understanding of symbolisms and aesthetics when his consultancy is needed at the studio.

Product designer based in Greece, who has collaborated in numerous projects as a CTRLZAK member, applying his deep knowledge in CAD/CAM methods and his construction skills in the fields of design development and project management and supervision. More info on