Funktional Design

Thoughts on Designing in a Sub-Culture

In today’s design world, the possibilities to pursue a career in the field have become available independently from a traditional education. A new influx of non-formally trained designers has brought a new approach that invigorates the Industry through the eclectic artistry and unconventional methods of marketing that occur in subcultures.

Funktional Design explores the significance of subcultures and their contributions to the field. Our goal for this building became to create the blueprint of a Design Center affiliated with the BAC that would provide a universal design education, but most importantly provide the tools for everyone who aspires to use design as an integral part of their lives.

The Program and Design of this building in many ways acts as a reflection of what happens in the neighbourhood – a place where vivrant cultures collide, share, create- and design the next big thing.

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  • O Z I I O presents parklets @ Livable Streets
  • This past Tuesday O Z I I O co-founder Justin Viglianti spoke to transportation advocates on the benefits of neighborhood driven street design at the Livable Streets 2nd annual 10in1 series. Justin along with 9 other planning and design professionals presented their recent work to promote safer and more livable streets. The O Z I [...]


O Z I I O is a Boston based design collaborative re-awakening the potential of design in everyday life. We believe that design is inspired by the people and places that make the built environment a unique and rich database of ideas. Our mission is to transform those ideas into informative, creative, and provocative designs that are considered integral pieces of the urban landscape.





design / build

graphics / branding

planning + urbanism


Justin Viglianti
Designer PM

Andres Bernal
Designer LEED AP

Alfredo Rico-Dimas
Graphic Designer



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info [at] oziio [dot] com