I can say without hesitation that Antonio is a specialist and is passionate not only about furniture design but gifted in transferring that excitement to students programs rarely seen. His professionalism and attention to the details of conducting a multi-faceted furniture design program is exceptional. …I believe the standards Antonio achieved for quality of education are the benchmark for all the students who continue to contact him and stay connected to him.
…If I had to summarize Antonio is one sentence: He is a deep thinker with a brilliant design aesthetic, which will foster a new class of young designers who will engage with the world and seek to make a difference through their work.
“Antonio completed designing and remodeling the kitchen in my home in Paradise Valley. He was very professional, conscientious and diligent in his work and the job was completed timely. I highly recommend Mr. Larosa and would certanly use him for any of my future projects.”
“Thank you for your many memorable accomplishments at SCAD. The furniture design program has blossomed under your leadership, with growing enrollment, strengthened collaborations with external partners, and increasing national and international visibility. I especially value your unwavering focus on elevating the prominence and reputation of SCAD and its students in the furniture design world. You brought SCAD students and their work to the Milan Furniture Fair, the NeoCon World Trade Fair in Chicago and elsewhere – and you encouraged students to enter any and all competitions and awards programs. Such exposure was greatly beneficial to SCAD and your students – with SCAD’s award of the 2009 Best International Furniture Design Program in the Young & Design competition a memorable highlight. SCAD’s mission, as you know, is to prepare talented students for professional careers, and you made this mission material with many of your achievements as chair”.
“This event (ONE GOOD WORLD ECOngress) was to showcase the affects of green products as well, so there were several speakers worth mentioning. My favorite was Antonio Larosa. Since recycling is near and dear to our hearts at Futures Furniture, his presentation on the reuse of old furniture designs into newer and more contemporary designs was terrific. Mr. Larosa teaches his students to reuse materials and waste to create and invent designs that will continue to give back”
“To everyone that meets Antonio Larosa, it’s immediately apparent this architect-designer loves what he does for a living. When he talks about furniture he’s created (and the effect it has on people) he beams like a proud parent. For more than 20 years Larosa’s designs have encouraged people to interact with each-other and recognize that good design can make people more playful.”