He is a graduate of the Polytechnic University of Turin and a member of the Professional Association of Architects in Turin, Madrid and Paris. From 2002 – 2003, he lectured at the Polytechnic University of Milan and has been Professor at the Master Exhibition from 2007. He is a Member of the Executive Board of ADI – Associazione per il Disegno Industriale – and President of the Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta delegation.
His business venture started in the mid-seventies, specializing in projects for industrial and commercial global brands. He designs trademarks, corporate identity applications manuals and items for company furniture and branding systems. He widened his design research by applying rationale corporate identity to the architecture of industrial and commercial business premises, so the aesthetic appearance of the building effectively communicated corporate identity.
From 1977 onwards he designed retail stores, the first one being the fashion teen-oriented “Yellow Submarine”, which has become an iconic image on the main commercial street in Turin. The name Submarine was chosen to communicate the fact that the store extends “underground”. This project is an example of Malerba’s skill in merging architecture and communication, effectively this retail outlet combines architecture with communication and promotion thereby building a strong image for the business.
In 1985, he scaled up his activities and established Carmadesign, responding to growing business. A melting pot of designers from various fields of expertise, that constitute an interdisciplinary team, in which architecture, graphics, communication, personal experience and know-how all work together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.
He designs and supervises architectural projects for international groups in: Italy, Spain, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Brazil and China.
He enjoys taking part in sailing boat racing, loves cycling and dedicates his free time to travelling, painting, papier mâché works and archisculptures.