C12 was born in 2007 with its current team (Francesca Casati, Anita Donna Bianco, Maria Elektra Strachini) as a pop up design studio. C12 has grown thanks to the collaboration with gallerists such as Riccardo Ronchi and Luca Conzato, settling in "La Drogheria", a popular cocktail bar based in Turin. C12 project grew in this unusual atmosphere, halfway between a studio and a social space and showing, for the first time in 2009, a collective exhibition of its works at the Salone Satellite in Milan.
Since 2008 c12 has been involved in the "IN Residence - Design Dialogues" project, which promotes contemporary design research through a set of closely correlated activities: an annual theme-oriented workshop, talks, exhibitions and a string of publications.
The group unites occasionally for various projects and events of artistic and cultural nature. The upcoming occasion is a collective show in the Ventura Lambrate area during Fuori Salone in MIlan 2013.