Umberto Asnago (1949), qualified from the school of Art of Cantù, begins the experience of designer with company Giorgetti SpA in 1968, of which he later assume the direction of the Research Centre.
In 2006 he left the company Giorgetti and began his career of designer, combining the business of art director and designer for company Penta lighting.
Since 2011 returns to collaborate with company Giorgetti as designer, and also he collaborates with companies Arflex, Besana, Gruppo Industriale Busnelli, Mobilidea, Ivano Redaelli, i 4 Mariani and Porada.
He also works with exhibitions’ mounting and retail in Italy and in the world.
The experience developed in all these years, working with different typology of companies and with well-known architects and intellectual people make Umberto Asnago the right figure to professionally deal with the fast changes that characterize the furniture industry.
Alessandro Dubini is an Italian architect and designer.He studied architecture and design in Milan (Italy), and afterwards obtained a degree in Engineering – section Architecture in Fribourg (Switzerland).He opened his studio in 2000, in Como (Italy).Since 2004, Alessandro Dubini lives and works in Monte-Carlo (Principality of Monaco).He combines playful as well as extremely elegant forms with advanced technology, all characterized by strong emotional impact. Functionalism is not enough for Alessandro, he needs to create emotions and this is why his works are probably best described as sculptural furniture.Curious, challenging and inventive, his work ranges from design to architecture, from art direction and concept design to art installations and advertising campaigns.
David Estreich Architects was founded in 1980. Prior to opening the firm, David Estreich worked for Richard Meier and Associates. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Yale University. Brian Blackburn joined the firm in 1984. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Columbia University.
At its inception, the firm gained a reputation for its unique approach to Manhattan apartment renovations: staid prewar apartments were opened up to a loft-like flow of well ordered spaces; conversely, amorphous modern boxes were given sensuous curves and axial symmetries combining Modern and Traditional principles. A careful consideration of each client’s specific needs guided these concepts.
As the firm’s reputation grew, Estreich and Blackburn applied these principles to increasingly larger projects, both residential and commercial. They have collaborated on more than 250 projects. Typical projects now include whole floor apartment combinations and magisterial new homes that are timeless in their appeal.
David Estreich also designs furniture, including numerous pieces for The Pace Collection, now produced by i 4 Mariani.
Estreich and Blackburn have designed large scale projects in China. including office buildings, housing complexes and urban designs.
David Estreich Architects has been featured in “Architectural Digest,” “The New York Times,” “Metropolitan Home,” “Florida Design,” and other publications. Mr. Estreich has appeared on “Style With Elsa Klensch” on CNN, and “The Art of The Home” broadcast by Sinovision in China. He lectures regularly on residential design, and will be participating in the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in March in New York City.
Guido Faleschini, in 1942 got a degree of Industrial Expert in Milano and then in 1952-1953 the degree of Superior School of Art applied to Industry where he was awarded the first prize at the end of the course. He graduated in Architecture in 1960 from the University “Ateneaum de Lausanne”; here he was also teaching in the period 1970-1974 as teacher of Architectonic Composition in the Italian Section of the University.
From 1950 till 1968 obtaining many prizes in painting competitions.
He started in 1960 the activity of Industrial Designer for many Forniture Companies placed in the Brianza Area. Companies worked with:
Numerous exhibition booths in international trade shows of various industries especially for I 4 Mariani S.p.A.
He partecipated to the competition PRINT laminate and to the Biennal of Mariano with many different quotations.
AComplete furnishings for private houses from 1950 in different cities. Office furnishings like Company Sangalli in Monza and Company ATE in Sesto San Giovanni. Complete furnishings in clothing storse.
PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE
For all the above listed architectures he designed also the interior furnishings.
He designed the room of the Saharian Rocky Art Section of the Civic Museum of Prehistoric Art of Pinerolo where he is also the scientific Responsible since 2001.
Kazuyo Komoda is a Japanese designer based in Milan. She is working on interior and product design projects and as a consultant specializing in the areas of colors and materials. She has participated in many exhibitions and events in Europe and Far East. She works with a number of companies, including Acerbis International, Bernini, Fabriano Boutique, Calligaris, Driade, Dornbracht, Elica, Fedrigoni, Ferrero, I 4 Mariani, Mogu, Moleskine, Panasonic, Pandora Design, Sony and Yamaha Motor. Her designs are in the permanent collections of museums - such as Triennale di Milano, the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Köln, Museo Maguma and Musashino Art University Library collection. She holds seminars at Italian and japanese universities. Kazuyo was born in Tokyo, where she took a design degree at Musashino University of Arts, and began to work in the fields of industrial design and interior architecture. Since 1989 she has lived and worked in Milan, where after having worked with Denis Santachiara she opened her own studio. www.kazuyokomoda.com
MAURO LIPPARINI graduated in 1980 from the University of Florence’s Department of Architecture where he is currently a faculty member. A leader and innovator in the style that has been called “natural minimalism,” Lipparini is a winner of the Young & Designer Milano (Italy 1987) and International Du Pont Award Köln (Germany 1988 and 1989) international design competitions.Lipparini’s extensive work in the field of industrial design includes home and office furnishings, textiles, and other products created for a host of renowned European and Japanese firms. In the realms of architecture and interior design, Lipparini has concentrated primarily on private and public housing, retail and wholesale showrooms, and exposition installations. Lipparini also provides cutting-edge corporate identity construction services including graphic design, editorial, full-scale production, and product application. Lipparini’s style, rooted in the spare forms and clear, powerful lines that are the hallmarks of minimalism, is imbued with a spirit of joy, a buoyant sense of pleasure and possibility. Freely employing bold colors, organic textures, imaginative visual concepts, Lipparini broadens the palette of minimalism, conveying the immediacy and strength of the aesthetic into a new era.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Art direction and product design for the following companies: Antonangeli (Italy), Arflex-Seven (Italy), Centro Studi Auto Lancia (Italy), Contempo-Toray (Italy/Japan), de Sede (Switzerland), Dema (Italy), Emu (Italy), Interlübke (Germany), IPE (Italy), Italvelluti (Italy), I 4 Mariani(Italy), Kyoritz (Japan), La Falegnami (Italy), Livi’t (Italy), Misura Emme (Italy), Ornare (Brazil), Orsenigo (Italy), Potocco (Italy), Rolf Benz (Germany), Roncoroni (Italy), Saporiti Italia (Italy), SieMatic (Germany/Italy), Solzi (Italy), Tonon (Italy), Touei Building (Japan), Toyo Kogei (Japan), Walter Knoll (Germany), Xirivella (Spain).
Born in Milan November 9, 1963.
Dr Architect, graduated at Politecnico of Milano in Architecture in Milan, 1987. Master in “Advanced Technology Application in Industrial Design Manufacture “- Tampa University, Florida USA, 1988.
Piero Lissoni design team’s consultant partner since 1987 until 1993, when he started his independent professional studio in Milan in Via De Sanctis, in product design and advertising.
Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri has designed for Tisettanta, Matteograssi, Gallotti and Radice, Rivolta, Albed, Casamilano, Besana, Pedrali, Elam, Composit, Ivano Redaelli. He was Art Director of Giorgetti from 2010 to 2103. At present he is art director of Varaschin, Xera Kitchen and Ditre Italia.
His style is concise, up to date, and play with the happy composition of different materials: the sign is sharp and accurate, enriched by technological innovation and “ready made” culture. Daniele loves domestic design shaped to show the personality of the individual but without being trivially downgraded to a service tag. Lo Scalzo Moscheri is published in “yearbook Best kitchen 2012” and other best international design magazines.
Pierluigi Molinari, was born in Milano in 1938 e graduated at Liceo Artistico and after also at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts of Milan. Professional Designer in Milan since 1961.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Production Areas: Home forniture, Office, Public Areas, Bath forniture, School forniture, Hospital equipment, Electronics, Urban Design, Industrial building. Main italian and international contractors companies: Arquati, Asnaghi, Ampaglass, Abet, Gruppo Industriale Busnelli, Coopsette, Kartel, Casakit, Farina, Fedegari, Geha, Guzzini, Insa, Interzoom, Ilsa, Knoll, Lisiline, i 4 Mariani, Nobili, Orsogrill, Origlia, OWA, Polis, Ponteggi, Dal mine, Pica, Pozzi, Ratti, Record, Sagsa, Strafor, Triplex, Trau, Vibrapac, Valenti, Vallio, Vip Casa Xilo.
ADVISOR AND CONSULTANT OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS Assolombarda, Confindustria, Assarredo, Assufficio, Associazione Commercianti di Milano, SMAU, Ispi, Ice, Marmi e Macchine Carrara, Cosmit, Promosedia, Saie 2, Europolis, Eimu, Fiera di Francoforte, ADI, Fladi, Clac di Cantù, Ferrovie Nord Milano, Ferrovia Torino Ceres, Provincia di Varese, Comuni di saronno, Reggio Emilia, Busto Arsizio e Recanati.
LECTURES AND SEMINARS Partecipates in numerous lectures, seminars and round tables in Italy (Milan, Rome, Turin, Bari, Bologna, Parma, Udine, Catania, Cagliari etc.) and abroad (Athens, Damascus, Lubiana, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Tolone, Barcelona, London, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Sao Paulo, Nagoya, Singapore, Taipei etc.)
CHARGES IN DESIGN ISTITUTIONS
AWARDS AND NOMINATION
TEACHING ACTIVITIES In Italy. Politecnico of Milano: International College of arts and Sciences of Milan. Abroad. University of Barcelona, ELISAVA Barcelona, Bauhaus Dessau, Design Akademie Ruhr.
DESIGN AWARDS JURIES
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXHIBITIONS Director of Design Exhibitions in Italy: in Milan, Turin, Bologna, Genova etc. Abroad: in Paris, Lousanne, Frankfurt, London, Barcelona, Damascus, Atlanta, Nagoya, Kyoto.
PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES ABOUT DESIGN Editor or author of the following books and essays:
Matteo Nunziati opened his interior design office in Milan in 2000. The product design department of the studio collaborates with some of the most important furniture, lighting and covering firms. The department of Interior Design is specialized in designing Luxury hotels, Residences and Privat Villas, Wellness Centers and Spas, which have been constructed all over the world. (Europe, Russia, Arabia, China) Since 2004 he has cooperated as a “Project Leader” at the Domus Academy -Milan, in the field of “Master in Interior Design” and is in charge of the “Hotel Design” short-course (edition 2004 and 2005). In 2004 he had worked together with the Department of Industrial Design/Graduate Institute of Innovation and Design - National Taipei University of Technology of Taipei, Taiwan In 2005 he had taught at the Ateneo Creativo – IDI Interior Design Institute-Milan. In 2006 he participated at the exhibition “50+2y Italian design” at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing where the most important designers of international Design from 1954 till 2006 were selected . In 2007 he taught within the short course “Low cost hotel” at the Domus Academy in Milan, in collaboration with the “University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins”. In 2007 and 2008 he organized events within the fair “Abitare il Tempo” in Verona (Italy), Mipim Cannes (France), Cityscape (Dubai), Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan (Italy) In 2008 he taught within the short course “Interior Design for Hotels” at the Domus Academy in Milan, in collaboration with the “University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins”. In 2008 he was invited to speak in the following conferences as an expert of “Hotel Design” and “Wellness - SPA Design”: “Eire” Milan-Italy “European SPA Summit” Paris-France “Wellness World Exhibition” Milan-Italy “Sia Guest” Rimini-Italy In 2009-2010 Matteo Nunziati has participated at several prestigious conferences, organized by “Federlegno Arredo” in collaboration with the ICE (Chamber of Commerce) and the Italian Government to represent the Italian Design in the world (Qatar, Libano, Egitto e Kuwait). His projects have been published in the most important Italian and international design magazines. Furthermore SKY TV dedicated 4 episodes where Matteo Nunziati expressed his Design experiences.
Terri Pecora, Californian, was born in 1958. She studied fashion illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and transferred to Italy in 1988 to attend the Product Design Masters Program at Domus Academy in Milan. In 1991 she established her own studio, working with various European companies such as Adidas Eyewear, Art & Cuoio, Bisazza, BRF, Cinova, Marco Bicego, Dom Ceramica, Edra, Emmebi, Esprit Eyewear, Interflex, Flou, M&Z Rubinetti, Montblanc, Persol Eyewear, Plinio il Giovane, Plumcake kids, Prènatal, Simas, Silhouette Eyewear, Swatch, Vice Versa and Zanotta. She has worked in many sectors: furniture design, interiors and exhibition installations, art direction and graphics, fashion accessories, products for the home, accessories, wall coverings and fittings for the bathroom. She has taught at Domus Academy, The Istituto Europeo di Design, at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome and since 1998 a course of Fashion / Design at the Politecnico University of Milan. Some of her projects have been selected as "runner-up" to the Compasso d'Oro, and many have been included in the ADI DESIGN INDEX, INTERNATIONAL DESIGN YEARBOOK, as well as various touring exhibits featuring ITALIAN DESIGN throughout the world.
Long before turning his attention to architecture, David Rockwell harbored a fascination with staged environments. Growing up in Chicago, Deal, New Jersey, and Guadalajara, Mexico, Rockwell was a child of the theater: his mother worked as a vaudeville dancer and a choreographer, and would cast him in community repertory productions. Rockwell brought his passion for theater and an eye for the color and spectacle of Mexico to his architecture training at Syracuse University; these formative influences continue to have strong reverberations throughout his practice. Rockwell Group was founded in 1984, and has today a 90-person office with over 150 built projects to its credit. Characterized by rich materials, innovative narrative, and a sense of theater, recent projects by the Rockwell Group include the groundbreaking Mohegan Sun casinos, set designs for the Broadway musical Hairspray, Chambers (New York), Riverbank (London) and W (New York) hotels, the Kodak Theatre (Los Angeles) and dozens of restaurants, including Nobu, Town, Rosa Mexicano, and Pod. David Rockwell has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from Interiors magazine, is included in Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame and was awarded the Presidential Design Award for the Grand Central Terminal renovation. Rockwell serves as Chairman of the Board of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) and is a Board Member of The Public Theater and City Meals on Wheels. Pleasure: The Architecture Design of Rockwell Group, a book about the firm published by Universe, documents Rockwell Group's first eighteen years.
James Rosen is a furniture, interior and architectural designer who is currently working on projects in Key West , Florida and Los Angeles, California He lives and works in Los Angeles ,California.
Luca Scacchetti was born in Milan in 1952. In 1975 he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Milan Polytechnic with a council housing project. In 1987 he began teaching Architectural Design in the Architecture Department of the European Institute of Design in Milan; from 1990 to 1995 he was Principal of the same Department. Since 1993 he has taught Elements of Architecture and Town Planning at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. He writes essays and articles on the transformation of the architectural language in Milan in the years between the two world wars and on the nature of rural architecture in Lombardy, as well as many articles and papers on different topics regarding the history of architecture and design methodology; he has also taken part in many congresses and conferences in Italy, Europe, East Asia and the United States. He designs for many important Italian and European firms in the field of furniture, lighting and ornaments.
Denis Santachiara – an anomalous designer and an outsider of the international outline of design, he began his career marrying in his work the art and design. This was exposed in the following exhibitions: Biennale of Venice 1980 , “Tutte le arti tendono alla Performance” Palazzo dei Diamanti Ferrara 1982 , “Documenta 8” Kassel , Triennale di Milano 1982/84/86/96/01/04 , Quadriennale di Roma 1998. Solo Exhibition/Art-Direction /Exhibitions Solo exhibitions at the Museum of Arts of Lyon and Vitra Museum , “La Neomerce,the design of the invention and of artificial ecstasy” 1984 – Triennale di Milano and Centre Pompidou of Paris( a manifesto exhibition and an international reference event for a design that is performative,tecno-poetic and ironic).“I segni dell'habitat” - Grand Palais – Paris 1987, Berlaghe Museum – Amsterdam 1988-Tokyo 1989. In the 1997 he designed the interiors of the exhibiton “ The new persona” (art-direction Germano Celant)-Florence. “Stanze e Segreti” Rotonda della Besana – Milano 2000 (art-director Achille Bonito Oliva).”Water Design” and “Open Living” during the Design Week of Tokyo in the 2003 and 2004. Permanent Exhibitions in museums MOMA of New York,Musee des arts decoratives du Louvre, National Museum of modern arts of Tokyo, Museum of Lyon,Museum of Frankfurt,Vitra Museum of Weil-am-Rhein(Germany) and Philadelfia Museum ,Collection de Design du Centre Pompidou. Museum of design ,Triennale di Milano. Interiors and Architectures projects Chartusian monastery of Avignone, for the French Ministry of culture, furniture for the Plaza of Toyama(Japan), The Art Hotel in Dresda , winner of the international prize ZIP for the city of Saarbrucken(Germany), Generali Bank for a project of telematics banking,Promotional Center for the Emilia Romagna in Shangai,Biennal of architecture of Bejing Collaborated and collaborate with italians and foreign industries for the design and the research of new products and enterprises : Snia Viscosa,Centrostile FIAT,Progetto Cultura Montedison,B&B,French Ministry of culture, Luceplan ,Artemide, Swatch, Mandarina Duck, Rosenthal, Panasonic, Domodinamica, Vitra, Campeggi, Superga, Bang-Olufsen, Banca Generali, De Padova, Chrysler/Benz, Foscarini, Marutomy, Baleri Italia, La Murrina, Serralunga, Koizumy, Erreti,Bonaldo, Magis, Zerodisegno, Post Design, Polsit, Naos,Fontana Arte ,Isedit. Prizes and publications In the 2002 the publishers “Abitare Segesta” publish a book on his activity written by Virginio Briatore. Compasso d'oro 1986,in the 1999 won the Good Design award of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and in April in the 2000 he was given a prize in 2 sections with the Design World. Academic activity From many years he participate in lecturing in university courses and seminars : ISIA of Florence ,Rietveld school of Rotterdam,Royal college of London ,Les ateliers of Paris.Escuela de diseno of Barcellona,seminar at the University of Tokyo ,University of Jerusalem,Accademy of the arts of St. Petersburg,Accademy of Brera e Politechnic of Milan ,various Master in design at the Domus Accademy,Istituto europeo di design in Milan, FMI in Washington ,Cambridge University Boston,Universitad Mayor of Santiago del Chile , University of Venice IUAV, Creative Accademy a Milan,Universitad Veritas in Costa Rica.
Adam D. Tihany is widely regarded as one of the world’s preeminent hospitality designers and an early pioneer of the restaurant design profession. After attending the Politecnico di Milano, Tihany apprenticed in renowned design firms in Italy. In 1978, he established his own multidisciplinary New York studio. Tihany was one of the first designers to collaborate with internationally acclaimed chefs, creating signature restaurants for culinary stars such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Charlie Palmer, Heston Blumenthal, Paul Bocuse, and Wolfgang Puck. His work in the hospitality field can be experienced at many luxury hotels and iconic properties around the globe: One&Only Cape Town resort in South Africa, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, The Westin Chosun in Seoul, The Joule in Dallas, The King David Hotel in Jerusalem, The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, The Breakers in Palm Beach, and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs to name a few. His studio perpetuates the philosophy that every project should be a living, relevant, and unique entity. Each project is custom-tailored to fit the vision of the client and be true to its location. In addition to restaurants and hotels, Tihany’s renowned work includes his creation of innovative design concepts for the next wave of ultra-luxury cruise ships for the Holland America Line and Seabourn brands. An educator and frequent lecturer at conferences and universities around the world, Tihany serves as the art director of the Culinary Institute of America and sits on the Board of Trustees at Pratt Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Holon Design Museum. Tihany’s outstanding contributions to the world of design have earned him numerous honors and awards including an Honorary Doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design and induction into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1991. Tihany was recognized by Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in the United States by The James Beard Foundation in 1997, named Bon Appetit’s Designer of the Year in 2001, and awarded the prestigious Lawrence Israel Prize from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2005. His monographs include Tihany Design (Monacelli Press, 1999), Tihany Style (Mondadori Electa, 2004), and Tihany: Iconic Hotel and Restaurant Interiors (Rizzoli, 2014).
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