San Lorenzo Silver
Since 1970 the history of manufacturing silver objects has been renewed by San Lorenzo. The company integrates the traditional skills of the silversmith with technology borrowed from applications outside its world and introduces an unusual way of looking at silver: that of the architects-designers who are asked to create silver objects, giving preference to the nature of the material but recalling formal conventions.
Born in Genova in 1965, she is an architect and a designer. In 1991, she graduated with honours in Architecture (Industrial Design) at the Politecnico of Milan. Here, from 1992 to 1995, she also did a Phd in design on the environmental impact of industrial products. She is currently a researcher at the Faculty of Design in the Politecnico of Milan.
Naoko Shintani Born in Fukuoka (Japan), she has been living and working in Italy since 1989. From 1981 onwards she has concentrated on industrial design, working with firms in the home furnishing and ornament
sector. She also produces designs for the packaging sector, is the art director for several firms and oversees preparations of trade-fair and exhibition spaces for many showrooms and shops.
Flavia Alves de Souza
Born in 1969, she graduated in industrial design in Brazil. In 1994, she finished a master’s degree at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, after which she collaborated with various studios in Milan.Born in 1969, she graduated in industrial design in Brazil. In 1994, she finished a master’s degree at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, after which she collaborated with various studios in Milan.
Terri Pecora , southern Californian, was born in 1958. She studied fashion illustration at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and in 1988 transferred to Italy to attend Domus Academy in Milan for product design. The projects she works on vary from furniture, art direction and grafics, fashion accessories, bathroom fittings, childhood and household products, and now, thanks to Dom Ceramiche she also includes in her portfolio wall and floor coverings.
Afra e Tobia Scarpa
They graduated in architecture in Venice in 1969; since 1957 they have been working together, a source of inspiration for designers the world over. Numerous works of theirs are to be found in major museums in Europe and the United States. Moreover, they projected and restored many buildings.
Maria Blaisse 1964–1968 studied textile design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She has lectured on the development of fashion and design at many symposia and workshops and has been guest lecturer at international academies. She lives and works in Amsterdam.
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo in Spain. She studied at Madrid Technical University, and then at the corresponding institution in Milan, where she graduated in architecture under Achille Castiglioni. In 2001 she opened her own design studio, where she works on design, architecture and exhibition layout, designing stands and showrooms.
Benedetta Tagliabue Miralles
Benedetta Tagliabue Miralles born in Milan, she studied in both Venice and New York and in 1989 graduated from IUAV (Faculty of Architecture of the University of Venice). In 1991 she and Enric Miralles set up Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue EMBTArchitetti Associati, an international firm of young architects with head office in Barcelona.Run by Benedetta, the firm is currently working in the spheres of architecture, design, public spaces and restoration, trying to maintain the spirit of the artisan firm that is typical of Spanish and Italian architectural tradition, while paying special attention to the surroundings.
Lella e Massimo Vignelli
Lella Vignelli was born in Udine. She graduated from the faculty of architecture in Venice, and immediately obtained a study grant for the School of Architecture at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Cambridge). Massimo Vignelli was born in Milan in1931 and studied architecture in Milan and Venice. With his wife, Lella, he worked in the fields of graphic design, corporate identity programmes, packaging, signage for buildings and transport, furniture, interiors and exhibition design.In 1960 they founded the “Lella & Massimo, design and architecture office” in Milan. After moving to the United States at the end of the sixties, in 1971 they founded “Vignelli Associates” in New York. Their work is to be found in the collections of various major museums.
Matali Crasset is born in 1965, graduated at E.N.S.C.I. (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle) in Paris where she specializes in industrial design. From the beginning of the nineties she starts considering her profession in the whole. Giving expert and innovating glances over the world, she questions herself about the appearance of codes in order to be able to leave them and to experiment. Her projects aim at creating mew organizing principles and new logics of life. A research defined by the designer herself as “accompanying into the modern life”. Matali Crasset places her experience at disposal in the most dissimilar ambits.
She is an architect and an interior designer. Her natural curiosity about innovation, her research on materials and technology, and her deep observation of the world, allow her to work as a designer in very different fields. Currently, apart from developing design projects, she supervises cultural events, she works as an adviser for various fairs, she is host and guest of TV talk shows on design, and she is professor at universities and schools of design.
Born in Santa Monica, California, Terry Dwan was educated in structural engineering and architecture at Rice University in Houston and fine arts at SACI in Florence before receiving her Master of Architecture in 1984 from Yale University. Following a ‘Fulbright Scholarship’ in Rome, in 1986 Dwan became partner in Studio Citterio Dwan and in 1991 opened her own office in Milan. Some of her works are on display in the permanent collection of the Design Museum at the Triennale in Milan.
The work of Tobia Scarpa includes realisations in the field of architecture, restoration and design.Some of the objects he has designed are exhibited in the most important museums of the world like Louvre in Paris and Moma in NY.
Franco Albini e Franca Helg
Franco Albini (1905–1977) and Franca Helg (1929–1989) began to work together in 1952. This practice, later on was joined by the architects Antonio Piva and Marco Albini, is concerned about architecture, townplanning and design.