Architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni was born in Milan, where he graduated in Architecture in 1979. He is responsible for the art direction of Artemide (glass collection), Cappellini (from 1979 to 1989), Fontana Arte (furniture collection), Foscarini (lamps), Minotti (since 1998) and Roda (since 2006), designs products for many other companies and run his own architectural practice.
Artist, technician, photographer, designer, video artist, Levy's skills are multi–disciplinary and his work can be seen in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Best known publicly for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces –, his installations, limited editions and design, Levy nevertheless feels "The world is about people, not objects.
Born in 1933 in Tokyo, Yasuhiko graduated in the Engineering and Architecture faculty of the prestigious Waseda University in 1958, at Waseda University. He was given an apprenticeship in the studio of Kanetsugo Ito, an important architect who was the first to introduce Antonì Gaudi to Japan. He won a prize for his bookcase, coming third in the single piece of furniture section.
Merckx & Maes
Marc Merckx and Pieter Maes met while designing furniture at Vincent Van Duysen Architects and discovered they shared a common sense of esthetics and vision about design. Marc Merckx worked for 15 years as a design director and product designer for Van Duysen, managing residential and commercial projects as well as designing furniture for well-established international brands.
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their East London studio in 1996, after studying architecture together at the Royal College of Art. For more than two decades their work has challenged the boundaries of design in this country and abroad, while their commitment to lecturing, workshops and studio practice supports the development of new generations of designers.
The story of Timothy Oulton started back in 1976 with a small antiques shop, owned by Tim’s dad. Profoundly influenced by his love of antiques, his father’s military background, and an inherent affection for British heritage, Tim created an authentic, visionary brand with the deepest integrity and a passion to deliver the extraordinary.
Dawson Design Studio
Dawson & Co's in-house design team brings together decades of design experience collaborating with a number of international manufacturers, retailers and private commissions.
Massimo Tonetto & Melissa Lunardi
Founded in 2013 VeniceM is a light design studio that has developed in line with continually diversifying design research. Meticulousness regarding basic forms, design elegance, and attention to finishes outline the contours of the distinct, self-defining language with which artistic director Massimo Tonetto and Melissa Lunardi express themselves.
Belgian designer Ilia Eckardt grew up immersed in the Belgian fashion scene, his mother Hilde Frunt working for Belgian fashion designers like Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and Walter Van Beirendonck. Fascinated by their world, Ilia worked on several knitting projects, experimenting with innovative knitting techniques and materials.
The Monsieur Tricot lighting collection is the first knitted weatherproof lighting, merging traditional techniques with high-performance materials and modern technology.
David was born in Italy, near Milan, in a family with long craft tradition. His vision and approach to design comes from a whole variety of educational and professional experiences abroad over a number of years. After finishing his studies at Milan Polytechnic in 2004, he entered the world of design as a project manager for Luceplan. In 2007 and 2008, his works Ara, Pinocchio and O3 have been exhibited at the Art Palace of Milan Triennale. In 2009 his MOD furnishing system, designed for Galassia, was selected for I.DOT award. In 2012 he opened a new office in Valencia, Spain.
David Dolcini Studio deals primarily with product and industrial design, interiors and exhibit design, art direction. The firm collaborates with companies like Luceplan, Panasonic, Riva1920, Porada, Galassia and TossB among others.
Since 1995, Bleu Nature led by founder Frank Lefebvre, has been pursuing design inspired by the passage of time on raw materials, by the exquisite, unadorned beauty of erosion and natural patinas. Bleu Nature’s furniture and accessories are the perception of the elegance of a curve of marble or untreated oak, of the sensuousness of a patina hide or natural linen, of the softness of a 100% down-feather padding or seating, of the pure harmony of noble materials…