Claesson Koivisto Rune
The Swedish architects and designers Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune opened their firm in Stockholm in 1995. Projects carried out by the multi-award winning studio include the Inde/Jacobs gallery in Texas, the Nobis Hotel and Hotel Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, some of the unique De Bergenske Group hotels in Bergen, the Sfera Building in Kyoto, Tind prefabricated houses and a number of private homes in Sweden and other countries. Works by Claesson Koivisto Rune also represented Sweden at the Venice Architecture Biennale. They have worked as designers with names such as Arflex, Cappellini, Fontana Arte, Kasthall, Living Divani, Marsotto Edizioni, Nikari, Offecct, Paola Lenti, Swedese, Tacchini, and Wästberg. Their projects have earned them all sorts of accolades, including Designer of the Year 2011 and 2014 from Elle Décor Italia, Red Dot “Best of the Best” in 2014 and The Bruno Mathsson Prize in 2015.
Omri Revesz Design is a Venice-based firm that works in the fields of Architecture, Art and Design. It is devoted to contemporary design research and practice on a variety of scales, ranging from industrial products, furniture and interior design to urban public spaces, exhibitions and digital projects. The common thread running through all of its output is a blend of a humanistic approach and technical, practical creations.
Aldo Parisotto (born in 1962) graduated in architecture from IUAV in Venice. In 1990 he founded P+F Parisotto + Formenton Architetti in Padua with the architect Massimo Formenton (born in 1964). The firm has also had an office in Milan since 2004. P+F Parisotto + Formenton Architetti’s design research spans a number of spheres, from architecture and art direction to interior and industrial design. It has built up vast experience in Italy and on a global scale.
Radice Orlandini designstudio
The studio provides a wide range of services for businesses and if necessary it can oversee the product development procedure right up to the actual production stage. During this process, it can analyse the production costs and – if it is part of the agreement with the company – the strategies required to reach the set target price can be established. Over the years, the firm has built up the expertise needed to cooperate with printers and manufacturers using various forms of technology for materials such as wood, polyurethane, die-cast aluminium, plastics, upholstery and metal structures.
Baldessari e Baldessari
Baldessari e Baldessari studio, founded by Giulio, Paolo and Michela Baldessari, is active in the fields of architecture, industrial, visual and interior design.
It has several internal working groups and collaborates with a large network of outside consultants. It curates exhibitions in Italy and abroad. It develops research activities and it is engaged in contests and expositions.
It has public and private designs underway in the residential housing, office building and industrial facilities, it is working on the restauration of historic and antique palaces and on projects of interior design in addiction to collaboration with design companies like Riva 1920, Pallucco, Adele c, cc-tapis, De Castelli, Atipico , Twils, Starpool, Luce di Carrara, Lagoon.Modo Luce, Karman, Pieces of VeniceeBross.
It received awards and mentions in the 1984 competition “Una sedia italiana per gli USA” in 1991 “Premio Alcan per l’uso dell’alluminio nell’ambiente costruito” and in the international contest Trau for the design of a Workstation.
In 2007 it won the first prize in “Concorso di nuove sperimentazioni di arredo esterno” Sun Rimini 2007. Award Pida 2013 – section concept hotel – and award Pida 2014 “Pida Friends”. In 2015 it won the first prize “One more pack” – creative packaging design – and the prize “L’Italia che comunica con il packaging”.
Studio Irvine is a design studio located in Milan and run by architect Marialaura Rossiello Irvine.
Studio Irvine remains faithful to the design approach and method developed by James Irvine, in a combination of irony and precision. The cross-disciplinary philosophy pursued by the studio denotes a constant inclination and curiosity towards all types and scales of projects: from the design of a bus to that of a pen, from the art direction of a company to that of launching a new design brand.
In its 30-year history, the studio has woven a dense network of interactive relations among “design factories”, producers, artisans, graphic designers, curators, journalists, photographers and designers driven by a diversity of expertise, skills and visions in a common creative process focused on each new specific project.
The studio is a place whose rich collection of objects, prototypes, pictures, souvenirs, collections, drawings and history provides a continuing source of inspiration for future design projects.
Born in Campagnola near Reggio Emilia in 1950, Denis Santachiara started his career as a designer at the Fiat Style Centre in 1966. He makes hi-tech designer objects of great artistic density that he displays in solo and group shows in such prestigious locations as the 1980 Venice Biennale and the Grand Palais in Paris. The numerous exhibitions that he has organized include “La Neomerce” at the Triennale in Milan in 1985 and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He also curated the “New Persona” display for the 1996/97 Florence Biennale. Santachiara has worked with Baleri Italia since 1995 and he is behind hugely successful ironic and poetic projects such as Mama, Tato and Celine.
Born in 1958 in Ascona, Switzerland, he lived and worked in Zurich. His main professional activities were in the fields of product design and interior architecture. He designed fashion and furniture showrooms, public spaces, hotels, installations, offices, both in Switzerland and abroad. He designed limited edition collections of furnishings and accessories for several Swiss companies. His projects include furniture, lamps, watches, eyeglasses, rugs, handles, bikes. His collaboration with Baleri Italia began in 1985; he designed several of the most successful products of the company. Hannes Wettstein died in July 2008 when he was only 50 years old.
Born in Paris in 1949. At the age of twenty he became the art director of Cardin. At the age of twenty-seven, after a period spent in the United States, he returned to Paris where he designed two nightclubs, Main Bleue and Bains Douches, as well as the Café Costes and the private apartment of President Mitterrand at the Elysée, becoming one of the most famous “new designers” on the international scene. He designed the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Overseas, he designed the Kansai Yamamoto showroom in Sapporo, the Manin restaurant and the Café Mystique in Tokyo, the Royalton and Century Paramount hotels in New York and the Delano Hotel in Miami. He designs furniture, lamps, scales, televisions, clocks, suitcases, vases, kitchen utensils, scooters, handles. In 1984 he started working with Baleri Italia, one of the first company to industrialize his projects, launching him in the product design world.
After 5 years as vice president in Ecco Design, Jeff developes his own furniture and wares; many of which explore the inherent structural properties of manipulated materials, and aim to present big ideas from simple means. From this vision, the projects developed with Baleri Italia were born, simple products in the shape and lines with a high technical content from the material and processing point of view. Jeff has received numerous design awards and his works have been widely exhibited and published.
Born in Corbetta (MI) in 1951, after taking a degree in architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, he has worked, mainly in the field of interior design, although jewellery design is another major interest. He has developed the coordinated image for a chain of clothing stores. In 1994 he won the Compasso d’Oro award for the Cartoons screen, produced by Baleri Italia in 1992. He has been a collaborator of the company from 1990 to 2004, in charge of the art direction of the showroom in Milan, and the settings for the collection in occasion of events both in Italy and abroad. One of his latest projects for Baleri Italia, the innovative Marì chair and armchair, has soon become one of the company’s bestsellers.
Born in Albino (BG) in 1942. In 1965, following a suggestion of Dino Gavina, he opens a furniture showroom in Bergamo. Founder member of the design research group Pluri, established in Milan in 1968, he sets up Alias in 1979, of which is art director until 1983. He designs furniture, lighting and objects for Gavina, Flos, Knoll and Alias. In 1984, together with Marilisa Decimo, establishes Baleri Italia, working with international designers such as Hollein, Mendini, Starck, Dalisi and Wettstein. From 1989 to 1992, he is president of Casa Malaparte Association, to promote the conservation of this modern movement building on the island of Capri. In 1994 he sets up the Comitato Italiano AAlto/Viipuri to raise funds to restore the library building in Viipuri, Aalto’s masterpiece in Russian territory. In 2004 he creates eb&c, with Marilisa Baleri Decimo and Luigi Baroli, a research centre which cooperates with cerruti baleri and other companies in product design and development.
Maison Margiela is a French fashion house founded in Paris in 1988 by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. Both masculine and feminine, oftentimes fusing the two genders, the brand’s universe can be described as conceptual and enigmatic, mysterious and iconoclast. Today, the House is recognized internationally for its unique approach to modern elegance. Since 2014, the Maison thrives under the guidance of Creative Director Mr. John Galliano. He reveals a new aesthetic, marrying his own poetic vision with the codes of the house of Margiela.
After initially studying Architecture,Maurizio Galante graduated in Fashion at l’Accademia di Costume e Moda in Rome, a work experience with Roberto Capucci, and has presented his Ready-to-Wear collections in Milan since 1987. He moved to France in the winter of 1993, where he was merited with participation in the Parisian Haute Couture calendar. In 2003 Maurizio Galante partnered with Tal Lancman to create the company Interware. He participates in numerous exhibitions, and his creations are presented in many of the world’s most renowned museums. Refuting all rigid categorizations and restrictive notions of “seasons”, Maurizio Galante’s creativity is expressed not only in Fashion, but also in Design; sophisticated, timeless, and personal, following the ease and simplicity of unbridled imagination. A true maitre d’oeuvre, he experiments with structures, surfaces, and forms, in an attempt to evoke new emotions.
Maurizio Galante + Tal Lancman
In 2003 Maurizio Galante teamed up with trend forecast analyst and designer Tal Lancman, to form Interware. Their crossover vision transverses the different design disciplines, from fashion to furniture, interiors, architecture and gardening. As the duo moves freely between disciplines, they revisit domains equipped with new understandings, insights and observations. The process results in a multi-faceted concept, with a subtle balance between the pragmatic and the irrational.Interware’s philosophy proposes a series of objects/companions; expressive, amusing, and thought-provoking designs, bestowing owners with their friendly presence. The team works on all elements of design and production, from trend research, to marketing, including definition of brand image, strategy, communication, packaging and presentation.
Multi-skilled designer, Arik Levy is working on projects and prospective studies in industrial design, product development, light design, corporate identity, packaging, display and point of sales, flagship-stores interiors and exhibitions design as well as stage design for European and international markets. The products presented with Baleri Italia witness the creative development of Arik Levy in the accuracy of the shapes and the choice of the materials that conceive a strong scenographic visual effect.