Designers

Designers

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Ivan
Baj
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Fabio
Bonfà

Fabio Bonfà is an Italian architect and designer, who was formed among Italy, Spain and Holland; he has worked in different fields, from urban planning to industrial design, building a multidisciplinary and original design approach. Head of the interior design department of VISIONNAIRE from 2012, he is in charge of control and management of the entire nterior design process, developing a huge range of high end projects worldwide (hotels, showrooms, and private clients). This has allowed him to face and deal with different cultures and needs. His goal is to develop an aesthetic out of time, not linked to the current fashion, but always with strong roots in the Italian tradition.

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Armando
Bruno

Milanese by adoption, he is currently partner and CEO of Studio Marco Piva, a design company based in Milan with branches in Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Among the various activities of architect, interior designer and product designer, he teaches at Polidesign, SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design and works with SDA Bocconi and Tongji University in Shanghai. He has been a member of several juries and has been coordinating the Young & Design award since 2015. He has collaborated with some fashion brands such as Aspesi, Bvlgari, Jil Sander, Larusmiani, Maison Martin Margiela and Gucci and was the founder and artistic curator of Spaziootto gallery in Milan.

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Claire
Fréchet

Claire Fréchet is a french ceramist designer, born in Basque Country and trained to fine ceramics designs and process both in Mexico and Paris on the 2000's. She opened her creative studio near Chantilly in 2012, in a very special dwelling house. She designs and makes handmade ceramics throughout the elaboration of her poetic collections, inspired by cosmic vitality and telluric, mineral phenomenoms. Her creations are exhibited in galleries and designers' showrooms all over the world.

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Marta
Giardini

A traveler for pleasure and work, Marta Giardini is a curious, versatile architect and designer who brings freshness and various contaminations to every project. Based in Milan, where she resides and works, she has spent long periods of time abroad. In Spain she has worked with important brands in Peru, Thailand and China. “Professional growth is a matter of passion,” Marta says. 

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Gumdesign

Laura Fiaschi and Gabriele Pardi deal with architecture, industrial design, graphics. Art director and members of the editorial board of Bau, container contemporary culture. They are involved, in the University area, with open classes, workshops and they cooperate with the "Free University" of Bolzano, the Cried of Milan, the Ied of Florence and Rome, Pisa University and the Celsius in Lucca, the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa, the Faculty of Engineering of Trento; ; since 2017 they are coordinators and teachers of the first Masters in Design - Innovation and Product for High-Crafts at the IED Florence.

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Alessandro
La Spada

Alessandro La Spada defines himself a "designer with the manner of a craftsman". His motto: "perform in order to learn" He studied at the i.d.i. interior design institute in Milan where he graduated in 1990. From 1990 to 1994 he collaborated with the studio Sawaya e Moroni, designing interiors and following the development of the company's prototypes. Beetween 1998 and 2004 he's involved in the field of design and interior project dealing with formal research, underlining the semantic value of objects. He dedicate himself to the small scale production of lamps and furnishings, deepen his knowledge on material creating a small creative workshop specialised in processing metal. In 2005 a casual meeting led to his collaboration with Samuele Mazza, an eclectic character with a past in fashion design. His "hard wear" contribution to Mazza's soft world gave life to the "Visionnaire" and "Grantour" collection. He also lectures at the i.d.i. interior design institute, milan. He has worked as project leader for the domus academy in milan.

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Roberto
Lazzeroni

Roberto Lazzeroni was born in Pisa where he lives and works. From the beginning he has always shown an interest both in the phenomena of the world of conceptual art and the ones of radical design. In the early 80's he started to be interested in industrial and interior design, a specialization which he defines as "fundamental" for the following approach to the world of the "industrial product". A fine connoisseur of the history of design and its ralated signs, he is very skillful to put daily into practice this knowledge. Talking about his own projects, Lazzeroni uses the expression of "sentimental design".

Designer
Steve
Leung

Recognized internationally, Steve Leung is a leading architect, interior designer and product designer born in Hong Kong in 1957. As a dedicated contemporary-style advocate, Steve’s works reflect a strong and unique character of minimalism, with skilful adoption of Asian culture and arts. His works include architecture, interior design, as well as product design.

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Mauro
Lipparini

Mauro Lipparini’s singular influence has been recognized and celebrated around the globe. In 2011, he was a winner of the Good Design® Global Awards, the world’s most prestigious honor in design. He is a past champion, as well, of the Young & Design Milano and International Du Pont Award Köln 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. Rooted in the spare forms and clear, powerful lines that are the defining features of Italian minimalism, Lipparini’s work is imbued with a spirit of joy, a buoyant sense of pleasure and possibility. Freely employing bold colors, organic textures, and imaginative visual concepts, Lipparini broadens the palette of classic minimalism, bringing the immediacy and strength of the well-respected aesthetic into an exhilarating new era.

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Roberto Tapinassi,
Maurizio Manzoni

Maurizio Manzoni, born in Nuoro in 1967 and graduated in Architecture in Florence, begins his career by working in the industrial design with leading companies in Italy and abroad. His work goes from interior design to graphics, to stand projecting, to fabric design and to the nautical planning of motorboats and yachts, both for the interiors and for the exteriors. He currently lives and works in Florence, where he co-founded the StudioMEMO with the designer Prof. Roberto Tapinassi in 2001. Roberto Tapinassi, born in Florence in 1933, begins his profession of Designer in the 60s by co-operating with leader companies of the furniture business in Italy and abroad. His work goes from interior design to graphic and fabric design.

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Samuele
Mazza

His background has roots in his beloved, deep Sicily of Palma di Montechiaro, where triumphant baroque. Catholicism and unexpected reminiscences of Jewish and oriental culture form a unique environment. Later, his grounding was in the swinging Florence of the '80s, which was a workshop of creative elaborations, an open space for new researches and experimentations in the fields of culture, music and fashion. After that he landed at the current bipolarity of Milan-New York axis.

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Simone
Micheli

He founded the architectural studio having his name in 1990 and the Design Company named "Simone Micheli Architectural Hero" in 2003. He is professor at the Polidesign in Milan, at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan. The planning company Simone Micheli Architectural Hero based in Florence and Milan provides contract and residence related services in different fields: architecture, interior design, design, visual design e communication.

Designer
Philippe
Montels

Philippe Montels was born in France in 1967 in a family of Italian origin from Sperlongua area. Refinement and harmony pervade all his amazing creations. Philippe Starck and Andrée Putman trusted him with large scale and international projects such as the Maison Guerlain on the Champs Elysées in Paris or Lan's Restaurant in Beijing. His ambitious creations are now scattered all over the world:among others,the decorating and lighting of 80 Escada stores and the VIP lounge of the French Pavilion at Shangai Universal Exhibition. Philippe montels is an expert in playing with contrasts and oppositions, his daring interpretation of styles and unexpected use of material are his own special stamp:His metal cushions are soft and sensual, the precious Swarosky crystals and the industrial material combine harmoniously.

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Marco
Piva

I worked, designing my new products for Visionnaire, on the search for unusual aesthetic values, creating forms and compositions defined by the contrast between profoundly different materials: natural ones - mainly stones and woods - as opposed to artificial ones - glass and metals. Metals, essences, marbles, skins and glasses transmit, through their refined combination, preciousness, value and excellence.

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Sara
Ricciardi

Sara Ricciardi, born in 1989, is a versatile designer based in Milan. She studied in Milan, Istanbul and New York, taking a degree in Produce Design in 2015 at NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. Four years ago, she opened her own studio where she designs products for companies, one-offs for galleries, performances and installations. Her approach stands out for in-depth narrative exploration: every aesthetic choice is the result of a specific story. Form follows message. Her method is based on extensive poetic and formal research. Materials and types of workmanship are established case by case with the help of outstanding Italian artisans. She teaches relational design and co-design practices at NABA and Domus Academy, courses in which projects of urban regeneration are activated, and conducts international workshops on Design Thinking. She is an exceptional collector of bizarre objects. 

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Fausto
Salvi

Fausto Salvi works with majolica, often through large scale pieces or installations, looking for a dialogue between old and contemporary styles. He keeps on researching and evolving his language, with the aim of examine social and political aspects of contemporary society, sometimes through other mediums than ceramics. Travelling and widening his experience meeting other cultures has always been the engine of his work: during the years he worked and opened his own studio in different countries. In doing so, he enriched his language, without weighting it down.

Designer
Inderjeet
Sandhu

Inderjeet Sandhu is a multidisciplinary artist and designer who graduated from the Royal College of Art in London.His main source of inspiration comes from highly personal themes that centre around domesticity, origins, disfunction and crossovers in culture. The work he creates is best situated in a space between two clearly defined borders, a grey area. He is interested in the blurring of boundaries between contrasting territories with their own sets of rules and clichés. By merging them together he strives to create work that is freed from its rooted and specific contexts into something new that is less burdened with preconceived notions and stereotypes.

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Maria
Serebryanaya

Born in 1974 in Moscow Maria  Serebryanaya is a skilled professional of architecture and interior design with more than 15 years of working experience. Maria always had great respect and interest to her roots and she is greatly influenced by magnificent Russian culture in her style and work. Years of experience brought Maria to the idea of creating her own collection of furniture and in 2012 she did it for Visionnaire interior brand. Knowing well expectations of the most savvy luxury consumers she designs her items in attempt to reach an ideal balance between beauty and comfort.

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Stories of Italy

The founders and creative directors, Matilde Antonacci and Dario Buratto, met in Florence in 2000. In 2016, they embarked on a new project that incorporates two of their passions, design and high-end Italian artisanship, and that specialises in Murano glass. In the three years since its inception, alongside its own living and tableware products for retail and galleries, Stories of Italy has been collaborating with architecture firms on projects for the hospitality sector, designers and various brands.

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Giuseppe
Viganò

Giuseppe Viganò is a furniture product designer and an art director. As a designer he has strong creative spirit and sense of beauty, which are discovered and rationalized any time he approaches a new project. His creative thinking is mainly research-based, and it always drives him towards new goals; “new materials” often become the starting point for the creation not only of new products but frequently of entire new collections.
References coming from the world of arts, fashion and poetry often give him the opportunity to approach projects in a transversal way; many of his most-renowned products were conceived from pictorial concepts or “glamour” details, on other occasions, instead, his intriguing forms have been designed by poetic gestures.

Designer
Olivia
Walker

Olivia’s disciplined and meditative approach to making sees her create surfaces that are constructed of thousands of individually made and applied fragments of porcelain. Her bowls are a study of the interaction between the man-made and the natural - she throws precise forms on the potters wheel before building on them repetitively, creating surfaces that reference organisms - fungus, bacteria and coral.

Designer
Zanellato/Bortotto

After meeting as students at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland, Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto founded Zanellato/Bortotto Studio in Treviso, Italy, in 2013. Their first joint work, Acqua Alta, was dedicated to the city of Venice and presented at the Salone Satellite in Milan in 2013; it marked the beginning of their long-term research project on the relationship between places and the passage of time. Their work has been shown in galleries and institutions including MAXXI, Rome; Triennale Design Museum, Milan; Somerset House and The Aram Gallery in London. In 2015, they were named Young Talent of the Year by Elle Decor Italia, were awarded the NYCxDESIGN prize by Interior Design in 2016, and won the Red Dot Design Award in 2017.