Born in Vitoria in 1970, he studied for a diploma in Industrial Design at the Design School of San Sebastián and at the Experimental Design School of Madrid. At the same time, he also took part in interior design projects. In 2003, he founded AGVestudio and developed comprehensive industrial design projects that focused on the world of the habitat, workspaces and urban furniture.
ANNETTE LANG, born in 1960, studied industrial design at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart. Annette runs her own design studio in Wiesbaden. Her work focuses on the development and design of consumer goods in the fields of household utensils, tableware, offices, furniture, lighting and medical technology.
She has taken part in many national and international exhibitions, and has received numerous awards for her work. Annette lectured at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart from 1994 to 1999.
After completing his architecture studies in Venice, he moved to Udine where he began a professional association with important graphic design studios. In 1999 he was recognized in a competition for young designers at the Milan Furniture Fair sponsored by the Opos Foundation. His works range from Interior design projects to event and tradeshow design for Foscarini and Moroso, among others. He has designed products for Khoronen, Finland and has been the artistic consultant for the Italian seating manufacturer Fornasarig. The influences of contemporary art, design and the measure of daily life all converge in his professional search.
The Atelier Studio Borella studio is located in the north-eastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Since 2006, designer Stefano and architect Francesco Borella have been shaping their creativity into architecture and design.
The ever-changing language of the Italian lifestyle is a constant influence to their design. Products range from wide- reaching industrial design objects to urban architecture for the development of tourism, to artisanal pieces, created in partnership with international luxury brands.
The designers are also committed to creating innovative solutions for green and sustainable living.
After his early experience in the design industry, linked to Industrial Design, he decided to focus on furniture and items of common use. A graduate of the I.S.I.A school of industrial design in Florence in 1968, he has taught Design at the Institute of Art and the I.S.I.A. and he currently teaches a degree course in Industrial Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence. He began working in design in the 70s, initially as part of ‘Internotredici’ and since 1985, independently. He has taken part in competitions and exhibitions in Italy and other countries.
Understand the past – form the future!
This clever play on words is characteristic of Carsten Buhl’s way of working with design development.
Each piece of furniture is a challenge – and has its own story. But common to it all is that it is created with respect to the simple, clear expression of Scandinavian design tradition. It is always the aim to create furniture complying with practical and functional needs, while also meeting design quality demands.
1993: Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
1993-2002: Engaged with furniture designer Johnny Sorensen MAA, MDD (former Rud Thygesen & Johnny Sorensen)
1996: Own design office, Buhl Design ApS as from 1998
Born in Germany, Christian Heimberger studied interior architecture at college. Beginning his career as an architect, he has since built a successful reputation as a freelance furniture designer for the contract and residential markets. He now works across Europe with his products selling around the globe. Christian additionally has a number of awards from the Stuttgart Design Centre to add to his belt.
Lucidity of expression and the search for simplicity are the key principles in a Christophe Pillet design. Pillet’s perfect command of sensuality and refinement has made him one of the rare French designers who have gained global recognition designing hotels, boutiques and furniture. Directing artistic projects in the USA, Great-Britain and Japan, he has won international acclaim for the spectrum and quality of his creations.
My work revolves around a consideration of the aspects of space, aesthetics and perception; questions that continually challenge and motivate me to create new approaches to products.
My creations seek to create personality of their own, while maintaining a sense of restraint and calm, so that users can add something of themselves without feeling dominated by the product
MOSCHERI’s style is concise, contemporary and expresses an interest in matching innovative materials. His multidisciplinary background in advanced industrial design, architecture, product design and advertising, blends to produce furniture that re-imagines tradition with minimalism, attention to detail, and the modern living space. Moscheri collaborated with Piero Lissoni until 1993, when he opened his own office, dealing with product design and advertising.
EDI & PAOLO CIANI formed their studio in 1987 to create and develop products for the furniture industry. Together they have created furnishings for home, office and garden with a design process they carefully manage from product planning to realization.
He obtained his Architecture degree in Florence. He has taught in various Architecture and Design Departments in Italy.
He founded the studio Emilio Nanni|ENa+d|arch+design, focusing on design, architecture, urban requalification, interior design and art direction.
As an architect, he has realised numerous interventions in various Italian cities in a range of scales: from residential architecture to urban redefinition, both in the public and private sphere.
He has received numerous awards, recognition and special mentions, the most recent being the Red Dot Award in 2016.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions and conferences dedicated design and his work has been published in the most important national and international magazines, books and blogs on design and architecture.
After studying Industrial Design in Venice, Enzo Berti built a successful reputation designing objects for decorative arts exhibitions in Europe. Developing his unique eye for aesthetics and blend of form and function, Enzo began designing objects and furniture for a wide range of international clients. As a designer, he works to simplify the world around us without neglecting on details and thus creates elements which are connected to history and our environment.
1994 saw Fabrizio Gallinaro graduating in architecture in Venice before beginning his career as a designer for Werther Toffoloni.
Over the years he has continued his work in design working in his Udine studio and lending his creative talents to a variety of companies in the furniture industry.
Winning international awards over his career, Fabrizio’s work additionally extends to architecture and interior design.
He studied Industrial Design at the School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trades of Valencia. In 1985, he began to work in the Technical Design Department at the company Granfort. In 1989, he opened his own industrial design studio in Yecla and set himself up as an independent designer. He works mainly in the area of the industrial design of modern furniture, especially upholstered furniture, where he carries out projects for the leading firms in Spain.He collaborated with the architecture studio of Santiago Calatrava in the development of the furniture for the Science Centre of Valencia.
FRANCESCO GERACI was born in Rijeca in 1943. In 1962 he moved to Florence, where he still lives and works. Since 1969 he has dedicated himself to industrial design. He has collaborated with prestigious companies in Italy and internationally.
Born in Padova (Italy) in 1950,he has graduated at the high school of arts, at I.V.A.V. and at International University of Arts. In 1974 he has started his professional activity as designer, between Florence, Venice and Verona. Characterized by a great curiosity he has brought his talented personality through three decades of Italian design. He has cooperated with several manufacturers (especially furniture manufacturers). He has used his restless personality to blend theory, attractiveness and technical details in order to create long lasting products, which have been characterized by an unmistakable Italian design. Since 1998 he lives and works in Verona.
Born in Hamburg in 1962, Gabriela Raible’s distinctive work expresses an enthusiasm for aesthetic, creative and bespoke design solutions. Raible studied at interior design at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, and then Mastered in Design at the Domus Academy, Milan, in 1988. After several years of freelancing and an office partnership with Bernhard Leniger, she founded her own interior design firm in Munich in 2001. As specialists in bespoke interior solutions, Gabriela Raible and her team plans and implements solutions for private and business environments. Her work expresses a passion for living spaces, and an enthusiasm for aesthetic, creative, and bespoke furniture. Using quality crafts and production and natural materials, Raible’s designs are underpinned by a straightforwardness and clarity that is associated with sophistication.
Born in Padua, where he still resides, and holder of a diploma from the Padua Art Institute, he has worked in the world of industrial design for many years. In 1993, he founded the industrial design and project studio Global Design, where he worked mainly on the design of office products, ranging from chairs to table systems; he also designs products and articles for the home. Giancarlo Bisaglia has carried out projects for Italian and Spanish enterprises, as well as companies from other countries.
Industrial design since 1992, designs for many brands including Abet Laminati, Alessi, Danese, Elica, Foscarini, Magis, Meritalia, Moleskine. The distinctive cha- racteristics of his work is the research and definition of new object typologies, like the Mo- scardino, the biodegradable spoon/fork designed with Matteo Ragni and for which, in 2001, he has been awarded with Compasso d’Oro. In 2009 he was awarded the prize for innovation – Premio dei Premi – by the President of the Italian Republic for the Coop Eu- reka project, which brought the design in the large-scale retail trade. In May 2009 the Triennale di Milano held a solo exhibition entitled “Giulio Iacchetti. Disobedient objects “. In November 2012 he launches Internoitaliano, the “factory network” made up of many craf- tsmen labs with whom he signs and produces furniture and accessories inspired by the italian way of living.
HARALD GUGGENBICHLER is a qualified carpenter and designer, while Heike Guggenbichler graduated from Vienna University where she studied marketing and advertising. Together they form Guggenbichler Design – a company specializing in the balance of quality materials, functionality and aesthetics. Harald Guggenbichler’s back-to-basics approach aims to produce furniture with an elegent, timeless simplicity.
After finishing University in 1995 with a degree in industrial design, Jonathan left England to work in a design studio in Boston Massachusetts. Jonathan went from the US to France, working for the next six years with Burkhard Vogtherr. In 2003 Jonathan moved to London where after briefly working with Barber Osgerby set up his own studio in 2004. Working with other designers had given great experience not only in how a product comes together but also in knowing what makes a product a good product. Jonathan has brought this experience together with a desire to make products for the next generation of users, fusing Influences from nature and modern technology, with a goal to create simple, elegant, innovative products.
JORGE PENSI DESIGN STUDIO was established in 1984. Since then the studio has consolidated its position as a global point of reference for contemporary design. Its minimalist and expressive designs have received numerous prizes and awards. Some of its first products, such as the Toledo chair or the Regina lamp, have since become Spanish design icons. In 1997, Jorge Pensi was awarded the National Design Prize by the Ministry of Industry and Energy and the BCD Foundation for outstanding professional achievement. If there is one thing which defines Jorge Pensi Design Studio’s products, it is their timelessness. They constantly seek a balance between poetry and realism, material and space, abstraction and emotion. The aim is to create as many sensations as possible with as few resources as possible, challenging the usual logic in order to establish whether or not it is possible to create something new.
Christian LEPPER, born in 1958 in Bonn, began carpentry training in 1978; from 1983 to 1989 he attended the Product Design School in Kassel and from 1989 to 1992 he attended an university course in Architecture while working as a self-employed designer.
Roland SCHMIDT, born 1961 in Peine, a trained carpenter, attended the Product Design School in Kassel from 1983 to 1989 and from 1990 to 1992 worked for the Innsbruck based “Lichtplanung Bartenbach”.
Uwe SOMMERLADE, born in 1961 in Calden, trained as a carpenter after secondary education and attended the Product Design School in Kassel between 1983 and 1990; subsequently he did work in many architects offices and with experts for furniture in Kassel and Berlin.
These 3 designers have worked together since 1992 and have won many awards to testify the quality of their various creations.
Luisa Battaglia was born in Brescia, Italy in 1963. Battaglia graduated in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic in 1987. From 1990, Battaglia began working with Scab Group, which hosts designers of international acclaim. Luisa Battaglia’s organic chair designs make use of bright colors and novel forms, informed by her background in architecture.
MAC STOPA has designed corporate interiors and custom furniture for some of the world’s leading companies, incuding Coca-Cola, Google, Ericsson, Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, ING, Credit Suisse, Fortis Bank and Microsoft, among others. As well as his corporate interiors, Stopa is known for his innovative furniture design. His contemporary seating is characterised by unique forms, combined with functionality and modernism.
Graduating from the “University of Arts of Tokyo” in 1962, Makio Hasuike one year after is in Italy where in 1968 founds his own studio in Milan. In 1982 he undertakes an experimental project by founding MH WAY.
Design Studio Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss was founded in 2009 by the renowned Peter Maly design Studio and Interior Design.
Since then many projects have been carried out for renowned furniture producers. The multiplicity in the unit is one of the Team’s success characteristic. The Studio is representative of a worldwide approach towards the way of working and the customer service too.
Early in his design career Marc Sadler patented the first ski-boot made from completely recyclable thermo plastic. It’s this innovative use of materials (in particular, plastics, on which he wrote a thesis while studying at ENSAD, Paris) that has characterised Sadler’s work. Since the seventies, Sadler has acquired numerous patents for product design, and has worked as consultant for some of the largest multinational sports, home furnishings, lighting, and advanced materials companies in the world.
Born on 12th July 1968 in Klagenfurt / Austria, graduated in industrial design at the Polytechnic College Munich and made his diploma at the AUDI AG in Ingolstadt. In 2000 he started working for the HIRSCH Ambander GmbH focused on the luxury industry.
In the course of his responsibilities he cooperated with all departments within the company and worked with many renowned luxury brands. Through these activities he gained a detailed insight into the different approaches to luxury and gained a special appreciation and competence for aesthetics and an eye for detail.
MARTIN BALLENDAT was born in Bochum in 1958 and lives and works in Simbach (Germany). In 1983 he obtained his diploma for industrial design at the Folkwang Schule University, Essen. For more than 20 years now, he has been a successful interior designer. Today, he lectures at Fachhochschule Graz for industrial design. Since 1994, he has received over 30 international design awards.
Matteo Nunziati opened his office in Milan in 2000 and today he is considered a leader among the best international Interior, Architecture and Product Design studios. The product design department of the studio collaborates with some of the most important furniture, lighting firms. His projects are published in the most prestigious Italian and international design magazines.
PAOLO NAVA was born in Seregno, Italy in 1943. Nava studied Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan, continuing his studies in Advanced Industrial Design in Florence. After working with several industrial design studios in England, Nava founded Citterio in 1972, a partnership between him and Antonia Citterio. Together they designed some of the icons of 70’s Italian design. Since 1982 Nava has worked independently, focusing on furniture design for many of the world’s most prestigious brands.
PETER MALY is a well known architect and interior designer from Hamburg. Born 1936, he specialises in furniture collections, trade fair architecture, store designs, showroom and store concepts. Characteristic of Maly’s work is the love of geometric shapes and his striving for clarity, functionality and timelessness.
Philippe Nigro, French designer born in Nice. Studied Decorative Arts and Product Design (L. DeVinci, Antibes – La Martinière, Lyon – Boulle, Paris). In 2014 he was awarded Designer of the Year for the French furniture fair Maison & Objet. He also develop exhibition design project for the 7th edition of Milano’s Triennale Design Museum: “Italian Design beyond the Crisis”. In 2015 he creates the scenography for Lexus, Japanese cars company, for the Salone del Mobile for which in 2017 realized the new booth for worldwilde motorshows. In 2016-17 he realized the installation Ultralin, Paris Place des Vosges, and Sololino in Milan for CELC.
The creative partnership Quaglio Simonelli is result of the meeting between Andrea Quaglio and Manuela Simonelli. Education in Reggio Emilia, Italy and based in Paris, they made their debut alongside Philippe Starck, with whom they collaborated for two years.
They have been awarded with several prizes: Red Dot Product Design Award, IF Product Design Award, HKDA Award and ètoile de l’Observeur, to name a few. Several of their products are included in the National Contemporary Art Fund at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris.
RAMON ESTEVE is an architect by the Superior Technical School of Madrid since 1990. His portfolio includes extensive national and international experiences in public projects: medical, educational and cultural; private buildings for public use: offices, banks, play areas, interior design of hotels, restaurants and retail projects. Also to be mentioned is his work within exclusive residential housing, where his philosophy is shown in his magnitude. In the area of product design, he currently collaborates with well known prestigious brands. Ramon Esteve is Professor of the Architecture School of University Politecnica of Valencia since 2005. He regularly gives workshops and conferences on architecture and design, and has received numerous awards for his contributions within these fields.
Baron received the “Grand Prix de la Creation de la Ville de Paris” in the design category and during the 2010 edition of Maison & Objet. Philippe Starck selected him as one of the ten important designers of the next decade.
Sam recieved a silver cube from the NYC Art Director Club and has been integrated as a jury member. The AD&D London based creative association awarded him with a Yellow Pencil for the Colors magazine issue he curated.
His work is continuously featured in International press such as Monocle, Wallpaper magazine, New York times, Le monde, Elle or Vogue and included in international museum collections.
Simon Pengelly was born in Henley in the UK in 1967. Pengelly started his professional career as a designer at Conran Design Group. Moving on to Habitat’s design team in 1990 and later coordinating the design and development of their furniture range as a freelancer in the late 90’s. Pengelly set up his London based studio in 1993 and the studio now works for renowned firms in the UK, Spain, Italy, Holland, Scandinavia and the United States. Pengelly’s understanding of how people use and relate to the objects around them and his affinity with materials and manufacturing processes, combined with a passionate desire to create production furniture with ‘soul’, has resulted in award–winning furniture that contains a wonderful mix of understated design, timeless spirit and clever engineering.
Stefan Heiliger buildup as a son of the sculptor Bernhard Heiliger on. He studied at the Ulm School of Design and Wilhelm Wagenfeld in Stuttgart. He then worked from 1964 to 1977 as a car designer at Daimler , where he among other things, the transporter 1 Mercedes-Benz Tdesigned.
In 1978 he founded the design office Heiliger Design in Frankfurt , specializing in seating.
Veit Streitenberger, born in 1965 in Recklinghausen and raised in Munster, he studied Industrial Design in Hamburg, Stuttgart and London, among others by Richard Sapper and Dieter Rams.
After seven years of experience in design offices in Milan, Frankfurt and London, he opened his own studio in 1997 ‘Veit Streitenberger product design’ in Frankfurt.
YONOH is a design studio founded in 2006 by the industrial designers Alex Selma and Clara del Portillo. Today, Yonoh is a team of experts with multiple disciplines linked to the different fields of design. The studio provides industrial, communication and graphic design services.
Creativity, passion, responsibility, and discipline are part of the studio philosophy. The design style is clearly recognized by its purity, beauty, timelessness, functionality and good taste. Yonoh designs have received numerous and prestigious international design prizes.
IF Product Design Award 2013
Designpreis Nominee 2013
Delta Selection 2012
RedDot Design Award 2012