Keith is an international award-winning interior designer and founder of II BY IV DESIGN and REPUBLIC OF II BY IV.
With over 34 years of industry experience, Keith is an active member of the design community. Keith’s career started out with a focus on hospitality and restaurant interiors, and now extends to residential developments, retail, commercial as well as cruise ships. He has collaborated with industry leaders such as: Thompson Hotels, Marriott Hotels, the New York Yankees, Saks Fifth Avenue, the Four Seasons Hotel and Crystal Cruises. Based in Toronto, Keith founded II BY IV DESIGN in 1990 with partner Dan Menchions. Since then, their firm has seen international success with projects across the globe.
Credited with over 400 awards, II BY IV DESIGN has been recognized as Designers of the Year five times and acknowledged as one of the World's Top 50 Retail Designers. Renowned for their unique and scintillating designs that stand the test of time, their multifaceted studio has celebrated many successful projects and collaborations across the Hospitality, Retail, Residential, Commercial, Product and Marine design sectors.
Keith has been recognized as an International Design Influencer by Design and Display Ideas Magazine and named one of the Top 100 Design Firms worldwide.
Keith’s contributions to the design industry, along with his role as principal designer for II BY IV DESIGN's hospitality and retail developments and REPUBLIC OF II BY IV’s product collections, have positioned him as a leader and influencer guiding the evolution and innovation of products, materials, and finishes while stimulating globally celebrated designs.
Keith is an international award-winning interior designer with over 34 years of industry experience.
Keith’s career started out with a focus on hospitality and restaurant interiors, and now extends to residential developments, retail, commercial as well as cruise ships. He has collaborated with industry leaders such as: Thompson Hotels, the New York Yankees, Saks Fifth Avenue, the Four Seasons Hotel and Crystal Cruises. As one of the founding partners of II BY IV DESIGN, Keith was recognized as an International Design Influencer by Design and Display Ideas Magazine. The firm was also named as one of the Top 100 Design Firms worldwide.
Founded in 1990 with partner Dan Menchions, II BY IV DESIGN is a Toronto based firm that has seen international success with projects across the globe, celebrating many long-term thriving client relationships. When starting the firm, Keith and Dan dreamed of a creative studio that was deeply rooted in design and fueled by a passion for constant innovation. Since conception, II BY IV DESIGN has been distinguished by a resilient and balanced approach that captures the essence of each unique client’s vision.
Inspired to expand their design aspirations, Keith and Dan founded REPUBLIC OF II BY IV in 2012, an extension of their international brand. REPUBLIC OF II BY IV is a product studio focusing on the design and conception of signature product collections with the ethos to create pieces that are more than just beautiful; every collection is characterized by timeless silhouettes with whimsical qualities, making them as distinctive as they are innovative.
Visit www.iibyiv.com and www.republicofiibyiv.com for more information.
Designer and Founder of ideilan, professor at Deusto University
His professional career as a designer began shortly after graduating in Economic and Business Sciences – his specialty was Marketing and Sales – from the Commercial University of Deusto, in 1996. A year later he was awarded a grant by the DZ – Design CENTRE programme, to specialise in industrial design. Subsequently, he furthered his studies at De Montfort University (Leicester, GB), where he obtained a BA (Honours) in Product and Furniture Design.
Knowledge and training have been key elements throughout his career. He has collaborated as a Professor and a Project Supervisor with the University of Oviedo, the University of Avilés and Mondragon Unibertsitatea. He carried out the same teaching and supervisory role while collaborating with the Design Management Master’s Degree at the DZ-Design CENTRE, in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country. From 2008 to 2010 he was the External Expert in Industrial Design at the University of Wales; he maintains a permanent relationship with various technological centres and since 2010, he has been teaching Entrepreneurship and Sustainability at the University of Deusto (DBS). The content of his courses always major on design thinking and they use the very process of the design and development of products and services as the axis of the syllabus.
The work of Jon Santacoloma has been recognised by, among others, the AEPD (The Spanish Association of Design Professionals) who bestowed upon him its Industrial Design Award in 2006. He gives talks and seminars on Design, he undertakes new projects that always take knowledge of the design process behind products and services as their starting point.
Since 2000 runs Ideilan Design. Design Studio formed by a team of highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in the sector. This working group provides the necessary balance between rationality and creativity, innovation, technological knowledge, economic thinking and humanism to undertake projects and to always meet the established requirements. Furthermore, our proximity to and our empathy with our clients, their needs and their objectives is, we believe, one of the strong points of our projects.
Adi Heusser studied architecture at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio and at the ETH Zurich. From 1999 - 2000 and all through his studies he worked for UNDEND Architects in Zurich on various projects and competitions. After the diploma in 2004 he worked as a project architect for Rundell Associates and Duggan Morris Architects in London. Moving back to Zurich in 2006 he worked for E2 Architects and was responsible fir the new construction of the ZGS School. In 2007 he opened the office ILAI LLC with Iela Herrling. From 2011 to 2013 he was teaching as a degree studio leader at the ETH Zurich for Prof. Christian Kerez, and has restarted doing so in 2015 for the chair of Prof. Tom Emerson.
Iela Herrling studied architecture at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio and at the East London University. After the diploma in 2004 she worked for Herzog & de Meuron Architects in London and Basel until 2008 as a project leader on various projects and competitions and was responsible for the published Vol.4 “Complete Works 1997 - 2001”. In 2007 she opened the office ILAI LLC with Adi Heusser. From 2009 to 2013 she was teaching as a degree studio leader at the ETH Zurich for Prof. Christian Kerez, and has joined the team of Prof. Tom Emerson in 2013.
Successful Ukrainian representative of autombile design in Europe. Worked in companies "ArtLebedev Studio", "Scholz&Friends". While studying in Italy on the master course (Istituto Europeo di Design), received a job offer from the Director of the company "Skoda", Jozef Kaban.
Currently working in "McLaren Automotive" - innovator of engineering in road vehicles designed based on the sport of formula 1 technology, a design Studio in London.
I arrived in Milan from Verona. I attended the gymnasium (classical languages) in an absolutely classical way, at an excellent Milanese high school with worthy teachers and healthy principles, which wasn't bad at all. I made up my mind and enrolled in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1958.
Fortunately, in the third year there was a course by Ernesto Nathan Rogers that was called, somewhat curiously, Stylistic Characters. I found it fascinating and instructive. Then in the fourth year there was a course called Furniture One by Gio Ponti, who gave fantastic lessons that were more like conversations
During the last years of university, I did a bit of drafting and model making, especially in the studio that Sandro, who is my elder by eight years, had begun before he graduated.
When I returned, I found out that Sandro had formed a studio called Nizzoli Associati (on Via Rossini in Milan) with Mario Oliveri and Paolo Viola. They were working on a competition, so I helped out as a draftsman, paid by the hour. We drew with ink, stuck on halftone screens, and used Letraset. After the competition, I stayed on and became a partner, and then an associate.
I worked a few years for the National Research Council (CNR) and for Tecnocasa (which was a research institute, not the name of a real estate agency). I produced for them books and studies that also contained a few ideas on how to get beyond the abstract nature of it all. I was considered talented in the organization of design projects and construction phases. I became a designer of construction systems.
When I ended up in the building industry, I worked for the companies Ipisystem and Industrial Habitat, applying what had been theorized. I designed construction systems for industrialized building and for the buildings that used them. It included the production process, execution and project management.
After I got back to my profession as an architect, I worked with my brother on the first house for Alberto Alessi, the Groninger Museum, and then all the other projects of Atelier Mendini, which Sandro and I founded in 1989.
The Groninger Museum was the greatest project I ever worked on.
Serbian designer Irena Kilibarda believes that design can and should always be both functional and beautiful. For her, the two factors should never have to be mutually exclusive.
With this mantra in mind, she founded her own product and interior design cabinet dsignedby. in 2008 with the help of her sister Iva and has been pursuing the realisation of this ethos ever since.
Specialising in highly advanced LED and OLED technology, dsignedby. produces original pieces of statement furniture and products that are as aesthetically beautiful as they are impressive in terms of their technology. Coming from a background of architectural design,
Irena Kilibarda has mastered the art of combining simplicity with classic influences before adding final high-tech touches on her out of the ordinary designs. It is this nod to both the legacy and future of product design that is dsignedby.’s hallmark.
Trained at the Architectural Faculty of Belgrade University, Irena shares her time between her native Serbia, as well as Paris, Hong Kong, Milan and a number of other major metropolis’ visiting retailers, participating in major design exhibitions and tradeshows, and gathering inspiration for future designs.
-Special mention International Design Award 2014 IDA /indoor furniture design (United States)
-Silver International Design Award 2014 IDA /outdoor furniture design (United States)
-Interior Innovation Award 2015 labeled Selection, by German Design Council
-Golden A' Design Award in furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2014-2015 period
-German Design Award 2016 Nominee for Excellent Product Design-furniture
-Platinum A' Design Award in furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2015-2016 period
-ICONIC Awards 2016 Winner, German Design Council
-Interior Innovation Award 2017 labeled Selection, by German Design Council
-German Design Award 2017 Special mention for Excellent Product Design-furniture
Founder of ARTKB – hardware product development bureau.
From 2009 – till now, Founder of ARTKB – hardware product development bureau. Offices are located in Kyiv, Ukraine and Shenzhen, China.
Alex is experienced and goal-oriented professional, he explains that the main idea of the company is in its name: "art" and "construction bureau", that is creativity and technical development. At the moment, ARTKB is the only such-like company in Ukraine and its projects went far beyond the scope of the country. ARTKB team has become an expert in product preparation for crowdfunding campaigns and freely shares this experience with the customers.
From 2014 – till now, Co-Founder of Carrot – first Ukrainian acceleration program for startups, that are linked with the creation and launch of any physical objects.
Carrot provides new product development services for startup teams as well as proposes further engineering, technical and industrial accompanying, assistance in the organization of crowdfunding campaign.
From 2016 – till now, R&D manager and Co-Founder at Hushme - the World’s first voice mask for smartphones.
Date of birth: 18 Sept. 1988
Education and Qualifications
2010-2011 Transportation\Car Design, Master at Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) / Milano, Italy
2009-2012 Industrial Design, Specialist at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (KSADA)
2005-2009 Industrial Design, Bachelor at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (KSADA)
June 2012 - present time - Renault Design Central Europe, Bucharest, Romania
Renault Duster Oroch - exterior details, trunk space
Shortlist of Replicants 2011 competition
Winner of Replicants 2010 competition
Villeroy&Boch special award winner of Vodoparad 2010
Winner of Replicants 2008 competition
Art Jewellery Maker, Founder of Denis Music Jewellery
Date of birth: August 31, 1975. Birthplace: Saint Petersburg. Denis excels in contemporary style. Invigorated by the unceasing exploration of new techniques, materials and forms, Denis goes far beyond craftsmanship by creating what can only be described as ‘mobile art objects’.
Each season the Denis Music Jewellery are presented at the Paris Fashion Week and sold in the concept stores of Ukraine, Russia, Singapore, Greece, Australia, UK.
Before working as Art Jewellery Maker he has more than 15 years experience in graphic design. Worked in advertising agencies, s.a. Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, Ogilvy, EURO RSCG.
Designer, Sculptor and Founder of VALERIY GROMOV JEWELLERY
Passionate automotive designer, worked for well known design studios such as Inovo Design, I.DE.A Institute and Pininfarina S.p.A.
Professor at Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin, Italy for Bachelor and Master programs.
Creator of complete exterior proposals as well as specific exterior/interior elements for passenger cars and commercial vehicles for a variety of clients. Had an experience of working for such companies as Ferrari, SsangYong, Fiat, Changan, Suzuki, Iveco Irisbus and others.
Driven by a desire to create a combination of technology and art.
Educational Manager, international speaker and Design Strategist working on different projects in Communication, Visual Arts and fashion fields in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in creative culture, visual, sound, fashion, design and future trends, innovation and design thinking
Specialties: Managing workteams on design, education and creativity projects
Dean of International Partnership and Innovation, Milan IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Marketing and Business Development in International Higher Education
Development of International Programs and Partnerships
Academic Leadership and University Management
Managing relationships with Ministries of education and regulatory bodies
Development and Management of Educational Programmes
Research and Consultancy about creative and innovative methodologies aimed at enhancing and managing the transformation process.
- business design, entrepreneurship through design, product and service innovation and strategy
- interaction design, service design, transformation design, brand identity strategy
- design evangelism, teaching design methodology to non-designers
- cognitive ergonomics, user research, design trends
- knowledge management, strategy development, change management
- value chain, industrial clusters, open innovation
- graphic, art materials, fabrication process
Scientific Coordinator of Master Program in Design Innovation, Strategy and Product at IED Milan
Federico is happiest where intuition, business and technology intersect. He believes
that the best design is the one that dissolves into behaviors and that questions are
often longer-lasting than answers.
He is the Founder and Head of Design Innovation Center of Midea, a Fortune 500
Company with one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry.
Federico was the Managing Director of Continuum, one of the main global design
innovation consultancies worldwide where for more than 12 years he played a key
role in leading both tactical and strategic innovation programs helping to wrap
business scenarios around people's desires and dreams. He had excelled in the
creation of innovative and meaningful concepts, products and services solutions for
different international clients such as Allsteel, Bic, Royal Unibrew - Ceres, GM, NEC,
Fastweb, Haier, Illy, Imetec, BTicino, Unilever, I-Robot, Medela, 3M, Sennheiser and
Prior to joining Continuum, Federico co-founded uno : uno designers studio, testing a
simplified approach to the product design and exploring the boundaries between
process and persuasion.
Previously he was Associate Creative Director at Frog Design, leading the ID team and
focusing at the convergence of design and interaction. In the early stages of his
career he was a toy designer at Mattel and Fischer-Price.
He’s currently the Coordinator of the the 1st Level Master in Innovation Strategy &
Product in IED Milan.
Federico holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree from IED Milan
Art Director, Milan IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Giovanni Ottonello was awarded the degree in Architecture at Genoa and after various experiences in the field of museum and scenographic exhibits, approached the world of fashion through the study of fabric in its variety of expressions and designs. Giovanni helped to set up, order and launch an event at the Diocesan Museum in Genoa. He worked with the National Gallery of Palazzo Spinola and Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, the set designer and director Pierluigi Pizzi and the Piccolo Teatro in Milan. Consultant for such companies as Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta, Hugo Boss, Mandarina Duck, Rubelli, Conbipel, Carrefour, Artsana, Lancia, Ethos and many others not only in fashion but also in visual merchandising. Food designer for two years at Design Week in Milan, working on a new approach to eat and a new shape of food. His current work involves lectureships and participation in seminars or conferences ranging from graphics, to fashion, from design to photography and contemporary art in various design and fashion institutes. Professor Ottonello is Art Director of IED Istituto Europeo di Design. Some of his collaborations are with Politecnico Milan, Accademia della Scala, Domus Academy, Confindustria Macerata, Italian Cultural Institutes in Moscow, Bogotà, Baku, Saint Petersburg and Munich, Dante Alighieri Association in Nuremberg, Accademy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi (Georgia), FAD School in Pune (India), Ural University of Architecture and Art in Ekaterinburg (Russia), Almaty Technological University (Kazakhstan), Kyiv National University of Technology and Design (Ukraine), Universidad de Los Andes and Tadeo in Bogotá (Colombia), University of Tsinghua, Senmiao, Yingsheng, BIFT in Beijing, NUCH, IDAF in Seoul and many others
Director I+ED Lab, Barcelona + Bogotá IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
He studied Interior and Industrial Design at IED Madrid & Milan, and Master of Design Management at EOI. He started his professional career in Fabrica, Benetton’s Communication Centre headed by Oliviero Toscani. He was promoted as Project manager of Benetton Sport group’s events, which included trade marks as Nordica, Killer Loop, Prince, Roller Blade and Playlife. In 2004 Horge has been selected as one of the 10 best under 30´s Spanish designers at the “INJUVE DESIGN” organised by the Ministerio de Cultura, then he opened his own Design Management Studio www.funlab.es working for companies such a Louis Vuitton, BMW, Jung von Matt, Mercedes Benz, Carolina Herrera… etc. He participate in several exhibits at Mexico DF, Lausanne, Milan, Barcelona and others. Since 2005 he works at IED Barcelona where he is Director of I+ED Lab (Innovation & Education) to developed projects between Companies, Public and private organizations & IED network. Some of the projects are the Solar Bus Stop
Industrial designer and founder of Mukomelov Studio
One of the youngest and most successful industrial designers in Europe.
Leader of industrial designers and architects team, working in a wide range of disciplines: furniture, lighting, hardware, environment since 2007.
Chairman and coordinator of the Design School (de.school) in the Academy of Fine Arts ABAV at Verona
Sotirios Papadopoulos is an Architect, Designer, Production Designer and he is chairman and coordinator of the Design School (de.school) in the Academy of Fine Arts ABAV at Verona - Italy.
He graduated in Architecture from I.U.A.V. - Venice Italy in 1989.
He got his Master's degree in Architecture and Production Design from University of Southern California - Los Angeles - USA in the 90's and after a short period of traveling and working in the Architecture and Design field in the states, he established in Europe, Italy between Milan and Verona city where he still lives and teaches.
he works in private and public constructions, interiors, industrial design, set design, outdoor and interior lighting and he is the founder of a new artistic movement called "Fragilism" founded between Italy, France and Portugal.
He was awarded in various competitions and pubblished in various magazines worldwide.
He is a visiting professor of the University of Florida and he conducted several workshops with the Architecture school of HUST University – China.
Actually he is writing a new book on Design and Arts, called " don't ask - just BE the change".
Украинский графический и промышленный дизайнер.
В Украине закончил государственное художественное училище,
а в 2004 получил диплом транспортного и промышленного дизайнера в IED Турине (Istituto Europeo di Design. Torino, Italia).
После практики в европейских компаниях Дмитрий искренне считает,
что дизайн это искусство удивлять!
Дизайнерская практика Дмитрия часто касается не только самого продукта,
но упаковки и бренда под которым он выходит в свет.
В данный момент работает для различных украинских и европейских компаний,
один из ведущих на первом автомобильном телеканале.
Head Of Design at Automobili Pininfarina, Coordinator of Master Program in Car Design, Turin IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Luca Borgogno has studied Car Design in IED from 1995 to 1998. He has always been truly passionate about
cars and motorbikes and he fulfilled his dream of becoming a designer. He started in 1997 with an
internship in Fiat, then worked in Turin for F&F design , in U.K. For Aka design and again in Turin for I.De.A.
After a freelance experience he joins Pininfarina in 2005 as a designer, after a lot of special projects,
production cars and concept cars he becomes Lead Designer. In 2015 he joins Lamborghini, where he leads
a team to develop a very important production car. He comes back in 2107 in Pininfarina as design studio
chief, and from April 2018 he become responsible of design for a new mobility startup, Automobili
Pininfarina. His experience in IED starts as a sketching teacher in 2002, and for almost ten years he has
been the coordinator of the Master in Car design.
Официальный представитель международного фестиваля креативности Cannes Lions в Украине, маркетинг директор группы DIALLA Communications, продюсер “Дней Креативности в Украине”. Окончил York University в Канаде, экономист. Степень Бизнес и маркетинг аналитика получил в GBC College в Торонто. Опыт работы на североамериканском и украинском рынках в сфере маркетинговых коммуникаций - более 15 лет.
Architect, founder of the Architectural Bureau "Bogdanova Bureau" and design platform "Prostir86"
With more than 18 years of experience in the automotive industry, Michele has worked with some of the World’s leading brands Alfa Romeo and Maserati, Rolls Royce, Zagato, Pogea. As a professional designer, he is available for freelance bespoke design commissions.
He strongly feel the design community has an opportunity to change the perception of how people use products every day. What do they think when they interact with design and how to make someone's life better.
Michele has been teaching for almost 10 years in one of the most famous design schools in the world, the Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD. He has followed more than 300 students to whom he has taught techniques of manual and digital sketching and rendering.
Eugene works in the field of custom architectural fabrication. He manages a team of professional fabricators who have completed lots of unique and complicated projects in the last few years like Ritz Carlton Hotel in NY, AC Hotel in NY, Bank of Canada and National Art Center in Ottawa. In 2019 stunning 17ft height bronze sliding doors have been fabricated for the legendary project by famous architect Eero Saarinen - Hotel and Museum in TWA Flight Center of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY.
Creative Director of Fugitive Glue Sessional professor at OCAD University
Aidin Ardjomandi was born in Tehran, Iran. He received a master of industrial design from the central Tehran branch of IA University. Aidin started his career as a designer and an editorial cartoonist when he was 18 and he has won several prizes in these two fields. He is working in his own design studio as a product and lighting designer and also is the creative director of Arena Design Studio. He has designed. In 2015 he won A’DESIGN Award by inventing a new brand musical instrument, the Celloridoo, which was a hybrid one by combination of Cello and the didgeridoo. Aidin is the member of World Design Consortium, International Design Club, International Council of Creative Industries and the International Association of Designers. He has been also part of jury members of A’DESIGN Award in Italy for 4 years, Archstorming Design Competition, Design Excellence Award and LIT Award and in USA, Asia Design Prize in South Korea and Design that Educates Awards in Germany.
Journalist. Independet expert in media and public relations
Vadim Kostyrin, a chemical engineer by training, yet has long been working in design and architecture magazines. He started in 2003 as an editor (including AD and Interior+Design), and then continued as an editor-in-chief in printed publications. In the last few years Vadim acts as an independent consultant, stylist and producer. He has a vast experience in promoting architects, designers and their brands, and a perfect knowledge of the publishing, architectural and construction markets. Vadim’s texts and footage are being released in books and dozens of interior design magazines appearing in more than 20 languages worldwide. He works with such editions as AD, Elle Decoration, Wallpaper, Salon Interior and many others.
After having worked in the communication and creative field for different style and design offices, she then graduated in Fashion Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.
Upon graduation, she started her career at IED Moda Milan in the didactical area, broadening her knowledge and skills also to the field of special projects, realized with the partnership of different prestigious companies such as: Adidas, Sportswear Company (Stone Island), Nike, Timberland, Vogue Italia, Swarovsky, Aeffe, Valentino, Bulgari, Damiani, Ferre'.
The constant cooperation with the fashion companies and institutions allowed her to become responsible for the Job Placement Office and for other connected activities such as the organization of special events, fashion shows, international competitions. After a period during which she has directed the school first as didactical coordinator and then as vice-director, in February 2011 she has become IED Moda Milan Director.
Professor of Exterior Design in Transportation at IED Turin
Automotive designer from Israel. In the last 6 years he lived with his family in Turin, Italy. His interest in design is purely emotional. He is fascinated with shapes, lines and textures, and the narrative they create. He strongly believes in the importance of design in our everyday life and in the impact that good design is capable of. He is currently working at the Advanced Design studio of Suzuki dealing with many different Global markets and adapting to various cultures and different lifestyles. The blending of his western point of view with the Japanese origins and values of the brands, results in very interesting and surprising processes and outcomes. He currently teaches Exterior Design to the students of the second year of the Master in Transportation Design in IED Turin.