Born in 1973 Jon Santacoloma. Founded his own studio ideilan in 2000 and start teaching in 2004. His professional career started shortly after earning his degree in business science; with a specialisation in marketing; from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto (Deusto Business University) in 1996. One year later he was awarded a public scholarship at the DZ Design Centre for a three-year course in industrial design. He later extended his studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, U.K., where he earned a B.A. degree (with honours) in Product and Furniture Design.This knowledge and training have greatly influenced his career. He has collaborated with several Spanish Universities as design professor and project supervisor. He has also taught and supervised in the Design Management Masters programme offered by the DZ Design Centre, in collaboration with the Basque Country University. He has also been an outside expert in industrial design at the UoW; University of Wales since 2008, and maintains ongoing relations with a number of different technology centers. He is currently teaching at the University of Deusto (DBS - Deusto Business School). He's design work has been recognised by, among others as Good Design, the AEPD (Asociación Española de Profesionales del Diseño, [Spanish Association of Design Professionals]) with their industrial design prize in 2006. He has also written a number of articles related to the role of design in a company, its management and its contribution to sustainable competitiveness.
A language of shapes, visually light and constructively smart, works with common materials in new contexts and tries to overcome established forms. The aim is an industrially fabricable product incorporating handcraft techniques in its production. Sustainability comes from significance and significance from an emotion. The industrial artefact speaks a language that is a manifestation of its conception and fabrication. An emotion can only be bestowed on an object if it radiates the emotion itself. The work of German designer Meike Harde focuses on several areas. She uses both an experimental-constructive basis and looks to apply an allegoric-conceptual approach in her projects. She devotes herself to textile materials and applications. Here she tries to re-think common manufacturing technologies and construction rules: she studies the behavior and properties of the particular material in order to apply her conclusions to new possibilities in upholstery, lighting or other furniture construction. Her design vocabulary ranges between reduction and ornamentation and displays a kind of female style which are a contrast to established forms.
Valeria Salvo was born in Sicily in 1986, for study purposes she has moved first to Bologna, where she attended the Art history course, then to Venice where she earned the Master's degree in Industrial Design at IUAV. Her study path has brought her to have a conceptual approach to the project: design for her is research, analysis, concept, critic and eventually shape. She thinks that a "product" comes from a process where choices bring naturally to the definition of a shape. During this process it is very important the attention for details and choice of material.
Henrique Steyer is Brazilian, graduated in Architecture and Urbanism, and post-graduated in advertising imagery and strategic design from POLI.Design in Milan,Italy. He designed a store in South Africa, was on a magazine cover in China and his projects have been published in over 35 countries. He was a lecturer inBrazil's largest design events. He has acted as guest teacher in graduate and post-graduate design courses and also writes about design in two important Brazilian newspapers and in a variety magazine. He is also the artistic director of one the world's largest furniture stores, for which he also designs furniture and concept stores all across Brazil. Between an interior design project here and an architecture project there, he wanders around residential and corporate spaces, and doesn't think twice before taking more conceptual flights - such as the imaginary artist Mark Gary Adams (www.markgaryadams.com), a persona created by him and spread across the globe. With an absolutely global creative spirit, but firm roots in Brazil, Steyer also bets in another angle: industrial design. His furniture collection has a strong playful appeal and has been showcased in Milan's Design Week.
His creations won over critics all around the globe, and innovation is in the eye of the beholder, Steyer's work indicates that he really sees far ahead.
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.
David Ericsson is a Swedish designer currently based in Hong Kong. After graduating with a master degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, he started to work for one of Sweden's largest industrial design firms, where he gradually shifted his attention towards product design. Since 2008 he's the creative force behind VOID Watches. With a technical background, his design approach is often to keep things simple, but with a unique twist.
President of European Federation of architect interior and designers
Studied architecture at politecnico of milan and at faup oporto.
Was awarded some international prizes such as: ida design award in los angeles, adam'o eva, idot. He was also awarded the bruno munari prize by the milano triennale, then selected adi index 2010 and even given the young design award 2011 special mention and wonder design prize at young & design award 2012.
Works and lives in milano, where he works in the architecture, product design and visual communication areas. He has nonetheless oriented his career towards the design field, both in italy and abroad.
Guidone expresses in his creations an idea of rigor beyond conventions.
- wonder design prize at young & design 2012:
for the project best expressing fantasy hallmarks while still allowing for productive feasibility
- bruno munari award from triennale of milan
- candidate for adi compasso d'oro 2011
- selected adi index 2010
- design and design award
- annual young blood _010
- honourable mention in the competition young & design award
Jakob Gómez, born in Monterrey Mexico on May 29, 1985, developed an interest towards design and architecture from a very young age. Completing his BA in Architecture from Universidad de Monterrey in 2009 he began his first commissions and projects from a small workspace within his own home until in 2011 he opened Jakob Gomez Studio. Since then the studio has continued to grow and integrate other members into his team until in 2015 Kob & Co was created with a broader design scope into various fields. Currently Kob & Co is dedicated to make things better, creating innovative products, spaces and objects that generate unique moods and experiences. The union of expertise from different fields generates a constant search for innovation and the imaginative application of materials in hoped of reaching new heights in architecture and design.
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.
In 1995 he graduated from the Milan Polytechnic Institute, as an architect and began his professional career. In 1997 I opened Poletti Studio.
Speaking about my work, this incredible journey that evolves in order to ensure consistency and transparency that have always characterized me.
I always see design and architecture as one and same, referring to "giving life" to a creative idea that is both space and surface, it is the volume, interpreted strong emotional personality.
In the beginning of my career I had the opportunity to work with big brands in the fashion industry (Cerruti, Christian Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Ferre, Mandarina Duck, Missoni, Valentino and Zara), with the brands of consumer goods (Barilla, Bialetti, Olivetti, Sony, and Wind), as well as furniture brands (Bongio, Ceramica Cielo, D. A. S. Radiatori d'arredo, Eurolegno, Faraone, Huber, MD Studio Progetto Lissone e TRE-P&TRE-Più).
I have gained many different experiences, among which restoration and construction works in Russia and Ukraine, where I did my a project was implemented for the showroom Marco Trevi.
I had the honor to receive the prestigious Golden Compass award ADI DESIGN INDEX in 2002, in 2010.
Ana Milena Hernández Palacios was born in the colombian city Bogota the 28 of august 1982. From young age on she developed a creative talent participating in the decorative events from her mother. It was in 2001, at the age of 18 that she decided to start an adventure in Europe moving to Spain. There she worked the first years as a window dresser and responsible of merchandising for the stores of Maximoda. However as she was fascinated by the world of interior design she decided to start studying interior design at the well known designschool of Valencia Barreira. After finishing her studies she worked for a while in an architecture studio where she realized very soon that she wanted to develop her own style. The entrepreneurial spirit of her parents always had been very present and that’s what convinced her without a doubt to launch Masquespacio. The aim with Masquespacio is very defined, design creative spaces taking in count the needs from her clients and involucrate the diferent areas of design with the goal to create added value for their establisments.
Gianni Veneziano, architect and designer, graduated in architecture in 1979 at the University of Florence. In his final thesis he focused on ‘Design of Architecture and Designed Architecture’, with Adolfo Natalini, central themes for his works between art and design that he displayed in many galleries and museums. Between 1979 and 1981 he resided in the U.S.A, experience that allowed him a growth of main relevance for his career: indeed the debate about ‘Post-Modern movement’ was the first architectonic experience of Veneziano. In 1987 in Milan he founded ‘Oxido’ Gallery for art and architecture projects with Prospero Rasulo, now known as ‘Oxido Zoo’. He can boast collaborations with many companies such as Gervasoni, Lumi, Sisal, Barovier e Toso, Ortolan, Fatto ad Arte, Fine Factory and many others. He held courses in several design schools and academies. His works are displayed in many galleries and museums.
Vincent Romeo founder of one of the popular blogs on design - Blog Esprit Design.
Interests and professional monitors the development of the objective world since 2008. He believes that Design has no boundaries, and "nationality" and the design objects can act as a catalyst for progress, innovation, differentiation.
Link to the blog: www.blog-espritdesign.com
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.
Allan Torp is the founder and blogger behind Bungalow5, the primary Danish blog for those who are passionate about decor and design in all its forms, and for those seeking inspiration and unique ways to decorate a modern, comfortable and stylish home. Since 2010 Bungalow5 has been one of the most important sources of inspiration for the decor and design business in Denmark. Allan also freelances for various Danish magazines and newspaper and is a regular guest on Danish TV when it comes to interior design.
Link to the blog: www.bungalow5.dk
I'm Elisabetta Rizzato, Italian creative, Architect & Interior designer for formation and profession, and blogging, trendspotting, travelling enthusiast.
I've studied at the University of Architecture of Venice graduating for a M.ARCH in 2008, while studying for a period at the University of Belleville in Paris in 2005-2006. After the graduation I spent a period of work and study in London, where I specialised in Interior Design at Central Saint Martin's College and I collaborated with an UK architectural firm. My Italian working experience includes a collaboration with a Retail corporation as Store Designer (Benetton Group), and with an Office furniture company as Space Planner for working spaces.
In 2011 I started my freelance activity with a long-lasting collaboration as Architect with a company in Treviso, while continuing to work as freelance interior designer for private clients, including online design services for retail design, workspaces, original concepts and home interiors. In 2013 I've created Italian Bark, an award-winning blog of interiors, design and travels, where I share daily news and finds on interiors, design, travels, with a special care on Made in Italy.
Link to the blog: www.italianbark.com
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.
1973 Born in Japan.
2000 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Master of Architecture.
2000 Worked at Kazuhiko Namba + KAI workshop.
2003 Established Kochi Architects Studio.
2009 AR awards short listed.
2013 The Prize of AIJ Annual Architectural design Commendation.
Aleksey Dorozhkin in 2007 graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Department of Art History, studied Russian painting and graphics XVIII century.
From 2007 to 2008 he was as Advisor to the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg.
Since 2008 he worked as the head of the Russian branch of exhibition projects of the auction house Sotheby's.
Since 2010 - Chief Editor of ELLE Decoration.
Founder and Managing Partner of the new product development bureau ARTKB
Alexandr Nesterenko - Founder and Managing Partner of the new product development bureau ARTKB. ARTKB provides a full range of services: research, design, prototyping, production. Among ARTKB customers - corporate companies (Roshen, Vents, Ecosoft, etc) and start-ups (PetCube, iblazr, LaMetric, Ecozy, Bike Lift and Carry and others).
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.