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.
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.
Ana Milena Hernández
designer, founder of studio "Masquespacio" (Spain)
Ana Milena Hernández Palacios was born in the colombian city of Bogota the 28th of august 1982. From young age she developed a creative talent participating in the decorative events from her mother. It was in 2001, with 18 years old, when 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 different areas of design with the goal to create added value for their establishments.Thanks to this philosophy of work, Masquespacio is positioned right now as a creative consultant's office with international recognition. Nowadays Ana is an influent designer whose work has been published in the most relevant magazines and mass media around the world. Above, part of her time through conferences, courses and talks she initiate people about her own work methods and about the different areas of design.
Valeria Salvo is a product designer and illustrator. She 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. Currently she works in Padua and collaborates with many design studios and companies. More info on www.valeriasalvo.com
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.
Some facts about Oleg Volosovsky, honored architect and owner of LOFT BURO:
2004-2011 – Founding Partner and director of architectural-design office “DF LOFT” lt. Kiyv, Mikhaylovskiy lane, office 9a.
Main occupation areas:
- public building design: restaurants, trade, sport and health centre, office buildings, private housing
- engineering for dwelling and public buildings
- exclusive work with private housing, offices and public buildings.
1994 – Prize winner of National Museum of Ukrainian Art reconstruction competition.
1996-2004 – Creative manager, architect, designer of “STUDIO-2111”,”LOFT_BUREAU”. Public buildings and housing design and realization.
1996-2001 – “Adidas” and “Mustang” networks design all around Ukraine (around 20 boutiques).
1996-1998 – Art-decorator in collaboration with Roman Viktuk (“San Set boulevard” and “Salomeya” performances).
1998 – Architectural monument marshal Konev palace reconstruction and restoration works.
1999-2000 – “DK Promzona” architect and art director . Inter, Noviy Kanal, Tonis, Tet-a-Tet TV channels studios design.
1999 – In the top 10 of prize winners in the INTER`Year 1999 competition, “Public buildings and public catering establishment” nomination (“DK Promzona”, «O’NEEIL» boutique).
2003 – In the top 10 of prize winners in the INTER`Year 2003 competition, “Public buildings and structures" nomination ("SOHO" restaurant).
2004 – Prize winner in the INTER`Year 2004 competition (second architectural prize), "Architecture of public structures" nomination - office "LOFT on the Mikhaylivskiy". Public jury special prize.
2007 – Prize winner in the INTER`Year 2004 competition (third architectural prize), "Architecture of public structure " nomination - "Manhatten" boutique on Vladimyrska and B. Khmelnitskogo intersection, "Leonardo-Plaza".
2009 – Got silver and golden medals for the participation in the "Young designers in the run-up to the Euro-2012" competition, "Integrated solution of public service objects" from the landscape businessman's Guild. Included in Ukrainian rating "Person of the year".
2011 – Prize winner in the INTER`Year 2004 competition with the "Office space design in ecostyle" project and "SPA centre in the Kreschatik hotel".
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
He studied architecture at the Politecnico of Milan and at FAUP in Oporto. He has won numerous international awards, including the IDA Design Award in Los Angeles. He was also given the Bruno Munari Prize by Gillo Dorfles in 2009 at La Triennale of Milan, he was selected for the ADI index 2010 and received honorable mention at Young & Design 2012. He lives and works between Milan and Tokyo, working in the fields of architecture and product design. He works with FontanaArte, Roche Bobois, Nava Design, Bolia, Ichendorf, Serax, Projects Watches, Shuji Nakagawa, Fabriano boutique, Arita Risogama and other companies in Italy and abroad.
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.
-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
Kazuyasu Kochi / architect KOCHI ARCHITECT'S STUDIO
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 2009 short listed
2013 The Prize of AIJ Annual Architectural design Commendation
2015 JIA New Generation Award
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 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.
Fernando Menéndez Cobelo
Turin Academic Coordinator IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Born in 1988, Fernando is a double degreed venezuelan architect and designer based in Turin. With an international background that goes from South America to Europe, he graduated in both Turin Polythecnic and Central University of Venezuela, developing professional experiences at the CRD-PVS (Architecture Research Centre in Developing Contries), Aether&Hemera (design studio based in the UK), IED (Istituto Europeo di Design), among others. He’s now a young professional passioned about architecture, design, communication, research and visual arts
Barcelona Director General IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
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
Coordinator of Master Program in Design Innovation, Strategy and Product, Milan IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
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".
A multi-cultural designer
After studying international marketing in Paris, Berkeley and Tokyo and completing a design degree of interior and product Design at the Domus Academy in Milan, Christophe Pradère continued his globetrotting life by moving to Asia to begin his professional career as a Brand Design Manager for Healthcare brand. He returned to France after three years and joined a packaging design agency to develop its in-house brand consulting division before being appointed manager in an architectural firm with the responsibility of creating a retail unit on selective markets. His career then led him to Euro RSCG Design where he developed creatively and strategically the retail and corporate design divisions that would gain the trust of a host of leading brands such as Auchan, Leclerc, Intermarché or Air France and Peugeot in addition to brands specializing in the world of luxury and beauty products such as Lancôme, L’Artisan Parfumeur, Christofle, etc.
At the end of 2000, he founded a global design entity on the in innovative industries market that he integrates at the heart of BETC Euro RSCG to create the BETC Design agency.
As a CEO he quickly expanded the agency to its current staff of 30 employees. Christophe Pradère has focused his activities on global design and design management approaches in the innovative industry markets for customers such as Orange, Air France, and in creative industries for brands such as Louis Vuitton, Rémy-Martin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, L’Oreal, etc.
Today, Pradère Christopher develops his brand experience through a holistic approach that combines the social sciences and a global creative strategy. By drawing on all the different specialisms of the design industry, he focus his reflection through the brand Rituals (products/services/places). At the same time as developing his agency, he also lectures at the Parsons School for Design, IMF and the ‘Arts Deco’ and carries out numerous assignments abroad.
An art historian by education, author of academic papers, A'Design jury member, interviewer, since 2014, editor-in-chief at BERLOGOS. One of the founders of international roundtable discussions on sustainable architecture. The themes were: Architecture and Sustainability (participants: Julian Weyer, Alberto T.Estevez, Alina Jeronimo, Paulo Carneiro, Tatiana Afonina), Urban Action: material and regeneration (participants: Julian Agyeman, Elena Rocchi, Alina Jeronimo, Paulo Carneiro, Tatiana Afonina), Building with climate and landscape (participants: Paulo Carneiro, He Wei, Jason Klimoski, Tatiana Afonina), Recycling, rehabilitating, reconverting and readapting (participants: Paulo Carneiro, Fernando Menis, Kim Lenschow Andersen, Tatiana Afonina), Women and communities integration in construction and architecture (participants: Cazu Zegers, Yutaka Sho, Estel Ortega, Paulo Carneiro, Alina Jeronimo, Tatiana Afonina).
Has been taking more than 100 interviews with architects and designers, street artists and urbanists from all over the World.
an experienced professional in the field of style and brand building
Since 2011, Sarah has been working as a freelance style consultant for a number of brands and trend agencies (Carlin, CTC (Comité professionnel du développement Cuir en France), NellyRodi Trendlab, ESP Trendlab NY) in France, Italy, China, Switzerland and the USA. Her main clients are in the field of decoration, life style and design and include Agence Fabien Iliou (showcase and showroom design, fairs, events, product launch, principally for the Bulgari brand), La Chaise Longue, Yves Rocher and many others. Between 2009-11, Sarah worked as art director, buyer and scenographer with La Chaise Longue, in charge of sourcing products overseas (Hong Kong, Guandong), designing products, events, showcases and editing on the corporate blog.
Sarah graduated from ENSAD with a Master’s degree equivalent (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris) and studied at Lisaa (Art Preparatory School, Paris). She is also a professional photographer specialized in home interior and still life, working for interior architects and decoration brands.
Architecte d’intérieur, designer Année préparatoire aux Arts Décoratifs de Nice
Dès 1983 collabore en free lance avec des cabinets d’architectes sur des missions partielles et designe mobilier et objets à titre personel. Suivent 15 années dans l’événementiel dédiées aux décors éphémères, multipliant ainsi les expériences: stands, décors scèniques institutionnels, installations générales de salon, lancements de produits, PLV...décors de films publicitaires et d’animation pour enfants, collaboration en muséo, agencements, architecture commerciale...design d’objets et mobilier spécifique. Tout d’abord conceptrice en agence, elle monte sa propre structure “Carte blanche” y assurant la direction artistique du bureau d’étude et la coordination technique. travaille au sein d’agences de communication (Synthèse Graphic, Ayrault & Cie) En 2007, elle renoue avec l’architecture intérieure: restructuration et agencement d’espaces de vie pour les particuliers, d’espaces de travail et sièges sociaux pour les entreprises, design et prescription de mobilier et d’oeuvres d’artistes. ( Galerie P.Mulliez, bureaux Advence, appartements dédiés à la location, siège social de Ginjer AM....).
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.