Angeletti & Ruzza
  Silvana Angeletti was born in Rieti in 1969, Daniele Ruzza was born in Rome in 1967. After receiving their Degrees in Industrial Design from I.S.I.A. in Rome, they opened their design studio: angeletti ruzza design. They have participated in a number of competitions, winning both awards and acknoledgments. They work with Italian companies such as: TEUCO, FLAMINIA, AZZURRA, F.LLI FANTINI, GUZZINI, COLOMBO DESIGN, IRSAP, AD HOC, SERAFINO ZANI, NEMO, POLTRONA FRAU, GEDY, R.S.V.P, GSI, GRAFF, FIAM, IGUZZINI, GEL, HOTPOINT/INDESIT, OLUCE. AZZURRA, art direction, since nov. 2007 GSI, art direction, dic.2002 at feb.2006 Among their projects of interior design is the Quinto Assio Hotel in Rieti, and Relais e Chateau Mazzetelli Villa Quinto Assio in Rieti. Since 1999 they are associated ADI (Industrial Design Association). ADI MEMBER Since 2010 are teachers at the IED Roma, with the course of industrial design Since 2012 are teachers of Industrial Design, Università Ascoli Piceno

Antonio Cristofaro
  Antonio Cristofaro in 2007 he graduated in Industrial Design at the Faculty of Design of Politecnico di Milano . He has a diploma in engineering in Aeronautical Engineering at the Technical Institute Giacomo Fauser of Novara. Since 1993 he has been working as project engineer in Enterprises of hydro-thermo -sanitary including Caleffi and M & Z Since 2001 he follows his university studies by working in Visentin SpA where he takes care of the design and engineering of some faucet series ( Free , Speratech , Meaning, Ovo ) . During the same years he has worked as a consultant for the design of innovative products with companies as Giacomini SpA (concept of radiator to Pantograph ) Kone SpA ( some concept of elevator doors ) and Gaboli F.lli Srl ( Iron products , Galileo and Dante ) . Since 2007 , Antonio works in Marco Mammoliti SpA as Design Director , taking care of the design and contributing to the engineering of all products Fabbrica per Acqua.

Antonio Rodriguez
  Born in Spain in 1963, Antonio Rodriguez started studying architecture at the Polytechnic of Valencia. After a visit to a design exhibition in Valencia he decided to study industrial design too at the School of Applied Arts of Valencia where took his degree in 1989. This was followed up with a second thesis in 'Black & Decker tools to use in the home' at the Istituto Europe di Design in Milan in 1992. Back in Valencia in 1992, he followed his own industrial design studio established in 1989, but moved back to Milan in the following year to freelance, as he felt that Italian entrepreneurs had a more highly developed understanding of the potential to be gained from working with design and designers. In the nineties, a growing focus on designing in Milan for clients in Japan soon also developed into a working relationship with the Taipei Design Centre in Milan. In Milan he started a five-year stint of practical, project-based teaching at the Istituto Europeo di Design (2000-2005). Antonio Rodriguez joined Matteo Thun & Partners in 2000 to work on product design, contributing significantly to the development of products in vitreous china for Catalano, tap and shower systems for Isy and the Illy bar accessories collection, among others. Antonio Rodriguez was made a partner at MTP in 2003, where he is responsible for the partnership's flagship activity of industrial design.

Birgit Lohmann
  Birgit practiced as a designer and product development manager for a number of italian architects and master designers, including achille castiglioni, vico magistretti, bruno munari, enzo mari and renzo piano. worked as a design historian for justice departments and international auction houses. as a researcher and lecturer, she has conducted seminars on industrial design at a number of prestigious international universities. in 1999 she co-founded designboom, where she is currently editor-in-chief, head of educational programming and curator for international exhibitions.

Busetti, Garuti, Redaelli
  Fellow students at Milan’s European Design Institute, Manuela Busetti and Andrea Garuti became acquainted in 2003 while studying industrial design. They immediately started working together, taking part in competitions and designing for firms whose range went from taps to decorating and to ceramic sanitary ware. They joined forces more recently with Matteo Redaelli, who also graduated from Milan’s European Design Institute, further enriching the team.

Chantal Thomass
  Chantal Thomass is the only meaningful fashion designer brand with full symbiosis between the brand and her personality. The Chantal Thomass brand has a very special universe which may be defined by these words: Femininity, Sensuality, Chic, Glamour, Luxury, Seduction, Impertinence, that can be found in her collections of bras, merrywidows, garter belts, thongs, bloomers, bikinis, bustiers but also in her pantyhoses and stockings? An unlimited creativity that can be easily identified.

Franco Sargiani
  An architect, he was born in Modena in 1940 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Milan Polytechnic. After an early experience at Studio Morassutti and numerous training periods abroad, in England, Sweden, Finland and Denmark in particular, where he came into contact with some of the most distinguished design and production centres in those countries, he began his autonomous professional activity by opening a Studio in Milan. His interventions range from civil architecture to industrial and interior architecture, from industrial design to corporate image organisation, the latter often in collaboration with Eija Helander. He has taught industrial and visual design at the Scuola Politecnica e di Design, run by Nino Di Salvatore. He has collaborated with numerous other companies, including Alessi, Fantini, Filasp, Fidenza Vetraria, Inda, Emicar, Sipea…His designs have been published in books and specialised magazines, have been selected for the Golden Compass Award and have been presented in numerous museums, including the Beaubourg in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, the Museum of Applied Art in Helsinki, the Kunst Museum in Dusseldorf, the Milan Triennial, etc. His creations can be found in the permanent collections of the Milan Triennial, the Museo de Arte de Sao Paolo in Brazil, the Kunstgewerbemuseum SMPK in Berlin, the Kunstmuseum

Lino Codato
  Industrial design: a commitment to a major human function. Knowing how to extend beyond the individual product, to the modern living environment. A chain of decisions leading up the actual physical presence of an object. The interpretation of current trends and needs in orderto give beauty and function to everyday things.Successful design includes all this.

Massimiliano Della Manaca
  Born in Borgosesia (VC) in 1972, he cultivates all along the passion for the invention and research, the study of materials and production technologies. Winner of major design awards, also at international level, he says about himself: "Every day I devour with my eyes thousands of shapes, volumes, lines, colours, lights, reflections... to safe my insatiable mind. To create a new object, to touch it, to stroke it ... the only way to stop my hunger".

Massimiliano Settimelli
  Massimiliano was born in 1972 and graduated in 2001 as Architect at the Universuty of Florence. In 1999 he began to work as an industrial designer by STUDIO BEDINI & PARTNERS, an architecture and design studio. In 2001 he built up the design society 'IS_in and out space' with the Architect Daniele Bedini and Alessandro Giacomelli and started to work for several important firms such as OFFICINANOVE, SLIDE DESIGN, QSQUARED DESIGN, MANDARINA DUCK, CERAMICHE MARCO CORONA. In 2006 he was awarded in the competition 'FIRST TAP INDUSTRIAL DESIGN' by the taps and fittings firm RUBINETTERIA WEBERT of Novara, Italy. Thanks to this prize he began a collaboration with the same firm, for which he has designed several series of taps and bath fixin. In 2009 he took charge of the place of Art Director of RUBINETTERIA WEBERT. He has been also awarded in several other international design competitions and his works have been published by the major design magazines.

Matteo Thun
  Matteo Thun was born in Bolzano, Italy, in 1952, studied at the Salzburg Academy under Oskar Kokoschka, took his degree in architecture in Florence in 1975 with Adolfo Natalini and moved to Milan in 1978, where he met and started working with Ettore Sottsass. In 1981, he was a co-founder of the Memphis group, the design movement that so shaped events in the eighties. The next year, the Vienna Academy for Applied Arts appointed him to the chair in product design and ceramics. Leaving Memphis, he founded the Studio Matteo Thun in Milan in 1984 and served as Creative Director with Swatch in 1990-93. Matteo Thun stands for long lasting solutions with holistic approach. Architecture means designing the soul of the place. This implies an aesthetic, economic and technological sustainability. It means to create a synthesis of the existing, the purpose and the area. The solution is different, each time. Product design must reflect the soul of the brand. It is architecture of simple, pure and beautiful gestures to serve a daily life that goes well beyond our present life. Matteo Thun has won the ADI Compasso d'Oro Award for design excellence three times and only recently has received the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010. He won the Good Design Award 2011 for Onto, Duravit, the Simon Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement 2011 
Designer Magazine and the Green Good Design Award 2011 
for Isy System, Zucchetti. In architecture and interior design his Side Hotel in Ham

Mercatali & Pedrizzetti
  Paolo Pedrizzetti, architect. Born in 1947. A- level G.G.E. in sciences and degree in architecture at the Politecnico in Milan. He started working as product designer in 1978, together with Davide Mercatali. In 1988 he founded the Paolo Pedrizzetti & Associati studio, with his wife Raffaella Mattia. In 1993, he is one of the promoter of the Cultural Association “ABC Incontri sul Progetto”. From 1988 to 1994 is chief editor of both “Blu&Rosso” and “Bagno&Bagni” trade magazines. Since 1995 works with “Il Bagno Oggi e Domani” magazine, published by Reed Business Information. In 1997 his son Davide, architect too, started working in the studio . From December 2005 to December 2008 he was a member of the Section of Novara Decentralized Commission for the Protection and Promotion of Cultural and Environmental Heritage of the Piedmont Region, appointed by the President of the Province. Consultant for the development of new products and the comunication of some major industrial groups.

Naoto Fukasawa
  Naoto Fukasawa was born in Yamanashi Prefecture in 1956. He graduated from Tama Art University in 1980. In 1989 he moved to the United States and joined the San Francisco design firm ID Two. He worked on a number of products related to Silicon Valley computing and electronics technology. In 1996, he returned to Japan to start and head up IDEO’s Tokyo office. He came up with the design for a wall-mounted CD player, that was taken up and released by MUJI and has proved popular world-wide. In 2004, MoMA in New York selected this CD player for its permanent collection. In 2003 he founded Naoto Fukasawa Design. In the same year he launched ±0 (PLUS MINUS ZERO), a new brand of electronic household appliances and equipment. Since 2005, he has worked on projects with major companies in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Northern Europe. In 2005, he founded Super Normal with Jasper Morrison. In June 2006, the first Super Normal exhibition was held in Tokyo and London. In 2007, he was awarded the title of Hon RDI (Honorable Royal Designer for Industry) by the Royal Society of Arts in London. Fukasawa is on the design advisory board for MUJI and is one of the directors for 21_21 Design Sight. He is a professor at Musashino Art University and at Tama Art University. He has won several prizes for design in Europe and in the USA, and in the author of books about design. In 2007, Phaidon dedicated a monograph to him.

Roberto Palomba
  Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, architects and designers, founded Palomba Serafini Associati in 1994, based in Milan. The high quality of their project is their distinctive mark. They collaborate with the most prestigious design brands all over the world and the majority of their products designed since 1994 is still in production. Numerous awards such as Compasso D’Oro, Red Dot Award, Design Plus Award, Product Innovation Award, German Design Award, Elle Decoration International Design Award attest to their work. "Our goal is to design free projects, able to interact in an evident and immediate way with people who choose them. Our success is measured by the amount of persons worldwide who have chosen to share their lives intimately with our products." Ludovica+Roberto Palomba currently develop important residential architecture, contract, interior and yacht design projects worldwide.

Simone Micheli
  Simone Micheli was born in Tuscany, in 1964, to Massimo, a painter, and Cristiana, an art teacher. A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of Florence University, during his academic years he met important mentors such as Giovanni Klaus Koenig (his thesis advisor), Giovanni Michelucci and Bruno Zevi, with whom he worked at the outset of the unconventional career path that links his earliest training to his professional practice today. In 1990 he founded the architectural office that bears his name, and in 2003, the architecture and design firm, Simone Micheli Architectural Hero, based in Florence and Milan. From 2003 to 2009 he taught at the Florence Faculty of Architecture; he has also taught at Polidesign and at the Milan Polytechnic School of Design since 2003.Numerous monographs and articles in Italian and international magazines, as well as television interviews, have been dedicated to his work.

Stefano Giovannoni
  Stefano Giovannoni was born in La Spezia in 1954 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence in 1978. He lives and works in Milan. He taught and conducted research at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence from 1979 to 1991. He has been a professor at Domus Academy in Milan, at the Università del Progetto in Reggio Emilia and professor of Industrial Design at the Università di Architettura in Genoa. He works as an industrial and interior designer and architect. He has worked with companies such as Alessi, Amore Pacific, Artsana, Bisazza, Cederroth, Deborah, Elica, Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano, Fiat, Hannspree, Hanssem, Helit, Henkel, Honeywell, Inda, KDDI, Kokuyo, Laufen, Lavazza, LG Hausys, L'Oreal, Magis, Maletti, Meglio, Mikakuto, Moooi, Nestlé, Nissan, NTT Docomo, Oras, Oregon Scientific, Papernet, Promelit, Pulsar, Replay, Samsung, Seiko, Shaf, Siemens, Skitsch, Sodastream, SPC, Star, Telecom, Toto, 3M, Toto, Tubes, Veneta Cucine, Vondom and ZTE. He has designed hugely successful products including the “Girotondo” and “Mami” series in steel for Alessi and, also for Alessi numerous plastic characters fo the Family Follow Fiction collection. His bestsellers include the Bombo range for Magis. He designed IlBagnoAlessi One and the PandaAlessi. In 1980 he won first prize at the “Shinchenchiku Residential Design Competition” judged by Kisho Kurokawa. In the same year he won the competition for a square at Santa Cr