Category Archives: Featured Designers

Alessandro Mendini, Italian, (1931-2019)

Alessandro Mendini

Alessandro Mendini, Italian, (1931-2019) Alessandro Mendini was an Italian designer and architect. He was born in Milan in 1931. Later, he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in 1959 with a degree in architecture. He became the editor-in-chief of Domus magazine in 1979 and influenced the landscape of modern design through his postmodern works, such […]

Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro, Italy

Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro, Italy

Annalisa Dominioni and Benedetto Quaquaro founded the studio (a+b) in 2011 in Milan. Their aim was, and continues to be, to combine research and innovation with poetry. They specialize in space design and extreme environments, and experiment by hybridizing space and terrestrial design. They have designed in many fields: transportation design for big industry, fashion […]

Kanz Architetti, Venice Italy

Kanz Architetti- Venice Italy

Kanz Architetti Venice Architects Mauro Cazzaro and Antonella Maione founded Kanz Architetti, a multidisciplinary design office, in Venice in 2014. Kanz engages in design ranging from restoration of residential architecture, commercial interior design, temporary design to product design. Its founders believe that a designer’s work is at the base of the construction of any complex […]

Setsu and Shinobu Ito, Japan

Setsu and Shinobu Ito from Japan

Setsu and Shinobu Ito The Japanese designers Setsu and Shinobu Ito have a broad work experience in architecture, interior, product, packaging design. Setsu Ito graduated from the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 1989 and soon after started collaborating with avant-garde designer Alessandro Mendini, and later with the architect Angelo Mangiarotti. Shinobu Ito graduated from Tama […]

Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978)

Jindrich Halabala-Czechoslovakian designer

Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978) Jindrich Halabala was born in the Czech town of Koryčany in 1903. He became one of the most significant Czech furniture designers of the 20th century, having significant influence over the design trends of the interwar and postwar periods. Education Halabala began his education as a furniture maker in his father’s joinery […]