Daniel Libeskind

An international figure in architecture and urban design, Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, unique, and sustainable. Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager.
Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.
As Principal Design Architect for Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL), Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. In addition to the New York headquarters, Studio Libeskind has European partner offices based in Zürich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy.

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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. His Side Hotel in Hamburg was chosen as Hotel of the Year in 2001, the Vigilius mountain resort won the Wallpaper Design Award in 2004 and the Radisson SAS Frankfurt was chosen as the best hotel opened in the year in the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in 2005. The Prix Acier Construction was given to him for the Hugo Boss Strategic Business Unit in Switzerland in 2007.
Matteo Thun was inducted into the Interior Hall of Fame in New York in December 2004 and is a member of RIBA, the Royal Association of British Architects.

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Massimo Iosa Ghini

Designer for the most important Italian and international companies, he has an unmistakable, world renowned style. Architecturally his professional vocation has come to the fore with the design of a series of retail concerns, quality reception spaces and international chain stores including the Ferrari shops just to mention one of the most prestigious.

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Victor Vasilev

Victor Vasilev was born in 1974 in Plovdiv , Bulgaria. At the age of 15 his family immigrated to Israel. In 1996 he moved to Milan to study architecture at the Politecnico. Before graduating, he spent a year as un exchange student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
During his stay in Denmark, he was deeply influenced by the achievements of the Nordic architects both in architecture and in product design. After ending his studies, he decided to stay in Milan and in 2004 started his own practice.
In 2010 he was selected as one of three winners in the Dressed Stone design contest promoted by Marmotech Carrara & Antonio Lupi.
In 2011 he was awarded a first price in the MDF+Cristalplant design contest for his ‘MAMBA’ shelf/desk. The same year marks the beginning of his collaboration with Living Divani and in 2012 he designs a modular containing system ( CTline) for Boffi
The design ideas are inspired by solutions developed for the domestic environment, which represent a major part of the studio’s commissions.

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Francesco Lucchese

"Look to the past to design the present with ideas that peer into the future", this is the design philosophy of Francesco Lucchese, a designer who when developing a project, seeks to establish relations with the firm, thus building strategies. Blending functionality and the thrill of using and owning an item with beauty are the basic ingredients of his way of designing.
All of Francesco Lucchese's projects are designed to become an experience: sensory perceptions are foremost both when using a product and when viewing an installation. The look, the sounds, the scent, the feel. All come together, imparting strength, communicating the project's uniqueness. The architect's work can be seen, both in Italy and abroad, in such major projects as the multiplex cinema and hotel in Sophia, a showroom in Shanghai and one in Brazil. At the same time he also teaches at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan, and his resume also includes experiences teaching abroad.

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Andrea Crosetta

Born in 1968 he grew up in a world of art touched by music (he studied at the conservatory), sculpture, painting and architecture through his studies, first at the high school of the arts, and later at the University of Venice Department of Architecture. During his studies, he constantly maintained direct contact with the labour market thus learning a wide range of construction techniques in such fields as wood-working, metal-working, ceramics, etc. In the early 1990s his first designer radiators went into production and quickly won market acclaim.
Among the various projects, of particular note is the collection of fireplaces and radiators he has designed for Antrax. Indeed, not only did these items gain significant market success, they have also been selected for various awards such as the Compasso d’oro for the TUBONE radiator.

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Dante O. Benini & Luca Gonzo

Student of Scarpa and Niemeyer, Dante Oscar Benini has designed and constructed works throughout the world and has collaborated on projects with Frank. O Ghery, Richard Meier, Arup, Daniel Libeskind.
In 1997 he founded “Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects" which he directs as Leader Partner and Chairman together with Luca Gonzo, Senior Partner and Managing Director. With offices in Milan, London and Istanbul, the Studio has several departments working in architectural design, urban planning, interior decorating, general and nautical design. Throughout the four corners of the globe, the creativity of its staff of approximately 60 people has produced entire urban neighbourhoods, the headquarters of large corporations, industrial workshops, retail facilities and even exclusive clubs, homes, yachts and designer pieces.
The Studio has received numerous awards and honourable mentions (most recently IN-ARCH 2009), and has won and placed in many international competitions; it has also given seminars and conferences both in Italy and abroad. Numerous publications have been written on the Studio's work by such authors as, among others, Bruno Zevi, Cesare De Seta, Ada Francesca Marcianò, Renato Pedio, Roberto Guiducci, Giampiero Bosoni, Maurizio Vitta, Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi.

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Peter Rankin

Born in 1962 to a family of artists, Peter Rankin started designing while still a child. His enthralling, timeless work overcomes the limits between art and practicality, reinventing daily objects, turning them into elegantly sculpted pieces. His projects, both past and present, include architecture and interior decoration, furniture, lighting, household accessories, transportation, clothing, sports and luxury items, corporate brand identity and even royal yachts.

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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. His professional practice has taken him in multiple directions: from architecture to interior design, and from industrial design to visual design by way of communications. His creations, sustainable and always environmentally conscious, are characterized by strong identity and uniqueness. The numerous projects he has carried out for local government bodies and major private patrons active in residential and community building have made him one of the main players in the field of architectural design in Europe.
Recent national and international awards include Best Interior Design and Best Apartment Italy (for the Golfo Gabella Lake Resort project), in the Homes Overseas Award 2007 competition, London, an international award reserved for the best residential property developments in the world; International Media Prize 2008, Shenzhen, China, in the category, Annual Public Spaces Grand Award; International Design Award 2008, Los Angeles, in the category, Interior Design (for the New Urban Face project for the Province and the Municipality of Milan); Interior Designer of the Year at the International Design Award 2008, Los Angeles; Best of Year 2010 in the category Beauty, Spa and Fitness, an award organized by Interior Design Magazine, New York; International Media Prize 2010 in the category Annual Space Club Award, organized by Modern Decoration Magazine in Shenzhen (for the Atomic Spa project for Boscolo Hotels); the TrE Number One Award 2011, Venice, for interior design; the Contemporary Spa Award 2011, in the category, Best Future Spa in Bologna (for the Marina Verde Wellness Resort project in Caorle (Venice).
His works have been presented in the most important international exhibitions and he has lectured for cultural institutions and other organizations and foundations in cities around the world. Numerous monographs and articles in Italian and international magazines, as well as television interviews, have been dedicated to his work

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