Their creations are the perfect synthesis between their different culture and their different studies, so their differences becomes their strength soon. Indeed, Sezgin Aksu is born in Turkey and works in Italy, Germany and France, while Silvia Suardi is Italian but she studied in Milan and in Spain.
Aksu & Suardi Studio
The fame of Alessandro Mendini was born thanks to the many successes he has achieved in his long career in Architecture, Design and Art. From the late seventies to the present, Mendini is one of the most important innovators of Italian design and he explains ideas in numerous essays: he soon became an intellectual and an important writer the subject, leading the most important sector magazines and he wins most important international awards.
Denis Santachiara is a transversal designer who works between the arts and the newest technologies, with a palmarès very numerous: his creations are objects that takes care not only of the shape but also their performance, thoroughly studying their interactive use.
Designer with a international reputation, his constant focus on the search for new technologies lets Jacobson to develop multipurpose products, with a look beyond the simple product design, to give his creations maximum versatility and make them fit to every type of living.
Novembre has gained international acclaim by being featured in numerous well-known architectural and media publications. Paola Antonelli, senior curator in MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design, said about him: “It feels refreshing to welcome an architect who dedicates his work to pleasure and beauty”.
Thanks to his crossing knowledge, Fabio Rotella works as art-director of companies for which he study the image and the design and he works as coordinator of artistic-cultural events. Its source of conceptual ideas and its point of reference are the applied arts:
Gianni Arnaudo is famous architect and designer with a strong creative expression. n 80s he started collaborating with many famous brands, both from Italy and foreigners, and he is still working with them. He deals with design and architecture areas and he receives, during his long career, many international awards.
Born in Sicily but adopted by Milan, Giò Colonna Romano is the inventor of Slide: he is an industrial engineer, a designer and an entrepreneur. He creates many products of our catalog, using his deep knowledge about plastic materials and rotational moulding.
Giò Colonna Romano
Giorgio Biscaro is an Italian designer, art director, professor, designer and entrepreneur. He is famous in Great Britain as one of the most eclectic actors in the Italian design background. Thanks to his passion for research and analysis, he thinks about design as a creative path driven by interdisciplinary rationality and inspiration, where semiotic and material knowledge could come to himself to explain an entire product.
Giulio Cappellini is an architect, designer, art director from Milan. Every project in which he works is his own reinterpretation and interpretation of contemporary design.
Goran Lelas is one of the most eclectic and original figures who collaborates with Slide. He has the same nature of a child and he is a great traveler: his dream about design is to put her childish spirit in every product.
In every area he works, Guglielmo Berchicci has got a double soul: at one side, he loves strong formal expressiveness, on other side he focuses a more conceptual research linked to the synthesis between form and function; his search of new materials and technologies ties his two souls and he introduces unusual features in his design creations.
Ilaria Marelli is an architect, designer, and lecturer at the Politecnico di Milano. She is a creative mind in many fields: strategic design, art direction, product design, interior design.
The philosophy of Italo Pertichini is: "What is beautiful does not always work and what works is not beautiful. Beautiful and useful may seem reductive ... but has always been the essence of Design".
Jorge Nàjera is one of the most prolific designers who collaborates with Slide. His ability to make the most of the potential of rotational molding led him to create multi-purpose and unusual design objects, liked by design lovers and the pubblic.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. In fact, his final goal of his career is to turn everything to a Design object, to influence everyone.
Kazuko Okamoto graduated at ICS College of Arts and then she started to work for BY・STEP Design Studio in Japan. In 2008 she stepped in the world of freelance designer in Europe, and she was active throughout Europe by creating products in Italy, Spain, UK, Belgium, France, Lithuania and Sweden. She continue working on a design as a base in both Japan and from 2015 also in Milan. In her freelance career, she won many international prices, as the Red Dot Award in 2016 and the German Design Award in 2018.
Lab81 is a workshop of ideas and creative projects, capable of giving value to the various forms of communication. The agency was born in 2005, thanks to an idea of Valentino Bedini and Diego Pacenti, and it immediately started working internationally in various areas.
Lorenza Bozzoli was born in Milan. She attended the Academy of Brera, and moved in New York, starting her experience inside the fashion field with the first self-produced lines. Returned to Milan, she worked with Elio Fiorucci and companies like Basile, Camper, Sergio Rossi, Plein Sud. Her interest moves then toward the world of design, articulating her own job through a vast series of collaborations with brands as Alessi, Moooi, Dedon, Dilmos, Pomellato, Tato, Editions, Slamp and Slide. She lives and works in Milan.
Designer of the great international fame, Marc Sadler works in France, in the United States, in Asia and in Italy. He was one of the first student graduated in "esthétique industrielle" at ENSAD University in Paris with a research about plastics and so he became a pioneer in material testing and contamination between technologies, which is his main feature in his career. He won ADI Compasso D'oro award four times, in 1994, 2001,2008 and 2014. His work has been rewarded many times internationally over the years.
Ironic, incredible and outside the common market rules. This is Marcel Wanders, who becomes a myth of the international design. He feels like an ingeneer dressed up as a magician, at least in front of his public. He is a Dutch designer born in 1963, co-founder and art director for the Dutch brand “Mooi”. For Slide, he designed different products, among which there is the armchair “Chubby”, the polyethylene interpretation of the famous Crochet Chair.
Marco Acerbis is a passionate explorer of transverse skills, ideas, tools and technologies to reach the creation of a globally designed space.
Martinelli Venezia is a design studio based in Milan and Palermo, founded in 2015 by the architects Carolina Martinelli and Vittorio Venezia. The studio deals with furniture design, exhibition design, architecture and interior design, exploring issues concerning the relationship between tradition and local culture, the material properties and the technical possibilities of manufacturing processes.
Martinelli Venezia Studio
Graziano Moro and Renato Pigatti share tastes, ideas and dreams: both of them think creativity is suitable for every kind of objects as long as it creates new emotions and feelings in everybody daily life. Graziano Moro and Renato Pigatti say they are in love with Beautiful and Aesthetics in all its shapes since they were children: this is the reasons why they started working in fashion and design.
Moro e Pigatti
After graduating in Architecture, Paola Navone starts immediately to collaborate with Alchimia Group, one of the most advanced Italian design philosophy. Thanks to its influence and her travels in all over the world, Paola Navone becomes one of the most eclectic Italian designers, known internationally. She works as architect, designer, art director, furniture designer, essayist, teacher, curator of exhibitions and events.
Prospero Rasulo has got a double soul: he creates design furnishings and make artistic research. Thanks to his main feature, his activities range up to painting, sculpture and jewelry creation: his works are unique pieces and they are for sale in various art and design galleries.
Roberto Paoli is an Italian architect and designer and he is specialized in little design creations. His careful creative process combines his technical knowledge with a deep performance of materials to innovate and to give substance to products with high formal cleanliness. His studio deals with product design and on interior design and architecture, developing projects for housing, shops and showroom, events and fair stands.
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