Born in Milano in April 1960.
In 1979 graduates in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design of Milano. From 1981 to 1984 co-operates with Mario Bellini’s office in Industrial Design and Interior Design. From 1985 to 1994 co-operates with Antonio Citterio in Interior Design, Setups and Image co-ordination. In 1994 he starts his own independent activity in Milano, designing and consulting for some of the most prestigious Italian furniture companies. At the same time he still co-operates with Antonio Citterio, specialising in the bathroom product design.
Born in Bergamo in 1964.
Lives and works in Milan.
Graduated in Industrial design at Politecnico del Design in Milan, after studying at the Art Institute in Trento.
From 1987 to 1997 he worked in the practise of Antonio Citterio as a designer, both in charge of interiors and product design projects. In 1997 he opened his own practise in Milan.
He is actually working with various manufacturing companies, such as Alivar, Arflex, BPA International, Effeti, Fasem, Frighetto, Malofancon, Tisettanta and Toncelli. For the latter he took care of the product design as well as of the general image consultancy and coordination from 1998 to 2001.
In 2001 he coordinated and created the image for our new brand CORO, designed some product collection.
James Irvine was born in London, England, in 1958. Trained as a furniture designer at the Royal College of Art in London, he graduated in 1984. Since then he is based in Milan, he was a member of the Olivetti design studio until 1993 and also a partner of Sottsass Associati until 1997. For the year of 1998 he lived in Tokyo and worked in the Toshiba design studio. Today Irvine's studio designs industrial product for companies such as Canon, Artemide, and Whirpool. In 1999 he designed the new Mercedes Benz city bus fleet for Hannover. In the furniture field his first client was Cappellini. He worked with international companies.
He died on 2013
Ilaria Marelli, architect and designer, founded in 2004 the creative lab ilaria marelli studio, specialized in product, exhibition and interior design. The studio also provides strategy and trend consultancy to fashion and design companies.
Ilaria Marelli has designed products and collections for Cappellini, Cassina, Zanotta, Fiam, Coro, Bonaldo; Dorelan, Bosa ceramica, E&Y, Invicta, Coin, as well as merchandising articles for Lancia Y cars and unique pieces for international exhibitions.
She develops fashion and design exhibit projects – for example the Pitti fashion events – and designs both private interiors and showrooms, like the Aquagirl select shop in Tokyo.
Ilaria Marelli was designated by the Italian Culture Ministry to be member of the first Italian Design Council, and she is promoting the first Italian project of co-housing.
In 2008 Ilaria Marelli has received MILANODONNA Award 2008, “Giovani Donne” (young women) category, founded and assigned by Milan mayor Letizia Moratti.
Ilaria Marelli teaches industrial design at Milan Politecnico and collaborates with Poli.design on applied research projects.
Her projects has been published in art books, and magazines like Domus, Abitare, Interni, Frame, Casa International China, Wall Paper, Surface, and obtained the cover of Elle Decor, Box and a+d+m.
Born in Bologna in 1970, Filippo Marsigli graduated from the University of Bologna, Faculty of Agriculture, then completed his studies in London with a masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the Inchbald School of Design (a.y. 96-97).
During his stay in London, he collaborated with John Plummer and Andrew Perley, working on the design and restoration of historical parks and public gardens. Thereafter, in 1998, he founded the office of design "Mediterranean Garden Landscape Architects".
Returned to Italy in 1999, he founded and worked with “Studio Creative”. Since 2001, he began teaching at the Faculty of Agriculture in the University of Bologna. In 2007 he founded FrassinagoLab, then Marsiglilab (Landscape Architecture Bologna), which are now successful realities in the heart of Bologna, specializing in the public and private green landscape areas; and interior and temporary exhibition design.
Matteo Nunziati opened his interior design office in Milan in 2000.
The product design department of the studio collaborates with some of the most important furniture, lighting and covering firms.
Matteo Nunziati gained several prestigious Design Awards:
Good Design 2011 Award Chicago – USA
Wallpaper Design Award 2011 – UK
Cityscape Award 2013 – Saudi Arabia best Residential Architecture Design.
The department of Interior Design is specialized in designing Luxury hotels, Residences and Private Villas, Wellness Centers and Spas, which have been constructed all over the world. (Europe, Russia, Arabia, China)
In 2012 Matteo Nunziati got selected among the major international architecture and design offices to design the first Trump Tower in India. His projects are published in the most important Italian and international design magazines. For further information please visit his website www.matteonunziati.com.
Danny Venlet was born in Australia from Dutch parents and grew up in Victoria.
He moved to Belgium where he graduated in architecture.
In the 80’s he started a joint work with Newson. Together they designed and finalised the Andoni sales point project in Paddington, Sydney.
Today Danny Venlet’s projects are much appreciated for their design integrity promoting an international and contemporary style
He works on interior design projects both in Europe and in Australia.
Before she studied furniture design at London’s Metropolitan university, Gala Wright read physics at Oxford University. This mixed background explains how her designs elegantly animate mechanics, materials and shapes. While studying she was hired by Habitat to work on their VIP range and helped turn the VIP’s vision into tangible objects. In the meantime Coro added the Loop Lounger to their range. In her London studio she designs and develops products for manufacturers, undertakes commissions and collaborates with other makers and designers.
As well as continuing to work as an independent designer, Gala forms part of the design studio Viable London, who since forming in 2005, have exhibited internationally and with the design museum in London. Viable London continue to build relationships with British and European manufacturers as well as produce their own award winning products.
JoeVelluto (JVLT) is a design and communication studio located in Vicenza. In 2002 it entered the competition
“Opos Under 35” with “RosAria,” disposable rosary beads made from bubblewrap, the studio’s first official project
which soon became part of a number of permanent design collections both in Italy and abroad.
The following is a list of the studio’s most significant events: in 2005 it presented the book Salefino: nuovi sapori dal
design italiano, Editrice Abitare Segesta; in 2006, together with C. Morozzi, it launched the communications project
“Nazionale Italiana Design” alongside a new brand called “CoincasaDesign”; since 2006 it has worked on projects
for display design and installations; in 2008 the Coroitalia project “Saver” received a mention in the ADI Design
Index. In November of the same year the studio presented the exhibition/event “UseLess Is More”–the very first
interpretation of the concept of Adesign; the title was also used for a book published by Corraini.
In 2011 Solo exhibition "funcooldesign" curated by Oliviero Toscani, Triennale Design Museum, Milan.
In the same time “Coincasadesign” project, curated by JoeVelluto(JVLT), received a honour mention from
international jury of XXII Compasso d’Oro ADI Prize.
JoeVelluto (JVLT) currently works in the publishing sector for companies; it also does consulting as well as artistic
coordination for several firms.