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JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ CABRERO
JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ CABRERO - MEXICO
Mexican Product Designer, graduated in 2009 from Politecnico di Milano, González Cabrero works for various well-known design studios in Milan (Matteo Ragni, Carlo Contin, dBID).
As a Freelance designer, he works developing products, graphics and illustrations. He participates in remote educational programs with Mexican universities and writes for design publications in Mexico & Italy. Among his clients are: Codigo, De.de.p, Glup, Made WS, Poli.Design, UASLP & United Pets. His goal is to design emotional, sustainable and genuine objects, rich of meaning and able to awake interactions between users and objects.


 

SETSU and SHINOBU ITO
SETSU and SHINOBU ITO - ITALY
Architects and Designers, Setsu moved to Milan to 1989 and collaborated with Studio Alchemia / A.Mendini and with A.Mangiarotti. Shinobu, after working for CBS SONY moved to Milan and together founded their associate. They develop consultations between Milan and Tokyo for important companies. Their work have been published and exhibited throughout the world and have received numerous awards such as Compasso d'Oro 2011 and is part of permanent collections in important Art Museums.


 

Vaibhav doShi
VAIBHAV DOSHI - INDIA
Studied interior design (2001) and business mgmt from Mumbai University. Designer since an early age, he is now acclaimed in design circles and feels creativity is not bound to just interiors, emphasizing its usage in everything he does.
Vaibhav has worked with several developers and acclaimed designers, and has a vast portfolio of projects, including hospitality projects like Devi ratn, Le Meridien, Sahara star, etc., and premium bars/lounges for brands like Dom Perignon. He has designed boutique residences and large 4000 sq mt. homes. His exhibition displays have won several acclaims, but continues to design small pieces of furniture, lights and accessories. He generally explains that: "Design is not about organizing walls, furniture and lights... It is about the experience to be cherished."
Vaibhav is an avid trekker who loves the adrenalin pump, and also loves photography where-in nature itself becomes a platform whilst dwelling in the intricate nuances of nature's works. He also finds calmness and balance in water color painting. All his creativity is inspired by science and traditional arts. Hence he strives to achieve sustainability in everything he does. Vaibhav strongly believes that Renaissance in Creation is an everyday process.


 

KAIRI EGUCHI
KAIRI EGUCHI - JAPAN
Born in Osaka, Japan in 1980, Kairi Eguchi has been active in the design world since 2001.
In 2008, established Kairi Eguchi Design, with the main focus in Industrial Design, but also provides signature styled and innovative branding and marketing work for clients
2012, with Eguchi exhibiting at the Salone Satellite during the renown Milan Design Week, signaled the start of overseas projects and collaborations throughout the international design arena.


 

ALAN NGUYEN
ALAN NGUYEN - USA/THE NETHERLANDS
Alan Nguyen studied Design at the University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture where he graduated with a Magna Cum Laude distinction specializing in parametric design. Simultaneously at the same university, he was pursuing a second degree in Product Design focused on emerging technologies. Alan currently lives in Amsterdam and works with pioneering design firm Freedom Of Creation. After joining Freedom Of Creation as a product designer in late 2011, he is currently working with 3D Systems on developing an entirely new industry of digitized products as well as the first consumer 3D Printer for the home and an exciting new platform that will revolutionize the way people create and purchase products using 3D Printing technologies.


 

ROBERTO PAOLI
ROBERTO PAOLI - ITALY
Roberto Paoli graduated in Architecture at the University of Florence in 1994. After his studies, he returned to his birthplace Ancona where he studied various manufacturing techniques, such as plastic injection moulding and glass bending, and collaborated with Fellowes, Fiamitalia and Liv'it . Since 2002 he has lived in Milan, where he collaborates with Tucano and with lighting engineering companies, such as Nemo-Cassina and Segno. In 2007, he founded Seminato Mercadante studio and has worked for brands like Artemide, Nemo-Cassina and Muranodue. In 2010, Paoli's project "Freskogel" for Tucano was insert in the ADI DESIGN INDEX 2009 as a candidate for the Compasso d'Oro Award. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he won three times the GOOD DESIGN AWARD with the products Mir by Fiamitalia (2009) Flight Linear lamp by Nemo-Cassina (2010) and in 2011 with Keyra by Muranodue.


 

FABIO ROTELLA
FABIO ROTELLA - ITALY
Architect, born in Catanzaro in 1963, at present lives and works in Milan. In 1989 he graduated in Rome and he holds a Master at the Domus Academy in Milan. From 1990 to 1995 he worked at the Atelier Mendini as a project chief of architectural, design and event projects. In 1996 he founded "Studio Rotella", that it's interested in architecture and design projects; furthermore he is art director for several companies.
Eclectic architect, with the vocation to the research and to the applied arts, used as a starting point for his projects. His works include far-ranging architectural projects both in Italy and abroad, conceptual architectural works such as the Park "ll Giardino delle Religioni e del Dialogo" in Gibellina, Sicily, Italy; large architectural projects, including the "New Airport of Calabria", the Municipal Theatre and Waterfront Park in Soverato.
In 2012 the "Ministero Italiano per i Beni e le Attività Culturali" entrusts Fabio Rotella with a task to design the first permanent Italian Museum in Beijing, "Spazio Italia".
He also designs furnishing and object for several important companies such Bisazza, Buzzi&Buzzi, Slide, Venini, Swatch and others.
He designs and coordinates cultural and artistic events and takes part in several national and international design exhibitions; coordinates workshops for design and architecture schools.
In 2013 He designs a new space inside the 751 district in Bejing, entitled "Italian Living Experience", a factory of "Made in Italy" creativity of the best Italian companies as well as the new office of Studio Rotella and he launches a new home collection "RCollection".


 

GONZALO SAVOGIN
GONZALO SAVOGIN - ARGENTINA
Gonzalo Savogin graduated in Industrial Design in 1997 at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, in Argentina and founded Savogin Design in 2002 in Santa Fe, with customers in the Argentina and abroad. He has taught Industrial Design and computer aided industrial design for students and professionals, and is currently an Industrial Design consultant for the Universidad Católica de Santa Fe, Argentina. His work spans the fields of consumer products, electronics, medical, packaging, automotive, home appliances, furniture and industrial machines. He has collaborated with Mercedes Benz, General Motors, Volkswagen, Room&Board, SouthCone and has won several awards like Premio Arcor in Argentina in 2000 and Best of Market Design Award, Furniture Today magazine, USA in 2009.


 

KURT STAPELFELDT
KURT STAPELFELDT - SOUTH AFRICA
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa; living in Milan, Italy, since 2003.
Graduated in 2006 from the Istituto Europeo di Design of Milan. Thesis project with BM on domestic energy savings. 2006-2007 collaborates with arch. Sergio Calatroni and Bloomscape Architecture, winner of Esprit Design Academy Award 2007, and later founds in the same year GrayscaleDesign, a multi disciplinary design studio focusing on commercial, residential and socially inclusive projects.
Since 2009, Staplefeldt conducts an appointment as course teacher at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design).
Staplefeldt is also a founding partner of Artifactory, an integrated consultancy which operates within the field of design, architecture and communication, with an objective to explore the intellectual potential of undiscovered talents and to promote new ideas and projects.




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