Each designer has interpreted the peculiarities of the Jacquard technique in a personal way and each work realised enhances the distinctive features of its author.

STUDIOCHARLIE

Objects have the power to make us feel better or worse, to make our life more complicated or more fulfilled. They can be annoying, invisible or exciting; they can procure well-being or irritation. They are an awkward or reassuring presence. We want to design objects which lower the background noise, surprise by their essential quality and reveal the thought beyond their simplicity. Studiocharlie was founded in 2002 by Gabriele Rigamonti, Carla Scorda and Vittorio Turla. They design for: Atipico, Billiani 1911, Boffi, Bonacina 1889, Crea Cemento, De Padova, Design Editions, Designercarpets, Fantini, Galleria Luciano Colantonio, Lanificio Leo, Lema, Made a Mano, Maru Design Gallery, Mipa, Nemo, Salvatori, Up To You Anthology. They curated the art direction of the textile archive of Torri Lana 1885, of Woven Stories Proposte fair Cernobbio 2019, of the design brand Mr. Frangi. They also work in editorial and cultural projects related to the theme of design such as the project “Designing Grand Tour” with Emilio S. Leo, the book “Torri Lana 1885. Archives and Future”, the AlpFoodway workshops in Val Poschiavo and in Valle Camonica. In 2018, Studiocharlie won the Compasso d’Oro ADI prize with the family of taps Eclipse for Boffi. In 2022 the monographic exhibition STUDIOCHARLIE 20 / 22 took place.

VICTOR VASILEV

Victor Vasilev was born in 1974 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. At the age of 15 his family moved to Israel. He studied architecture at the Politecnico in Milan and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. At the end of his studies, he decided to stay in Milan and in 2004 started his own practice. Collaborations with companies like Boffi, Living Divani, MDF Italia, Antrax IT, Oluce e Falper have resulted in his winning several international awards.
His design ideas are inspired by the continuous search for formal and material purity.
Awards:
2012 – Chicago Athenaeum of Design ‘Good Design Award’ / CTline / Boffi
2013 – Interior Innovation Award Imm Koln / Mamba / MDF Italia
2013 – ADI Design Index / CTline / Boffi
2014 – Interior Innovation Award Imm Koln / Flaps / Antrax IT
2014 – Chicago Athenaeum of Design ‘Good Design Award’ / Flaps / Antrax IT
2018 – German Design Award / SuperLuna / Oluce
2019 – Design Plus Award _ ISH’19 / Eccentrico / Falper

ZANELLATO/BORTOTTO

Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto founded the Zanellato/Bortotto studio in Treviso in 2013, after completing their studies at Iuav University in Venice and Ecal University in Lausanne. In the same year, they presented their first project at the Salone Satellite in Milan, the Acqua Alta collection, which is a tribute to the city of Venice: this moment marked the beginning of a long and continuous research on the relationship between places and the passing of time, conducted through the analysis and reinterpretation of craft techniques linked to the territory. The studio’s work ranges from product design to limited editions for galleries, from art direction for companies to interior design for private individuals. They collaborate with Italian and international companies and their work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions such as MAXXI Rome, Triennale Design Museum and Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan, Somerset House and The Aram Gallery in London. In 2015 they were nominated as Young Talent of the Year by Elle Decor Italia, in 2016 they won a NYXxDESIGN award from the American magazine Interior Design and a Red Dot Design Award for the project Storie per Cedit, in 2018 a Good Design Award for the Bix seat by B-Line.

MIKAL HARRSEN

Mikal Harrsen is a Danish Milan-based architect, industrial designer and founder of Studio Mikal Harrsen, MA/U Studio and Design Editions.
Collaborations and clients include Royal Copenhagen, MA/U Studio, Boffi, Cassina, Delta Faucet, Illums Bolighus, Design Editions, Karakter Copenhagen and Rex Kralj.
Mikal Harrsen has earned some of the most prestigious international design awards, including RedDot Awards, IF Award, Nomination for The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Compasso d´oro Honorable Mention, Archiproduct Awards, Communication Arts Award among others. In 2000 Mikal Harrsen founded Studio Mikal Harrsen specialising in architecture, interior and product design, in 2011 he founded the design brand MA/U Studio in Copenhagen, focusing on interior and product design. In 2017 the majority of the studio was acquired by DePadova as part of Boffi Group. In 2019 he founded Design Editions.

LAURA CAZZANIGA

Graduated in Architecture at Milan Polytechnic, in 1996 she founded her own textile designer and colourist studio. Over the years, she has collaborated with the most prestigious furnishing textile companies, providing artistic and creative consultancy based on accurate research and a focus on contemporary taste. An all-round activity that starts from the choice of the yarn, passes through the creation of the design and structure of the fabric, and arrives at the selection of the colour palette, giving shape to the entire collection project. Also important are the various direct collaborations with numerous furniture companies: among them, Zanotta, Paola Lenti, Giorgetti, Bonacina 1889, Gallotti&Radice, Bonaldo, for which she curates and has curated both the selections and the creation of articles conceived ad hoc for the products.

EMANUELA FRATTINI MAGNUSSON

Emanuela Frattini Magnusson is a Milan-born architect and designer based in New York.
From 2017-2020 she has worked as Design Director at Related Hudson Yards, the largest private development in the US. Prior to that, from 2013 to 2017 she has held the position of Global Head of Design at Bloomberg LP, where she has worked at the intersection of design and planning to create an expression of the corporate culture that matches the mission of the company at an international scope.
She is the founder and principal of EFM Design, an award-winning, multidisciplinary practice established in 1991. Throughout her career, she has created award-winning, top-selling products for leading manufacturers, including her Propeller Tables for Knoll, and a collection of accessories sold exclusively through the Museum of Modern Art.
Emanuela has also served as a visiting faculty member at Parsons School of Design and at Yale University School of Architecture. Her architectural and design work has been widely published in the United States and Europe. A graduate in architecture from the Milan Politecnico, she also holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is LEED accredited and a registered architect in NY State.

GIOVANNI HÄNNINEN

Giovanni Hänninen earned a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and teaches Photography for Architecture at the School of Architecture and Society of the Politecnico di Milano. For over 15 years he has collaborated as a photographer with various Italian and international cultural institutions, including the Teatro alla Scala, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the Pilotta Monumental Complex. His works are part of many collections, both private and institutional. His photographic projects have been exhibited at David Zwirner in New York, Dak’Art 2018 in Senegal, at the Milan Triennale and at the XVII Venice Architecture Biennale.

GIUSEPPINA MOTTA

Motta Architecture, a beacon of architectural and interior design excellence based in Milan, is led by the visionary architect Giuseppina Motta. The firm’s designed interiors blend experience with a refined aesthetic to craft warm, inviting atmospheres, balancing color and detail to create sophisticated environments. Each project is a unique testament to the studio’s dedication to client needs and the cultural and architectural context. Operating on both a local and international scale, Motta Architecture undertakes projects in architecture, interior, and product design, collaborating with a network of artisans and companies to bring visions to life. The studio’s work for the SEM brand, the Néolithique collection, stands out as a celebration of refined materials and intricate details.

EMILIO S.LEO

Emilio Salvatore Leo, born in Soveria Mannelli, CZ, in 1974, serves as the architect, owner, and creative director of Lanificio Leo, Calabria’s oldest textile factory. Known for his focus on low-technology production processes with significant identity value, Emilio cherishes the valorization of mistakes and the unconventional application of technology. Over recent years, he has emerged as a prominent speaker at numerous national conferences, discussing the synergy between business and culture, and the role of design-oriented dynamics in fostering innovation. In 2006, his innovative vision was recognized by Andrea Branzi at New Design Italia in Milan’s Triennale, and he clinched the “Top Italia Business 2009” award from Junior Chamber International. Since 2015, Emilio has been leading the creative direction of the Rubbettino group, marking a significant milestone in 2016 with his art direction for the Designing Grand Tour project alongside Studiocharlie.

OMI TAHARA

Omi Tahara (Kanagawa / Japan, 1977) is a self-taught designer based in Milan. Omi was impressed by the profundity of modern designs while completing his studies in civil engineering in Japan. Soon after, his design work began. In 2002, he was awarded a special prize by the French design magazine INTRAMUROS, then he moved to Milan in 2003 to collaborate with Milan-based designer Kazuhiko Tomita, who was deeply related to Vico Magistretti, and Omi formed the basis of his design abilities through this collaboration. After Tomita, Omi collaborated with Italian designer Francesco Rota in Milan. Omi had practical experiences in the Italian design world through this collaboration. In 2011, he set up his own practice in Milan, through product designs, and creative director for various clients. His creation is focused on the shapes, materials, functionalities, eras, universalities, culture, and more. The dialogues with manufacturers, including each factory worker, are also important for his work. He received international design awards, including the Red Dot Award, IF Design Award, and more.