Alessandro Mendini is an Italian architect, and was born in Milan. He has been editor-in-chief of the magazines Casabella, Modo and Domus. Monographs on his personal work and the projects he made in conjunction with the Alchimia group have been published in different languages. Alessandro Mendini makes design objects, furniture, interiors, paintings, installations and architecture. He produces work with international manufacturers, and is also a consultant for the image and art direction of companies in Europe as well as the Far East.
Graduated from the ENSCI in 1990, Jean-Marie Massaud has run a quest for synthesis, reduction and lightness since his first intuitions. He has been working all kind of design fields, from furniture to industrial product and equipment. In 2000, he founds Studio Massaud and expands his expertise to architecture and brand development. He collaborates with various brands such as B&B Italia, Axor Hansgrohe, Dior, Poltrona Frau, Lancôme or Renault. Denying trend and fashion, Jean Marie prefers questioning the existing, working out on progress and eventually proposing answers to contemporary stakes.
EDWARD BARBER & JAY OSGERBY
Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their London-based studio in 1996. Their diverse body of work spans industrial design, furniture, lighting and site specific installations as well as limited edition pieces and public commissions,… They are currently working with many manufacturers including Knoll, Vitra, B&B Italia, Cappellini, Venini, and Flos. Their work is held in permanent museum collections around the world including V&A and Design Museum in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Art Institute of Chicago.