D E S I G N E R S

BBMDS

BBMDS was established in 2010 by like-minded designers Alessio Baschera, Fabio Brigolin and Matteo Mocchi, creating an evolving design studio focused on challenging norms and exploring new territories. Thanks to their passion and dedication, but also their strong responsive attitude, BBMDS designs spaces and products for niche brands but also large global companies. Throughout a process based on research and led by ideas, the designers care about different projects approaching each case as an opportunity to develop creative and specific solutions through a constant discussion with customers. Projects ranges from temporary spaces to product design, cultural exhibitions, events settings, trade show display, store concepts, showrooms and also everyday objects, furniture, lighting both targeting domestic and international brands. BBMDS designers hold lectures and workshops at NABA Milano, Università Cattolica, IAAD Torino, IUAV Venezia, NKF Oslo and Politecnico di Milano; the studio is also listed as innovators in the Audi Innovative Thinking project.

Sebastiano Tosi

Sebastiano Tosi was born in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1980. After graduating in Industrial Design at Milan’s Politecnico, he started his professional career in Marc Sadler’s Design Studio where he worked on a very diverse range of projects – from design to architecture – for such companies as Ideal Standard, Ernesto Meda, Caimi Brevetti, L’Invisibile, Aerodinamica, Crassevig and Il Gufo. During this period, he learned about composite materials and fibres.
In 2008 he joined Studio Gooris, focusing on product and concept design for such companies as Alessi, Ferrero, Target, Levis, JC Penny, Foreverlamp, Oras, EQ3 e many others.
In 2009 with Alessandro Ruffini of studio 9010.ch he specialized also in the production of photo-realistic 3D rendering and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)
In 2010 he became a partner at Bombol, a design brand of baby products, where he was responsible for development and production.
Since 2013 Sebastiano has been in charge of product development, management and coordination in the Far East for the A-style brand.
During the same year he opened a new office in Lugano focusing on product development, retail and interior design.

Elena Salmistraro

Product designer and artist, Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. She graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2008. She has worked as a product designer and artist/illustrator for various companies in the creative industry, such as Seletti, Bosa, Yoox, Okinawa, Alla’s. She was chosen to take part in “The New Italian Design”, a travelling exhibition hosted by Triennale Design Museum and curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and Andrea Branzi, with stopovers in San Francisco, Santiago de Chile and Cape Town. Her works were exposed during “The New Aesthetic Design”, an exhibition at the Shanghai Biennale in 2013. In 2015 took part in the exhibition “ANIMAlità” curated by Silvana Annicchiarico in collaboration with Bosa Ceramiche at Triennale of Milan.

Studio job

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel founded Studio Job in 2000 after graduating from the Dutch Design Academy in Eindhoven. In the 15 years since then, they have developed into the contemporary pioneers of personal expression. Traditional and modern techniques are combined to produce unique objects so popular for their iconic, heraldic and cartoon-like style. Works by Studio Job can be found in more than 40 museums worldwide. Proclaimed one of the most influential design teams by the Financial Times, Studio Job is passionate about building up an oeuvre that is becoming increasingly extravagant in its details and increasingly personal. The motto is Maximalism, the aim to put fiction in charge. All Studio Job projects are distinguished by a love of detail, freedom of expression and blend of 2D and 3D.

Alistair Law

Alistair Law is a British designer. Trained as a structural engineer in world renowned engineering company Arup, working on projects like the new Centre Pompidou by Shigeru Ban before returning to Paris to study industrial design at ENSCI Les Ateliers. His approach combines a minimal aesthetic nourished by his childhood in Scandinavia with a complexity inspired from nature. Light whether natural or artificial is a source of inspiration and influences all his projects. He creates objects that are intended to surprise, that are not always obvious, that put a smile on people’s faces. He builds on his structural skills to give a certain lightness to his work which crosses both architecture and design.

Gio Tirotto

“I act in order to be a bridge that connects thought and message, unavoidable goal of my artistic language”.
Everything he designs comes from the attention towards what’s around him, living or inanimate. If there is a limit between art and design, he tries to erase it and re-design all the existing complicity among human beings and objects. This is the reason why he believes that rituals, memory and imagination are often the essential function of things. In 2012 he establishes PADIGLIONEITALIA with Alessandro Zambelli, where the research project is the basis for the exhibition held every year during the Milano Design Week. In 2007 OPOS selects the RIGHELLO project, mentioned later in 2013 in the book by Chiara Alessi “Dopo gli Anni Zero” (After the Zero Years) in the Messaggeri designers category.

Alessandro Dubini

Alessandro Dubini is an Italian designer. After studies in design and architecture in Milan, and a degree in engineering, he opened his first studio in Como, Italy. Since 2004 Alessandro Dubini Studio is based in Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco). Alessandro’s work is intuitive and eclectic, characterised by elegance often matched with a playful, magic touch. He redefines decorative arts for the contemporary age, uses innovative technologies and materials with remarkable design sensibility, and creates atmospheres and objects with a strong emotional effect. Curious and creative, Alessandro moves freely from design to architecture, from art direction to art installations.

Cristina Celestino

Cristina Celestino was born in 1980 in Pordenone. In 2005, she graduated in Architecture at the IUAV University of Venice. After collaborating with several architectural firms, including architect Carmassi in Florence, she shifts her focus on interior architecture and design partnering, among others, with Sawaya & Moroni. Since 2009, she has been developing her own production of furniture and lamps under the name of “ATTICO”, based in Milan. Represented at the most important trade fairs and international galleries, she founded the basis of her work on observation and research, both of the old production and everything that concerns the new cross-cutting creative fields such as fashion-art-design. Common to all projects are the defined geometries and rigor in combination with a subtle interplay on the attitude of traditional forms of use which, through small variations, change the direction of the object and load it with different meanings.

Héctor Serrano

Héctor Serrano studied Industrial Design in Valencia, then moved to London for a master’s degree in Product Design at The Royal College of Art. Design office was founded by Héctor in London in 2000. Our projects combines innovation with the communication of familiar ideas in unusual and inventive ways. The exchange between products and laboratory work giving rise to successful and long lasting projects. We’ve received different awards such as the Peugeot Design Award, the Premio Nacional de Diseño No Aburridos, the second prize for the New Bus for London competition with Miñarro García and Javier Esteban and Designer of the Year 2009 by AD magazine. Our products have been exhibited at the V&A in London, the Cooper-Hewit National Design Museum in New York and the Central Museum of Amsterdam.

Lorenzo Petrantoni

He was born in Genoa in 1970. After studying graphic arts in Milan, he moved to France to work as Press Art Director at Young&Rubicam. After his return to Italy, he worked with some of the greatest communication agencies. He then fully dedicated his time to his illustrating career. His passion for graphic design and his fascination for the 18th century combine in his illustrations, taking inspirations from textbooks and dictionaries dating back to that period. He created campaigns for prestigious brands, worked with international magazines and has had exhibitions all around the world. He is a member of the 59ème Demi Brigadede Ligne in Marengo.

Note design studio

To note something, to get noted: we are named after what we try to achieve. We like to pay attention to our surrounding, and try to create things that make others to do the same. By looking at what is unique in every project and emphasizing that, we transform non-material values into tactile objects and spaces. We work within the fields of architecture, interiors, products, graphic design and design direction. Note is a internationally renowned design studio from Stockholm. We are Alexis Holmqvist, Alexis Holmqvist, Susanna Wåhlin, Johannes Carlström, Kristoffer Fagerström and Cristiano Pigazzini.

Maxime Ansiau

He was born in France (Paris 1972), studied Art and Design at the University of Brighton (UK 1994/1998) and then moved to the Netherlands to follow a Master of Art programme at the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam 1998/2000). Currently he’s still in the Netherlands, where he set up his own studio in Rotterdam.

CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio

CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio is a multidisciplinary team founded by Thanos Zakopoulos and Katia Meneghini. The studio operates internationally in the field of contemporary art and design with a creative vision which is not limited by a specific framework developing thus work that ranges from product and space design to case specific art projects and installations. With the use of semiotic tools within the creative process the studio proposes forms which surpass common aesthetic values working on a cognitive level. The concept behind each project is to inspire a responsible awareness through the “added value” that art has for society with a special attention to issues of environmental impact.

Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba

He was born in 1976 in Massalombarda, Italy. He attended the Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts. Soon he begins to create unique pieces of design in parallel with a production of art, but step by step the two careers are beginning to become contaminated. Connections between Man and Nature are his favourite theme. He loves thinking about his work as a direct continuation of what he used to do when he was a child, playing with everything he founds, and create what her mind immagine, taking ideas from the same sources he created while playing:stones, branches, crystals and fossils. The main inspiration come from nature and its life principles. He learned from Art how an idea could be elegant, that’s why he’s always looking for pure concepts and summary.

Antonio Arico

Graduated from the Polytechnic School of Milan and Alta Scuola Politecnica, Antonio displayed from an early age an interest and energy in finding his own language and way to define his love for design. His work has already been shown around Europe: in Germany at the DMY, in Italy during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, in Turin for the WABI SABI show, in Poland in the ceramic museum of Design Centrum Kielce and in France at the Maison & Objets. His two latest collections ‘Back Home’ and ‘Taste of Wood’, on show during Milan Design Week 2013, were a great success. Antonio Aricò always gives to his products a story and a personality, for him design encompasses many different values, concerning both objects and people.

Alessandro Zambelli

Alessandro Zambelli was born in Mantua in 1974. He specialized in “Industrial Design and Technique of Materials” at the Cova Foundation of Milan in 1998. His objects have been selected for exhibitions in Europe, United States and Japan. In 2011 he win the European Consumers Choice Award, with Palace and in the 2012 NYIGF Award with School Joke Chair. His creative personality has intersected innovation and reflection searching the dialogue between the essence and the irony. Creates objects that leave the format, finding the energy to talk to the memories and keeping alive the memory of the past.

Emanuele Magini

Emanuele Magini was born in Arezzo. After having finished his studies at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, he obtained a degree in Industrial Design at the Politecnico of Milan. He also worked on scenography and Set design for Disney Italy, in 2003 he participated in the 11th Biannual Young Artist of the Mediterranean in Athens. His projects have received awards and international recognition such as Good Design Award at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago, the IF product design award and the ADI design index. He is and exprert at the Politecnico of Milan, worked and collaborates with many companies such as: Heineken, Seletti, Bormioli Rocco, Campeggi, Gruppo Sintesi, Fiera di Verona.

Alessandra Baldereschi

Alessandra Baldereschi was born in Milan in 1975 and graduated with a Master’s degree at Domus Academy in Milan in 2000. Her projects range from bijoux and fashion to lighting and furnishing. She has taken part in various editions of Salone Satellite. Her exhibitions include Saint Etienne Biennal, Eindovhen DesignHuis museum, Milan Triennale, Seoul Design Festival and Moss Gallery in New York. She has a fresh, new, narrative talent fuelled by naturalistic references.

Studio AMeBE

AMeBE is an Italian design duo. Founded in 2008, the independent “Studio Amebe” communicates their founder’s soul and sense of humour, to be taken with extreme seriousness. Lots can be said about them, except that their static or “amorphous”. Rather, they assume the versatility of an amoeba: dynamically mutable and perpetually transforming.
Always balancing between madness and rationality, order and disorder, head and heart, Sacred and Profane, AMeBE’s projects always hold a distinguishing mark that makes them unique.
Amebe Studio’s work ranges from the production of limited-edition art and design pieces to collaborations with major Italian and International Design firms and Creative Directions in the Industrial and Visual Design industry. In addition, Studio AMeBE realize their own independent design productions and brand to product development for third parties.
Their ability and research brought them to work closely with artist-designer Gaetano Pesce, and to hold speeches at the Domus Academy in Milan and at the Shanghai Normal University in Cina. Alongside with winning first prizes and earning special mentions at several Design competitions (DeiSign, Designboom ecc) the AMeBE duo won relevant awards such as two Red Dot Design Awards, the Movin’Up Award for Young Italian Artists abroad, and a Young Talents competition sponsored by Bombay Sapphire. Their projects have been exhibited at prestigious locations such as the Space Time Exhibition in San Diego (USA), the Chelsea Art Museum in New York (USA), the Interieur Biennale in Kortrijk (Belgium), the Triennale in Milano (Italy), the Red Dot Design Museum (Germany and Singapore), the Fuori Salone 5vie District in Milan (Italy), the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries in NY (USA) and the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan (Italy).
The AMeBE, Alessandra Mantovani (1983) and Eleonora Barbareschi (1984), define themselves as highly complementary and essential to one another.
«We love giving birth to ideas, one is the “bomb” and the other the “fuse”, we give our best together, united we light.»