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Upon obtaining her degree in Literature, Gunilla Zamboni (Gupica) continued to study in Florence focusing on the art of fresco and mural painting, completing her studies with a master degree in Peintre en Décor in Versailles, France. She later specialized in interior design at IED in Milan. Gunilla worked with Italian and French masters, honing the secrets and techniques of decorative painting in France and the study of design in Italy. In 2010 she founded Gupica, a creative studio that develops projects through multi-disciplinary methods such as: decorative arts, interior design, product design, traditional handcrafts and modern techniques. She evolves projects for private clients and companies with her creative vision. Her attention to detail and the combination of contemporary and traditional codes characterize her projects. BIO
4P1B is a collective design studio that works in the world of design with the belief that everything is a project, for this reason works range from the world of furniture to lighting, to installations and o retail. At the heart of 4P1B's work is the design method and the constant search formal, functional, commercial and innovative solutions.
D is a design and illustration studio based in Berlin. Born from the union of two personalities with the goal to meet, to defile, to experiment, combine ancient and modern, manual instinct and maniacal precision, passion and work.
Alhambretto + Am Prod
Alhambretto is a design studio that operates on the field of product, interior and graphic design following the right balance between functionality and poetry. Projects by Alhambretto take a critical look to the past and recover traditional know-how techniques from a contemporary viewpoint.
Alessandro AM PROD, illustrator and graphic designer living in Bologna, has been selected under the young illustrators category for the Iceberg 2009 awards and, for the last two years, is listed in the Italian Illustrators Annual promoted by the Autori di Immagini association.
Marika Baldoni left Italy for the USA when she was 23. Here she began a training path which resulted in her setting up in business as a visual stylist and freelance window dresser.
Back in Italy, she strengthened her close cooperation with Julian Fashion, a well-known boutique in Milano Marittima.
Thanks to her creative versatility and multifaceted nature, Marika dedicates her time to projects, window-dressing, spectacular window set-ups and installations of strong visual impact.
Xavier was born in Copenaghen 220 years ago, he is fairly exaggerated. He lives with his portable computer which he keeps in a red case, he travels the world, sees things and translates them into images which take on life one way or another.
Design, for Wladimiro Bendandi, is the solution to remain connected with the playful aspect of the experimentation. Thanks to the passion for creativity he starts to collaborate as free lance illustrator in several agencies, immediately after the graduation in visual and design communication.
During these years he is in charge of the various steps of the graphic design, multimedia publishing, environmental design and brand identity, with a particular attention to the contaminations coming from his parallel experience as installation artist.
Today Wladimiro Bendandi is a freelance designer and keeps on projecting with the belief that a valid project is a common right and that the design must interact in our "everyday" life in a continuous research and brainstorm.
Photographer, founder and art director of Wall&Decò
Christian Benini began his career as a portrait photographer and then went on to specialise in fashion and publicity photography. He has worked in close conjunction with advertising agencies and fashion houses in Italy, the United Kingdom and the USA.
His interest is increasingly more precisely focused on the photography of interiors.
Thus a path of research began which is still in progress and which resulted in his setting up Wall&decò, a project which combines photography and design in constant evolution.
Bertero Panto Marzoli
The sum total of three personalities creating a common language; an amalgamation of their own thoughts, bringing together the great design traditions with technology and sophistication while keeping an eye to the future. The inquisitiveness shown by Bertero, Panto and Marzoli in their approach to brands and international projects over the last fifteen years has brought about ideas with strong semantic characteristics and are the result of their individual sensitivities.
Alessandro Ruga, designer, graduated in 2006 at Politecnico di Milano as furniture designer and shortly afterwards starts collaborating as project manager at VC-A architecture and communication design studio in Milan. Carlotta Perissinotto, architect, graduated in 2007 at I.U.A.V. Venice in restoration architecture.
In 2007 they move to London for a professional experience with Poliform where they work as interior and furniture designers. In 2009 they move back to Italy and start their careers as freelance designers and from 2010 they begin to co-sign projects as CASA1796. Currently they collaborate with design studios and companies operating in the field of furniture as designers for product development, exhibition stands, contract, showroom layout and also performing as advisors and designers for business communication, especially in corporate image and catalogues.
Artists / Designer
CTRL ZAK is a hybrid studio that integrates different disciplines and cultures. The founders, Katia Meneghini and Thanos Zakopoulos, are both artists and designers in their own right. The Italian-Greek duo's creations are inspired by their travels and experiences around the world and by their own rich cultural backgrounds. The studio creates artworks, objects and spaces but– above all– situations where people can come together in order to make what really matters: human relations. CTRLZAK's projects and extensive research into tradition and cultural context create a new hybrid future by learning from the past. Each project is a story waiting to be told, with a multitude of forms and endings. Each one experiments with diverse methods of narration where irony and symbolism go beyond aesthetics and functionality, in order to activate mechanisms of reflection.
Lorenzo De Grandis
Responsible of visual communication for important interior design companies.
Lorenzo De Grandis's works inspires ideas and stories. Emotion driving to create atmosphere with shapes and functions, effective solutions and projects. Textiles, graphic design, interiors and further sensation.
A multidisciplinary study with an ambition: to capture the rhythm and the aesthetics of time. To see what inspires, what elevates, what activates.
De Meo + De Bona
Architects / Designer
Luca and Dario, architect and designer, meet on the road between Milan and the Italian Veneto region and begin a collaboration that draws inspiration from the trip, to produce marks and drawings that respond to the needs of the contemporary home interiors. They collaborate with prestigious furnishing, lighting and decor companies, looking after art direction, concept and product development. A research in micro and macro scale that reviews and merges different spheres: architecture, design, graphics and art, to create innovative environments and objects, but able to tell stories and stir emotions.
A long training period in the field of architectural conservation allowed her to gain direct contact with the artworks of famous artists, paintings and frescos of great artist and architectural impact and value.
Her knowledge of materials and execution techniques, which recall traditional settings, are conveyed through a determined style, without academic formalisms, at times graceful, but always characterized by a ruvid material trait. Projected towards scenographic decoration, her works are carried out with architects and designers and consist in the creation of residential and commercial spaces with strong retrò atmospheres and slight bohemian tastes.
María Gómez García
As owner and director of Estudio PAM – a creative studio – has been developing artwork for different usages and materials such as chairs, wallpapers, doors, tables, textiles, among others, for clients based in Spain, Italy, Brazil and US. Previously, has worked for companies and brands such as Le Lis Blanc (Brazilian fashion and housewear brand) or ZARA (Spain). With more than 10 years of experience, has collaborated as visual coolhunter and shopping in cities in different continents (London, New York, Paris, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Hong Kong). All of her drawings and illustrations are handmade created and reflects her professional experience, cosmopolitanism and passion for artwork.
Sylva Gortana trained at the European Design Institute in Milan and at Canberra University in Australia.
After brilliantly ending her university career she began working with architectural firms, designing exhibitions, stands and events.
After obtaining a master in Hotel Design at the Domus Academy of Milan, she began specialising in the design of luxury hotels, wellness centres and SPAs.
The constant search for the right aesthetic synthesis between space and matter represents the balance at the bottom of her projects in which design interacts with history, the evolution of taste and fashions, while playing with shapes and functions.
Alessandro Gottardo (aka Shout)
Alessandro Gottardo, also known by the name of Shout, he lives and works in Milan. Highlights of his career include cooperating with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Penguin Books, Volkswagen, Barclays, ENI, Nokia, United Airlines. He has received numerous international accolades: between 2006 and 2007, his publishing company 27_9 produced the books "Jetlag" and "Jetlag 2", in 2010 "Mono Shout", a monographic work on the first 10 years of business activity and in 2011 "DAZED". By means of an operation of subtraction and image synthesis, Shout makes his illustrations small conceptual works, in which, rather than showing, he builds up immediately perceptible messages.
Interior Designer and Art Director
After 12 years as advertising agent in numerous agencies, Tommaso fully focused on his natural activity: express himself through graphic arts.
His work field takes him around the world and changes constantly:
from the road, with exhibitions and urban furniture site specific for interiors, where he ranges from wall decorations to complete interior design projects.
His path constantly evolves, and consists of an open dialogue with places and objects.
Antonella attends the Mosaic State Art Institute in Ravenna. Since 1983, she has been taking part in both solo and collective art shows and, in 1987, using recycled no-cost materials, she began making fashion accessories, setting up a small company.
The recycling philosophy pervades her entire artistic production which continues alongside her fashion industry activities and which has resulted in the creation of numerous works.
She has also collaborated with textile and ceramic manufacturers as free-lance decorative designer and with publishing companies as illustrator of fantasy books.
Antonio Marras was born in Alghero, on Sardinia. The island has always deeply influenced his aesthetic. His fashion debut was the result of a lucky chance. In 1987 a fashion house in Rome asked him to design a prêt-à-porter collection. Their invitation was due to his dual baggage of skills: cultural – Marras has always involved himself in every form of artistic/creative expression – and technical based on his know-how of materials and forms. He debuts with his prêt-à-porter in March 1999 in Milan and in 2003 LVMH, the French luxury goods group, invites him to be the artistic director of the Kenzo fashion house till 2011. With his headquarters in Milan, Marras made a fundamental choice, both sentimental and artistic: he will never give up living where he was born, to Alghero always returning in pursuit of creativity, inspiration and material for his expressive universe.
He is a shop window dresser, stylist, florist, with an artistic flair, a lot of creativity and a strong poetic streak.
He has years of experience in shop window dressing and retail premise decoration for several companies.
His true passion is flowers.
He is an all-round professional who has expanded and revisited his floral knowledge to create bespoke paper flowers for the Rinascente department store in Milan.
Since then his flowers have been shown in magazines and displayed in showrooms, event settings and wallpapers.
Draga Obradovic + Aurel K. Basedow
She is of Serbian origin while he is from Germany – they find in Italy the right soil for their artistic expression.
Draga refined her painting technique directly on canvas during the years that allowed her creating a collection characterised by a unique design where colour, pattern and matter meet in a harmonic union.
Aurel K. chooses to exalt the potentials of resin, resorting to a strong pictorial expression.
The mutual understanding, in addition to a personal level, became also professional in 2007: living and developing together the common passion for modern art, the artistic affinity grew with them, leading the couple to undertake a common research, study and sharing path that led them to cooperate with the most prestigious international brands, like Baxter and Anthropologie.
Silvia Stella Osella
TEXTILE & SURFACE DESIGNER
Silvia has been working in visual communication since 2005. After an illustration and visual communication BA at IED, she focuses on textile design with an MA and post-graduate courses at the Central Saint Martins College of Art, London. After working for some of Europe's leading textile companies she has opened her surface design and consultancy studio in Milan. She collaborates with international brands such as the Inditex group - Zara, Zara Kids, Adidas, Mango, Topshop, and she is a visiting Professor in Surface and Pattern Design at IED Turin.
Architect, interior designer
A graduate in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic, his career began in 1995.
Giovanni Pagani's goal is to capture emotions and transfer them into his objects and interior designs.
The guiding theme common to all his works, from shops to hotels, restaurants and private homes, is the emotion aroused by using them: a microcosm of sensations which Wall&decò has grasped and further promoted.
Interior design and creative consultancy
Studiopepe is a design studio founded in Milan in 2006 by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto. The studio focuses on creative consultancy (interiors, product design, editorial, set-design, color consultancy...) The studio's philosophy takes a strong visionary approach thanks to an iconographic background that generates unique results. The attention for details and emotions that can be generated in people, as well as the use of color, sometimes daring, and the unusual but harmonius relationship between materials are fundamental in each project of the studio. Studiopepe also takes advantage of multidisciplinarity, knowing how to create a dialogue within different areas such as design, fashion and art.
Giovanni began his career in 1986 when he was asked to join the staff of the technical department of a major credit company for the design of a large number of branches. In 1994 he founded the Signum, a working group in collaboration with other professionals, with whom he developed exhibition spaces. Since 1997 he started a studio / laboratory of ideas in which he is engaged, initially as an interior designer, then more and more directed towards product design: clear and direct works with discrete shapes and materials and with a beauty intimately linked to their functionality.
Ines has been in business since 1975, initially in collaboration with studios such as Arcoop, Arkite Associated Architects and Studio Piergiorgio Cazzaniga. In 1997 she turn into a free lance consultant in the field of interior design, exhibition spaces, design events and furniture stores.
Ines Porrino develops the concept up to the product prototype and the catalogue for a floor collections in PVC for Limonta. Since 2010 he has begun a production of artisanal lamps FILROUGE. She has worked with several interior design magazines such as Interni, SpazioCasa, Lake Como Lifestyle.
Architects, interior designers
A project of the interior designer Paolo Badesco, who since 2005 presents to the public in Milan, through its first store in Corso Magenta 96, a repertoire of suggestions with a northern European flavor: vintage furniture and accessories deliberately not restored, combined with a selection of contemporary works resulting from a selection between Europe and the United States. In 2011, with the architect Constantino Affuso, formerly senior architect at the Paolo Badesco interior design studio, the project expanded by acquiring a new location in Via Palermo 1, in the heart of Brera Design District. The new proposals and daring installations have earned Raw to the attention of the international press and of an increasingly sensitive public to new trends.
Tal Waldman (Talva Design) is an artist, designer and architect based in Paris.
She completed her art and architecture studies working for international firms, from Jean Nouvel to Christian de Portzamparc and Jean Paul Viguier.
The Talva Design studio in Paris is a synthesis between design and art capable of providing interior design solutions and home and furnishing accessories.
The Elusive Otter
The refined illustrations of Raffaella Audiffredi, author of the project, zoom in details on the animal world, creating canvases on which a literary dimension signed by writer Matteo Sartori is triggered.
The collaboration with Wall&Decò enriches the journey of the ''elusive otter'' with charm and combines the artistic experience of The Elusive Otter to a new application field.
Architect, graduated at the Polytechnic University of Milan, opened her studio in Milan in 2010, after working in Italy and abroad. She conceived The Elusive Otter project in 2013.
Graduated in political sciences at the State University of Milan, he worked in the cinema and advertising field from 2002 to 2012. He is the author of three novels.
Elisa Vendramin is an Italian illustrator who specialises in graphical projects for the cultural sector by creating digitally produced graphic patterns. After graduating in Industrial Design from the IUAC in Venice, she moved to London to take a Master in Communication Design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where she started to work for several cultural institutions and also showcased her creations in collective art exhibitions in London, Paris, Reykjavik and Vienna. In 2011 Elisa moved to Reykjavik to focus on personal research projects and to join several artist residencies, including the SÍM International Residency and NES Artist Residency In 2013 Elisa returned to Italy, where she currently works as an illustrator with international agencies such as Brandever (Vancouver, BC), Atacama Invest (Santiago de Chile), and exhibits in the Vienna-based artstore Atelier Olschinsky and in the Stockhom-based NAU Gallery.
After graduating in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in 1990, Francesca founds l'O di Giotto – ann Interior Decoration Studio operating both in Italy and abroad. Alongside interior decorating, she also conducts pictorial research, especially as regards the assembly of materials. Out of the combination of painting and decorating comes the style of her works, distinguished by an original language inspired by fabrics, upholsteries, old printing methods, ethnic and traditional motifs, graphic patterns, plastering, natural textures such as woods, leaves, powders, earths. Careful and sensitive to the most recent fashion, design, art and modern architecture trends, Francesca Zoboli aims at organically articulating and integrating decorative projects in environments and spaces. Among her customers Fratelli Rossetti and Hotel De Russie; in 2006 she has partially designed and decorated the new concept store in Paris for Kenzo (Art Director Antonio Marras).
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