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Milan Show 2017 : Indispensable designers
The Milan Furniture Show is now open. For this occasion, we have prepared a selection of the most striking personalities from this edition for you. Designers from all walks of life, whose extreme sensibility gives the tone of a show expected to be rich in amazement!
Ferruccio Laviani
The master of lights
Designer, artisitic director and trained architect, Ferruccio Laviani became known in the 90s by participating in the Memphis Group (founded by Ettore Sottsass in the 80s). Keen on design rich in colours, innovative and modern, exuberant and expressive, Laviani marks the transition between design of the past and that of the new generation.
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Marcel Wanders
Explosive and inimitable!
For 25 years now, Marcel Wanders’ original, off the wall and a touch of provocation style has done wonders in the country of design. Renowned designer, artistic director and founder of the Mooi brand: his creativity spans many domains. Influenced, from the very beginning, by Post-modernism, Marcel Wanders has caused a breath of liberty to be blown on design with objects filled with history and creators of emotion. An explosive and inimitable style that never ceases to surprise us.
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Piero Lissoni
Minimalist elegance
After having studied architecture in Milan, Piero Lissoni collaborates with the biggest furniture producers as designer and artistic director. He is often considered the master of minimalist elegance, Piero Lissoni can do everything: furniture design, industrial design, architecture, interior planning, graphism… Piero Lissoni has received many rewards and international awards.
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Philippe Starck
The designer of all possibilities…
Philippe Starck is a man of challenges. For over 30 years, this designer and architect has always been unconventional. Starck has devoted his relentless inventiveness protean to a vision: that design makes life better for many. With his concept of “democratic design”, Starck is seen as a pioneer when design was intented exclusively for an elite.
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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
The iconic tandem
In no time, Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, two brothers from Brittany, became real icons on the modern design scene. The duo is expert in the art of creating vital objects, against fashion phenomenon. Their creations have not left anyone indifferent and attract the biggest publishing houses.
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Jean-Marie Massaud
Scales for big and small
From the start of his career (he obtained a diploma from the ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris in 1990), Jean-Marie Massaud has been working on a large range of projects, from architecture to object, from one piece to industrial series, from macro-environments to micro-contexts. Reference brands have called on his skill to combine comfort and elegance. In 2000, he created the Massaud Studio and expanded his acrtivity to architecture and development strategy.
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Nendo
Japanese influence
After having studied architecture in Tokyo, Nendo created his studio in 2005. The magazine Newsweek placed him among “The 100 Most Respected Japanese” in 2007. His creations can be found in the collections at the MoMA (NY), the MAD (NY) and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris) in 2009.
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Patricia Urquiola
Designer of sensuality
Patricia Urquiola has caused a breath of poetry to be blown on design… Trained alongside top designers, this Spanish and Milanese by adoption pursued her career wholeheartedly! After having studied architecture in Milan with Achille Castiglioni, this Italian at heart multiplies collaborations with leading publishers. Patricia Urquiola’s universe is made up of ornamentation, comfort and poetry, exuberance, elegance and sensuality… Many exhibitions all over the world are devoted to her and her works are among permanent collections at the MoMA.
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Tom Dixon
Mechanic-rocker-designer
Tom Dixon is one of the most original British designers of his generation, he is the avant-gard rebel of international design! He was awarded the title “Designer of the Year” in 2006, with exhibitions in museums all over the world, this self-taught designer began his career by designing furniture made from recycled metal. Twenty years later, this self-made man is famous all over the world! After having been the artisitic director at Habitat, he created his own firm to produce his lighting and furniture collections. His creations embody the new industrial spirit. They reflect his passion for raw material, craftmanship and industrial forms. The key words for his design are robustness, longevity and functionality.
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Paola Navone
The art of mixing
Originally from Torino and Milanese by adoption, Paolo Navone is an architect, designer, artistic director, decorator, conceptor exhibitions and events. She is distinguished by her visionary style and eclectic philosophy. Paolo Navone is in permanent search of all existing influences on the planet. From her trips, she takes back ideas to be exploited in her work; ideas breathing sensuality, the talent of mixture and the intelligence of the fusion of cultures.
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Jaime Hayon
The designer of joy!
Almost as much an artist as a designer, the young Spanish designer, Jaime Hayon, is considered one of the most influential designers of our time, scrambling the frontier between art, decoration and design. His eclectic creations mix audacity and delicacy… It is an art!
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