For several years ZAVA has been sharing his vision and his ideas of light with different designers, traveling partners and interpreters of the world and the ZAVA's philosophy: to give a face to a “know-how” that has always tried to combine technology, craftsmanship and design as its true vocation of the Made in Italy. ZAVA's skills count on the innovative strength of the design and its ability to design products for everybody to interpret their life and personal needs.
He was born in 1985 in Vicenza. After gaining his Industrial Design bachelor degree at I.U.A.V. University of Venice in 2007, he had a six months internship at Bartoli Design studio. From 2010 to 2013 he had been working for Giulio Iacchetti’s design studio. In 2013 he founded his own design studio, working on the full spectrum of design and collaborating with several companies.
Alessandro Zambelli lives and works in Matua. He Specialized in Industrial Design and Technology of Materials at Fondazione Cova in Milan and in 2000 he began his professional career with Agape. In 2003 he created Alessandro Zambelli Design Studio. He is the winner of the European Consumer Choice Award NYIGF 2011 and 2012, ADI Design Index 2014 Award for Innovation ADI, Interior Innovation Award 2015.
Andrea Brugnera works in Treviso. With the thesis “The honeycomb cardboard furniture” manages to combine industrial ecology to the design, creating projects as cardboard stand at Pitti. He collaborated with Luciano Bertoncini since 2004 and in 2009 started working as a designer, winning competitions and designing for several brands. In 2015 he was selected for the prize Young & Design and exhibited in a group show at the Milan Triennale.
Alberto Brogliato and Federico Traverso based BrogliatoTraverso design in 2012, after various project collaborations. The belief that you can give life to the objects that surround people is a great privilege, and the constant passion for research and innovation, have allowed BrogliatoTraverso to receive several international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, iF Design Award, A ‘Design Award, Young & Design.
C12+ is a spinoff program of the Torino based C12 work group, founded C12+ in 2007 and active in self produced design and design research. C12+ is formed by Anita Donna Bianco, C12 co-founder, and Gianni Colonello, automotive e industrial designer. Both architect and designer for passion, they collaborate on programs merging their paths.
Creative director Douglas James McFarlane studied design at Leeds Met and more recently received a Masters in Furniture Design and Technology at New Bucks University, graduating in 2012. With design inspired by functionality, simplicity and colour, he has created a distinctive style that innovates to find new ways to face every aspect of the design. His design career has brought him to Italy, Finland, China and Africa.
Architect and designer, while teaching at IED Milan and other Italian universities, he collaborates with company as TVS, Lavazza, Fratelli Guzzini, Coop, JVL, Diamantini&Domeniconi, Bilumen, Risolí, Bosa, Pavoni Italia, Deutsche Bank. Some of his works are exhibited at the “Museu de les Arts Decoratives” in Barcelona.
He currently works as a product, furniture, and interior designer, as well as being a lecturer at SSS_AA and CSIA, two schools which specialize in design and applied arts, located Switzerland. His Mambrò Design Studio, founded in Chiasso in 2011, is a significant player in the flourishing European market.
Franco Zavarise was born in Mareeba, Australia in 1960. After finishing his technical studies, he developed his great desire: to create lighting structures for his old friends. In 1982 he founded the dynamic and continuously growing ZAVA. He believes in great, affordable and sustainable design.
Delineodesign Studio (Giampaolo Allocco, Master in Industrial Design) deals with all sorts of industrial design projects. He won 11 international awards and has projects displayed in the Chicago Design Museum. He works for BMW Husqvarna, Lasportiva, Manfrotto, Scubapro, Ifi Industrie, Head, Gaber, Casamania, Doimo, Bosa Ceramiche and Kubico.
Mariam Ayvazyan has a Masters Degree in Architecture & Design from the Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction. Her focus is in Bio-Architecture which incorporates art and science into design of buildings and space. From 2003 to 2015 has been employed in various firms and collaborated with several architects on international projects. Since October 2015 she is the owner of an Architecture & design studio – “Made In Love”.
Architect, journalist and blogger, always interested in design and communication. Having worked together with the main editors and having directed the monthly LA MIA CASA for 14 years, he founded Designstreet.it, the online magazine dedicated to contemporary design. He is a designer out of passion.
Industrial designer of Tuscan origin. In the early 1990’s he was in Milan working with Enzo Mari. He won the “Design Report” Award and the “Dedalus” award as well. He works together with Droog Design and with Italian companies such as Driade, FontanaArte, Zani e Zani, BBB Bonacina, Sensi&C., Coop and Skitsch.
Valerio Cometti, graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Milan’s Polytechnic, establishes in 2005 “Valerio Cometti+V12 Design” in Milan. Collaborations: Brionvega (television); Leucos (lamps); LaCimbali (coffee machines); Riva1920 (furniture); Fiam Italia (glass); Mediaset (electronics); FEB31st (luxurious eyewear). Since 2009, Valerio Cometti is car design columnist for Mondadori.