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Born in 1947 and graduated in 1969 from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. From 1975 to 1979 he worked for ICF De Padova and in parallel he started to collaborate with Vico Magistretti, one of the masters of Italian Design. From 1978 to 1984 he lived in London and in that period he was among the founders of Alias and Director of Artemide G.B. In 1992 he founded Nemo with Cassina, and in 1999 Forcolini.Lab. In 2005 he founded Oylight. Over the years he designed for Alias, Artemide, BBB Bonacina, De Padova, Caimi Brevetti, Cassina, Gervasoni, Luceplan, Luci Italia, Joint, OY light, Pomellato and Zumtobel. From 2001 to 2007 he was National President of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale). In 2007 he was a member of the Italian Design Council and since 2008 he is a member of the ADI Design Jury. From 2009 to 2016 he was Scientific Director, Ceo and Vice President of IED. In 2018 he is appointed by MIBAC member of the Study Commission for the identification of public policies to support and develop Design, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he is appointed Ambassador of Italian design in the world. Since 2017 he is Scientific Director of Raffles Milano. In 2020 he was awarded the Compasso d'Oro alla Carriera. His projects are in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Design Museum of the Triennale di Milano and the ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection. He has exhibited in Madrid, Los Angeles, London, Hamburg, Cologne, Tokyo, Sydney, Santiago the Chile, Moscow, Oslo, Naples, Milan, Toronto and Brussels. Commissione di studio per l’individuazione di politiche pubbliche di supporto e sviluppo al Design, e dal Ministero degli Esteri Ambasciatore del design italiano nel mondo. Dal 2017 è Direttore Scientifico di Raffles Milano. Nel 2020 ha ricevuto il Compasso d’Oro alla Carriera. Suoi progetti sono nelle collezioni del Cooper Hewitt Museum di New York, nel Museo delle Arti decorative di Parigi, nel Museo del Design della Triennale di Milano e nella Collezione del Compasso d’Oro ADI. Ha esposto a Madrid, Los Angeles, Londra, Amburgo, Colonia, Tokyo, Sidney, Santiago, Mosca, Oslo, Napoli, Milano, Toronto e Bruxelles.
Interior design:designing furniture, spaces and atmospheres
To design is to transform the world, from the simplest things right up to the most complex ones. Design is not just a discipline that teaches us how to invent and improve the material side of life: it is also an ideal model that teaches us how things both great and small are bound together by invisible threads. It is the art of change, responsibility and commitment.
The interior designer is a designer who is able to deal with spaces of various sizes and complexities and translate the messages and atmospheres of a brand or a private client into spaces with tangible solutions, spaces that convey messages, emotions, and meaning. He or she is a key professional figure for architecture or design firms, event agencies, television or film studios, design offices and companies in the furniture and interior accessories industry. The specific technical background of the interior designer also allows him/her to embark on a career as a critic and scholar of the interior design and furniture system or operate as a consultant and art director for companies in the field of fashion and design.
Who should attend
This course is conceived for candidates holding a High School diploma and for students coming from Italian and foreign universities. Applicants should have a specific interest in the disciplines of space design (homes, offices, hospitality, meeting places and retail) and in the conception and design of environments for exhibit design and furniture design for the home, workspace, and place of leisure. The course will focus on the study and coherent application of decoration, the use of materials, lighting technologies and interior accessories. Students will be expected to show a strong attitude and interest in the study of social behaviour, of the culture of visual arts, and of socio-cultural trends. Participants in this course are the future designers of environments and communicative atmospheres, alert interpreters of contemporary trends and lifestyles
A first propaedeutically phase (first year) is followed by an intermediate in-depth study (second year) and a conclusive stage dedicated to the final project-portfolio (third year). After acquiring the theoretical essentials of drawing and representation and studying the history of applied arts and architecture for home environments, students will then deal with the increasingly complex social and cultural scenarios in which companies operate today and study the evolution of habits and lifestyles as well as of brands’ relationship with users and consumers. The main goal being that of searching for design solutions capable of supplying the most advanced and sustainable answers to improve the quality of life, of the workplace and of leisure
– Visual design– Drawing, relief and representation of spaces– History of architecture and interior design– Art and Design history– Exhibit design– Retail design– 3D and CAD workshop– Environmental design– Anthropology and sociology of consumption– Materials and surfaces– Branding, Marketing and research– Acoustics and lighting technology– Colour and colorimetry– Decoration and textures
Student of the Year
At the end of each academic year, Raffles Milano rewards the best talent of every course and every year.The award is given to the student who has distinguished him- or herself in terms of his/her academic career and portfolio, according to the assessment both of an internal committee of teachers and of an external committee of professionals who are invited to assess the portfolio (the student’s anonymity is protected)
They are well-founded professionals, authors of projects that have made their mark, and with many years of teaching experience. They have a wide and truly international vision.
They are part of a cohesive and productive group, and they love discussing the progress of courses, the opportunities that present themselves on the run and the performance of individual students.
Color and Perception designer
Journalist expert in digital culture and new media
Luciana Di Virgilio
Andrea Davanzati Forges
Translator / Interpreter
Journalist / Writer
Architect / Journalist
Gallerist / Curator
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Annual fees valid for registrations from 1 January 2021:Students from the European Union and EFTARegistration fee + annual fee according to the six categories of ISEE family income brackets:I Income bracket up to € 30,000Enrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 6.000 euroII Income bracket from 30,001 to 40,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 7.000 euroIII Income bracket from 40,001 to 70,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 9.500 euroIV Income bracket from 70,001 to 100,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 12.500 euroV Income range from 100,001 to 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 16.000 euroVI Income bracket over 125,000 eurosEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 18.000 euro
Non-European Union and Non-EFTA studentsEnrollment Fee: 3.000 euroAnnual tuition fee: 18.000 euroRaffles Milan can accept the submission of income documents by students to assess their suitability with respect to the determination of the membership bracket
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Selezionato come uno dei migliori nuovi designer italiani, dalla TRIENNALE di MILANO e premiato con una menzione dalla XX edizione del Premio Compasso d’oro, ha insegnato e tenuto lezioni ai Master internazionali dello IED e del Politecnico di Milano. Ha collaborato con l’artista Marina Abramovic per il branding del Marina Abramovic Institute ed è stato “special project supervisor” presso lo studio dell’architetto Daniel Libeskind con sede a Milano.
Borella Mauro Afro, architect and designer since 1979 with Scacchetti and since 1995 with Cortesi, among his recent projects the setting up of the first exhibition at the ADI Design Museum in Milan for the XXVI Compasso d'Oro 2020. He teaches at the School of Design of the Polytechnic of Milan, at the Academy of Brera and Carrara. Professor of Design in Master and Visiting Professor in European Universities, member ADI. He developed the relationship between Industry, Design and Art organizing some exhibitions: Translazioni; Concrete Utopie; I linguaggi nel Design; Trasformazioni, nuove forme alla materia. Speaker and organizer of conferences including: Literature and Design, Design & Great Interiors; has also developed a series of talks on Design, workshops and seminars. Member of scientific committees and juries of international awards. Author of essays including: Eat Together as a Project. Design in canteen; Places and spaces between inside and outside, Among the articles: Casa mia per piccina che tu sia...; Casa, città, politiche; Mobili Immobili. Winner in 2019 of the Eccellenze della Regione Lombardia - ADI award for Design and the CECart award for design and architecture.
Bottoli is involved in professional and research activities in interior public and urban inhabited spaces. After many years of teaching at the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano, he concluded his academic activity in 2014/15 with the chair of “Urban set design and design methodology” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata. Today, he teaches only in some select university courses and Professional Associations. With respect to urban spaces he proposes a radical evolution of traditional “Colour Plans” and for closed spaces he experiments with forms of engagement of the artistic gesture in daily life. With Giulio Bertagna he is currently working on the promotion of a new method of design and colour rendering management called ACD, Advanced Colour Design. He is a member of ADI – Association for Industrial Design at BEDA. Among the founders of Gruppo del Colore – Associazione Italiana Colore (Italian Colour Association), he is also a member of the Presidency Council and of the Technical and Scientific Committee.
"Alessio Brambilla graduated at the Faculty of Civil Architecture of Politecnico di Milano in 2002 with the highest marks.
He collaborated to the didactic activity of the Faculty of Architecture with Prof. Franco Guzzetti, in the course of Instrumental Survey inside the Laboratory of Restoration in 2002 dealing with the exercises on the use of topographic instruments and the graphic restitution of the obtained results.
He then deepened his training in the field of Computer Graphics and Architectural Visualization, participating in courses and masters to develop his skills in drawing, 3D modeling and rendering, using the main software on the market (Autocad, Archicad, Cinema4D, Unreal) also for real-time visualization.
Since 2002 he has collaborated with several designers and has worked with Italian and foreign customers in Russia, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Czech Republic, as support for the creation of 3D models and digital graphic rendering of buildings for residential, commercial and industrial use.
He has collaborated for the graphic part with important architectural and urban design studios in Italy, obtaining awards and prizes in competitions of ideas and design: Redevelopment of Piazza Libertà and the Old Town of Lissone (1st prize, 2019), Competition of ideas for the redevelopment of the waterfront of Marciana Marina (3rd prize, 2017), Competition of ideas for the arrangement of Piazza Viviani in Marina di Pisa (3rd prize, 2015).
Christian Buzio, nasce a Milano 54 anni fa.
Sin da piccolo appasionato di modellismo, mentre frequenta la facoltà di giurisprudenza presso la Cattolica di Milano, si avvicina al modo del modellismo da collezione diventando un pittore di diorami e modelli, come piccola attività da affinacare agli studi.
Inaspettatamente questa cresce fino a diventare un’attività a tempo pieno. Nel volgere di pochi anni diventa un distributore specializzato nel mondo dei giochi da tavolo, collezione e modellismo da collezione.
Alcuni fortunati incontri durante le Fiera di Lucca Comics, lo portano a fornire il suo expertise ad ambienti professionali legati al mondo dell’automotive. Nel frattempo matura una notevole esperienza nel settore resine e siliconi, divenendo in breve piuttosto ricercato soprattutto per grandi stampi. Collabora con teatri, musei, aziende automobilistiche, cinematografiche, televisive ed effetti speciali. Realizza grandi scenografie, diorama museali, set fotografici e props per still life.Negli anni, passa da prototipista a distributore all’ingrosso per materiali speciali, fornendo consulenze oltre che i materiali stessi.
Viene nominato responsabile per i materiali del laboratorio di restauro per la Triennale di Milano,
per la quale tiene gratuitamente per alcuni anni il laboratorio Lo stampo pe avvicinare i bambini al design ed ai suoi materiali.
Approda all’insegnamento dopo aver vinto per due volte consecutive il concorso Un designer per le Imprese del comune di Milano ed affianca l’insegnamento alla sua attività. Per 5 anni detiene le cattedre presso NABA Milano di Tecniche della prototipazione avanzata, Modellazione avanzata e Filosofia del design e dei materiali, sia in italiano che in lingua straniera, arrivando a gestire circa 600 studenti alla settimana.
Tiene delle lectures presso il politecnico di Milano e diversi altri interventi in molteplici eventi. Nergli ultimi 3 anni tiene conferenze e laboratori di restauro all’estero, presso Il Museo di Storia Nazionale dell’Ucraina, per il Museo di Storia Naturale dell’Ucraina e per il Museo Nazionale Ucraino nel Monastero di Lavra.
Attualmente collabora con il più vasto network online di Makers Italiano, per i quali sta registrando video corsi sulle tecniche di utilizzo di resine e siliconi mentre frequenta il corso di Laurea in Design e discipline della moda on line.
Tito Canella was born in 1969 in Milan, where he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico with Enrico Mantero (Erasmus scholarship to the Faculty of Environmental Engineering of the Southbank University of London).Founder of Studio Tito Canella Architetti, he gathers the experience gained during the years of association with Canella Achilli Architetti, and previously in the collaboration carried out in England first in the Richard Rogers Partnership studio and then in the United States of America for Marco Carrano Architects Associates.
In 1995 he did an internship at Richard Rogers & Partnerships in London; in 1996 he collaborated to the magazine "Zodiac" with two interviews to Peter Eisenman and Machado & Silvetti; from 1996 to 1999 he worked in New York at Carrano & Wickenburg Architects and Bauhaus Construction Corporation; from 1999 to 2004 he was part of Canella & Achilli Architetti; since 2005 he has been working as a professional architect and interior designer. He took part in the curatorship of the exhibition "Drawings of architecture, five Italian stories".
He edited the publication "Guido Canella, drawings 1955 - 2005" published by Federico Motta Editore 2005.
His creations have been published on volumes and magazines of architecture and interior design. In 2010 he held the course of English interior design "Project 2 shop design" at the Milan branch of the European Institute of Design (IED).
Born in 1981, Luigi Ciuffreda studied architecture and design at the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Orleans and at Milan Polytechnic, where he graduated in 2006 with a specialisation in museography and exhibition design for cultural heritage. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as an expert in the subject in the Interior Design workshops at the Milan Polytechnic Faculty of Design and, from 2013 to 2017, he lectured in design and exhibition design at the Milan Academy of Communication. He now operates in a variety of permutations of the field of design: product design, retail design, interior architecture an exhibition design. His more notable recent projects include the museographical design at the Lapidary Museum of Monte Sant’Angelo and the signage for the new NAS Arena stadium in Dubai. Since 2006, he has been a consultant with Buratti Architects, where he has collaborated on projects for B&B Italia, Fontana Arte, Living Divani, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Tecno, Lamborghini, Ducati, Husqvarna, La Perla and Gebrüder Thonet of Vienna. Along with his professional activities, he devotes some of his time to personal research into illustration and graphic design.
Adjunct professor for the degree courses in Communication and for the master's degree course in Modern philology at the University of Pavia. After his education in Modern Literature with a philological-linguistic focus, he worked for a decade as a journalist (Domus, Europeo, Il Sole 24 Ore), and then devoted himself to business consulting in the field of organizational communication and information technology. Since 1998 he has been working in particular on digital culture and new media. He is one of the founding partners of Spindox (consulting firm) and Betwyll (innovative startup that develops technologies to support education). He studies the relevance of new technologies of artificial intelligence, with particular reference to the organization of knowledge, the debate in the public sphere and the information ecosystem. He also studies bibliology, understood as the study of technologies supporting reading and as an analysis of the ways in which these technologies condition the evolution of reading practices.
From 1996 to 2000, Carlo Dameno worked with Carmelo Di Bartolo, where he supervised work with such firms as Lego Futura, Gillette, Fiat, Sunstar, Oral B, Lavazza and Bosch as project manager. In 1999, he joined Design Innovation as co-ordinator of the bionics and concept design research area, developing projects with Fiat, Piaggio, Tensoforma, Ariete and others. In 2008, he teamed up with Monica Ferrigno to establish Ildoppiosegno, a design office with a dual identity, focusing on the one hand on industrial design and on the other on research. The office has worked with such clients as Bayer, Status, United Pets, New Holland, Samsung, Piazza and iBarzaghi. He has lectured in bionics in Turin, Madrid, Milan and at the Technological Institute of Aragon, in Zaragoza. A tutor in the creativity and design workshop in the degree course in Corporate Communication at the IULM University in Milan, he is a participant in BIOMA, the international symposium in bionics and design at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal.
Born in Milan in 1961, at the age of twenty-five Francesco Dondina established Dondina Associates to work in the fields of brand identity and communication design, focusing primarily on its applications to the areas of fashion, design, art and culture. His studio’s more important clients have included Giorgio Armani, Krizia, Valentino, Ferragamo, L’Oréal Paris, Cassina, the City of Milan, the MoMA, Feltrinelli and MUBA, the Milan Children’s Museum. He designed the images for the exhibitions of Bramantino in the Sforza Castle and of Bernardino Luini in the Royal Palace, both in Milan. With Marco Zanuso Jr. and Giuseppe Rabonim he designed the ticket offices for Expo Milano 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Dondina Associates also had a base in New York, since in that period he partnered with the Asia Society Museum and the American Ballet Theatre. In 2009, he published a book of an interview with Bob Noorda, Una vita nel segno della grafica. In 2015, he devised the Graphic Design Lectures cycle of events held at the Sforza Castle and, in 2016, he curated SIGNS, an exhibition about contemporary Italian graphic design held in the Base location in Milan. He has taught at the Cfp Bauer and Milan Polytechnic for many years.
His professional career has given him the chance to gain experience in different fields: from communication to financing service. He has successfully developed a new business and at the same time renewed new commercial networks and company organizations. He has a peculiar attitude towards strategic thinking, from team work to talent honing and management. As a Coach Manager, he is truly a remarkable specialist of relationships for the development and acquisition of fundamental self-awareness. He has had numerous managerial roles in important Italian and international companies ranging from Commercial Manager in Mondadori Advertising to General Manager in Cemit Interactive Media, and he has been the General Manager in Condé Nast. After a few years in consulting, he came back to the company field as a Managing Director and as CEO of Cerved's Finservice Group.
Thanks to a scholarship she attended IED in Milan where she graduated in 1996 in Industrial Design. She works as a designer at the Research Center of the European Institute of Design. She joins the staff of Gio Style dedicating to new concepts. She attended the Experimental Course of Design, Artistic Design for the Enterprise coordinated by Prof. Ugo La Pietra at the Academy of Brera and for 3 years she taught the Laboratory of Design.
Since 2001 she works as a consultant for Fratelli Mariani, a manufacturer of metal fabrics and expanded metal sheets, in the creation of a Department of Architecture and Design, which she coordinates until 2010.
She follows several courses for the Faculty of Communication and Design of the Polytechnic of Milan as ""cultore della Materia"" and in 2005 she is Coordinator of the course of Transportation Design at Domus Academy, where she organizes the startup and follows two years of it.
In 2008 she founded the design studio "Ildoppiosegno" that deals with industrial design.
She publishes the book "Design 4 Pets - interpreting the present to design the future", an illustrated monograph that relates humans, pets and the context in which they live.
Born in 1947 and graduated in 1969 from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. From 1975 to 1979 he worked for ICF De Padova and in parallel he started to collaborate with Vico Magistretti, one of the masters of Italian Design. From 1978 to 1984 he lived in London and in that period he was among the founders of Alias and Director of Artemide G.B. In 1992 he founded Nemo with Cassina, and in 1999 Forcolini.Lab. In 2005 he founded Oylight. Over the years he designed for Alias, Artemide, BBB Bonacina, De Padova, Caimi Brevetti, Cassina, Gervasoni, Luceplan, Luci Italia, Joint, OY light, Pomellato and Zumtobel. From 2001 to 2007 he was National President of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale). In 2007 he was a member of the Italian Design Council and since 2008 he is a member of the ADI Design Jury. From 2009 to 2016 he was Scientific Director, Ceo and Vice President of IED. In 2018 he is appointed by MIBAC member of the Study Commission for the identification of public policies to support and develop Design, and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he is appointed Ambassador of Italian design in the world. Since 2017 he is Scientific Director of Raffles Milano. In 2020 he was awarded the Compasso d'Oro alla Carriera. His projects are in the collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Design Museum of the Triennale di Milano and the ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection. He has exhibited in Madrid, Los Angeles, London, Hamburg, Cologne, Tokyo, Sydney, Santiago the Chile, Moscow, Oslo, Naples, Milan, Toronto and Brussels.
Andrea Forges Davanzati conduce studi analitici tra architettura e biologia. La sua ricerca in forme pure si concentra maggiormente sulla scultura in acciaio inossidabile, spesso in movimento o in equilibrio. Le applicazioni in campo architettonico e design sono direzionate verso la realizzazione di strutture di ispirazione naturale nelle grandi strutture pubbliche municipali e in manufatti architettonici quali ringhiere, cancelli, scale, coperture, gazebo e protezioni in interventi sia pubblici che privati. Altre applicazioni riguardano la costruzione di strutture di illuminotecnica, maniglie, tavoli, e altri oggetti di arredo funzionale in metallo, legno, pietre e resine. Ha collaborato in ambito della modellistica e mokup per cinema, televisione, teatro e studi professionali di architettura e design industriale. I suoi studi sulle forme degli insetti hanno prodotto una unica serie di microsculture in argento cesellato e sbalzato: “Larvae”. Altre attività riguardano le scenografie e gli allestimenti di convention ed eventi, docenze e restauri specializzati, consulenze tecniche professionali sulle lavorazioni dei metalli.
Graduated at Politecnico di Milano with a specialisation in Health Design and Design for All. After collaborating with some Italian studios, since 2003 he has been working in product design for studio Arduini Design in medium and high-complexity industrial sectors, in the hospital field and in products for the disabled and for third age. He has developed research and experimental concepts as well as applications of innovative materials for various Italian and international companies. He has taught and held workshops in various design schools, such as the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa, Laba in Brescia and Politecnico di Milano. He is a consultant for some in-house training companies for the design of training and recreational activities.
After graduating from the Polytechnic of Milan at the Faculty of Architecture, he began his collaboration with Studio Gecchelin in 1997. As a designer he has participated in the creation of various products for numerous Italian and international companies. At the same time he carries out design activities for renovations, interior design and exhibition stands.
In parallel, he deals with packaging, graphic design and communication. Since 2017 he has been teaching at Raffles - Istituto Moda e Design in Milan.
He has been selected and awarded in several design competitions, including: Compasso d'Oro Targa Progetto Giovane (1998) and Compasso d'Oro (2004).
After graduating from the Academy of Communication in Milan, she obtained a Master in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. She won a scholarship to further her research at Kyoto City University of Arts. Back in Europe, she won the Parallel Prize and was later called by Philippe Starck to start a collaboration in the Paris studio. After this experience she returned to Milan where, while maintaining a collaborative relationship with the studio, she carried out her own Graphic design projects. She has received recognition from the ADCI and the Padua Cultural Commission.
Architect by training, Midori Hasuike has been working for years in the field of set design, exhibition design, event production.
After graduating with honors from Politecnico di Milano in 2010, she works at international architectural firms: OMA Rotterdam, Sou Fujimoto in Tokyo, Marvel Architects in New York.
In 2015 he founded MIDORI Hasuike | Set Design, an activity based in Milan and active in Italy and abroad. The studio is active in the luxury sector with services ranging from concept design to set production and interior realization. The goal is to explore temporary architecture through a multidisciplinary approach that ranges from set design to installations and interventions on community places.
Recent clients include: Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Slam Jam, Google, Off-White, Cassina, ADI Associazione per il Disegno Industriale.
In addition to her professional activity, during the academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17, Midori was an assistant professor in Luisa Collina's workshops at the Interior Design degree programs and the Master Degree in Product Service System Design at Politecnico di Milano.
Born in 1963, he graduated from the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti and in Architecture at Politecnico di Torino. He worked with Pininfarina Spa from 1991 to 1999, involved in automotive projects for Ferrari and other brands. At Pininfarina he acquired expertise and in-depth knowledge of materials and industrial technologies. As Research & Development Director at Luceplan from 1999 to 2017, he managed world-class projects, developing new products together with customized lighting applications in the contract field. He also collaborated in the educational field of Lighting with various design institutes, including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne and Politecnico di Milano. At present, his professional activity is currently focused on Light and Acoustic Projects, providing a concrete service of expertise in the field of the Comfort of Interior Spaces for contract range. Parallel to his professional activity he is still active in academic life, where he teaches Master Courses in Lighting Design & LED Technologies at Politecnico di Milano.
Translator, conference interpreter and professor of English language, she graduated in English Language and Literature at the University of Aarhus and accomplished a research PhD in Theory of Translation at the University of Milan. She has been teaching both in Italian and international universities and in corporate contexts for 15 years. This experience gave her the chance to be able to deal with students from different cultures and educational backgrounds, with the aim to make them reach a good language level for several social and professional operating contexts. Besides, she works as Project Manager for important translation assignments and interpreting projects. She released monographies on language didactics and contributed to numerous academic papers in this field.
A professional journalist, Masini graduated in Italian literature with a specialisation in Art History at the Università degli Studi La Sapienza (Rome). He writes for Quotidiano Nazionale (Il Giorno, il Resto del Carlino, La Nazione) and over the past thirty years he has held various posts in the Group, until becoming the manager of editorial projects. He has a Master’s degree in marketing and communication and another in digital marketing lab, both acquired at the Sole-24 Ore’s Business School. He has taught “Media languages” and “Art Markets” at the Università degli Studi Carlo Bo in Urbino. He was a member of the Board of Directors at Ads and Audipress and a member of the Design Prize scientific committee. He recently published the book Gabriella Crespi, Spirito e Materia, arte e design (Gabriella Crespi, Spirit and Matter, art and design) for Odoya.
Moscatelli graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in “Territory and Sustainable Architecture”. After collaborating with studio EMBT in Barcelona, since 2008 she has been working with Studio Moscatelli on architecture and urban design, receiving awards and acknowledgements for redevelopment projects for buildings and public spaces. He has published articles on some magazines of the industry, such as Ananke and Area, and has taken part in the realisation of the monographic volumes On the road – Milano and Archibook Expo 2015. Since 2011 he has been teaching in Italy and abroad. He has held presentations and conferences at the Association of Architects PPC in Como and Brescia, at Politecnico di Milano and at the Floormart fair.
After graduating 'cum laude' in architecture from Milan Polytechnic, he moved to Barcelona where he obtained a Master's degree in Project Theory and Practice from the Universitat Politècnica de
Between 2004 and 2011 he collaborated with architecture studios in Spain and Italy and was the costruction manager of travelling exhibitions in the USA, Canada, Japan and China.
Since 2011 he has been an "associate member" of Studio Origoni Steiner, specialised in Interior and Exhibit Design, he realizes projects for important clients such as: Ermenegildo Zegna, Coesia Group,
Panino Giusto, Riva1920, Korean Craft Design Foundation, MUDEC, Atlanta Museum of Design, Triennale Milano.
In 2012 he was selected as one of the best architects under 40 by the Ordine degli Architetti Lombardi and in2015 he was a finalist in the Medaglia d'Oro all'Architettura award. His works have been published in various catalogues such as the Adi Design Index for the Compasso D'Oro.
Since 2015 he has been a professor of Museography at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and of Exhibit Design at the Accademia del Lusso.
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Born in Turin in 1966, he attended the Photography Department of the Istituto Europeo di Design. After his studies, he started his career as a photographer, ranging from portraits and celebrity shots to the fields of beauty, fashion and advertising. His portfolio includes works for FIAT, Iveco, Lavazza, Chicco and Oréal. He studied and developed the image of various celebrities in showbusiness, such as Arturo Brachetti, Luciana Littizzetto, Subsonica, Fernanda Lessa, Antonella Elia, Neja. In recent years, he has extended his research to video language, both as a director and as a director of photography (he created the video for Alfonso di Levante). Ranzani is the author of the following publications: Ecce Femina (2000), 99 per Amnesty (2003), La Soglia. Vita, carcere e teatro, and Go 4 it/Universiadi 2007. He was the person of reference for the artistic group 4k in the project Torino Mosaico, and for the artistic group Dead Photo Working in the opening project of Luci d’Artista in Turin. He conceived and organised the international photography contest OPEN PICS for the Turin Book Fair. He is currently the President of AFIP Torino.
Documentary-maker and visual sociologist, Rossano deals with visual sociology and anthropology at the University of Barcelona, where he concluded a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2016. In 2002, he graduated in Law at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and three years later he obtained his Diploma of specialiation in cinema direction at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematografics de Catalunya. In 2006, he attended and concluded the Master’s Course in Management for Showbusiness at the SDA Bocconi in Milan. An expert in video-making and in the organisation of cultural and theatre events, he has worked at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano (2006) and at the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (2009-2010). Rossano is the author of documentaries that have participated in various international festivals and is an arduous writer of academic articles and short stories. His research activity falls within the disciplinary field of Sociology and Anthropology, in connection with audiovisual methodologies and techniques.
Graduated in Architecture at Istituto Universitario di Venezia, she holds a Ph.D. in Design for Cultural Heritage at Design Department of Politecnico di Milano. She carries out multidisciplinary researches on design, art and architecture focusing on the enhancement of the heritage through digital archives and tools, to foster novel learning models. She has been involved in research projects at academic and institutional level, dedicated to curatorship, coordination and organization of exhibitions, workshops, conferences and cultural events. She also writes on design, art and architecture, for blogs and online magazines.
Architect and journalist, Scarzella is a communication expert and a consultant for companies in the design industry as well as curator of research projects, books and international design exhibitions. She has been the editor of the magazine Domus and writes about design and architecture on specialized international magazines. She has been professor at Università La Sapienza in Rome, Università di Genova and at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn. Founder and vice president of the association DComeDesign for the promotion of female creativity, she designed and currently leads, together with Valentina Downey, the LabBrainDesign. Since 2010 she has been actively working in social design, developing training projects in contexts of social unrest in Asia and Africa and has been collaborating with UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Photographic research, her lifelong passion, is an important tool for her creative work.
Born in Milan in 1964, he graduated in painting at NABA and then in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Milano.
In 1989 he was hired as a product designer and model maker in Rodolfo Bonetto's studio.
In 1991 he began working with the "Pasqui e Pasini" studio where he also designed car interiors and accessories for the Fiat Group.
In 1998, together with Cristiano Mino, he founded Focus Design Srl, a studio based in Milan, where he developed various industrial design projects, from fitness equipment to electro-medical instruments.
In 2010 he opened " 1a100", a studio/laboratory specialised in the use of various materials and techniques, where he produces models for architecture, mock-ups for cinema and advertising and aesthetic models for designers.
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Isabella Tiziana Steffan is an architect (Politecnico di Milano, 1981) and a certified European Ergonomist (CREE-Centre for Registration European Ergonomists, 2001).
She deals with accessibility and usability of environments, products and services, as a designer and consultant of Ergonomics and Design for All for private and public clients.
He has done and continues to do teaching work for various organizations and institutes, including the University of Milan Bicocca (Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science) and the Polytechnic of Milan (ABC, co-director of the course "Ergonomics and Offices for All").
Former member of the Building Commission of the Municipality of Milan, of the Permanent Observatory of Design ADI, she is chair of NAB - National Council for the Certification of European Ergonomists, of the Technical Committee "Ergonomics in Design for All" of IEA - International Ergonomics Association, and member of the Scientific Committee of IEA2021.
She is active in standardization at national (chair UNI/CT033/GL32), European (drafting of "PrEN 17210- Accessibility and usability of the built enviroment) and international level (ergonomics, built environment, elevators).
"Business consultant, research project coordinator, curator. Expert in design driven innovation processes and specialist in Design Thinking, with a long experience in various manufacturing sectors, including automotive, food and more recently pet. He has led and coordinated research projects at institutions such as Poli.design, Cried, Domus Academy Research Center, Design Innovation BTS, Artefice Group and collaborated with companies such as Samsung, Lenovo, Fiat, Hyundai, Nissan, 3M, Bauli, Daelim, Merck, Iveco, Tenacta Group and many others. From 2019 he is a founding member of MinD, Design for Psychiatric Rehabilitation - www.madindesign.com
Amelia was Director of the Department of Car and Transportation Design, Head of the Premaster and curator of special projects at the Domus Academy, Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Design of the Politecnico di Milano, Design Thinking Instructor at the NSDA of San Diego, Car Design teacher at the Polytechnic School of Design, member of the thematic commission for the business of ADI Design Index, lecturer and advisor at IED and Naba.
Amelia has published articles on design and trends for international magazines such as Dcasa Repubblica, Corriere Design, IL Sole24Ore, Damn, AU Brazil, Cermagazine, Autodigest, Case da Abitare.
Academic background: MA in Architecture / Member of the Order of Architects of the Province of Naples, MA in Industrial Design, Master in Strategic Design at the MIP - School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano. Undergraduate studies in anthropology, psychology and pedagogy.
Amelia lives in the countryside, near Lake Lecco, with 2 wonderful dogs and 2 cats."
After his humanistic studies, Vergani trained himself as a scholar while he worked in a record shop. A brief experience in the world of design led him to become Luigi Settembrini and Francesca Sorace’s assistant in the year 2000 during their collaboration with the Cosmit for the exhibition “1951-2001, Made in Italy?”. In 2001, he founded Nowhere, the first example of a nomad exhibition space, and organised exhibitions in Milan, Paris, and Florence with this format. In 2003, he opened a permanent office in Milan, thus giving substance to his research activity in the field of contemporary art. During the same year, and until 2006, he worked as an editorial consultant for Skira. From 2007 to 2013 he was the Vice President of Startmilano, a sectorial association for the diffusion of contemporary art and culture. He has been writing about art for the newspaper Il Giorno/QN since 2009.
Born in Caracas in 1957 to Italian parents, Giulio Vinaccia moved to Italy in 1985 and spent the years from 1997 to 2012 working with his brother Valerio in the area of industrial design, while also starting to take an interest in social design in his native Colombia in 1993. From 1996 to 2002, he worked with SEBRAE, the Brazilian Support Service for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, developing a dozen projects of design for craftsmanship in several communities of Brazil. In 2004, the Spanish government commissioned him to carry out a project to study the iconography of the Camino de Santiago. He subsequently worked to flank communities in critical condition in Sweden, Canada, Afghanistan and Egypt. Since 2009, he has been working with the development programmes at the UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organisation – in China, Haiti and the five Caribbean states, Pakistan, Madagascar and seven southern Mediterranean countries. In 2015, he won the World Green Design Contribution Award and in 2016, together with UNIDO, the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award, the first one every presented in the award’s history to the category of social design.
A graduate of the IED(European Institute of Design) in Turin in 2001, obtained his Masters in Transportation-Interface Design at the IED in Madrid an Turin in 2002. He has collaborated with numerous companies and design studios including Pininfarina, Ferrari, Motorola, Fizik, Frog Design and Flextronics. Since 2006 he has been teaching at the IED in Turin and Milan. In 2011 he opened his own design studio which is involeved in Product and Transportation Design.