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Taeg Nishimoto is an architect, designer and educator. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He has worked for Architektenburo Herman Hertzberger in Amsterdam and Kunihiko Hayakawa &
Artist and MacArthur Fellow, Tom Joyce, forges multi-ton industrial remnants and byproducts of large scale manufacturing into artworks that direct one’s attention toward iron’s micro & macro function in the universe –
Both graduated from Crafts and Design College, National Taiwan University of Arts, director of RICHU LACQUER ART CO., LTD., established in New Taipei City in 2014. Chen participated in several international art exhibitions,
Philipp Weber (*1987) graduated in 2012 from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands with his B.A. In 2013 his project A Strange Symphony, an allegory between glass and music, won the New Talent Award of the Berlin Design Festival DMY and in 2015 the Bavarian State Prize for Young Designers.
French-born and British based, Marlene Huissoud is an experimental designer. She graduated from a MA Material Futures (known as Textile Futures) at Central Saint Martins’ School of Art and Design in London where she developed the project From Insects : an exploration of insect materials from the common honeybee and the Indian silkworm.
GGSV Studio’s work is based on concrete proposals and manifesto projects. They research forms with plural interpretations. Founded in 2011, GGSV Studio is an atypical association which goes from design curatorship to designing objects and interiors.
Honored by Le Grand Prix international de Photographie, Vevey in 2012 ; finalist of ReGeneration 2 at Musée de L’Elysée Lausanne in 2010, he is a photographer based in Hamburg and CEO at Cooperopter since 2010.
Studio Dessuant Bone is a multi-disciplinary design consultancy based in Paris, with our specialities in direction, design, product and interiors. Our research based creative solutions evolve from ideas and stories. We pride ourselves on creating an engaging and clear handwriting that can traverse across a diverse range of clients and industries,
Chen Chen & Kai Williams is a New York-based design studio working in furniture, products, interiors and mixed materials.The company was first established as an experimental design space in 2011 by Pratt graduates Chen Chen and Kai Williams –
Establishing his Lausanne practice in 2006, Swiss designer Adrien Rovero has developed an approach that employs striking graphic compositions, minimalistic forms, strong colour schemes and reimagined functions. The designer’s vocabulary has been described as observational,
Abet Laminati presents Invictus, an incomparable and unique new product that originates from the idea of creating a unique product that combines for the first time two elements of superior quality: ultra-high-performance Print HPL surfaces by Abet Laminati,
Born in Veroli (Italy) in 1981. Graduated in the National Film Academy of Bologna (Italy) in 2005, he participated in many multidisciplinary projects, crossing the boundaries of cinema, documentary, theater, music and photography.
Celebrated Swiss-Argentine designer Alfredo Häberli has been innovating the industry since launching his own practice over two decades ago. Based in Zurich, the niño curioso of Swiss design has worked with major brands including Alias,
France has long been associated with luxury crafts. Even its government allocates special labels to heritage workshops and brands, that offer financial support and garner prestige. This French tradition draws back to the days of King Louis XIV and the establishment of guilds.
Founded in 2014 by Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) Berlin graduate Friederike Delius, Studio Berg, explores the fertile ground between art and design; different yet similar approaches that, together,
Amsterdam-based Hélène Dashorst is a master of woven fabric. Producing curtains, transparents, semi-transparents, upholstery, wallcoverings, rugs, carpets and packing solutions on commission, the textile designer has also developed self-initiated projects in various materials including horsehair,
Having worked in Paris and Prague, Czech designer Lucie Koldová has become a major name within lighting and furniture design sectors. Though highly refined, her transcendent practice is still influenced by this cultural duality.
Milan-based Ilaria Innocenti came on to the scene in 2010 with a collection of carpets produced using traditional Sardinian techniques. Establishing her intuitive approach, the designer employs a decorative vocabulary that combines hand drawing with investigations of texture and material.
For celebrated Swedish designer Monica Förster, ideas often supersede shape. Nevertheless, her cross-disciplinary approach has been described as formally pure and materially innovative. Having worked for leading brands like Alessi, Bernhardt,
Launched in 2005 by Limited Edition, 2tec2 is a Belgian carpet design – manufacturer exclusively under the same brand name – that combines vinylcoating with woven glass fiber. As a markable innovation,
Pushing manufacturing technologies and form to new limits, Brussels-based designer Xavier Lust always looks to create a tension within his accessories, furniture, and urban applications. In this respect, the designer’s oeuvre can be identified as a steady stream of research-based experimentations in deformation.
Belgian jewelry-maker and silversmith Nedda El-Asmar applies her delicate and nuanced approach to a range of applications including product and interior design. Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and the Royal College of Art London,
Lausanne-based Slovakian designer Tomas Kral prefaces his bio page by describing that he works on a smaller scale than his architect father. In fact, the Ecal graduate and professor’s poetic interpretations of everyday objects adopt a far more nuanced approach.