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Jeanine Cohen was born in 1951 in Brussels, Belgium. From 1975 until 1977 she studied Industrial Design at La Cambre School of Visual Art (ENSAV) in Brussels, Belgium. And in the year 1981 she got a degree in Silkscreen Printing of the same institute.
Francesco Balzano is a french designer based in Paris. His research work is a permanent tribute to the beauty of timeless things. The simplicity is used as an ultimate sophistication, mixing noble materials,
Laetitia Bica born in Liège and lives in Brussels. She studied photography at the Institut des Beaux Arts Saint- Luc in Liège. In 2004 she exhibited at to the biennale of photography at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Santiago
Idealized landscapes, childhood memories, abstract daydreams… Saudade, the fourth collection by Tenue de Ville, adopts ethereal tones, and dares a singularity that transforms the walls and carries the imagination away. Thanks to its artistic approach and its hand-drawn motifs,
Born in Germany in 1966, Jörg Bräuer has built up his aesthetic universe along an atypical international professional path. After working in a classic print shop in Munich, he moved to New York to continue university at the Fashion Institute of Technology,
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,
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,
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,