By opening Spazio Nobile in April 2016, in the dynamic and cosmopolitan Ixelles neighbourhood of Brussels (Belgium), Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating a dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. Commissioning unique pieces, limited editions and installations that are both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensibility to everything nature and minerality, the gallery organises four to five exhibits each year, dedicated to both rising and established talents, without creating borders between the disciplines, the visual arts dialoguing with the fine arts.
Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, born in 1980, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, before studying product design at the ECAL/University of Arts and Design Lausanne,
With a degree from the Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, the Netherlands, Kaspar Hamacher, originally from Belgium’s Eastern Cantons, takes nature as the starting point in his daily life as a sculptor and a designer of artistic furniture.
David Hanauer is born in 1982 in Germany. ” Considering a more conscious way of living and dealing with objects, the work is strongly contemporary on the one hand showing solutions for a possible future on the other hand.
Antrei Hartikainen (b. 1991) is a master cabinetmaker and designer from Finland known for his exquisite works in wood. The award- winning pieces, including functional products and pure art works, achieve heights of sensuality,
Designer Heikki Viinikainen (b. 1978) studied ceramics and glass design in Kuopio Academy of Design and graduated in 2010. After his graduation he moved to Nuutajärvi Glass Village and founded his own Designstudio Studio Heikki Viinikainen.
Sebastian Herkner was born in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. He studied product design at the HfG Offenbach am Main (Offenbach University of Art and Design), already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts,
Amy Hilton received her degree in literature from the University of London’s Goldsmiths College. In January 2008, she settled in the French Alps, where she reconnected with Nature. Her artistic aspirations developed over the seasons spent among the valleys and mountaintops.
French-born, 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.
She has been working with glass for over a decade. Shestarted experimenting with glass at college and subsequently went to the University of Sunderland where she studied for a BA (Hons) in Glass and Ceramics.
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.
Mari Isopahkala (Finnish born, 1978) is one of the best known and most awarded designers of her generation in Finland. She has been working a lot with glass but her internationally best known works are the jewelry collections ’Winter Pearl’ and ’Suma’ for Lapponia Jewelry,
Renata Jakowleff is a Hungarian born glass artist living in Helsinki, Finland. Jakowleff creates work that expresses emotions through associations aroused by the material. The diverse language of glass has been her focus since more than ten years.
Recently launching her own Stockholm-based Singnell Knutsson brand, Swedish design Jessica Signell Knutsson has long explored the value of nuanced details and perfectionism within craftsmanship. For this reasons, she opts to work in smaller,
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 –
Berlin-based Danish creative Niclas Jørgensen has worked in various sectors of the design industry. Integral to the foundation of Copenhagen-based Etage Projects gallery, the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate has recently returned to the craft of furniture and lighting design.
Pao Hui Kao studied Industrial Design at the Huafan University of Taipei. After four years working experience as a industrial designer and material researcher, she enrolled in the Master’s program at the Design Academy Eindhoven where she received her Master of art in 2016.
Studio Khachatryan, founded in 2010 by designer Noro Khachatryan, is active in various felds of product and architectural design. The studio designs installations, interiors and architectural elements for public and residential spaces.
By nature and from accustomed habit.
He explores with his pencil. Researches. His sense of form is exceptional – he can draw a slick line in his sleep. But for him the challenge lies rather in bringing life to his subjects,
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.
Harri Koskinen (Finland, born in 1970) has an uncompromising, bold design aesthetic that has gained him international renown since the early days of his career. Practicality, a spare style and a conceptual approach to product and spatial design are Koskinen’s trademarks.
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.
The Finnish artist Veera Kulju (born 1975) graduated from the Aalto University works with textiles, ceramics and video. She has showcased her work both in Finland and internationally. She aims to assemble installations characterized by abundant fragility and an atmosphere of permanence and timelessness.