MICHELE DE LUCCHI

Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence.

He was a prominent figure in movements like Alchymia and Memphis. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1992 to 2002 and he has developed experimental projects for Compaq Computers, Philips, Siemens and Vitra. His architectural designs have been mainly for office buildings in Japan, in Germany and in Italy for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia.

From 1999 to 2005 he has been appointed to renovate some of ENEL’s (the Italian Electricity Company) power plants. For Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia, Hera, Intesa Sanpaolo and at other Italian and foreign banks he has collaborated to the evolution of the corporate image.

In 1990 he fonded Produzione Privata a small scale company where products are realized using artisan techniques and crafts. Selections of his products are exhibited in the most important design Museums in Europe, United States and Japan. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the Design and Art Faculty at the University in Venice.

From 2008 he is Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan.

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FABIO FAZIO

Fabio Fazio was born in 1974 in Neuchatel and graduated in architecture in Reggio Calabria. He is the Art Director and cofounder with Patrizia Furnari of Lithea company. He has designed for Lithea different products (Dune and Curve washbasins, Dune, Curve, Trame, Round and Origami 3D wall tiles, Egadi bowls, Round candle holder and Dune centerpiece) among the most company sells.

He deals with the design of objects and furniture of handicraft and industrial, design of new buildings, restructuration of private buildings and planning of Public spaces in Sicily.

He has been professor of artistic design at the Rome University of Fine Arts – Libera Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome.

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MARELLA FERRERA

The designer Marella Ferrera chooses Sicily as “place of the soul.”

She made her debut on the exhibition of the Italian High Fashion in 1993 and she was immediately defined the “experimenter of Fashion” for using materials that influence the textiles. Sculpture-dresses made of molten rock flakes, mosaics of terracotta, ceramic fragments from Caltagirone.

Fashion but also admired costume designer for important plays and ballets choreographed by Master Micha Van Hoecke, Bejart’s heir.

In 2008 she restored with Mario Nanni, who signed the project, the historic location of the eighteenth century Biscari Museum, visited by Goethe in 1787.

In 2009 her Archive is declared “of historical interest” by MIBAC and called the Archive of the Mediterranean.

And it is precisely the experience of “vertical” contact with the earth that leads her to the creation of the first archaeological installation in the world for the Morgantina Acrolith, Demeter and Kore, from Aidone Museum as the face of Sicily at Milan Expo 2015.

Art director, with Studio KWG signs the project “interior” for the new Hilton Capomulini collaborating with the architect Tom Russell.

She shares the MF LAB project with the designers Paolo Gagliardi and Paolo Giummulè.

She cooperates with the designer Paola Lenti in the new project “Viaggio in Sicilia”

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MARCO PIVA

Exciting, fluid, functional. This is the language that distinguishes Marco Piva’s architectural creations, product design and interior design.. The effort in material research and technology, the value of differentiation,the design innovation, lead the establishment of Studiodada Associates, whose production becomes one of the most representative of the period of Radical Design. In the ’80s opens Studio Marco Piva, whose work ranges from large projects to architectural interior design, to industrial design. A traveller and a designer, an innovator who is educated in rational approaches, Marco Piva studies and creates design solutions which are pervaded by stylistic freedom and compositional sobriety.

In Japan, in Osaka, the Studio has participated in the design and construction of the innovative complex Next 21, has also made the Laguna Palace in Mestre, the Port Palace in Monte Carlo, the Hotel Mirage in Kazan, the Una Hotel in Boulogne , the T Hotel in Cagliari, The Move Hotel in Mogliano Veneto, the multifunctional complex Le Terrazze in Treviso and the prestigious Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan. For the Exedra Boscolo Group had creates the Suites of Exedra in Rome, the B4 Net Padova Tower and the Tower Hotel in Bologna. In Dubai, on Palm Jumeirah, has designed the Tiara Hotel Oceania Hotel. Always in Dubai he has designed the innovative complex Porto Dubai. In Russia is designing the new complex of the river port of Novosibirsk.

Currently, he is engaged in the development of residential complex and prestigious private houses in China, United Stated, India, Montecarlo, Albania and Italy, and in the creation of design furniture and complements for the main companies in this field.

Marco Piva Atelier Design has designed for: A Project, Altreforme, Arflex, Arpa Industriale, Bross, Cabas, Caleido, Casalgrande Padana, Casamilano, Ceramica Cielo, Confalonieri, Colombo Design, Corinto, De Majo, Deko, Ege, Estro, Etro Home, Euromobil, Frati, Gaggiolini, Gattoni Rubinetteria, Gervasoni, Jacuzzi, Kvadrat, i Guzzini Illuminazione, L’Abbate, La Murrina, Lamm, Lapis, Leucos, Lithea, Lualdi, Marioni, Meritalia, MisuraEmme, Moroso, Nito, Novello, Oikos, Okite, Omnitex, Pierantonio Bonacina, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Potocco, Rapsel, Reflex, Sahrai, Schonhuber Franchi, Serralunga, Sicis, Sirrah, So Far So Near, Stella Rubinetterie, Tisettanta, Unopiù, Up Group, Valpra, VDA, W52, Zonca.

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