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Archea Associati

Founded in Florence in 1988 by Laura Andreini, Marco and Giovanni Casamonti Polazzi, Archea is a network of around 100 architects operating in Milan, Rome, Beijing, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Florence. In 1999 the founders partnered Silvia Fabi. The research activities of the study shifted from the countryside to the city, the building design, graphic design, publishing. Each member is also active in the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, where Laura Andreini is Associate Professor of Architecture Planning and Genoa, where Marco Casamonti is Professor of Architectural and Urban Design. The studio has won numerous competitions including the competition for a multifunctional tower in Tirana, currently under construction. Among the most most projects: the Municipal library of Nembro, the Cantina Antinori in San Casciano Val di Pesa, the CDD Seregno Disability Center, the UBPA 63-2 Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 and the Green Energy Laboratory both in Shanghai, the Ceramic Art in Liling City and the World Grape Expo in Yanqing in China.


Baldessari e Baldessari

The studio founded by Giulio, Michela and Paolo Baldessari is a professional association active in the field of architecture, industrial and visual design and interior architecture. It operates with several work groups within itself and with a network of external consultants. Care preparations of exhibitions in Italy and abroad. He develops research activities and participate in contests and exhibitions. It has an ongoing public and private designs in the residential, office and industrial, restoration of historical buildings and antique and interior design projects as well as cooperation with companies in the design sector. He has received awards and mentions of merit in 1984 in the contest “An Italian chair for the US” in 1991 to “Alcan Prize for the use of aluminum in the built environment” Trau and the international competition for the design of a workstation . In 2007 was 1st classicated to “Competition for new furniture for outdoor experiments” Sun Rimini 2007. Prize Pida 2013 – hotel concept section. 2015 1st Prize OneMorePack of creative packaging design award.


Marco Baudinelli

Finished school opens in Carrara Quadrisegno the study. Designing a series of decorations Garfide for the ceramic industry and for King’s ceramic. Draw a collection of marble objects for Bordese. In ’90 under the art direction of Bob Noorda paginates the architectural magazine Noah. After a brief stint as art director of the agency G & Z, he was appointed deputy to the art director Mondadori books, only to become art director. In ’95 designs the logo and the graphics of the first covers of Polillo Publisher, the logo and the internal signs of Amedeo Lia Museum in La Spezia. From ’96 to 2002 care of the image of the Sculpture Biennale of Carrara. He collaborates with Mondadori Books for teens and up to 2000 with the Club of Editors. In 2011 the Province of Massa-Carrara dedicated to his work an exhibition in the Palazzo Ducale di Massa. Since 1992 teaches Graphics before the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and then to that of Carrara, where in 2003 he was elected director, confirmed until 2011. It provides for the graphic design and the preparation of numerous exhibitions and Gigi Guadagnucci Museum in Massa. In 2013/14 together with Alessandro Romanini and Flavio Cob care, on behalf of Robot City, the project Solid Senses at the Milan design week, Lambrate Ventura.


Lorenzo Damiani

Lorenzo Damiani was born in 1972. He graduated in architecture in Milan and continued his studies doing a master’s degree from the Polytechnic of Design. His bewilder and surprise items. Designing simple but unique items. Deals with furniture and product design and collaborates with several companies including Abet-rolled, Cappellini, Campsites, Ceramica Flaminia, Montina, Illy, IB Rubinetterie, Diamantini & Domeniconi, Emme BBB Bonacina, Lavazza. In 2009 The Triennale Design Museum has dedicated the exhibition “But Where Are finishing her Inventors? Lorenzo Damiani “curated by Marco Romanelli. In 2012 two other exhibitions: “Lorenzo Damiani: Without Style”, curated by Giovanna Castiglioni, Achille Castiglioni held at the Foundation and “Catch Me”, curated by Silvana Annichiarico, at the Milan Triennale. In 2013 designs the installation dedicated to the Castiglioni brothers in the sixth edition of the Triennale Design Museum.


Francesco Meda

Working in London in the study of Bergne and then by Ross Lovegrove. Since his return to Milan in 2008 he collaborated with Father Alberto Meda on projects for clients such as Alias, Vitra, Alessi, Kartell and Marsotto. In 2011 he participated in the design of a hydroformed aluminum chair for Alias; at the same time he continued his artistic and personal design projects. His collection “Chinese Footprints”, has been widely published, exhibited in Hong Kong at the store Lane Crawford and presented by Schoeni Art Gallery at Hong Kong Art Fair in 2012/2013. In 2013 he co-designed “Flap”, an acoustic panel produced by Caimi Brevetti; in the same year began the self-production activities with items such as LED, marble lamps, stools, tables, benches and 3D printed jewelry. Lamps Bridge and the series of 3D jewelry are part of the Triennale Design Museum collection.


Patricia Urquiola

Born in Oviedo (Spain), he lives and works in Milan. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. It was assistant lecturer for Achille Castiglioni; He collaborated with Vico Magistretti; Design was responsible for Lissoni Associati. In 2001 he opened his own studio working in the fields of product design, interiors and architecture. He created products for the most important Italian and international companies, including: B & B, Boffi kitchens, Budri, Moroso, Molteni, Mutina, Kartell, Agape, Rosenthal, Baccarat, Kettal, Kvadrat, Andreu World and Hansgrohe. He has won several international awards including: the Medalla de Oro en las Bellas Artes Mérito to the Spanish government: the Order of Isabella the Catholic, presented by His Majesty the King of Spain Juan Carlos I. It was Ambassador of Expo Milano 2015.