From ’71 to ’76 he has been editor of the magazine Casabella and from 1977 to 80 editor in chief of the magazine of Design MODO, directed then until 1983. In 1973 he collaborated with Aldo Rossi in the organization of the International Architecture Section of the Milan Triennale. In 1973 he organized and set up the first critical exhibition on Italian Radical Design for the IDZ (Internationale Design Zentrum) in Berlin. In 1975-76 he became secretary coordinator of the Visual Arts and Architecture Section of the Venice Biennale, also creating the exhibition “Europe / America” Urban architectures / suburban alternatives. In 1979-80 he was responsible for the Design Collection at the Milan Triennale, creating the exhibitions “Census of design” and “The decorated house”. As an author and designer he participated in various exhibitions including: “Assenza Presenza” (Bologna 1978) “Fifty years of Italian architecture” (Milan 1979), “Provokationen” (Düsseldorf 1982), “From the spoon to the city” (Milan 1983), “A Postmodern generation” (Genoa 1983), “La neomerce” (Milan-Paris 1985). In 1983 for the XVII Triennale di Milano he curated and prepared the exhibition “Le case della Triennale”. In the XVIII Triennale of 1989 he ordered the Design Section in the exhibition “The future of the metropolis”. In 2010 he set up at the Palazzo della Ragione in Milan the photography exhibition by Giovanni Gastel “Maschere e spettri” curated by Germano Celant. In 2015 he curated and set up the exhibition of architectural drawings “A 40-year-long gallery” at the Milan Order of Architects. In 2016, for the FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano at Villa dei Vescovi (Padua), he designed the international exhibition Glass, Arte del Vetro. In 2017 at Palazzo Madama in Turin, he designed the exhibition “Under another light”, The jewels of Gianfranco Ferrè. His On-Off lamp for Luceplan is present in the permanent collection of the MOMA of New York, while works and drawings can be found in the collections of the FRAC Museum in Orleans, the Center Pompidou in Paris and the Collection of the Milan Triennale. His personal exhibitions were held in 1982 at the AA (Architectural Association) in London, in 2005 and 2015 at the Galleria Jannone in Milan. He has designed architectures, installations, exhibitions, books, magazines, sets, environments and objects; the latter for various companies including: Fontana Arte, Cappellini, Kartell, Poltronova, Luceplan, Tendentse, Roset France, Barovier & Toso, Candle, Zeus-Noto, Artemide and Danese. From 1996 to 1998 he has coordinated the Department of Architecture at the European Institute of Design in Milan, where he taught from 1989 to 2000. Since 2001 he teaches Interior Architecture at ISIA in Florence.
After completing the university studies in the humanistic-linguistic area at IULM in Milan, Roberta Busnelli entered the world of journalism and specialized publishing in the early 90s. In 2005 she founded the publishing house Verbus Editrice in Milan, responsible for the publication of the IQD architecture and design magazine, now internationally recognized as one of the most dynamic and authoritative publications in the sector. In the last years, the publishing house has become a reference point for the publication of architectural books, such as the recent Vacua Forma by architect Beniamino Servino, and collections of architectural and interior design projects. She collaborates with the most important exponents of the architecture world, who directed the magazine’s issues within a farsighted project of shared communication, such as Alfonso Femia, Alexander S. Brodsky, Giancarlo Mazzanti and Renato Rizzi. Alongside IQD’s Editorial Director activity, in recent years she has promoted events and activities aimed at supporting the culture of the project and encouraging meetings between the various protagonists of the design and architecture scene in the world.
Born in 1946 in Lissone, son of a cabinetmaker, from an early age he experiences the carpentry workshop. These are the years of economical growing in Italy, a period in which the first industrial furniture productions emerge from the small realities of the shops, and a new profession is emerging, capable of conceiving projects for a series production: the designer. Still sixteen years old in 1962 he became Head of the Technical Office of Besana Mobili. From 1966 to 1971 he was Head of the Research and Development Center of Boffi Cucine, taking part in the European Standardization. In 1971 he joined as a member in the “A & D” studio, where he developed with Luigi Massoni product projects, stands, showrooms and fittings for some of the most important Italian companies such as: Boffi, Poltrona Frau, Nazareno Gabrielli, Poliform, Porro, Matteograssi. In 1991, at the closing of the “A & D” studio, he founded his own studio “Piergiorgio Cazzaniga Design” in Lentate sul Seveso, pursuing an intense design research that over the years led him to material and technological inventions with results of extreme clarity and formal simplicity. This research will see the light thanks to the collaboration with companies like Porro, Composit, La Palma, Living Divani, MDF Italy, Tribù, Desalto, Lema and Andreu World. His activity obtains numerous international awards.
SEBASTIANO CERULLOGeneral Manager FederlegnoArredo
Originally based in Piedmont, he graduated in Forestry Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Turin. Since March 2017 he is General Manager of FederlegnoArredo. Being over twenty years part of the Federation, he has held numerous positions in associations in the wood industry, gaining extensive managerial experience: responsible for coordinating association relations for common activities in the packaging sector with Rilegno, responsible for E-Pack, the Assoimballaggi house organ and Consorzio Servizi Legno Sughero, Italian representative in the European Federation of Pallet and Wooden Packaging Manufacturers from 1997 to 2012, General Secretary of the Wood-Cork Services Consortium since 2002, Responsible at FederlegnoArredo, “National Federation of the wood, cork industries, of furniture and lighting “from 1997 to 2011 of the Associations of the Wood Area, as well as representative of FederlegnoArredo in several UNI Working Groups from 1997 to 2012.
RENZO FAUCIGLIETTIDesigner Engineer
Renzo Fauciglietti attended the STS (Higher Technical School of Engineering) in Switzerland and later a master’s degree in industrial design. He collaborates with the most important Italian and foreign cultural institutions: Polytechnic of Milan, MIP, ITI, Centro Volta di Como, SDA Bocconi, C.N.R. from Milan. In 1989 FAUCIGLIETTI Engineering was born with a specific intent to contribute to the renewal of R & D, design and creation of new design products with real innovative contents that led to the filing of many invention patents. Fauciglietti receives several awards on national and international level, including the Compasso D’oro. In 1994 he was commissioned by Lombardy Region to design a new methodology for the design and development of industrial products. Since 2010 he has been the artistic and technical director of Fontanot, a leading company in the stairs sector. He actively collaborates with cultural institutes and magazines, participates as a speaker in debates and conferences on issues concerning the design and development of industrial products.
Graduated at the University of Genoa – Faculty of Architecture in 1992. Founding Member of the 5 + 1 Architecture Agency Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo. Expert in technical architecture, he is responsible for the integration and coordination of specialist services with the structural and plant design project for complex contracts. At the same time he conducts the research activity on the subject. Alfonso Femia lives in Genoa and works in the studios of Genoa, Milan and Paris. Between 1993 and 2003, he collaborated in Architectural Design courses with Professor Enrico D. Bona at the Faculty of Architecture in Genoa. From 2004 to 2006 he developed an architectural design module at the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa. He has followed and coordinated several international architectural seminars. From 2001 to 2006 he was Professor at the Kent State University of Florence. From 2007 to 2010 he was Professor at the University of Ferrara – Faculty of Architecture. He has been invited as speaker at several conferences and training seminars in Italy and abroad. Between 1994 and 2014 he has issued numerous publications and monographs. His works have been published in the main magazines of this sector and on international web magazines. He was invited to present his work at various editions of the Venice Biennale, at the ETH in Zurich, at the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris, at the French Cultural Institute in Casablanca, at the Milan Triennale and at the White Cross Gallery in London. In 2017 the 5 + 1 Architecture Agency Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo srl changed its name to Atelier (s) Alfonso Femia AF517 srl.
Diego FlorianFSC® Italia Director
In Padua, where he currently lives, he completed his studies in Forestry and Environmental Sciences. University training ranges from forestry to international cooperation, to development and applied research in these fields, along with study and work experiences in some developing countries. Being interested in the aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility applied to the forest sector, he completes a PhD on these topics and since 2009 he collaborates with the Italian Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in promoting the certification of responsible forest management and derived products. From 2011 till present time he coordinates and manages this office, which over the years has significantly increased its operational size and scope of activities.
“Bocconiano” never graduated, he worked as a draftsman and designer / decorator in one of the most important architecture studios in Milan in the mid 80’s. In 1987 he began his adventure in the world of specialized publishing working as an agent and consultant for the Milan Editorial Staff , Publishing House of the three Italian magazines Lighting, Compolux and Compoarredo, specializing in lighting, lighting components and components for furniture and furnishings. Over the years, following the evolution of light sources and the introduction of new technologies, he participates in different updating courses and training courses at Philips Lighting Academy, Osram, Guzzini. In 2004, sensing the potential of LEDs, he promoted the new “Speciale LED” section, the first to deal exhaustively with the new sources and the relative development of new equipment. In 2007 he acquired the Editorial Staff, then taking over the position of Head of the three titles. In 2013 the company moved to its new headquarters in via Davanzati and from 2014, thanks to the collaboration with Honegger, Representatives of Messe Düsseldorf for Italy, organized “Italian Lighting Lounge”, a group of companies during the prestigious Euroshop fair in Dusseldorf.
Francesca LosiJournalist and communication manager TABU Spa
Francesca Losi (Lecco, 1975) graduated from “Università Cattolica” of Milan in Literature with a thesis on Utopias in Contemporary Architecture, under the supervision of Alessandro Mendini. Since 2004 she is a journalist enrolled in the Order of Lombardy. Between 2001 and 2017, as a freelancer, she took care of the press office and communication projects for many companies specialized in the production of materials and systems for architecture, ranging from contemporary architecture to restoration and protection of cultural heritage of religious interest. After many years of intense collaboration, she became Communication and Media Manager for Company Tabu, as well as Training for Architects and students of the Faculties and Schools of Design and Architecture.
Nicola MolteniUndersecretary of State Internal Affairs
Born in Cantù (CO) on 6 March 1976. Graduated in Law. Lawyer, registered in the Bar of Lawyers of Como. Already elected in 2008 and 2013 in the Chamber of Deputies, he was re-elected on March 13, 2018. On 13 June 2018 he was appointed Undersecretary of State to the Interior of the Conte Government.
Stefano Pujatti was born in Aviano in 1968. He graduated in Architecture at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice and the Master in Architecture at Sci-Arch in Los Angeles, California. After collaborating with Coop-Himelblau in Los Angeles and Gino Valle Architetti in Paris, he was co-founder of the Elastic Studio in 1995. From 2004 to 2013 he has been a university lecturer at the Faculty I of Architecture at the Politecnico in Turin and from 2014 to 2016 at the UOT (University of Toronto – Canada), course of “Architectural Design”. During the same years he was invited internationally as a speaker and guest critic in several universities, including RMIT – Melbourne, Hoesi University – Tokyo, Academy of Architecture – Mendrisio. Today Stefano Pujatti is head of the ELASTICOSPA studio, based in Chieri (TO), and from 2016 he can count on ELASTICOSPA + Inc, based in Toronto, for the development of projects in North America. The work of the studio has been presented in many books and magazines, both nationally and internationally, and has been invited to major international events such as different editions of the Venice Biennale, the Brasilia Architecture Biennale and the London Architecture Festival. He has won numerous awards such as the Inarch-Ance Award as a young professional (2006), finalist of the Mies Van Der Rohe Award (2012), The Plan Award category Hospitality (2015), Premio Architetto Italiano (2016), Premio Archmarathon category Visioning (2017 ); he was also selected to represent Italian architecture in the traveling exhibition “Piccole Utopie”.
Stefano RonchettiBusiness owner
Stefano Ronchetti was born in Cantù in 1964. From 1994 until present time he is Managing Director of the family company Marzorati Ronchetti, founded in 1922 and always at the forefront of stainless steel processing. Active in every continent, the company demonstrates a very eclectic nature from a technical point of view as well as dynamic in the ability to create network. A dynamism that has led to a cooperation over the years with the greatest creative talents of the international scene: from Lord Norman Foster to Ron Arad, from Antonio Citterio to Italo Rota, Peter Marino, Thomas Heatherwick and many others. Since 2016 he has been the Commercial Manager of MR Srl and since 2017 he is International Business Developer of Bond Interiors, a company based in Dubai. Between 2000 and 2004 he has been a member of Federmeccanica and from 2000 to 2008 he was Chairman of the Metalworking Group of the Unione Industriali di Como.
Ambrogio RossariADI Associazione Disegno Industriale
Born in 1943 in Salò, he got in 1966 a Diploma in Industrial Design in Venice. In 1970 he graduated with a Master in Product Design at IIT in Chicago. He began his free-lance activity in 1971 and works as designer with many firms in Italy and abroad in many fields: from table top to kitchen accessories, from lamps to bath accessories. He works also in exhibition design and graphic design. He has been curator of cultural exhibitions. Award “Design Plus” Award in 1987 and selected for “Compasso d’Oro ADI” in 1987, 1989 and 1991. He has been juror in international design competition and speaker in several international design meetings. He has been teaching design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan (Italy). He has been President of ADI Lombardy since 2010 and now is Past President He has been teacher of Design at Accademia di Belle Arti Cignaroli di Verona from 2013 to 2014. Member of the Scientific Commitee for the final selection of ADI Design Index 2018/2019 for Compasso d’Oro 2020
Francesco ScullicaPolitecnico di Milano-POLI.design
Francesco Scullica, architect and research doctor in interior architecture, is an associate professor in industrial design at the Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano. Since 2012 he has been the scientific director of the Interior Design Master of the Politecnico di Milano- POLI_design; he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. From 1990 to 1999 he began to collaborate in the interior design and design courses of the furnishing products held by Prof. Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis at the Politecnico di Milano, paying particular attention to interior design, product design, mobile and design in general. In particular, in relation to this educational collaboration, there are tutoring activities carried out on projects related to major Italian companies (“Bernini”, “Cassina”, “Fiat Auto”, “Techno” and “Zambon”). He has participated and participates in the activities of visiting professor in international seminars and workshops in foreign schools, including the Barcellona School of Architecture (SP) La De Montfort University in Leicester (UK), the Institute of Art Visule of Orleans (F), the Fachhoch-schule fur Gestaltung Schwabish Gmund (DE), the TEI (Technological Educational Institution) of Athens (GR) the Lantao Culture- (China), the HEAD (Haute Ecole de Design- Art) in Geneva ( CH), the Tongji University of Shanghai (China). This in relation to his role as Co-Director of the Executive Design Management Master for Innovative Environments- Politecnico di Milano and Tongji University of Shanghai, the RTU Riga Technical University and the Academy of Art and Design of Riga. His main research interests are focused in interior design, hospitality and hotel design, furniture, office, retail, sustainability in the interior design in relation to Design for All.
He has published many articles, essays, texts, conference proceedings for national and international publishers.
From the academic year 2000-01 he teaches at the School of Design of the Politecnico di Milano. His most recent consultancy activities include the role of scientific curator of the “Hybrid Lounge” exhibition at Homi, the Lifestyle fair at Fiera Milano, an exhibition on new trends in interior design finishes and materials.
Andrea TagliabueCEO TABU Spa
Andrea Tagliabue (Como 1972) represents the third generation in TABU and collects an entrepreneurial legacy consolidated over 90 years, born from an intuition of the founder Achille Tagliabue, his grandfather, who was the first to start the dyeing of wood in the world. Andrea interprets his role and his time with energy and confidence, opening up new paths, which will prove decisive for what has become an authentic Italian excellence. Degree in Business Economics at LIUC, and a career that begins very early while his father Enrico builds TABU as we know it today, Andrea from the 90s is the soul of the strategic opening to the world market and its consolidation especially in countries such as the USA, India and China.
Roberto Tamborini (Cantù 1967) follows the path traced by his father Edgardo, an eclectic, cultured and idealist architect, from whom he inherits enthusiasm and passion for architecture. After graduating from the Politecnico di Milano, Roberto Tamborini with great energy deals with different architectural topics, ranging from furniture to industrial design and residential design for demanding and sophisticated customers. He also enriches his professional experience with the creation of office spaces both in Italy and abroad for major multinational companies, including Publicis Groupe (Leo Burnett, Publicis Italy, Starcom, Miracle) and Humana Italia of the DMK group.