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.
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.
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.
Architect, he graduated at Politecnico di Milano, after spending an Erasmus scholarship at the Mackintosh School of Art in Glasgow. He alternates design activity with teaching; since 2003 he is adjunct professor in Interior Design at Politecnico di Milano and he is a lecturer at SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design and Poli.Design, Consorzio del Politecnico. He has been visiting professor at the Tongji University of Shanghai and Goenka University in New Delhi.
In 2004 he opened his interior design practice (ww.alessandrovilla.it), covering also small scale architecture, graphic design and visual communication, thanks to an extensive network of partners with different professional skills.
The works of the studio have been published on design magazines and by Italian and international press. He has been working on long-term research projects focused on innovation on behalf of international companies (FIAT, 3M, Fincantieri, Beiersdorf) and University. He developed a special interest in materials and surfaces, also in reference to his consultancy activities and writing for interior design magazines (Interni).
Marina JonnaArchitect and Journalist
After graduating in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan, she began working as a journalist at La Mia Casa and, in 1992, moved to the historic magazine Casaviva (Mondadori) where she worked on interviews, photo shoots, social media, production and technology for the home. In addition to having followed and organized, in 2009, the Casaviva event for Abruzzo: two charity auctions in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan and Sotheby’s (the first part) and E-bay (for the second part). In 2012 she was an author at R101 for the morning programs conducted by Dini and Lester and Gialappa’s (“Stile Libero”). From 2012 to 2014 she was also a correspondent for R101 with interventions on design and production, as well as those dedicated to trade fairs (MADE, Cersaie, Salone, IFA). In 2013 she joined the editorial staff of Panorama as Social Media Manager and journalist of the site. In 2015 he joined Michele Lupi’s team, starting the Icon Design adventure as text and web manager (website and social media). From 2019 he leaves the editorial staff to devote himself to what he loves most: telling stories about products, companies and people. He currently makes video interviews for Home Italia and collaborates with INTERNI, Domus and The Good Life. In the meantime he takes care of interior design projects because “after having spoken, criticized and visited thousands of houses, I decided to make them, carving out the personality of those who live them. Without imposing anything but welcoming and giving shape to their dreams ”.
Camillo Botticini was born in Brescia on March 11th, 1965. He graduates in architecture at Milan Polytechnic University – facoltà di architettura, Politecnico di Milano – in 1990, under professor Sergio Crotti with whom he collaborates as an assistant for ten years.
In 2003 he obtains his doctorate in research (Ph.D.) in Architectonic and Urban Design at the Milan Polytechnic University. His Dissertation is published by Clup Milano, entitled ‘Relazioni, progetto ed identità dell’architettura contemporanea’ ( ‘Relations, project and contemporary architecture identity’ ) and becomes an University professor at Milan Polytechnic University where he still teaches Urban and Architectonic design. In 2008, was also invited to lead an international workshop in Venice.
Camillo Botticini begins his professional career in 1991, collaborating with S. Crotti, G. Canali and G. Belotti. In 1993, he opens his own private studio in Brescia,(CBA) Camillo Botticini architect.
Between 2008 and 2014 he founds with Giulia De Appolonia the architectural practice ABDA architetti Botticini – De Appolonia e associati srl.
CBA’s benchmark for its architectural projects is the complexity of a fragmented and versatile world. The interpretation of such world is always different and articulated; it varies in accordance to specific subjects and contextual conditions.
Afro Mauro BorellaArchitect
Borella Mauro Afro, graduated in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic, has been carrying out professional activity in design, architecture and art since 1979 with Luca Scacchetti first, and after with Angelo Cortesi with whom he has created architectures and products in Italy and abroad. He is Professor of Design at the Milan Polytechnic and the Brera Academy where he is also coordinator of the Product Design biennium. As a Visiting Professor he holds lectures in design in European universities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Porto, Krakow, Budapest and in Master: Iulm, Ard&nt, HOOA China.
He writes articles, texts and essays on design, architecture and art and organizes or coordinates events between design and art: ArteDesignImpresa, Brera-Feralpi, Design in Villa. He has been a member of national and international juries such as : Targa Rodolfo Bonetto and V International Biennial of Interior Design in Krakow. He is an ADI member and one of his projects is selected for the Compasso d’Oro (“Golden Compass”). He has also designed with Cortesi Design the fitting-out of the ADI Design Index 2019 in Milan and Rome.
Elena Brusa PasquéArchitect
Urban Planning and Interior Design.
President of Architects of the Province Varese (Lombardy).
History and tradition are the roots from which the architects of Brusa Pasqué Studio Associate take their inspiration. They always aim at innovation and sustainable projects, enhancing their professional in the world of engineering and architecture.
The Studio boasts the participation in several International and National competitions, among which the International Competition for the new Politecnico of Milan, Bovisa; the Magdeburg- Gebaude 9 Lotto-Toto Sachsen Anhalt Gmbh (Mr. M.Baum); Como Sports Arena; Entwicklungsgesellschaft OSTEND Gmbh & Co. Frankfurt, project of urban renewal; Fraschini Theater- Pavia are those of major importance.
Countless projects worth mentioning carried out by Brusa Pasqué Studio Associate are related to: sports facilities (“The Stadium into the Stadium” for the Juventus; Frame & Associates DUBAI – Fujairah emirate…), auditorium and theaters, restauration projects (Rotonda della Besana restauration; Villa Benizzi Castellani restauration), practicability, bike and pedestrian bridges, like the “Eginardo Door”,the entryway of Fiera Milano, but also offices, community places and hospitals.
The projects for private residences and hotels carried out both in Italy and abroad are equally important.