Maurizio Lai is the original interpreter of a contemporary aesthetic that places light at its core. An architect and designer, he studied in Venice and graduated in Milan. At the beginning of his career, he designed for television and fashion, eventually branching out into the commercial and hospitality sectors.
Maurizio Lai works on exclusive projects on an international scale and collaborates with a network of experienced producers, following the principles of Design Excellence. His work appears in the most authoritative publications on Architecture and Design. He collaborates with Politecnico di Milano, SPD, and IULM.
Due designers sorelle, gemelle, cofondatrici di Postology, una Retail&Brand Experience Agency, che punta sulla fusione tra mondi fisici e digitali. Nell’ambito del proprio lavoro Giulia ed Elena seguono con attenzione tutte le fasi del progetto del cliente per soddisfarne a pieno le esigenze, interpretandone sogni e idee.
Professionalità e passione guida le due designers a non lasciare nulla al caso, dalla ideazione alla realizzazione, inclusa la comunicazione del progetto stesso.
Zooform is an architecture studio with a circular vision. Specializing in high fashion retail projects, it has developed a sartorial approach to design, changing the perception of design in the airport, hospitality, restaurant, and private sectors. We have had long-standing collaborations and continue to collaborate with Ferrari, Maserati, Furla, Piazza Sempione, Cavalli, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, and many others.
"Every project for us is a microcosm to be built in its entirety and complexity. We are drawn to anything that captures attention and stimulates the imagination. We love the small things that warm the soul and the light that floods a well-proportioned space. Architecture is a unique and extraordinary tool, and it is what we love to do."
Graduated with honors from the Polytechnic University of Genoa, in his thesis he delves into the topics of Landscape Urbanism in abandoned areas. His passion for architecture takes hold after a trip to South America (2003), fascinated by the work of Brazilian architectural masters.
The scale of the city and architectural detail are the sensitive themes to which Jacopo Avenoso also devotes his doctoral research in Urban Design at the University of Genoa (2011). Together with his colleague and life partner, he is the owner of the architectural studio Startup Architettura, located in Pavia and Genoa.
They develop new tailor-made hospitality concepts in the hospitality sector. Chiara Caberlon and her team are always looking for new stimuli, placing architectural design at the centre.
Whether it's a historic hotel or a business hotel, a resort or a boutique hotel, the purpose of the group of architects is to reveal its identity, with the belief that studying the location well can help to fully understand the genius loci of each structure, to capture its essence, and then transfer it to the project.
Graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he is the founder of the Bolidismo group and is also a member of the Memphis group with Ettore Sottsass. By professional choice, he primarily operates in design, the design of commercial and museum architecture, and areas and structures dedicated to public transportation.
Massimo Iosa Ghini has also put his signature on design projects for retail chains implemented worldwide. Among the most important developments, projects carried out for international groups such as Ferrari, Capital Group, IBM Italy, CMC Group Miami, Seat Pagine Gialle, and Alitalia are particularly notable.
Research and design are the distinguishing features of Teresa Sapey's projects. Within her studio, together with an international multidisciplinary team, she designs spaces with emotions. Supported by an internal staff of urban planners, designers, engineers, architects, interior designers, and product designers, she provides customized projects in her architecture studio, interpreting the client's vision to fully meet their needs.
Like a tailor, the Sapey team pays extreme attention to detail and combines colors, textures, and materials to design new garments, urban, and architectural garments, permeated with vitality and functionality.
Gian Paolo Venier, an international interior designer, product manager, and art director, blends cosmopolitan elegance with meticulous attention to materials and textures. Each of his furniture creations is made-to-measure, based on sophisticated color palettes.
As an interior designer and product designer, Gian Paolo Venier collaborates with various companies, from Studio OTTO by Paola Navone to the Italian luxury brand Ivory Collections. He is also the art director of Airnova, a manufacturer of leather and metal furniture, Mary & by MIA Collections, a Greek furniture brand, and Abitex, an Italian fabric producer. Venier collaborates with renowned artisanal workshops such as Siman, Urbi et Orbi, and Meltemi.
Pier Maria Giordani born in Parma in 1969. Since 2008 he has a PhD in Architectural Composition at the Politecnico di Milano. He graduated with honors from the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic with Prof. Antonio Monestiroli. He was teaching assistant in Architectural Composition at the University of Parma and then from 2002 to 2010 at the Milan Polytechnic. At the beginning of his career, he collaborated with the architect Aurelio Cortesi on numerous projects. In 2011 he co-founded the Recs Architects studio of which he is Sole Director, based in Parma. In 2012, he was a consultant to WDCE Company in Beijing for the redesign of the city of Bautou in southern Mongolia. In 2013 he opened the office branch in Fortaleza, Brazil. In 2017 the Fortaleza studio moved to Belo Horizonte and in the same year the studio branch opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 2018, two representative offices have been active in China, Beijing and Chengdu. He is a partner with Prof. Chen Zhen co-founder of Recs Architects. The priority research field is aimed at architectural design declined at different scales: from the building artefact, to urban design, to master plans. His projects are made in Italy and abroad. There are numerous projects awarded in national and international competitions and published projects.
"Architecture and design are nothing without inspiration."
Mine is to generate well-being through projects that make people feel good physically, mentally, and spiritually."
"The 'Studio Apostoli' is an atelier of Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, and Product Design that sees its 'Mission' as the implementation of the concept of Wellness to all the designed works.
Over the course of more than twenty years, Studio Apostoli has accomplished hundreds of projects in nearly all continents, achieving numerous international recognitions, awards, and hundreds of publications.
Ceccaroli Architettura was founded in Rome in 1999, stemming from Marcello Ceccaroli's passion for architecture.
Years of study, practice, and training take on a new sense of discovery when they encounter the hospitality contract, leading to a decision to focus on shaping places dedicated to hospitality. This gave birth to a specialized team in the design of tourist accommodation structures, which has successfully completed 90 high-profile hotels and restaurants.
"Every year, in the summer, I enjoy traveling the world with my family.
I do it to stay updated, to discover the latest trends in the industry, and to satisfy my curiosity.
It's part of my job, and I can't deny that it's also a part of who I am."
As an interior designer for every sector of architecture, after designing "Arlecchino", the first Italian restaurant in Moscow, Andrea Rocchi has dedicated his career to Design projects related to the world of Food and Ho.Re.Ca.
The solutions offered seamlessly combine design and functionality, as his extensive experience in the industry makes his projects a perfect synthesis of aesthetics and layout, image and pathways, style and efficiency. The meticulous attention to detail and the integration of product display as a sales tool result in a harmonious blend of form and function.
Visionary and pragmatic.
In 2005, Architect Calloni decided to open his own design studio, and at the same time, Sikura gestioni, a company that handles technical, administrative, commercial, and fiscal management services for real estate properties.
The decision to open these two entities was made after an experience as a Project Leader and Technical Manager at Norman Project, a branch of Norman Group.
What drives Hcc Studio is the passion and enthusiasm for design and architecture. The studio works on projects of various scales, including urban planning and development, renovations and hotel designs, apartment refurbishments, furniture and lighting design, aiming to meet every kind of request.
In this perspective, the studio has designed large urban spaces such as squares, public utility buildings like banks and medical offices, apartments, hotels, bars and restaurants, museum installations, recreational boats, and even furniture design, lighting design, upholstery design, and wallpaper design.
Architect President and Founder of Studio Bizzarro & Partners, he has accumulated extensive and specific experience in the design of prestigious hotel structures, for which he carefully and elegantly oversees both architecture and interior design. He boasts in-depth knowledge in the field of SPA and Wellness Center design and construction and is considered one of the foremost references internationally. He creates reliable and effective projects based on maximum functionality in space distribution, technological innovation, and maintenance. Additionally, he pays utmost attention to costs and return on investment. The image of his projects is always enveloped in the charm of unmistakable elegance and style, combining emotional impact, scenography, and dreams. His works are published in the most prestigious international magazines and publications.
Studio Bizzarro & Partners specializes in private residential construction, commercial, industrial, and public works, as well as hospitality structures and industrial design, managing the entire creation process from conception to construction site. Throughout their extensive professional activity, they create architecture on both small and large scales, directing all compositional choices towards a strong figurative deviation of the project from the existing context.
At the beginning of each creative process, the guidelines for the planimetric composition are generally deduced, and from a series of setbacks from the road lines and vertical voids, the architectural form emerges. In addition to the essentiality of these two compositional gestures, the use of contemporary design elements such as folding, interlocking, volumes, projections, light and shadow, masses, and transparencies is employed. The use of different external skins helps to highlight the projects as the result of grafting monolithic blocks. It is a geometric world where curves are at most a requirement generated by the site, surfaces are as transparent as possible, and spaces are reduced to interlocking lines. The interior and exterior are part of the same continuum, extending the spaces to the outdoors.
Officina Archimuro was founded in Rimini in 2007, born from the passion of architect Mattia Santucci for
the combination of art and architecture.
The passion for painting and sculpture has been the main driving force behind an architecture aimed at telling stories, inspiring emotions, and surprising.
"The motto that I have always wanted to convey to my clients is 'Everything that goes from the mind to the hands.' The passion for manual work, the contact with raw materials yet to be shaped, has made the design process unique, reversing traditional conventions."
For me, designing is like painting a picture composed of small brushstrokes that gradually bring to life the final vision hidden inside my mind. It's a reversed process that starts from a virtual reality and is continuously reshaped until it reaches its final form."
Architect and founder of Stoppani10 Studio, he graduated in Architecture with a technological specialization from the Politecnico di Milano in 1998.
In 2001, he founded Stoppani10 Studio in the heart of Milan, together with a well-established team of collaborators.
The scope of activities of the studio ranges from urban planning projects to new constructions, renovations and interior design, restoration, and landscape design.
The vision of architecture arises from curiosity and interest in various fields
The vision of architecture stems from curiosity and interest in various fields, and it manifests in a continuous search for updates on new trends and design requirements, as well as in anticipating future expectations in the field of design. The studio's attitude and multidisciplinary skills enable a comprehensive understanding of the construction process in its many facets, adapting to the specificities of each individual project.
Particular attention is given to identifying the needs and requirements of each project, while striving for a balance between the physical and social context in which the intervention takes place.
Preliminary investigation of each project considers the client's expectations and is guided by essential criteria of technical and environmental sustainability.
Nicola Di Troia is the Founding Partner of WiP and is responsible for the company's development strategies.
WiP Architetti is an internationally oriented integrated design studio that is a leader in Italy, specializing in six areas of the built environment: Commercial & Retail, Hospitality, Housing, Marina & Waterfront, Offices & Space Planning, Sport & Entertainment.
Since 2000, WiP has been combining technical excellence and design in a business-oriented approach and is among the few Italian studios that offer a comprehensive range of services. The studio supports its clients throughout the entire life cycle of projects, from initial sketches to virtual tours within the designed buildings. The group currently comprises more than 70 professionals.
Thanks to its continuous updating in relation to the technical and regulatory landscape, its expertise in energy and BIM-related issues, and its attention to an ultra-competitive and rapidly evolving market, the group has grown over the years to become the multidisciplinary entity it is today.
Massimo Salamone, as the President of Milano Durini Design, has made a significant contribution to the development of the Durini District, which has evolved from being just a street into a full-fledged design district.
In 1968, at number 16 via Durini, architect Mario Bellini inaugurated the Cassina showroom, which later became an icon of Italian design. Almost half a century later, today, the street, with over 10,000 square meters of commercial space and 48,000 visitors during the Salone del Mobile, is aiming to rival the global fame of via Monte Napoleone. Seven major brands have joined forces in Milano Durini Design, an association that aims to become synonymous with excellence in the field of design, just as the Quadrilatero della Moda represents for fashion. "There is no other place like via Durini," explains Massimo Salamone, architect from Ams studio, "with so many historic presences that have contributed to shaping the history of Italian design worldwide": Cassina, B&B Italia, Interni, Luxury Living, Meritalia, Porro, and Technogym.
The AMS studio, founded by the architect, is involved in: architectural design civil and infrastructure works, and residential design, among other areas.
Paolo, Partner and President of Lombardini22 Group since 2007, is accompanied by his partner Adolfo Suarez. He developed a strong interest in the retail sector and shopping mall theme, quickly leading L22, the Group's brand dedicated to this design field, to a leading market position. Thanks to his professional rigor, Paolo became the Safety Coordinator for several construction projects, including the English Pavilion at Expo 2015, HQ Angelini, the renovation of Sarca Shopping Center, Brera21 building, Segreen Business Center, Freccia Rossa Shopping Center, and the expansion of Luigi Bocconi University. He is also responsible for implementing health and safety management systems for various organizations and companies. Within Lombardini22 Group, Paolo represents the institutional voice, and his connections and networks bring valuable opportunities to the Group. Despite his busy schedule, he still cultivates his great passion: Paolo is a lover of good food and enjoys cooking for his friends.
After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, Simone Micheli founded his own architecture studio in 1990. In 2003, together with Roberta Colla, he established the design firm Simone Micheli Architectural Hero, with offices in Florence, Milan, Puntaldìa, Dubai, Rabat, and Busan.
His professional activity extends in various directions, ranging from master planning to architecture and interior design, from design to visual communication and event organization. His creations are characterized by a strong identity and uniqueness. He curates thematic exhibitions, both in the contract field and beyond, at the most important international trade fairs in the industry. He gives master classes, conferences, workshops, and lectures at universities, cultural institutes, and institutions in many cities around the world. His works have been showcased at major international exhibitions.
De.Tales is an international architecture and design studio founded by Igor Rebosio and Giuseppe Varsavia, with headquarters in Milan.
With over twenty years of experience in the field of architecture and interior design, the studio has been able to combine a solid know-how, a reliable team, and an integrated approach in coordinating and managing complex projects of global scale.
De.Tales approaches each project by crafting a tailor-made Design Tale for the client, based on the belief that there is always a story to tell behind the concept and that every detail matters. This unique and original narrative is emblematic of the studio's work, starting from the brief and expectations and solidifying into harmonious projects with a distinct sense of exclusivity.
Spagnulo & Partners, an architecture and interior design studio, was founded in Milan by Federico Spagnulo with the collaboration of Alessandra Carbone and Andrea Spagnulo. Today, it boasts a team of 15 individuals, including employees and associates.
Despite having a comprehensive background and involvement in the field of architecture and design, Spagnulo & Partners has developed a particular focus on architecture and interior design projects for luxury residences and hotels, both in Italy and abroad.
The dedication and sensitivity devoted to this aspect of design have allowed Spagnulo & Partners to play a leading role in significant international projects. Attention to detail and a constant balance between modernity and tradition are recurring elements in all of Spagnulo & Partners' projects. The sense of style is always interpreted in a new project, transforming it into a unique and tailor-made experience.
H&A is an architecture firm based in Venice and Shanghai, made up of over thirty professionals. It was born from the union of HYD Architettura and ArkaAssociati.
H&A has an organized structure capable of satisfying the multiple needs of customers by providing a complete integrated service in the field of architecture.
H&A provides its customers with a service capable of developing the architectural project, integrating the various aspects of the process with consultancy in the various disciplines, with an overall strategic management vision.
H&A has always considered the "total project" as a development theme and integrated design solution.
For H&A, “Total project” means tackling each theme in its various aspects, developing them for specific working groups in collaboration with each other. The project therefore develops by involving different professionals within the studio, encouraging the contribution of the designers involved..
Ermanno Caroppi, architetto e interior designer, con oltre 18 anni di esperienza nel mondo del design dell’ospitalità. L’eclettismo è la firma inconfondibile con la quale crea nuovi concept per brand internazionali, resort e hotel di lusso. Oggi affiancato da un collettivo di creativi, un gruppo poliedrico che mette insieme design, architettura, comunicazione e sensibilità artistica. La vision è quella di affrontare i nuovi progetti, non solo attingendo dal know how degli anni di esperienza ma mettendo in campo creatività, molteplici competenze tecniche e le sinergie di un collettivo.