- Marco Agnoli
Marco Agnoli was born in Milan in 1960 and received his degree in Architecture from Politecnico di Milano in 1985. Since 1987, he has been a full-time freelance designer working in the field of interior decoration and construction. He has designed furnishings made of aluminum (Ycami Collezioni), cane and wicker (Perantonio Bonacina), and wood (Atlantis, Bellato, Dada), as well as upholstered furniture (DEMA) and lamps (Valenti). He has been working with DEMA since the very beginning of his career (1987), in a collaborative relationship that has lasted for decades. One model in particular, Ottomanne, is still in production more than 20 years after its launch.
- Carlo Bimbi
Born in Volterra on December 28, 1944, he lives and works in Florence.
Via Torcicoda, 24/A – 50142 Florence - Italy
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Carlo Bimbi holds a degree in Design from ISIA Florence. He started out with Nizzoli Associati in Milan, and in 1970, founded Internotredici Associati in Florence with Nilo Gioacchini and Gianni Ferrara. Just a few years later, he was featured in the exhibition "Italy: The New Domestic Landscape" with Tuttuno—which has been in the permanent collection of the NY MoMa since 2007. Since 1985, he has had his own practice in Florence, primarily dealing with design and consulting for the furniture sector. He has taught at the ISA, the ISIA, and the University of Florence Architecture Department for its degree course in Industrial Design. He is active in the Tuscany Delegation of ADI, holding the post of vice-president, and was on the ADI Design Index thematic committee for Abitare 2009/2010. He has designed articles for Arketipo, B&B Italia, Bontempi, Bosal, Casprini Gruppo Industriale, Ciatti, Dema, Falegnameria 1946, Ferlea, Fratelli Guzzini, Gruppo Sintesi, Ifi Industries, La Falegnami Italia, Le Porcellane, Neolt, Segis s.p.a., and Zucchetti Rubinetterie, among others.
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- Marzia e Leonardo Dainelli
Marzia was born in Milano.she is graduaded in 2001 to the politecnico of Milano; from 2005 she works on industrial and visual design for shop, show room, furniishings and interiors.
Leonardo was born in Pisa in 1971 and in 1994 he graduates him in industrial design to the accademy cappiello of Firenze.
He begins his career as industrial designer planning a new furnishings brand in 2004 ego zeroventiquattro that becomes phenomenon of market and reference for a new decorative style and tendency.
- Gianfranco Gualtierotti
He was born in Rome and later moved to Pistoia. After graduating at the 'Pacinotti' technical college, in 1967 he began working as an in-house designer for the company PERMAFLEX, where he performed research on the use of expanded polyurethane materials for the construction of furniture in general and upholstered furniture. From 1970 to 1975 he directed the technical department of UNO PI – the leading company in the sector of chemical products for furniture at that time. He worked together with various architects and designers, helping them to turn their projects into an industrial reality. He also fine-tuned a series of products which used expanded polyurethane at industrial level and which, combined with state of the art mechanical production techniques, thus giving life to the first products of UNO PI. He contributed to the technical design of passenger seats for scheduled aircraft, including the European DC-10, the Presidential aircraft DC-9 and the European AIRBUS. From 1975 to 1977 he collaborated with the company Giovannetti of Pistoia, where he was able to refine his experience, helping to industrialize the projects of various architects and designers. He designed various mechanisms, components and systems for use in sofa beds. In 1977 he opened an industrial design and technical advice studio, thus becoming a professional designer in his own right. He is the designer of several innovative sofa beds, in addition to other products such as chairs, armchairs, beds, furniture and fitted furniture systems. Images of his products have been published in the most important furniture magazines.
In 1985 he won the first prize for Italian design in Rome with the BILBO' sofa by edra.
In 1987 he won second prize at the Neocon in Chicago, with the chair P/40 by Fasem.
In 1988 he designed an innovative sofa system for Zanotta called EUROPA.
In 1995 he presented his adjustable chairs called FLESSIBILE for edra.
In 2005 for Fasem he designed the leather chair collection named CLIP.
In 2007 he designed the VELIERO collection of sofas with an adjustable structure.
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- Maurizio manzoni
- Maurizio Manzoni was born in Nuoro in 1967. After earning his Architecture degree in Florence, he began his career in the field of industrial design, working with leading companies in Italy and abroad, such as Arketipo, Dema, Difer, Fendi Casa, Fiam, Italvelluti, Luilor, Kenzo Maison, Ycami, La Falegnami, Lancia, Ligne Roset, MDF Italia, Pedrali, Roche Bobois, Steiner Paris, Treca Interiors, and Visionnaire. For Lancia, he conducted the "Designing the Invisible" project aimed at developing the Dialogos concept car. His activity extends to interior architecture, graphics, booth design, fabric design, and interior and exterior design for motorboats and mega-yachts. In 1999, he was appointed Visiting Professor for the course in Fabric Design and Diagnostics at the University of Florence (Department of Costume and Fashion Design – Department of Industrial Design). He currently lives and works in Florence, where he founded StudioMEMO in 2001 with the designer Prof. Roberto Tapinassi.
- Paolo Pininfarina
- Born in Turin on August 28, 1958.
After graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Turin Polytechnic he began his career in Pininfarina in 1982 and in 1983 gained experience working at Cadillac in Detroit, USA, and then in Japan with Honda.
From 1984 to 1986 he was Quality and Reliability Manager for Cadillac's Allanté project.
From 1987 to 1989 he was Program Manager at General Motors for the Engineering GM 200 project.
In 1987 he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Pininfarina Extra S.r.l., a Pininfarina Group company operating in the industrial, furnishing, architectural and nautical and aeronautical design sectors.
From 1999 to 2004 he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of Turin's European Institute of Design.
In 2001 he became "Emeritus Participating Founder" of the ADI Foundation for Italian Design.
Under his management, in a twenty-year period Pininfarina Extra has developed over 400 projects and has consolidated relationships with prestigious international companies like Alenia Aeronautica, Jacuzzi, Juventus, Lange, Lavazza, Motorola, Packard Bell, Primatist, Snaidero and 3M.
At the Pininfarina S.p.A. parent company he became a board member in 1988, from 2002 he has been a member of the Steering Committee and, again starting 2002, in his capacity as the head of the Quality System Department he contributed to the award of ISOTS/16949 certification to the Company, which took place in July 2003.
On May 12, 2006 he was appointed Deputy Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.
On August 12, 2008 he was appointed Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.
These are just some of the many awards received:
December 10, 2008: FIABA 2008 award assigned by Fondo Italiano Abbattimento Barriere Architettoniche (Italian Fund Elimination Architectural Barriers) to DesignAbility exhibition.
June 23, 2008: honourable mention in the red dot design award for the 3M Air Purifier Ultraslim.
May 19 2008: Earth-Minded Award for the Keating Hotel by Pininfarina in San Diego.
December 20 2007: GOOD DESIGN™ Awards 2007 assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum to the office furniture collection Uffix Luna.
July 26, 2007: Red dot award 2007 in the product design discipline to the Samsung LCD Monitor "Black Secret".
April 12, 2007: special award for Packaging 2007 during the 41st edition of Vinitaly for the Gancia-Pininfarina wine bottles.
December 13, 2006: GOOD DESIGN™ Awards 2006 assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum for three Pininfarina products: the 3M air purifier, the Snaidero "Venus" kitchen unit and SimpleTech's portable drive.
October 19, 2006: Simon Taylor Award assigned to Paolo Pininfarina by the British monthly magazine, Designer, for an "exceptional contribution to kitchen and bathroom design over the years".
November 8, 2006: Design Excellence Award assigned by the BIO 20 international jury to the Gorenje refrigerator at the Biennial Industrial Design Exhibition in Lubiana (Slovenia).
May 9, 2006: a jury of visitors to EIMU voted "Luna", the office furnishing collection produced by Uffix, the "ideal office" at the biennial dedicated to office furniture at the Milan International Furniture Show.
April 6, 2006: award for the best design in the work environment category to Ares Line to the "Premiere" modular auditorium seating system within the context of the Wellness@Work design competition.
July 5, 2004: Paolo Pininfarina won the "Red Dot: Design Team of the Year Award" for the best design team in 2004, assigned by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.
2004: "Compasso d'oro" nomination to Schroeder's "Francesca" lamp.
2004: GOOD DESIGN Award assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum for the Snaidero "Acropolis" kitchen unit.
December 1, 2003: the "Bernini" anti-panic door bar designed for Savio was awarded second prize for best design in the "Quincailleries & Accessoires" category during the 2003 edition of Batimat in Paris.
October 30, 2002: the DICOM wireless projector is one of seven winners of the 35th Smau Industrial Design Award.
2001: "Compasso d'oro" nomination to the Salvagnini "L2" laser cutter.
1996: GOOD DESIGN Award assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum for the Snaidero "OLA" kitchen unit.
1992: Cover Award assigned by Auto & Design to Pininfarina Extra.
1991: Design & Engineering Award – Innovation – C.E.S. Las Vegas to the Vidikron VPF40 video projector.
- Roberto Tapinassi
- Roberto Tapinassi was born in Florence in 1933 and began his design career in the '60s, working with leading furniture companies in Italy and abroad, including Arketipo, Dema, Difer, Fendi Casa, Fiam, Italvelluti, Luilor, Kenzo Maison, Ycami, La Falegnami, Lancia, Ligne Roset,MDF Italia, Pedrali, Roche Bobois, Steiner Paris, Treca Interiors, and Visionnaire. His activity also extends to interior architecture, graphics, and fabric design.