Maison et Objet 2018: A Homage To Young Italian Designers

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Maison et Objet 2018: A Homage To Young Italian Designers – At every edition of the trade show, in what is an eagerly expected event on the design scene, M&O puts six young talents under the spotlight, all of whom have been sponsored by powerful mentors. In January, we’re off to Italy! This year’s edition pays the ultimate homage to Italian designers, by awarding 6 young talents who’ll take the market by storm. Join CovetED Magazine and find out more!

 


 

The six Italian designers were nominated by influential figures of the industry. Federica Biasi was chosen by Andrea Branzi, Antonio Facco by Giulio Cappellini, Marco Lavit Nicora was selected by Rosita Missoni, Kensaku Oshiro was picked by Piero Lissoni, Federico Peri was nominated by Luca Nichetto whereas Guglielmo Poletti was chosen by Rossana Orlandi.

 

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Federica Biasi

 

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Biasi graduated from the Istituto Europeo di Design in 2011, and since then, she has worked for several design firms in Milan. She moved to Amsterdam in pursuit of sharpening her style as well as completing her projects, which are mainly inspired by the simple lines of Northern European design.

 

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After returning to Italy, the designer has worked as the Art Director for Mingardo, while also collaborating as a creative consultant for multiple brands, like Fratelli Guzzini. In addition, she creates her own ceramic and decorative pieces as well as textiles products.

 

Antonio Facco

 

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Whatever project he undertakers, from product design to furniture, to interiors, to graphic or even photography, Facco always puts the creative process first. It was in 2013, during his graduation project final presentation at Instituto Europeo di Design, that Facco saw the beginning of a productive collaboration with his mentor Giulio Cappellini, which would later culminate in the release of a complete collection of glass tables in 2017, with an incredible chromatic effect and uncluttered geometric lines.

 

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Marco Lavit Nicora

 

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Nicora has studied architecture at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has collaborated with Riccardo Blumer and Paris-based studio LAN Architecture. When working with Blumer he has grown a remarkable affinity with object design.

 

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In 2014, he founded Atelier Lavit in Paris, a project that spans Italy and France, mostly focused on design and architecture. His work is entirely based on the proximity and dialogue he has with artisans, especially Italian ones. One of his most iconic pieces is the Venezia lounge chair designed for the Venice Design Biennial.

 


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Kensaku Oshiro

 

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Oshiro graduated from the Scuola Politecnica di Milano in 1999 with a Master’s degree in industrial design. After that, he went on to collaborate with various renowned studios, including with his mentor Piero Lissoni.

 

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Later on, he opened his own studio and started working with such brands as Boffi, De Padova, Gan, Glas Italia, Kristalia, Ligne Roset, Poltrona Frau, Viccarbe and Zanotta. His projects have earned him several international accolades, including the First place for Design Report Award at the 2016 Milan Salone Satellite and the EDIDA – Young Design Talent Japan in 2016.

 

Federico Peri

 

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He immediately received a grant to study in Paris, after graduating from the Interior Design Department of Milan’s Istituto Europeo di Design. From this very intense time of his life, remembers the passion he felt for the great masters and his fascination for the conflict and synergy between historical and contemporary design styles.

 

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He returned to Milan and started working with Vudafieri Saverino Partners. In 2011, Peri founded his own studio, specialising in interior architecture and interior design. Moreover, he has collaborated with companies like FontanaArte and has his limited-edition pieces displayed at the Milan-based Nilufar Gallery.

 

Guglielmo Poletti

 

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After completing his studies in Milan, Poletti did a Master in Contextual Design at the Design Academy of Eindhoven. From the very beginning, Poletti has developed a clear, yet truly personal language, deeply rooted in his research on materials and their limitations.

 

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His simple structures and elementary constructions stand as metaphors of defeated complexity, especially through the use of unconventional details. The prototype of his design, Equilibrium stool is now part of the permanent collection of The Design Museum.

 

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In conclusion, the Rising Talent Award and the own event come as an excellent opportunity for these emerging designers to show the entire design community their potential as well as the direction that Italian design is heading.

 


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