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Alessandro Mendini

Artist, architect, designer, painter, writer, critic … Mendini is all of the above and in no particular order. To put it simply, he might be described as a “great master” and yet he defies rhetoric and probably wouldn’t be comfortable with neither of these words.

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Silvana Annicchiarico

Born in Belgium; she has Italian roots, from the Puglia region. Combining competence and sheer vitality, she has been the creator and director of the Triennale Design Museum since 2007.

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Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola is the living proof that “women” and “design” have more than just two letters in common. Spanish by birth and then, off to Madrid and Milan to study architecture. Patricia Urquiola has interpreted with her own tenacity and a typical Latin temperament...

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Fabio Novembre

Fabio Novembre, despite a surname (Italian for November) which evokes gloomy and autumnal days, is the summer, light and fire of Italian design. In the nineties, during his début, this enfant prodige, in contrast to a then prevailing minimalist trend, proposed an explosion of colourful bold shapes.

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Makio Hasuike

Makio Hasuike has brought to us colourful shapes and satchels in clear plastic, signed, as always, with his initials (MH Way). Dreams, ideas, designs of an entire generation of creatives, which the advent of the digital era has confined in a faceless USB drive.

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Alberto Alessi

Throughout the years, many fantastical creatures have come out of Alessi's magical “dream factory”, located in Omegna, on the banks of the Orta lake, North Italy. Alessi is also renowned for building a partnership with some of the key players of Italian design: Alessandro Mendini, Aldo Rossi, Philippe Starck and Stefano Giovannoni.

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Gilda Bojardi

Gilda Bojardi is best known as the creative mind behind the Italian interior design magazine INTERNI, which, since 1994, she leads with extraordinary success.

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Gaetano Pesce

We like to think of Gaetano Pesce as the creator of one the most beautiful homages paid to women and their condition: the UP5 armchair by B&B. The UP5 armchair can be seen as a tribute to fertility, femininity and comfort and after more than four decades, is still one of the undoubted icons of Italian design.

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Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid forced his way into the world of design with a jolt of colour, that same “colour which drives the world”, to use his own words. Above all, he legitimized pink, the colour of many of his outfits, which has become a sort of a signature for Karim.