For several years ZAVA has been sharing his vision and his ideas of light with different designers, traveling partners and interpreters of the world and the ZAVA's philosophy: to give a face to a “know-how” that has always tried to combine technology, craftsmanship and design as its true vocation of the Made in Italy. ZAVA's skills count on the innovative strength of the design and its ability to design products for everybody to interpret their life and personal needs.
I was born in 1977 in Turin, the city where i studied and where i work.
After graduating in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Turin, i approached the world of product design.
After working as a freelance designer for some creative agencies, i founded in 2008 my own firm:
I have some successful products on the market and different collaborations with companies as product
My clients are around the world because the market is even more global.
Since 2009 i am a Professor at IAAD, the Design University of Turin and occasionally i'm invited to conduct
seminars on creative problem solving.
Marco Paolelli and Sandro Meneghello, in addition to being product designers, are strategic consultants for industrial products.
They founded Meneghello Paolelli Associati in Milan in 2007. Since then, the studio has grown and now counts a team of collaborators in addition to the founders, as well as a series of project development and communications partners.
Since 2007, Studio Meneghello Paolelli Associati has partnered with Italian and foreign companies to create added value through product design. What distinguishes the MPA approach? Firstly, behind every project is a long and tireless process undertaken together with the companies, from the first brief to the final version of the product. Each company is a world unto itself, whose potential, technological and production abilities, and last but not least, commercial needs are studied in depth. Once this introduction is completed, Meneghello Paolelli Associati uses its particular approach to the project that also favors a certain form of “lateral thinking”, which brings the two creatives to develop each design project in an unconventional way, for example, transforming aesthetic stimulations or project solutions from environments completely external to the world of design in the strict sense.
This is how the innovation process functions, on one hand, by working closely with the partner companies, and on the other hand, by maintaining an opening even to other areas to receive creative stimulation and innovative ideas.
The drive toward innovation, in both concept and aesthetics, has never been the objective unto itself. “Anchoring innovation to the concrete quality of a need for functionality and beauty: this is our mission”, say Marco Paolelli and Sandro Meneghello.
As a testimony to this effort and the solidity of its approach, the studio has received numerous international recognitions, among which are ten Red Dot Design Awards, including one “Best of the Best”, seven Design Plus Awards, three Good Design Awards, five ADI Design Index Awards, three special mentions for the German Design Awards and five mentions at Young&Design Award.
Currently, the studio portfolio counts collaborations with companies such as The.ArtCeram, Arbi Arredobagno, Glass1989, Horm, Fiam, Gibus, Guzzini, Oasiq, Nobili Rubinetterie, Unopiù, Twils and Victoria+Albert.
Luca De Bona and Dario De Meo, respectively architect and designer, meet on the path between Milan and the Veneto and start a collaboration that draws inspiration from the journey to produce signs and designs to respond to the needs of the contemporary habitat.
In 2013 they founded the DEBONADEMEO studio in Padua and began to collaborate with prestigious furniture, lighting and decoration companies, dealing with interior design, art direction, concept design and product development. A research in micro and macro scale that re-reads and merges various fields: architecture, design, graphics and art to create innovative environments and objects, but capable of telling stories and inducing emotions.
Their projects, identifiable by the mixture of romantic evocations and industrial references, have appeared in numerous national and international magazines. Parallel to the project activity they both carry out didactic activities in schools and universities of the sector.
Architectural degree from Politecnico of Milan and initial work experience and collaborative projects with Bruno Munari and Isao Hosoe. During the same period also studies music. Areas of activity range from architecture, interior and product design, art direction, teachings to musical production and composition.
He designed many things: houses, guitars, lamps, vases, tables ..., chocolates.
As art director has followed various projects and business routes, including Invicta, 2007; DesignRe; Lefel (design project by Feltrinelli publishing) 2009-2010; Arthemagroup, 2010; Stone Italiana since 2012.
From 1997 he also teaches. Held lectures and conferences in Italy and abroad Institute.
In the musical field: composes for theatrical performances, films and specific events.
In 2009 comes out his first pop album “preparativi per la pioggia”. In 2014 comes out his second pop album “erbamatta”. Now is launching his new record “la natura del parafulmine”.
A few of his clients: Fumagalli componenti, Valenti Luce, Arthemagroup, Korg, Noah guitar, Garofoli, Andreoli, Guzzini, Invicta, Upgroup, Caffè River, De Vecchi, Nissan, Feltrinelli, Napapijri, Pandora Design, Lavazza, Corvasce, Danese, Caimi Brevetti, DeVorm, Valcucine, Ernst Knam. Stone Italiana, Dornbracht, ECO-oh!.
He partecipates to important design personal and collective exhibitions.
His projects won numerous international prizes.
In 2017 he was nominated as "Italian Design Ambassador" for the “Italian Design Day”.
He was born in 1985 in Vicenza. After gaining his Industrial Design bachelor degree at I.U.A.V. University of Venice in 2007, he had a six months internship at Bartoli Design studio. From 2010 to 2013 he had been working for Giulio Iacchetti’s design studio. In 2013 he founded his own design studio, working on the full spectrum of design and collaborating with several companies.
Alessandro Zambelli lives and works in Matua. He Specialized in Industrial Design and Technology of Materials at Fondazione Cova in Milan and in 2000 he began his professional career with Agape. In 2003 he created Alessandro Zambelli Design Studio. He is the winner of the European Consumer Choice Award NYIGF 2011 and 2012, ADI Design Index 2014 Award for Innovation ADI, Interior Innovation Award 2015.
Andrea Brugnera works in Treviso. With the thesis “The honeycomb cardboard furniture” manages to combine industrial ecology to the design, creating projects as cardboard stand at Pitti. He collaborated with Luciano Bertoncini since 2004 and in 2009 started working as a designer, winning competitions and designing for several brands. In 2015 he was selected for the prize Young & Design and exhibited in a group show at the Milan Triennale.
Alberto Brogliato and Federico Traverso based BrogliatoTraverso design in 2012, after various project collaborations. The belief that you can give life to the objects that surround people is a great privilege, and the constant passion for research and innovation, have allowed BrogliatoTraverso to receive several international awards, including the Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, iF Design Award, A ‘Design Award, Young & Design.
C12+ is a spinoff program of the Torino based C12 work group, founded C12+ in 2007 and active in self produced design and design research. C12+ is formed by Anita Donna Bianco, C12 co-founder, and Gianni Colonello, automotive e industrial designer. Both architect and designer for passion, they collaborate on programs merging their paths.
Creative director Douglas James McFarlane studied design at Leeds Met and more recently received a Masters in Furniture Design and Technology at New Bucks University, graduating in 2012. With design inspired by functionality, simplicity and colour, he has created a distinctive style that innovates to find new ways to face every aspect of the design. His design career has brought him to Italy, Finland, China and Africa.
Architect and designer, while teaching at IED Milan and other Italian universities, he collaborates with company as TVS, Lavazza, Fratelli Guzzini, Coop, JVL, Diamantini&Domeniconi, Bilumen, Risolí, Bosa, Pavoni Italia, Deutsche Bank. Some of his works are exhibited at the “Museu de les Arts Decoratives” in Barcelona.
He currently works as a product, furniture, and interior designer, as well as being a lecturer at SSS_AA and CSIA, two schools which specialize in design and applied arts, located Switzerland. His Mambrò Design Studio, founded in Chiasso in 2011, is a significant player in the flourishing European market.
Franco Zavarise was born in Mareeba, Australia in 1960. After finishing his technical studies, he developed his great desire: to create lighting structures for his old friends. In 1982 he founded the dynamic and continuously growing ZAVA. He believes in great, affordable and sustainable design.
Delineodesign Studio (Giampaolo Allocco, Master in Industrial Design) deals with all sorts of industrial design projects. He won 11 international awards and has projects displayed in the Chicago Design Museum. He works for BMW Husqvarna, Lasportiva, Manfrotto, Scubapro, Ifi Industrie, Head, Gaber, Casamania, Doimo, Bosa Ceramiche and Kubico.
Mariam Ayvazyan has a Masters Degree in Architecture & Design from the Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction. Her focus is in Bio-Architecture which incorporates art and science into design of buildings and space. From 2003 to 2015 has been employed in various firms and collaborated with several architects on international projects. Since October 2015 she is the owner of an Architecture & design studio – “Made In Love”.
Architect, journalist and blogger, always interested in design and communication. Having worked together with the main editors and having directed the monthly LA MIA CASA for 14 years, he founded Designstreet.it, the online magazine dedicated to contemporary design. He is a designer out of passion.
Industrial designer of Tuscan origin. In the early 1990’s he was in Milan working with Enzo Mari. He won the “Design Report” Award and the “Dedalus” award as well. He works together with Droog Design and with Italian companies such as Driade, FontanaArte, Zani e Zani, BBB Bonacina, Sensi&C., Coop and Skitsch.
Valerio Cometti, graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Milan’s Polytechnic, establishes in 2005 “Valerio Cometti+V12 Design” in Milan. Collaborations: Brionvega (television); Leucos (lamps); LaCimbali (coffee machines); Riva1920 (furniture); Fiam Italia (glass); Mediaset (electronics); FEB31st (luxurious eyewear). Since 2009, Valerio Cometti is car design columnist for Mondadori.