Raffaella Mangiarotti works and lives in Milan. Architect and designer, founded Deepdesign with M. Bazzicalupo, working on design for several companies, among them, Barilla, Castelli Haworth, Coca Cola, Coin, Coop, Daimler Chrysler, Fratelli Rossetti, Giorgetti, Glaxo, Guzzini, JVC, Kimberley Clarck, Kitchen Aids, Kraft, Imetec, Mandarina Duck, Matsushita, NEC, San Lorenzo, Serralunga, Turin Olympiads 2006, Whirlpool Europe.
She is searcher and professor at Politecnico di Milano where she drives a Master. She received several international prizes and her projects are published on several magazines and books, and Triennale di Milano dedicated a solo exhibition in December 2009.
Laurent Matras is a designer. He was born in 1961 and lives and works in Montreuil. Delo Lindo was trained in 1985 by Laurent Matras and Fabien Cagani. Both graduates in the field of interior architecture from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, their furniture pieces have been produced by Soca, Ligne Roset-Cinna and Fermob. They conceived furniture for the Parc Naturel Régional de Lorraine (public commission, 1995) and created furniture for the National Orchestra of the Île-de-France (1997). They have also done many interior architecture and set design projects including : space design for the Expofil salon and the National Monuments, and the creation of doorknob collections for the Mérigous company (1996 et 2003) in partnership with the CRAFT in Limoges. In parallel to their commissioned work, they also do research, which has been presented in group exhibitions at the Chez Valentin gallery (2000 et 2001), In Progress, at Grand Hornu (2010) as well as in solo exhibitions at the de/di/bY Gallery (2001 et 2002). Recently, have also been doing industrial design in collaboration with the SEB group and with Schneider Electric. Their work is included in the collections of the Fond National d’Art Contemporain, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Centre Pompidou.
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Born in 1982, Madeleine Montaigne is an independent designer working in Paris. She graduated from the ENSCI-Les Ateliers (Paris, 2007), the school for industrial creators. As an industrial and graphic designer, she is interested in what 2D and 3D objects and their uses bring to light. The unexpected, surprising, and offbeat are her themes of predilection. She has worked with BLESS (on the stage design of a fashion show at the Carrousel of the Louvre), Gaëlle Gabillet (exhibition design for the International Design Biennial in Saint-Étienne in 2008 and the Lieu du Design in Paris), Lucas de Staël (on the different communication mediums of the brand Undostrial). Her personal projects involve the conception of unusual, playful and conceptual objects for everyday use (Les tracas du quotidien series : tablecloth, glass, plate — exhibited at the International Design Biennial in Saint-Étienne, 2006). Madeleine Montaigne joined the Presque Compagnie in 2010, collaborating on the performance project of household objects, La Parade. She teaches at the EBABX - École d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux in the Design section.
Jeanne Quéheillard is a design theoretician and critic, and member of the AICA. She teaches at the EBABX - École d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux and at the ENSCI, Les Ateliers. As a curator, she has created the exhibitions : Présence Panchounette,Jean Prouvé, Meubles 1924-1953,Chose parmi d’autres,In progress, le design face au progrès (Monografik catalogue), Ever living ORNEMENT (catalogue, B42 editions).
She participated in the Paysage de table project with Jean-François Dingjian and the CRAFT and contributes to specialized magazines and publications such as : L’expérience de la céramique (Bernard Chauveau, Editions, 2007), Normal Studio, Elementary design (Musée des arts décoratifs, 2010) and Music furniture for Cocktail designers (les presses du réel, 2010).
Francesco Zurlo is PHD in industrial design and Associate Professor in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano. He is Director of the International Master in Strategic Design of Politecnico di Milano and he was director of Poli.design Consortium, no profit organization operating in the applied research and specialized education in the design fields from 2004 to 2009.
He yearly teaches at many Design School in Brazil, Chile, China, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal. He is author of numerous international publications about strategic design.