Patricia was born in Oviedo, Spain. She studied Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic and Milan Polytechnic. She graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni and was assistant lecturer to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris. In 2001 she opened her own Studio in Milan where she lives and works. Many of her creations are exposed in Museums around the world. Among the recognitions received, Patricia was awarded with the Gold Medal of Fine Arts by the Spanish Government and as “Designer of the Year” for Wallpaper* and Elle Decor International. For Editions Milano Patricia designed Credenza, the collection of furniture in stained glass that marked the brand’s debut. The tableware collection in marble Versi and the Piani capsule collection of furniture in cane were added.
Oki was born in Toronto, Canada. He studied architecture at Waseda University in Tokyo where he obtained his Master’s degree in 2002. In the same year, the nendo studio was born in Tokyo. The philosophy of Oki Sato is reflected in his designs, thanks to which he transforms the interactions of people with the objects surrounding them by creating a parenthesis in their life. Oki received several prizes: Good Design Award, German Design Award, Elle Deco International Design Award and was named 2012 Designer of the Year by British magazine Wallpaper*. Several of his creations can be seen in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art of New York, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.For Editions Milano Oki Stato designed Kouki, a project that poetically revolves around the ritual of lighting a candle.
Born in Bergamo, Alessandra is one of the most celebrated female fashion designers to come out of Italy. Graduating from the Istituto Marangoni, she has created collections for over two decades with a focus on the purity of form and the linearity of construction. Her background in the history of art, sculpture and architecture has heavily influenced her design aesthetic and is key to the multi-disciplinary approach when it comes to designing any collaboration she undertakes. For over 25 years, Facchinetti has lead the collections of some of the greatest fashion houses in the world. She has had a strong hand in shaping the futures of Miu Miu, Valentino, Gucci, and Tod’s many of which she worked as the Creative Director. 2018 saw Facchinetti dive headfirst into an opportunity to design the costumes for Operas and since then, her passion for design in whatever form has flourished. Circle, the new collection of porcelain ware for Editions Milano sees Alessandra translating her vision and strong ideas to create lasting impressions with a vocabulary of noble materials and craftsmanship.
Federico was born in Omegna, Italy. He lives and works in Milan. Art critic Azalea Seratoni wrote: “Federico Pepe is a designer with an interest on how the communication process can be shaped, fully aware that the act of designing is an increasing intertwining of disciplines. He is able to initiate and build relationships and experiences. He is educated to move between different practices, he is an artist, author, director, catalyst, cultural operator, creative, publisher, entrepreneur, curator, producer and adman”.
For Editions Milano Federico Pepe designed Credenza, a four-handed project with Patricia Urquiola which marked the debut of Editions Milano. In addition to Credenza, Federico conceived Marblelous, the series of marble hanging plates engraved with his iconic graphics.
David Raffoul and Nicolas Moussallem have established a global presence since they set up their studio, david/nicolas, in Beirut in 2011. Their innovative approach to contrasting materials, along with their unique way of blending retro, contemporary and futuristic elements, gives their work a timeless aesthetic that translates to a wide range of projects, from furniture design to high-end bespoke interiors. They were included on a list of 20 influential Lebanese figures by newspaper L’Orient Le Jour. david/nicolas was also highlighted among the 86 designers of the year 2015 by AD magazine in France. Theirobsessive attention to detail means that they leave nothing to chance – every last aspect of the interior is designed and produced by the studio, from the marble, to the door handles, to the cutlery.
For Editions Milano david/nicolas designed the Wallpaper* award-winning collection of marble vases, Triangoli.
Working with painting, ceramics decoration, set-design, followed by design and architecture: this is the pathway Pietro Russo explored before he entered the world of design. In 2001 he moved to Milan, where he collaborated with interior designer studios as well as for brands. Pietro founded his own Studio in 2010. His passion for craftsmanship led him to start researching and re-inventing traditional production techniques. His design projects, where interiors are seen as scenic space, and the creation of new products are the result of this vision, combining scenic design with craftsmanship.
For Editions Milano Pietro Russo designed Cooler, the iconic collection of bottle coolers in marble.
Bethan, winner of the Best British Design Award 2013, has an extraordinary background. Her family hails from an ancient Rajasthani clan that over centuries migrated across Arabia and Persia before settling in the Celtic heartland of Wales. It’s a journey and heritage that weaves a rich pattern of influences and inspirations, which draw on craft traditions of both East and West. To this Bethan adds an innate ability to translate and transform a variety of cultural references into iconic contemporary pieces.For Editions Milano Bethan Gray designed Victoria and Alice, two projects full of cultural and aesthetic references, that range from marble lighting to tableware.
CtrlZak is a hybrid studio that integrates different disciplines and cultures. The founders, Katia Meneghini and Thanos Zakopoulos, are both artists and designers. The Italian-Greek duo’s creations are inspired by their travels and experiences around the world and by their rich cultural backgrounds. The studio creates artworks, objects and spaces but– above all– situations where people can come together in order to make what really matters: human relations. CtrlZak’s projects and extensive research into tradition and cultural context create a new hybrid future by learning from the past. Each project is a story waiting to be told, with a multitude of forms and endings. For Editions Milano CtrlZak designed Precious, a provocative cabinet/safe in transparent extra-light crystal glass.
Lorenza was born in Milano where she studied Art at the Brera Academy. From 1985 she started as a free-lance fashion designer for brands as Fiorucci and many others. Starting from 1996 her passion for shapes and trends moved her interest on industrial design and she started working for the main cutting-edge brands. Throughout the years, Lorenza took part to several exhibitions in Italy (Triennale in Milan) and abroad (Cooper Hewitt in NY). She currently lives and works in Milan in her own design Studio. For Editions Milano Lorenza designed the Gilda collection of sofas and several marble objects, such as the iconic Miss Marble jar.
Cristina Celestino was born in Pordenone, Italy. In 2005, after completing her studies in the Department of Architecture of IUAV University of Venice, she began to work with prestigious design studios, focusing on interior architecture and design. In 2009 she moved to Milan and founded her own Studio. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the Salone Satellite, and after this experience her products have been shown in several international galleries and exhibitions. For Editions Milano Cristina designed Tripolino, a collection of low tables in marble and fringes.
Federico founded his own interior and product design Studio in 2011 in Milan. His projects range from retail concept, commercial spaces, private homes to furniture design. His design process is driven by a consistent philosophical approach by which the Studio creates concepts that are intimately connected to their function and individual context. Working with authentic materials that tell a story of craftsmanship isn’t simply a standard of beauty, but it represents a real design-belief by which his Studio approaches every project, whether it is furniture, installation or interior. For Editions Milano Federico Peri designed the Palazzo pendant light.