The Milan Design Week is right around the corner, so we gathered 6 fresh emerging talents who have landed on our radar.
Milano Design Week is a great opportunity to engage and find a bunch of brand new designers. Aside from the well-established design brands and globally-renowned names, loads of fresh talents invade Milan to launch their freshest collections, which regularly includes a range of models waiting to catch the eye of some large manufacturing company.
Here we take a glance at the next generation of talent, especially 6 skilled designers who will surely make a name for themselves in the times to come.
Federica Biasi, born in 1989, graduated with honors from European Institute of Design in 2011. From 2011 to 2013 she worked with design agencies based in Milan. In 2014 she moved to Amsterdam to observe and understand the Nordic design and the emerging trends, focusing on the aesthetic beauty and the formal simplicity which has inspired her personal style.
In 2015 she set up her own design studio in Milan, working on product design, design consulting and interior design.
Currently she became art director of the Italian company Mingardo, meanwhile, she collaborates as a creative consultant with design companies as Fratelli Guzzini, focusing on worldwide trends research and forecasting: color, material & finishing, carefully analyzing the know-how of every company she’s collaborating with.
Antonio Facco is an Italian designer who was born in Milan in 1991. Since the beginning, he has always paid great attention towards the evolution of contemporary design and communication.
Through the analysis of new generations’ behavior and habits, he draws hints and inspiration for his own researchers and projects. This way, the creation and development of his work are never obvious but synthesis of a process of sensitive research integrated with the study of the new information and production systems.
His studio in Milan has a multidisciplinary approach towards the creative project. By developing proposals and imaginations for different sectors, such as interior, product, graphics, and photography, he has the possibility of proposing diversified but coherent projects, performers of the same research.
Kensaku Oshiro was born on Okinawa Island, Japan, in 1977. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999, he began working with various design studios until 2004, when he joined the design team at Lissoni Associati where he worked until mid-2012.
In June 2012, Kensaku moved to London to join the BarberOsgerby studio. Since returning to Italy he has established his own studio in the heart of Milan (2015).
He has collaborated with world-leading companies and brands, developing numerous and varied projects. Kensaku Oshiro works with Boffi, DePadova, Gan, Glas Italia, Kristalia, Ligne Roset, Muji, Poltrona Frau, Viccarbe, and Zanotta. In 2017, he launched the brand which is focused on his personal interests and research under the name OSHIRO.
Guglielmo Poletti (1987) is an Italian designer, currently based in Eindhoven, Netherlands. After the first studies in Milan, he earned an MA in Contextual Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, where he graduated in June 2016.
Since the very beginning, Poletti has developed a clear, yet truly personal language. His practice is deeply rooted in a hands-on investigation of materials and their limits, in relation to the notions of balance and fragility.
His simple structures and elementary constructions stand as metaphors of defeated complexity, built around the manipulation of unconventional details. Subtle gestures allow him to achieve a deeper impact, by deconstructing an image and then restoring it with the smallest intervention. His approach is based on a ‘thinking by doing’ philosophy, which he combines with a good deal of intuition, to produce extremely coherent results.
Federico Peri is a Milan based interior design practice. The projects range from retail concept, commercial spaces, private homes to furniture design.
The design process is driven by a consistent philosophical approach by which the studio creates a concept that is intimately connected to their function and individual context.
Working with authentic materials, aged, that tell a story of craftsmanship isn’t simply a standard of beauty but represent a real design-belief by which the studio starts any kind of project, whether it is furniture, installation or interior.
In 2014, he founded Atelier Lavit in Paris, where he now resides, a project that spans Italy and France, mostly focused on design and architecture. Marco Lavi Nicora’s work is entirely based on the proximity and dialogue he has with artisans, especially Italian artisans as he has always favored the excellence of Italian craftsmanship.
The same year, he revealed a new version of one of his best-known pieces: the Venezia lounge chair – a metal structure clad in leather – designed especially for the Venice Design Biennial and displayed at the Centre Pompidou in Pairs during the retrospec2ve exhibi2on on Le Corbusier.
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