Andrea Steidl graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a degree in Industrial Design and began his career immediately with a job in Patricia Urquiola’s studio. He went on to become a Creative Manager and remained with the firm until 2016. He was responsible for the Design and Product areas and oversaw limited editions, temporary installations, site-specific projects and interior design for a range of clients.
At the same time, in academic circles he started working both as an assistant professor at the Politecnico di Milano and a course supervisor at Domus Academy and Scuola Politecnica di Design.
In 2016, he founded the / àr o / design studio with Raquel Pacchini. They work for a range of companies in the fields of art direction, graphic design, installations and industrial product design.
Using a creative process based on aesthetic, product and strategic research, the firm transforms the ideas and inspirations of its clients into value systems in order to give rise to a fresh perspective on the brand that revolves around creative direction, products and visual communication.
Skrivo Design is a specialist furnishing and lighting consulting firm that was founded in Milan in 2012 by the Croatian/Irish designer Stefan Krivokapic. Born in 1981, Krivokapic has a multicultural background that enables him to draw on the traditions, customs, values and materials of a range of cultures in order to develop interesting new products. Every one of his designs is based on analysis of the technical features of materials, functions and processing methods. Skrivo has received numerous international accolades, including Best Furniture Designer from Elle Decor Croatia, a New Office Designer Award and a Gold Award at the Samsung Young Design Awards. Recently, its Pinch collection was included in the 2017 ADI Design Index.
Antonino Sciortino calls himself a craftsman/artist with a “minimalist baroque” style. In his workshop in Milan, Sciortino presents a fresh take on the old trade of blacksmithing, which he first learned to love as an eight-year-old child in the spellbinding land of Sicily. He interweaves the ancient art of working iron with his studies of dance: this perfectly balanced fusion can be found in every one of his creations, which stand out due to his use of special “cooked” iron that allows him to make soft structures reminiscent of dancing shadows.
Born in Udine in 1958, Gianni Rossetti graduated from the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. For two years he collaborated with Promosedia, overseeing the technical side of the International Chair Exhibition. He also helped to organize other exhibitions in both Europe and the United States. In the early 1990s he opened his own design firm and began designing for various furniture companies from the Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige regions. Among them is La Cividina, for which he has designed several collections. He currently works in Tricesimo, where he has also expanded into private and public building design.