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Franco Bucci:
Born in Colbordolo, Pesaro March 7, 1933, he attends the Art Institute Ferruccio Mengaroni in Pesaro and became a teacher for enamel on metal.
In these years Bucci gets the first personal acknowledgments, as well as starting work collaborations with major artists of the period, including Ettore Sottsass and Arnaldo Pomodoro.
In 1961 he founds  with Giovan Battista (Nanni) Valentini, Filippo Doppioni and Roberto Pieraccini  “Laboratorio Pesaro”.
In 1966 “Laboratorio Pesaro” dissolves  as a group and continues under the sole artistic and technical direction of Franco Bucci.
In 1970 he is appointed designer at the ceramic industry Villeroy & Boch of Mettlach, Germany.
In 1972 he is appointed designer at the Iris Ceramics Group.
In 1988 with Gianni Sassi starts the project “The poetry dishes”: a limited edition of poems engraved on a flat plate.
In 1987 he starts the testing and technical-artistic research for the production of monolithic ceramic slabs up to the size of 2×1 meters, with a mixture of his own invention registered under the name of “MONOLITE IPERGRES”, obtaining results almost unique in the world.
In 1995 he sells  his company “Laboratorio Pesaro” maintaining its artistic director until 1998. In 2001, to protect and revive the ancient roots of the production use ceramic objects  in Fratterosa, he realizes the crockery Museum in this small town in the province of Pesaro.
Franco Bucci disappears at the age of 69 on May 4 2002.


 

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Angeletti e Ruzza:
Silvana Angeletti was born in Rieti in 1969.
Daniele Ruzza was born in Rome in 1967.
After the degree in Industrial Design from the I.S.I.A. in Rome, in February 1994 they open their design studio: Angeletti Ruzza Design.
The study deals mainly with industrial design and collaborates with numerous companies including TEUCO, FLAMINIA, BLUE, F.LLI FANTINI, GUZZINI, COLOMBO DESIGN, IRSAP, AD HOC, SERAFINO ZANI, NEMO, POLTRONA FRAU, GEDY, RSVP, GRAFF , FIAM, VALLI ARREDOBAGNO.
From November 2007 they follow the creative direction of ceramic sanitary AZZURRA. Among their projects of interior design there is the Relais Villa d’Assio and the Quinto Assio Hotel in Rieti.
Since 1999 they are associated ADI – ADI MEMBER.
Three winners of “GOOD DESIGN” in 2010, RED DOT AWARD COMMUNICATION 2009 “, two DESIGN PLUS in 2009,” two ADI INDEX reports in 2006 and 2004 and three nominations for the DESIGN PREIS 2011.
Since 1999 they teach at the Faculty of Industrial Design course at the IED in Rome.
From 2012 to 2014 at the University of Ascoli Piceno they perform the role of the Industrial Designer course professors.
Some of their products are part of the permanent collection of the CHICAGO ATHENAEUM MUSEUM.


 

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Daniele Malantrucco:
Daniele Malantrucco  graduates in Industrial Design in 2001 at the I.S.I.A. Rome with a thesis on eco-design.
After a period of study in Germany, he returns to Rome and collaborates with studies of graphics and architecture, specializing in the field of packaging and papermaking industry.
In 2003 begins its approach to ceramics, learned in Roman workshops of Ugo Paolelli and Electra Cipriani masters.
Simultaneously he follows Paper Design and Exhibit Design seminars at La Sapienza – Department Itaca.
In 2005 she moves to Liguria for the Master in Ceramic Design, and in 2006 he participates with three works at the Third Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics In Art of Savona – Albissola.
In 2006 experiments with teaching at primary schools, leading the pottery workshops and manipulation of the clay for children.
In 2007 he is selected by the international competition for The Heart of Venice in a modern interpretation of the Murano glass with jewelry and accessories project “I-Love”.
Today deals with publishing graphics at Croma Multimedia of Rome with which it is present every year at the International Book Fair of Turin, and cultivates an interest in designing and creating ceramic furnishings.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 2005.


 

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Vincenzo De Cotiis:
Vincenzo De Cotis was born in Gonzaga, in the province of Mantova. He graduates in Architecture at the Politecnico of Milano and founds Vincenzo De Cotis Architects of Milan. Promotes the innovative use of recycled or reclaimed materials, with age and use signs, in combination with new materials, precious or industrial, raw or basic, defining the original style of De Cotis. A perfect imperfection, obtained by deconstructing, re-construction and re-appropriation catching fabric, metal, wood, leather and stone. The origins of his work are often abstract but age and use is left always vaguely visible.
De Cotis finds beauty in the patina of life that is reflected in its interior design projects for private homes, hotels, restaurants and shops, realized all over the world, as well as in his furniture and objects. He realizes projects such as hotels Straf Hotel and T’a bistro in Milan, The Golden Keys in Arezzo and the new Upperhills Boutique Hotel and Residences in Shenzhen, China.
He builds exhibition outlets for Antonia in Milan, Excelsior concept store of the Coin Group in Milan, Rome and Venice, the Eclaireur in Los Angeles, the new Krizia store and the brand new  store Esopo in Milan, shops for IT in Hong Kong , 01 men urban Store in Guangzhou in Vienna, Moscow, Bucharest, Barcelona.
Under the label Project Domestic, De Cotis designs and produces limited edition pieces which exhibits with special projects in the most important design fairs all over the world such as Design Miami / Basel, PAD London, Dubai Design, Art Par-Am and New York Week design.
As a designer collaborates with major brands such as Baxter, Ceccotti Collections, Rossana and Busnelli.


 

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Marco Croci:
Marco Croci was born in 1975 in Milan, where he attends the European Institute of Design with a degree in Industrial Design in 1998. In 1997 he participates in and wins the competition “The masters of steam”, sponsored by Laboratorio Pesaro and coordinated by IED by Alessandro Guerriero, realizing the project of a steam pot “Sphere”; project into production.
In the same year, along with six other young designers, he is selected for the competition Ape 2050 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Piaggio Ape.
He begins his working career in important professional architecture and design, including Azzolini Tinuper Architects Gambaro Rotondo Associates, collaborating in  architectural interiors and exteriors and product design projects.
In 2007 he founds the Croci Design with the intention of creating his own identity through the industrial design, thanks to the use of the latest computer technology for applied graphics and three-dimensional visualization.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 1997.


 

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Marta Laudani e Marco Romanelli:
Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli, architects, collaborate since 1986 in the associated studies in Rome and Milan.
Operating in the fields of design, they  work with leading brands in the furniture field of interior: Driade, Montina, Fiam, O luce, Salviati.
In the field of the interior design, their works have been published by leading Italian and international magazines.
In 2004 he participates to the Venice Biennale of Architecture in the “News from Interior” and the exhibit design as the important retrospective “Gio Ponti: a World” at the Design Museum in London and at the Milan Triennale in 2002 -2003.
Recently, in Rome, on behalf of Fiat Engineering, they have designed the restoration of the “Museum of Roman Civilization.”
The design work flanks for both to an intense critical meditation on living and design themes.
Marta Laudani teaches “History of Design” to the master for curators of art museums and contemporary architecture at La Sapienza University in Rome.
Marco Romanelli was editor of Domus and Abitare magazine.
Among the many publishing works include: “The spaces of cooking: notes for an Italian history 1928-1957”, Electa, 1990; “Nord-Est Design: Bonfanti, Bianconi, Pinton, Rinaldi, Scarpa, Valle”, Abitare Segesta, 1997; “Aperto Vetro” (Biennial Glass Exhibition at the Correr Museum in Venice), Electa 2000; “Joe Colombo: interior and lighting design,” O luce, 2003.


 

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Sandro Catani:
Sandro Catani born in Jesi (An) in 1965, after completing his studies, he works as a designer at architecture firms and companies operating in the furniture industry.
In 1992 he opens his own studio in Jesi, where he designs bathroom accessories, plastic accessories for furniture, intercom apparatus, professional hair dryers, bicycles, household, heaters, ceramic, ties, furniture and home accessories, watches, suitcases.
Some items on display at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan have also been published by major European newspapers.
First place in the first edition of the “International Award for Creativity ‘TITULUS” promoted in 1997 by Fazi Battaglia for the project of a new bottle.
Design of a lamp selected as part of the “Lights and Shadows, 1998” and exhibited at the Lingotto Fiere in Turin.
Hairdryer project “Saturn” for Tecno Elettra selected for publication in the ADI Design Index 2003 volume.
Project of Handsets “Series 4000” for Videx Electronics selected to Hi.T Selection competition at SECURITY 2004 at the Fiera di Milano. He is also active in the restructuring of private and public environments. Minimalist matrix, all his work is aimed at rationalizing and simplifying the project.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 1999.


 

Antonio Cagianelli:
Antonio Cagianelli was born in Pisa in 1994.
Graduated at the University of Architecture in Florence, he begins an important formal research experience of objects between art and design.
Pierre Restany says “Antonio Cagianelli is a poet who has chosen to express themselves in three-dimensional form. And as a poet, he interprets and transforms reality by filtering it through his rebellious artist personality ”
His furniture, objects, jewels become fashion creations for Daspu Brazilian brand, and arise from a careful observation of the contemporary metropolis languages that Antonio Cagianelli combines to his personal language toward anything that is unusual and iconoclastic.
Antonio Cagianelli crosses cultures and languages, suggestions and memories composing a “patchwork” language of references to rap and hip hop cultures but also to the “vanitas” of Flemish painting, to surrealism, to the nihilistic philosophy, to the underground literature.
Since 1990 he collaborates with the Parisian gallery Clara Scremini and since 1994 with the Editions Gallery Colombari Milan.
Since the 90’s creates his own trademark with which proposes a very personal line of furnishing objects between art and design working with major European galleries, craft workshops and major international companies and industry partners: Alessi, Daum, Lampe Berger , Arcade.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions in major European galleries.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 1996.


 

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Nicoletta Rossetto:
Nicoletta Rossetto graduates in 1996 at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice.
In 2000 she becomes a collaborator of the study Palomba – Serafini, with which follows design projects for furniture companies, healthcare and lighting, booth construction projects, projects of catalogues and advertising pages.
As a freelancer for the company Bosa Ceramics, manufactures products: “Tortuga”, a ceramic table lamp and “A wall”, a wall clock.
In 2001 she becomes a designer for the Sicartt company, for which she created the washbasins “Bubb” and “Isla”, with its bathroom furniture and accessories.
In 2002 for the basin “Bubb” she is convened to Compasso d’Oro ADI Design Index 2002 Association and published in the book ADI of 2002.
In 2003 she starts working with the companies Tda Box Shower and Cima bathroom furniture.
In 2005 she opens a professional design studio and architecture and is responsible for exhibitions, design and interior architecture.
She joins the consultants from Vicenza M + C Works on the project of the fabric “Wall Carpet” panels, exposed to 100% East fair in London and the exhibition My house in Milan.
In the same year she begins her collaboration with the Laboratorio Pesaro, she designs Uma sink and its accessories and furniture to complete the product.
Currently she is involved in interior design for private clients and acts as a consultant to some studies for various architectural projects, especially for spa environments.


 

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Kazuhiko Tomita:
Kazuhiko Tomita was born in Nagasaki in 1965.
Awarded MA RCA in London in 1992 after Ba Industrial Design of Chiba University in 1989.
Upon graduation in 1993 he founds in Milan 2.5 – Dimensional Design, working with Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass and Vico Magistretti; then the study will become TOMITADESIGN Milan.
Many tableware and furniture designed by TOMITADESIGN are based on the values and customs of the Japanese tradition adapted to the modern European context, but always aimed at a global use and for a long duration.
Putting into practice the important creative experiences in various fields, from graphic design to architecture, he is able to set up and develop new brands and collections of products.
In 2000 he becomes art director of COVO, personally managing the productions in Japan, and in 2004 becomes the artistic director of Nussha.Many tableware and furniture of modern European context, being aimed for global & long use.
His masters are Vico Magistretti and Yoshoi Akioka.
Some of the products that he designed have become part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Simplicity is important to him, not understood as the minimalism of the Bauhaus style but in keeping with the theory of Shintoism, according to which inanimate objects have spiritual energy.
He is a visiting lecturer at Industrial Design in Rome University.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 1998.


 

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Prospero Rasulo:
Prospero Rasulo was born in Stigliano by Matera in 1953.
He attends the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera.
Artist and designer, he works since 1980 of scenic activities, painting and plastics for installations of public and private spaces.
These are the years in which he begins his collaboration with the Alchimia studio and with Alessandro Mendini on the “Redesign” and “Banal Object”.
In 1982 he begins to give his vision of design, alternating efforts of designer and promoter of cultural initiatives.
He flanks the artistic research to the project of objects of mass-produced furniture.
His research on the sensory components of the surfaces has led him to experiment creatively different combinations of materials.
Between 1986 and 1988 he produces “sexy design”, “the imprudent image” and “living with art.”
In 1987 he founds the “oxido”: gallery for project, art, design, architecture that also becomes the brand of furniture collections and furnishing objects.
In 1994 he produces “Fax plate” and “trash furniture” and in 1998 “eco camouflage”.
As an industrial designer, he works with Antonio Lupi, Arflex, B.R.F., Del Tongo kitchens, Fabbian, Fiam, Foscarini, Plasters, Glas, Ycami, Mandelli, Poltronova, WMF, Rosenthal, Slide, Valdama, Zanotta.
In addition to designing for industries, he also expresses through sculptures, objects and unique pieces offered by various art and design galleries.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 1998.


 

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Bertozzi e Casoni:
Giampaolo Bertozzi (Borgo Tossignano, Bologna, 1957) and Stefano Dal Monte Casoni (Lugo di Romagna, Ravenna, 1961) attendi the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.
Just after finishing their studies, in 1980, they found “Bertozzi & Casoni” society and participate in events where their first creations, in subtle polychrome majolica, already reveal their executive skills and detached irony.
Important is the collaboration (1985-1990) with the Cooperativa Ceramica di Imola where they work as researchers in the Trials and Research Centre on Ceramics.
In the eighties, the virtuosity reaches new heights in sculptures, intersections with the design and construction of works by established Italian and European artists: Arman and Alessandro Mendini, among others.
In 1990 they create large sculptures and fountains for an urban intervention in Tama, a new district of Tokyo. In 1993 they make the large panel “Say it with flowers” placed on an outer wall of the Civil Hospital of Imola. In the nineties, the criticism and the most important national and international art galleries are interested in their work.
Their sculptures – symbolic, mocking and pervaded by feelings of attraction to what is transient, perishable and decaying – have become icons of an internationally recognized, not only contemporary, human condition.
The corrosive irony of their works is always offset by a maniacal executive perfectionism.
Since 2000, Bertozzi and Casoni abandon the use of majolica to privilege, in a kind of epic of trash, a wider range of techniques and ceramic materials of industrial origin, varying processes and compositions.


 

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Giulio Iachetti:
Giulio Iacchetti, industrial designer since 1992, designs for different brands, including Abet Laminate, Alessi, Danese, Propeller, Foscarini, Globo Ceramiche, Jannelli & Volpi, Hastens, Magis, Meritalia, Moleskine, Pandora design.
Among its distinguishing features there is the research and the definition of new object types as the Moscardino, biodegradable multi-purpose cutlery, designed with Matteo Ragni for Pandora Design and rewarded in 2001 with the Compasso d’Oro.
In 2009 he is awarded the Prize of Prizes for innovation bestowed by the President of the Italian Republic for the Eureka Coop project, which brought design into the major retailing.
In May 2009, the Triennale in Milan hostes an exhibition of his work entitled “Giulio Iacchetti. “Disobedient objects”.
Always attentive to the evolution of the relationship between reality and artisan design, in November 2012 launches Internoitaliano, the “diffuse factory” made of many craft workshops with which he signes and produces furniture and accessories inspired to Italian do and the way living.
In parallel, he has been also pursuing his personal research into new design themes, like the cross from which is born the exhibition Crucial, held at the Diocesan Museum of Milan, the Basilica di Santo Stefano Rotondo in Rome and at the Castello di Lombardia in Enna.
In 2014 he wins his second Compasso d’Oro for the series of manholes Sfera, designed with Matteo Ragni for Montini.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 2000.


 

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Danilo Premoli:
Danilo Premoli, from Milan, graduates in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic receiving his Master in Design and Management.
He takes care of planning, design and art by collaborating with companies: Stilnovo, Ceramiche Refin, Ruredil, Methis, Monnalisa, De Castelli, Garbarini, Prisma Architectural – GDP Performance in Lighting, San Lorenzo, Tucano, Projects, Milaniwood, Asus Computer, RSVP , Laboratorio Pesaro, Lorenz, Coruna, Morinox, Mesa.
In 1999 he wins the prize “Smau Icograda Excellence Award” in Milan with the mouse-pad “life outside” and in 1996 the “Accent on Design Award” at the International Gift Fair in New York with the “Ubiquitous” container system.
At the invitation of ADI Industrial Design Association, he takes part to the Scientific Committee of the final selection of “Adi Design Index” in 2016 and 2017, for the Compasso d’Oro in 2018.
He is part of the team that designed and built the OfficeBit portals (the first vertical portal dedicated to office furniture) and LightingBit (lighting dedicated portal).
From 1999 to 2006 he collaborated with Progetto CMR, consulting company specialized in planning and integrated designing of work spaces.
Teaching experience: Professor of “Web Design” in the course of Design at NABA, New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan; professor of “Applied Computer Science” in the degree course in Industrial Design, Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico di Milano; Project leader Master Interior Living Design – Office Design at Domus Academy.
He collaborates with Laboratorio Pesaro since 1999.