Alessia Delisi is a freelance journalist specialized in design, architecture, art and visual culture in general. Born in Palermo and Milan-based, she graduated in Aesthetic Philosophy at the State University of Milan with top marks and a thesis on Julio Cortázar's Rayuela. She immediately began writing, about art above all, but soon also about design and trends.
Maria Cristina Didero is an independent design curator, consultant and author, who has collaborated with different magazines and contributed to many publications; she is currently covering the role of Milan editor for Wallapeper magazine. Didero has consulted for companies such as Vitra, Fritz Hansen, Lexus, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Valextra among others.
She studied History of Art at the Complutense University of Madrid and Decorative Arts of the 19th and 20th Century at Sotheby’s Art Institute in London. Since 1989 she has worked as a freelance journalist, writer and curator specializing in Design. She writes for prestigious Spanish and international newspapers and magazines and has also written numerous texts for books and catalogs on the work of Gaetano Pesce, Gunjan Gupta, Giulio Ridolfo, Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, Fredrikson Stallard, Anton Alvarez, Luis Bustamante, Jaime Parladé, Mattia Bonetti and others.
Spatial designer, she writes about design and architecture. After educational experiences in New York, London and Weimar, she now splits her life and work between the very north east of Italy and Milan, where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Interior and Spatial Design at the Milan's Polytechnic, specialising in temporary installations, interior architecture and exhibition design. She teaches at the IED in Turin and has contributed to Zero, Elle Decor, Living, Domusweb, Exibart, Icon Design, Pizza, Sali e Tabacchi, Sapiens and Carnale.
Luca Umberto Dondoni is a journalist, writer, radio and television host and speaker. He has worked with a number of radio stations since 1976, both as a creator and host of programmes and as a correspondent for leading music events both in Italy and abroad. Over the course of his career, he has interviewed the leading global protagonists on the international music scene. Luca Umberto Dondoni has also collaborated with a number of Italian and foreign music and lifestyle publications, and with the newspaper La Stampa.
Anthony is a University Professor of Design and Social Inquiry and Co-Director of the Designed Realities Studio at Parsons/The New School in New York.
He is also a partner in the design studio Dunne & Raby. Between 2005-2015 he was professor and head of the Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art in London. At The New School, with Fiona Raby, he is developing new approaches to practice-led research and project-based teaching that bring design, the humanities, and the social sciences into conversation around new forms of interdisciplinary imagining.
A suitcase always at the ready – with parents from Naples, a twin sister, brothers and nieces and nephews scattered around Italy, two important relationships in Rome – she lives in Milan where she writes about design, architecture and lifestyle practices, collaborating with different magazines like Living, Interni, Icon Design, Domus, Klat Magazine.
Eva is the Founder and Director of All in Awe, a social enterprise with a global network of creative professionals at its heart. All in Awe partners with charities, non-profits and public sector projects to make creative skills accessible, promoting creativity as a powerful catalyst for community building and binding.
Architect and researcher, she also writes for Domus, Artribune, Elle Decor Italia and AD Italia. Born in Bologna, she now lives in Milan. She took her degree in Architecture and Urban design from Milan Polytechnic University, with a thesis on architectural history focusing on the intersection between architectural and artistic thinking between 1965 and 1976, in connection with the critic Germano Celant’s articles in the magazine Casabella.
Claudio Feltrin is President of Arper, a leading Italian company that creates chairs, tables, and furnishings for community, work and home.
Arper was founded in 1989 as an evolution of a leather artisan enterprise launched by the Feltrin family in the 1980s. The company, created by the father Luigi (President of Honour until his passing in 2020), together with his sons Mauro and Claudio, distinguished itself right from the start for its innovative products and state of the art processes, as well as for its international approach.
Alecio Ferrari is an Italian photographer and visual researcher who lives and works between Rotterdam and Milan.
His portfolio is a mixture of fervent aesthetics and narrative, developed from a wide experience in visual arts. Alecio Ferrari’s art practice focuses on still life, documentary, and portraits and the intersection between these disciplines; he’s constantly working on developing new concept based personal projects, with an accurate eye for composition and lighting.
Claudia Ferri was born in Pescara in 1980. After living for many years in Rome, she moved to Milan, where she currently lives, working as a freelancer in various areas of photography. Her work varies between portraiture – investigating the physiognomic change from puberty to adolescence – and contextual photography, analyzing the circumstances that change environments depending upon the people who live in them. She has shot for Off White, Gucci, Missoni, Fondazione Prada, Nike, X Factor, Mutina, Pretziada, and Triennale di Milano.
Finessi has earned a PhD and is an a rchitect, teacher (associate professor at the Design School of Milan’s Polytechnic, where he teaches Design and the arts), critic (he was editor of Abitare magazine under Italo Lupi) and researcher (he has curated exhibitions and publications dedicated to masters such as Bruno Munari Achille Castiglioni, Corrado Levi, Vico Magistretti Angelo Mangiarotti Pio Manzù and Alessandro Mendini). In 2010 he founded and was editor in chief of Inventario an editorial project that won him the Compasso d’Oro.
(1988). Photographer and designer based in Milan.
He focuses mainly on reportage, having shot features for magazines like Studio, Icon Design, and Esquire. His work also spans fashion, still life, and artistic photography, often using custom props and sets that draw from his design background. His clients include Fornasetti, Benetton, Marséll and Mousse, Arbiter, C41 and Another magazines.
Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin) is a research-based design studio investigating the ecological, historical, political and social forces shaping the discipline of design today. Whether designing for a client or developing self – initiated projects, the studio applies the same rigorous attention to context, processes and details. Formafantasma’s analytical nature translates in meticulous visual outcomes, products and strategies.