“Double Signature. A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence”
Doppia Firma, which will open its doors from 9 to 14 April, is an incredible project by Michelangelo Foundation and Fondazione Cologni that brings together European design innovation and the ancient tradition of exquisite craftsmanship, creating a unique collection of exclusive and refined pieces to showcase at Milan Design Week 2019. The goal is to bring to life new creative artworks which merge contemporary design trends and an authentic savoir-faire.
Every year, the best contemporary designers and the most talented master artisans team up to create the masterpieces of Doppia Firma. The list of partnerships to admire in 2019 is:
- Tomás Alonso & Urs Bally (Wiener Silber Manufactur)
- Atelier Lachaert Dhanis & Studio Pieter Stockmans
- atelier oï & Masayuki Kajiwara
- Emmanuel Babled & Fundação Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva
- Sam Baron & Ricardo Alegria (Vista Alegre)
- Boris Berlin & Mikkel Karlshøj
- Peter Bremers & Zdeněk Lhotský
- Mathilde Bretillot & Antoine Leperlier
- Maarten de Ceulaer & Atelier Mestdagh
- Roxanne Flick & Michael Nätscher
- Laura Fiaschi and Gabriele Pardi (Gum Design) & Riso Porcelain, a project curated by Hands on Design
- Christian Haas & José Vieira
- Karsten K. Krebs & Winfried Zeus (Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg)
- Masquespacio & Poggi Ugo, a project curated by Valentina Ottobri
- Vito Nesta & Wallpaper_Sanpatrignano
- Marcello Panza & Pasquale De Palma (Capodimonte Porcellane d’Arte), a project curated by Made in Cloister
- Nick Ross & Dunedin Stone
- Victoria Wilmotte & Giorgio Angeli
Don’t Miss the Design and Craft Project by Patricia Urquiola and Bottega Ghianda
Patricia Urquiola (1961) was born in Oviedo (Spain) and currently lives in Milan. She studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Madrid where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 until 1992 she was an assistant professor in the courses given by Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli, both at the Polytechnic of Milan and E.N.S.C.I. in Paris. Between 1992 and 1996 Urquiola opened a studio with two friends, Renzio and Ramerino, working with architecture, interiors, restaurants, among others. In the next 4 years she was manager of the Lissoni Associati Group and in 2001 she opened her own studio in Milan, focused on product design and architecture. Patricia won many design awards, such as Antares-Flos, Artelano, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Kartell. In addition to attending events, conferences and lectures she designed for B & B, Bosa, De Vecchi, Fasem, Kartell, Liv’it, MDF Italy, Molteni & C., Moroso and Tronconi.
Bottega Ghianda is a renowned name in the tradition of a fine woodworking technique known as ebanisteria. The workshop was founded in the nineteenth century and established itself over the course of several generations as an Italian manufacturer of excellence in exquisite craftsmanship. All of their pieces are authentically unique because they are carefully handcrafted. The highly specialized skills that Bottega Ghianda’s master artisans possess are vanishing, so they are precious, rare and irreplaceable.
Stay with us to find out more about Doppia Firma, Milan Design Week 2019, contemporary design and craftsmanship.
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