Alfredo Häberli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1964. Today, he is an internationally established designer based in Zurich. He manages to unite tradition with innovation, joy and energy in his designs. The result are works with companies such as Alias, Camper, Iittala, Kvadrat, Luceplan, Moroso and Volvo.
Edward Barber (1969) and Jay Osgerby (1969) studied architecture and interior design at the Royal College of Art in London. They started their studio for design and architecture as fellow students in 1996. Barber & Osgerby work on the edges of industrial design, furniture design and architecture.
Marcel Wanders (1963) is product- and interior designer who became internationally known with his iconic Knotted Chair, which he produced for Droog Design in 1996. His work is ubiquitous; designing for leading international companies such as Flos, Alessi, Puma, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, MAC Cosmetics, Cappellini, B&B Italia, Moroso and Target. In 2001 Wanders co-founded the successful design label Moooi, of which he is the art director.
NENDO is a design firm founded in 2002 in Tokyo, with architect Oki Sato (b. Canada, 1977, M. Arch. Waseda University) as its principal. The firm realizes its goal of bringing small surprises to people through a multidisciplinary practice whose media include architecture, interiors, furniture, industrial products and graphic design. Nendo opened their Milan office in 2005. Clients are companies like Cappellini, Toyota and Issey Miyake.
Sylvain Willenz is born in Brussels in 1978 and lived consecutively in the US, Belgium and in the UK. Sylvain studied MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 2003. In 2004, Sylvain opened his Design Office, based in Brussels. He works internationally with renowned clients such as Cappellini, (IT), Established & Sons (UK), Freecom (NL/DE), Hay (DK), Tamawa (BE), Karimoku New Standard (JP) amongst others. Works by Sylvain Willenz have been granted some of the most highly considered awards including several iF Awards and Red Dot “Best of the Best” Awards in Product Design. Several works have been acquired by international museums, integrating their permanent collections and archives.