Ari Kanerva studied Spatial and Furniture Design at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and graduated (MA) in 2008. Alongside his studies he worked for the finnish furniture design industry. Now he has his own office in Helsinki where his main focus is on furniture and design products. He worked with finnish and international companies and his works have been exhibited worldwide.
Internationally renowned as an architect and designer, winner among others of 8 Compasso d’Oro and prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d’Oro conferred on him by the President of the Italian Republic. He has given talks in the greatest centres of culture in the world and was editor of Domus. His work can be found in the Collections of major Art Museums. MoMA in New York, which dedicated a personal exhibition to him, has 25 works of his in its Permanent Design Collection.
He has had countless exhibitions in his name in Italy and abroad.
From the 1980s onwards, he has designed projects such as the Portello Trade Fair quarter in Milan, the Exhibition Centre in Villa Erba on Lake Como, the Tokyo Design Center in Japan, Natuzzi America Headquarters in the USA, the Trade Fair in Essen in Germany, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.
Projects getting under way at present include the new Cultural Centre in Turin, the only example of its kind of a public library in Italy; and the renovation and restyling of Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.
Under construction at the moment:
in Paris, the new Museum of Islamic Art in the Louvre (second contemporary architecture project after the 'pyramid' by Pei);
in Verona, the new Verona Forum complex;
in Bologna, the new Museum of the City of Bologna;
in Genoa, the Science and Technology Park;
in Milan, the new Milan Convention Center at the Milan Trade Fair (Portello) which will become the largest in Europe.
In the design field he worked with Olivetti, B & B, Cassina, Vitra, Kartell, Flou, Heller, etc.
For Meritalia he designed Stardust (2007), Via Lattea (2008), Piccola Via Lattea (2009), Stradivani (2009), No Design (2011) and the showroom, Via Durini, Milan.
Born in 1947, Dante Benini began his professional training in Venice, under Carlo Scarpa, continuing in England and then in Brazil, where in 1979, he received his degree in Architecture, from the Federal University of Brazil, tutored by Oscar Niemeyer. There he began his professional life.
In 1978 he’s guest at Frank O. Gehry’s office, in Santa Monica - California. As he graduates he creates the “ Dante Benini Ingex Architecture” with offices in Sao Paolo (Brasil) and then in 1986 in Milan (Italy), where always more frequently he is called upon for major important projects in Europe
and the USA.
At the same time he received in Austria the equivalent degree, by the University of Innsbruck “Fakultat fur Bauingenieurwesen und Architektur” the professional qualification within EEC area.
In 1990, while in the USA for a job, he meats Richard Meier, with whom he became partner in the “Cittadella Bridge” project, Alessandria (Italy).
In the U.K. after passing the state exam, he has been registered at ARB (The Architects Registration Board) reg. n° 061783K.
In year 2000 he becames member of “Ordine degli Architetti di Roma” (Rome’s Architects Professional
Registration) – reg. n° 13146.
In 1997 he creates the “Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects” with offices in and Milan. A great team
composed by more then 60. The group is composed by Partners, Directors, Plan Engineers, Project Directors, Associates, Accounts and services.
For the achievement of great Architectural, Urban planning, Interior design, Product design and Yacht design projects, the practice is among the "avant-gardes", working on national and international scales, in countries like Italy, USA, Turkey, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Holland, China, Japan.
A wide literature on Dante Benini has been until now published in principal Italian and international magazines in architectural field, town planning, interior decoration and naval planning.
Australian designer Pipa Bradbury creates projects inspired by experiences and visions from travelling the world.
She has received numerous international design awards for her work, the most recent being the ASID Design Excellence Award GOLD for Hettich USA 2011.
In 2009 she was awarded the "Best of Hospitality Design" for Marriott Marquis Atlanta.
She was the winner of a sponsorship to study with the Domus Academy Professors at a short summer school held at RMIT, Australia in 1991 and when still a student she won the National Australian Student Designer Award.
She has had over 20 years of international design experience, including Palatial Villas, Residences, Cafes, Restaurants, International Corporate Office designs, Hotels and was the designer of the retail space in the Renzo Piano Aurora Apartment building in Sydney.
She has travelled extensively, lived in several countries and been the lead designer on numerous design projects in
London, Tokyo, Australia, Singapore and USA.
She designs consistently in a timeless contemporary flair with exquisite attention to detail.
A LEED accredited professional specializing in the practice of sustainable design and certified by the National Design Councils in America & Australia.
Leo De Carlo
Born in Venice in 1972.
After getting a diploma as Maestro Orafo (goldsmith) at Scuola d’Arte di Venezia he starts his studies in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, which he quits after 2 years to attend the newly founded Industrial Design faculty always at Politecnico di Milano, where he graduates 5 years later (1998). His graduation project in biomedical research, a myoelectric-controlled orthesis, in collaboration with centro di Bioingegneria della fondazione Don Gnocchi di Milano, earns him a scholarship for its innovation.
A month after his graduation he joins Philippe Starck’s agency in Paris to work on a faucet project he had previously conceived during his Erasmus at Brunel University in England.
He will then stay at Starck’s agency for the following 5 years, developing several projects and following international clients in different fields: from furniture to lighting, from electronics to telecommunications.
Back to Italy in 2003, he decides to open his own agency in Venice, strengthening the relationship he had with firms and clients he had met in the French years.
In 2008 he opens a second agency in Brescia, in order to be closer to his clients in that area.
After the studies in France and UK and the experience made at the side of Henry Kissinger, he works in Fiat as Brand Promotion manager where he drives the launch and promotion of new models of cars, among which Fiat Punto and the new Fiat 500. In 2007 he starts a career as entrepreneur establishing the brand of style Italian Independent, the creative factory Independent Ideas and the innovation’s incubator LA Holding.
Since ever driven by curiosity towards art, fashion and design, he developed many projects in these fields alongside important international brands as Borsalino, Arfango , Diesel, Vans, Smeg, Meritalia, Dinh Van. He works as creative consultant for Ferrari for which he planned, together with the company’s style department, the project of “tailor made”. Moreover, he is Ambassador of Triennale Milano. In 2011 he developed the project of Fiat 500 by Gucci and the Fiat Design collection with Meritalia.
GIULIO IACCHETTI works in the field of industrial design since 1992 and designs for many brands including Alessi, Arthema, Danese, Foscarini, Globo, Grom, Lavazza, Meritalia, Moleskine, Panasonic, Pandora Design. He alternates this activity with teaching at many universities and schools of design in Italy and abroad. The distinctive characteristics of his work are research and definition of new object typologies, like the Moscardino, the multiuse biodegradable utensil for which, in 2001, together with Matteo Ragni, he has been awarded with Compasso d’Oro; Moscardino has now part of the permanent design collection of MoMA New York. The concept and coordination of the group project Eureka Coop, for Coop Italia, brought design into the major retailing circuit and focused on the new generation of Italian designers. In 2009 this project won the Premio dei Premi for the innovation bestowed by the President of the Italian Republic. In May 2009 the Milan Triennale held a solo show of his work entitled “Giulio Iacchetti. Disobedient Objects”.
He had also pursued his personal research project into new design topics such as the symbol of cross from which came the exhibition titled Cruciale held by the Diocesan Museum in the spring of 2011.
Toshiyuki Kita began to work in Japan and Milan, Italy in 1969. Produces lots of best-seller products from Italian and German manufacturers as well as Japanese. Recently, produce LCD TV and home robot etc., Many of his work are selected for the permanent collections of several Museums in the world, such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Center Georges pompidou, Paris.
Kita is also involved with traditional craft design, promoting local industry and performing as a creative director all-round. One of his book is ”Local Industry + Design” published recently. He holds prominent positions such as the chairman of the Japan Good Design Awards (2004-2006), the chairperson of the jury of China Red Star Design Award (2006-2008), the guest professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the design adviser of Singapore and Thai government and the professor of the Osaka University of Arts. He was awarded a prize carriera internazionale of Compasso d'Oro in July 2011 in Italy.
Alessandro Mendini is an Italian architect, and was born in Milan. He has been editor-in-chief of the magazines Casabella, Modo and Domus. Monographs on his personal work and the projects he made in conjunction with the Alchimia group have been published in different languages.
Alessandro Mendini makes design objects, furniture, interiors, paintings, installations and architecture. He produces work with international manufacturers, and is also a consultant for the image and art direction of companies in Europe as well as the Far East. He is an honorary member of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. In 1979 and 1981 he received the Compasso d’Oro for design. In France, he carries the title of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres”. He has received recognition from the Architectural League in New York, and an honorary doctorate degree from the Milan Polytechnic and the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France. Mendini is an honorary professor on the Academic Council at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China. His projects are found in museums and private collections around the world. Alessandro Mendini’s theoretic and written work, along with his design work, finds its origin at the crossroads between art, design and architecture.
Marc Newson is one of the most accomplished and influential designers of his generation. At 35, he already has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines that allows him to create everything from different fields, from chairs to the glassware and a bicycle, to restaurants, recording studios and interior design of a private jet customers in Europe, North America and Asia.
Born in Sydney (Australia), Newson spent his childhood traveling in Europe and Asia, before studying jewelry and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. He began, still student, his experience as a designer of furniture and after graduating in 1984, he won a scholarship from the Australian Crafts Council, and staged an exhibition at the Roslyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney presenting the project for the Lockheed Lounge.
When the Japanese entrepreneur Teruso Kurosaki, offered to produce his designs, Newson moved to Tokyo where he lived and worked from 1987 to 1991. By Kurosaki's company, Idée, were manufactured such pieces as the Orgone Lounge, the table Black Hole and Felt Chair, which is frequently shown in exhibitions in Asia and Europe. Newson opened his studio in Paris in 1991 and won commissions from prestigious European manufacturers including Flos for lighting, Cappellini, Meritalia and Moroso for interior design furniture
He formed a joint venture, Ikepod Watch Company to produce watches and a limited edition of aluminum furniture including the table Event Horizon and chair Orgone. As well as winning numerous awards, his works are frequently exposed to numerous and long exhibitions. He created the Bucky, sculpture for a show at Fondation Cartier in Paris in 1995 and has participated in numerous retrospectives of his work at the Villa Noailles in France and at art galleries in Glasgow and Reykjavik.
His designs are found in the permanent collections of such eminent institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Design Museum in London, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and the Vitra Design Museum.
In 1997, Newson moved to London where, with Benjamin De Haan set up Marc Newson Ltd, as a far larger studio capable of tackling a wider range of more ambitious industrial projects.
Since then it has succeeded to achieve the ambitious, long cultivated, to design consumer products, designing collections of glassware for Iittala, kitchen and bathroom accessories for Alessi, and household objects for Magis including the draining of selling Dish Doctor and Rock doorstop.
FABIO NOVEMBRE was born in Lecce in 1966.
In 1984 he moved to Milan where he graduated in Architecture at Politecnico. In 1992 he lived in
New York where he attended a Cinema course at the New York University.
During his american stay he got to know Anna Molinari and he realized for her his first interior
project: the shop “Anna Molinari Blumarine” in Hong Kong. In the same year he opened his
studio in Milan.
The collaborations with leading design companies intensify during the years, Cappellini, Driade,
Meritalia, Flaminia and Casamania just for naming the main important ones; at the same time the
showroom projects and boutique for the best international fashion brands going on as the Tardini
shop in New york, the Blumarine store in London, Singapore and Tapei as well as the Meltin' pot
and the Stuart Weitzman shops all around the world, from Rome to Beijing.
In 2008 the Comune of Milan dedicates a solo exhibition in the Rotonda di Via Besana as
prestigiuos location named “ Teach me the freedom of swallows”, while in 2009 the Triennale
Design Museum of Milan invited him to create a personal exhibition named “Il Fiore di
Novembre”. In 2010 the Comune of Milan charges him of an exhibition inside the Italian Pavillion
on the occasion of the Shanghai Expo.
Alessandro Pedretti. Born in Milan in 1966.
He graduates at Politecnico of Milan in Architecture. From ‘93 till ’97 he lives in Paris and works with Pierangelo Caramia.
Since ‘96 he designes products in interior design’s, office furniture’s, lighting’s and urban design’s fields for Italian and foreign companies. Since 1998 as an associate of Studio Rota & Partners develops and signs architectural and interior design projects, fittings for public and private, commercial and exhibition spaces, in Italy and all abroad, art’s exhibitions, design and fashion. In 2005 and 2006 he designs at the Triennale di Milano the layout for the exhibition “Star Wars” The Show and for the exhibition ”Looking for ...“ Consultant on research for magazines, galleries and design’s institutions, evaluation and exhibition of objects of design for institutions and museums of decorative art and design worldwide. Scientific consultant for the New Museum of Design. Since 1998 he is a professor at NABA in Milan, Visiting Professor at University of Design of Milan and of Venice, at Domus Academy and Julm in Milan. Since ‘Fall 2006 he’s a professor of laboratory Light design at the Faculty of Industrial Design in Milan.
Gaetano Pesce was born in 1939 in La Spezia. After residing in Venice, London, Helsinki and Paris he moves to New York in 1980 where he still lives nowadays. From his first manifesto composed when he was seventeen through his studies, travels, experimentations, education, Pesce’s experience was global and innovations introduced by him were always pioneering . He teaches for 28 years at Institut d’Architecture et d’Etudes Urbaines in Strasbourg and he lectures in the most influential cultural institutes and in the most renowned universities of the world. His multidisciplinary works are part of permanent collections of MoMa and Metropolitan Meuseum in New York, of Victoria and Albert Muesum in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, in the German Vitra Design Museum and Montreal Museum of Art, as well as other museums in Japan, Portugal and Finland. His works – in architectural circles, town planning, interior design for exhibition or industry – stand out for the unlimited use of color and obstinate employment of revolutionary materials, developed thanks to new technologies. The constant research and trust in advanced materials lead, in Pesce’s case, to continuous innovations, in both form and production. For example the iconic Up#5, the Mother of Up series (1969), was the first industrial product bearing a political message, a denounce of women status, with the seat chained to his pouf. Among the most famous from Pesce, the presence at the legendary Italy: the new domestic landscape in 1972 at Moma. The retrospective on his career titled Gaetano Pesce: le temps de questions at Centre Pompidou in Paris, the exhibition at Milano Triennale in 2005, Gaetano Pesce: il rumore del tempo. Pesce was also awarded with prestigious “Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design” in 1993, the “Architektur & Wohnen Designer of the Year” in 2006 and the “Lawrence J. Israel Prize”, conferred by Fashion Institute of Technology of New York, in 2009. Pesce’s cooperation with Meritalia began in 2002 when during Salone del Mobile, for the collateral event “GrandHotelSalone”, they introduced together the Room of Moscow, an hotel room conceived by Pesce and destined to an imaginary luxury Hotel in Moscow. Since then the designer kept on in expressing himself through the company, sharing with it his great passion for experimentation and making works that bears images and signs able to evocate visions suitable for even the simplest of its user: from sofa La Smorfia in 2003 to Shadow (2007), the revolutionary armchair without shape that becomes each time a different seat, the modular sofa La Michetta (2005), Tavolone (2007), Nubola (2007), Gli Amici (2009), Colorado (2009) and sofa Montanara (2009) dedicated to winter and upholstered with images that picture vivid scenarios of mountains, trees, clouds and waterfalls. In 2010, Pesce and Meritalia introduced to Salone del Mobile three new collections: Le Edizioni del Pesce, Senza Fine and La Fiorita, series dedicated to spring. At last the fulfillment of two new projects: Il Giullare, a modular sofa which recalls the hat of a joker, and Senza Fine Unica, an edition of unique pieces of chair Senza Fine, exhibited at 54th Biennal of Art in Venice and destined to art galleries.
Exciting, fluid, functional. This is the language that distinguishes Marco Piva?s architectural creations, product design and interior design.. The effort in material research and technology, the value of differentiation,the design innovation, lead the establishment of Studiodada Associates, whose production becomes one of the most representative of the period of Radical Design. In the '80s opens Studio Marco Piva, whose work ranges from large projects to architectural interior design, to industrial design. A traveller and a designer, an innovator who is educated in rational approaches, Marco Piva studies and creates design solutions which are pervaded by stylistic freedom and compositional sobriety.
In Japan, in Osaka, the Studio has participated in the design and construction of the innovative complex Next 21, has also made the Laguna Palace in Mestre, the Port Palace in Monte Carlo, the Hotel Mirage in Kazan, the Una Hotel in Boulogne , the T Hotel in Cagliari, The Move Hotel in Mogliano Veneto and the multifunctional complex Le Terrazze in Treviso. For the Exedra Boscolo Group had creates the Suites of Exedra in Rome, the B4 Net Padova Tower and the Tower Hotel in Bologna. In Dubai, on Palm Jumeirah, has designed the Tiara Hotel Oceania Hotel. Always in Dubai he has designed the innovative complex Porto Dubai. In Russia is designing the new complex of the river port of Novosibirsk.
Currently, he is engaged in the construction of the residential complex Rawdhat Residential Buildings in Abu Dhabi and on the architectural and interior project of the Hotel Gallia in Milan.
Marco Piva Atelier Design designs for: Arflex, Altreforme, Arpa Industriale, Bross, Cabas, Casa Pi?, De Castelli, Deko, Ege, Gervasoni, i Guzzini Illuminazione, Iradium, Jacuzzi, La Murrina, Lamm, Leucos, Meritalia, MisuraEmme, Moroso, Novello, Pedrali, Pierantonio Bonacina, Potocco, Rapsel, Reflex, Schonhuber Franchi, Sicis, Stella Rubinetterie, Unopi?, Valpra, Vda, Zonca.
Born on 26/04/1946 in Brianza, few kilometers from Milan, after a happy childhood spent in contact with nature, together with many elder brothers, masters of life for him, he completed his studies in 1965 as Maestro d’Arte at the Art Institute.
Since 1965 he has been working as interior and product designer, as a responsible for the design for the most prestigious firms and the most important Italian designers.
In 1968, he started his experience as Project Manager at “Cesare Cassina Centre”, source of creativity and design for all the projects meant for the production in Cassina and C&B factories. After that, in 1972 he started to work for B&B Italia as responsible for Research and Development.
In Cassina and B&B he was engaged in the study and the research of new technologies, in the research of new materials, in the planning and production of products. His noteworthy contribution and his passion for his job provided opportunities to work in collaboration with some of the most important designers working in Italy, such as Gio Ponti, Achille Castiglioni, Afra e Tobia Scarpa, Mario Bellini, Vico Magistretti, Gaetano Pesce, Richard Sapper, Gianfranco Frattini, Mario Marenco, Antonio Citterio, Paolo Nava, Paolo Piva, Toshiyuki Kita...
Since 1976, he has been practising the profession as a consultant and designer.
In 1979 he was invited to participate in the exhibition “Urbano reale urbano virtuale” of the Triennale di Milano with a design of urban furniture.
From 1977 to 1987 he served as a consultant to Flou and from 1981 to 1991 he added also Interflex to his consultancy experience. From 1987 to 2009 he was consultant to Meritalia.
In 1984 ADI (Association for the Industrial Design) bestowed the nominee, in the award XIII Compasso d’Oro, to his product “Chassis”, an innovating bedsprings designed for Interflex.
In Italy he has collaborated and designed for IDEA, Beta Utensili, Maisa, Former, Flou, Interflex, Hi&Ro, Minottiitalia, Lema-Sorgente dei Mobili, Molteni, Tisettanta, Besana Mobili, Coopsette, VAghi, Diwar, Vibieffe, Meritalia, Barel, Valdichienti, Poliform; BK Italia, Noctis...and in Japan for Kosuga and Koizumi.
Since 2009, he has been a consultant and designer to BK Italia.
In addition to some architectonic achievements, there are a lot of interior designs and and exhibit projects created in more than thirty years of his profession.
Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 3000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 35 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Karim’s diversity affords him the ability to cross-pollinate ideas, materials, behaviors, aesthetics from one typology to the next, crossing boundaries and broadening consumer horizons.
His award winning designs include democratic objects such as the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh Chair for Umbra, interiors such as the Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia and Semiramis hotel, Athens and exhibitions for Deutsche Bank and Audi. Karim has collaborated with clients to create democratic design for Method and Dirt Devil, furniture for Artemide, Magis and Meritalia, brand identity for Citibank and Hyundai, high tech products for LaCie and Samsung, and luxury goods for Veuve Clicquot and Swarovski, to name a few.
Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries world wide. Karim is a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design award, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. He holds honorary doctorates from the Ontario college of Art & Design and Corcoran College of Art & Design. 2008 highlighted Karim’s largest retrospective to date at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake, in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Most recently, Karim curated the exhibition Totally Rad: Karim Rashid does Radiators for Museum of Art and Design in New York City. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally disseminating the importance of design in everyday life.
Karim’s has been featured in magazines and books including Time, Financial Times, NY Times, Esquire, GQ and countless more. In 2009 Rizzoli released Karim’s latest monograph ‘KarimSpace,’ featuring 36 of Karim’s interior architecture designs. Other books include Karim’s guide to living, ‘Design Your Self’ (Harper Collins, 2006), ‘Digipop’, a digital exploration of computer graphics (Taschen, 2005), compact portfolio published by Chronicle Books (2004), as well as two monographs titled ‘Evolution’ (Universe, 2004) and ‘I Want to Change the World’ (Rizzoli, 2001). In his spare time Karim’s pluralism flirts with DJing, art and fashion and is determined to creatively touch every aspect of our physical landscape.
Marc Sadler was born in Austria, is a French citizen and currently lives in Milan.
Experiments with plastic matter, the fundamental topic of his studies as well as his great personal curiosity, have always been at the forefront of his activities as a designer.
Broadly speaking stateless, he has lived and exercised his profession in France, the United States, Asia and Italy, he continuously collaborates with the foremost furnishing companies, those of small and large appliances, lighting and more typically industrial products, as well as still being strongly engaged in the sports sector with collaborations for almost thirty years.
At the start of the 70s he completed his first ski shoe in thermoplastic material, industrialised afterwards by the Italian company Caber (thereafter Lotto), with which he established a long and fruitful collaboration which was also marked by the ski shoe patent with the symmetrical craft which was the highest sold in the world for many years.
This formed the origin of his specialisation in sports design which lead him to work with the most important sports multinationals in the USA, Asia, Japan and Europe. His “origins” from the sports sector, where research and experiments in new material and productive processes is mostly widespread, have allowed him to export knowledge in sectors in which the concept of design is more rooted in a classical sense.
A multi-award winner with a “Compasso d’Oro” [golden compass] ADI for Drop lights (Flos, 1994), Tite and Mite (2001, Foscarini) and the Big library (2008, Caimi Brevetti) he has received many other important international acknowledgements for design.
His Motorcyclist’s Back Protector (back protector designed for Dainese) is in the MOMA permanent design in New York and the Foscarini Mite is part of the design collection in Beaubourg of Paris.
In spite of his duly deserved reputation as a technical designer, Marc Sadler also has a passion for painting and drawing, emotionally involved to the point of considering them his most genuine interests.
Graduated in Architecture at Venice University in 1969.
Since then he worked in design field as well as architecture and restoration accomplishing, in cooperatiuon with Afra Bianchin, several significant works. From 2000 he works at faculty of industrial design VlaDIS in Venice.
Among the several and important prizes and award: Compasso d'oro ADI in 1970; Compasso d'Oro, Segnalazione d'Onore ADI in 1979; the Resource Council Inc. 1981; Neocom merit Award, Chicago, 1982; Primer, Premio Nacional De Diseño Otorgado 1987; Auszeichnung für hohe Design Qualität 1992 and IF Industrie Forum Design Hannover of 1992.
Moreover, some of his works are exhibited in the most important museums of the world and in October 2004 Institute of Italian Culture in Chicago organized a travelling exhibition (Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco) dedicated to his works.
In design field he accomplished projects for several and important companies, among which Meritalia, with which he cooperates since 25 years and for which he is a designer of reference.
In 1964 with the designing of their first factory, Tobia Scarpa and Afra Bianchin became planners of all industrial architecture of Benetton group.
Among the vaste architectural production it is worth to mention: factory C&B Italia in Novedrate, house Benetton in Paderno, house Zamprogno in Treviso, house Scarpa in Trevignano, Villa Fragiacomo in Trieste, house Lorenzin in Abano Terme, house Meroni in Carimate, house Molteni in Carimate, house Tonolo in Ponzano, industrial complex of Benetton Group, the polyfuctional athletic stadium in Lommel (Belgio), the Sport palace in Salerno and interporto of Padova.
Among the restorations: Barchessa Villa Lia in Treviso, Punto Sip in Treviso, Palazzo Del Monte in Reggio Emilia, complesso trecentesco in Treviso, projects for restoration of Via Isola in Treviso and Villa Loredan in Volpago del Montello, Villa Guarnieri in Ponzano Veneto, Loggia dei Cavalieri in Treviso, Bonati and Brusati Palaces in Carpi, Palace Bomben-Caotorta in Treviso, le Gallerie dell'Accademia of Venezia and Palazzo del Mercato Vecchio in Verona.