Product designer and artist, Elena Salmistraro lives and works in Milan. She works as a product designer and artist/illustrator for leading companies in the creative industry, including Apple, Disney, Alessi, Lavazza, Bosa, Seletti, De Castelli, Cc-Tapis, Timberland, Replay, LuisaViaRoma, Yoox, LondonArt, Lithea, Bitossi Homeand others. Besides, she collaborates with prestigious Art and Design Galleries, such as Rossana Orlandi, Dilmos, Camp Design Gallery, Subalterno1 and Secondome.
Her creations are the result of a combination of art and design; utmost care for details, painstaking search for the harmony of shapes and poetic style characterize her projects. One of her work’s priorities is the search for the expressive language of objects, which may fascinate people by evoking emotions.
Masquespacio is an award winning creative consultancy created in 2010. Combining the 2 disciplines of their founders, interior design and marketing, the Spanish design agency creates custom-made branding and interior projects through a unique approach that results in fresh and innovative concepts. In 2019 they have been awarded ‘Interior Designers of The Year’ by the Spanish edition of The New York Times’ T Magazine.
Previously they also have been awarded with the ‘Massimo Dutti New Values’ award by Architectural Digest Spain and the “Wave of the Future” award by Hospitality Design USA, next to a continued international recognition by media specialized in design, fashion and lifestyle trends. They have worked on projects in several countries like Norway, USA, Germany, France and Spain.
Patricia Bustos Studio was founded with a very clear calling to create unique, innovative things, to always add value and with creativity and beauty as its maxims where design is concerned. The studio’s aesthetic propositions are always thrilling, bright and cutting edge; inspired by the past but also forward looking.
The Milanese avant-garde, mid-century modern, the crazy 60s and Sottsass’ Memphis style are just some of the aesthetic benchmarks alluded to in its projects. A colouristic hallmark and an unmistakeable, sophisticated, fresh, feminine feel are this firm’s calling card.
Carolina Mico specializes in creative direction and multidisciplinary design, ranging from product and interior design to art direction. Based in Spain, Carolina Mico, understands creation as a tool to surprise and excite the public in projects with a colorful, acid and optimistic imprint that coexists with a fresh, dreamy and feminine style, using retro inspiration translated into a modern language.
Extravagance, creativity and conceptual irony are Carolina’s basics, aiming to have fun and tell nice stories.
Her works bring inspiring reports from the outer frontiers of technologies, materials and possibilities. Her product design collaborations include distinguished design companies such as Moooi, Se and Dior. Nika Zupanc creates limited edition collections for Rossana Orlandi, while continuing to design and produce her own brand.
Since emerging at the Milan Design Week she has been closely watched by the industry and the press, describing her work as everything from “punk elegance” (Elle USA) and “techno chic” (BusinessWeek) to “larger than life” (Clear magazine) and Zupanc as “the real star” (The Wall StreetJournal). Her visual language comes from deep within and is about “communicating the things that cannot be told.”
Serena Confalonieri (1980) is an indipendent designer and art director based in Milano. She works on product, graphic and textile design projects and collaborates with many italian and international companies.
Her works are placed in-between product and graphic design: an accurate research on the surfaces is always present in her projects. After a Master Degree in Interior Design, she started her career working in many architecture and design practices in Milano, Barcelona and Berlin, and collaborating with the Interior Design Faculty of Politecnico di Milano as assistant professor. In 2013 she makes her debut at Milano Design Week with her Flamingo rug, produced by Nodus.