Milan Design Week Influencers 2015

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In the spirit of Milan Design Week 2015, Design Do.se will be publishing its pick of design influencers to keep a close watch on. With specially designed collages by Carmen Vontrueba this feature highlights, in a beautiful way, the must see designers of 2015.

 

Yves Drieghe is the creative director of DIFT; a Blegium based creative, branding & experience agency creating brands, companies and projects. He is also the founder of De Invasie; a platform for designers from Belgium & The Netherlands. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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The famed Studiopepe is a Milan based design studio known for its conceptual and iconographic approach. It is focusing its efforts on interior and product design as well design consultancy. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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Studio Job is an Antwerp and Netherlands based design studio known for it’s highly expressive and contemporary designs. It was founded in 2000 by Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets; both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Items designed by Studio Job have been shown in museums and galleries around the world. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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French designer Margaux Keller graduated with special honors in product design and interior architecture from the famed Exile Boulle in Paris. She aims for the unexpected with her designs by playing with codes, analyzing different social behaviors and habits. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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Stefano Seletti runs, with his sister, the well known Italin brand established in 1964 by Romano. The brand is a shining example of Italian innovation, the studio aims at a new poetry of production and daily life, an on-going journey within the idea of beauty.  Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

 

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Dutch born Piet Boon is one of the most relevant and iconic designers of our time. His three decade long career was inspired by a desire to combat a lack of functionality in today’s designs; to create solutions that are both functional and beautiful. His appreciation for simplicity is no doubt a hallmark of Dutch design. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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Lidewij Edelkoort, often called Li, is an iconic Dutch trend forecaster, curator publisher and educator who “lives in the future.” She focuses on the links between art, fashion, design and consumer culture, Edelkoort pioneered trend forecasting as a profession, providing design and lifestyle analysis for the world’s leading brands. Since 1992, her magazines have been highly influential throughout creative industries. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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Matteo Fogale (Uruguyan) and Laetitia de Allegri (Swiss), are two separate design entities who joined forces for the first time in 2014 for their show -ISH, have since designed numerous pieces garnering them much deserved attention. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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David Alhadeff is the founder of Future Perfect — a design boutique in Brooklyn New York known among both the locals and the design elite. Ten years after founding the store in 2002, Alhadeff launched an heirloom quality private label collection which included magic carpet shaped couches and dressers made to look like stacks of wood. Visit Design Dose to see the full profile and read the interview.

 

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See more of Carmen Vontrueba’s work here.