Architect, Interior and Product Designer, born in 1957 in Hong Kong, he graduated in Architecture and got a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning. In 1987 he opened his Urban and Architectural Planning Office with headquarter in Hong Kong and branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
The thirteen-time winner of the Andrew Martin International Award, the Design Oscar, is considered one of The 50 Most Influential Person of the Year 2015 by INTERNI and The 30 Most Influential Designers by FORBES China.
Up to now his Office has won more than 130 design and corporate awards in Asia Pacific Region and worldwide. With “DESIGN WITHOUT LIMITS” as motto, Steve set up three more brands for specialized design and diversified services in 2014 and 2015.
Born in 1980 in Bolzano, he studied at Milan Politecnico University where he got in touch with Enzo Mari, Andrea Branzi and Ezio Manzini. In 2005 he graduated “cum Laude” defending a thesis about the sustainable systems of transport, presented at MoMa New York the following year.
Between 2007 and 2010 he cooperated with Toan Nguyen’s and Matteo Thun’s offices; in 2011 he moved to London designing for two major English interior brands.
Since 2012 he has been based in Bolzano where he is currently living and working. His predilection for sober and clean forms as well as his awareness of natural materials gradually oriented him towards quality productions and the constant pursuit of the balance between technique and style.
Born in Bolzano in 1952, Matteo Thun studied at the Academy of Salzburg with Oskar Kokoschka and then graduated in architecture in Florence under Adolfo Natalini. He collaborated with Ettore Sottsass for a few years and participated in the founding of the Memphis group, a movement that made its unmistakable mark on the history of recent design.
In 1984, he opened his own studio in Milan and was the creative director at Swatch the following decade. Thun is a world famous architect and designer, especially attentive to the issue of sustainability, well being, and the relationship between people and nature. He has won the Italian Compasso d’Oro industrial design award three times and he is a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects.
A Bulgarian-born Austrian citizen, Nedkov has studied fashion in Vienna and then architecture in Graz, Austria. In 1998, he opened his studio in Graz specializing in architecture, design, and graphics, developing his personal approach based on sensibility and simplicity. In 2003 he moved his studio to Milan where he works as architect, designer and art director.
He has been awarded various international awards such as the “Polydecor Design Award” and has won the “DuPont Corian for a food & coffee bar” competition. One of his projects was inserted in the list of 100 cutting-edge retail design projects of 2014. He was awarded with the “Best Project 2015” award from Archilovers.
Ambrogio Matteo Nespoli and Alberto Novara were born in Seregno in 1969 and in 1970. They graduated in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and opened their design Studio in the year 2000 with the aim to study and develope projects of architecture and design.
Among their major projects they have worked on residential sites, the restructuring of private buildings, planning of workspace, offices, commercial spaces, showrooms and products for furniture companies. nespoli e novara worked for companies like Zucchetti, Graff, Riva 1920, Friul Mosaic Yourbeer, Calzaturficio Romano Martegani 1891, Neutra, Rapsel, Vola, Nito, Quality-Bau,Toscoquattro.
The Studio is also active in corporate communication and implements corporate image projects and productions in the field of industrial design and architecture with Italian and foreign companies. Their creations have appeared several times on important national and international journals of architecture, design and decor as “Interni”, “Elle Decor” and “Wallpaper”.