After graduating in Industrial Design at the Milan Politecnico University Francesca Arrighi started her cooperation with the world of design.
Her first assignment is at Flou spa. Afterwards her work has grown both in the sector of industrial product design and the contract world. Her first love was industrial product with its challenges to optimize every manufacturing and its ergonomics rules.
Interior design arrives later, where the driving force is the wish to see the end customer satisfied while interacting with achievement of the designer’s ideas.
Contract has brought her to make projects in Europe so as in Russia, Arabian countries, China, Mongolia and central America. Her projects range from private residences to restaurants and hotels.

Products designed for Tonelli:
City Life

Uto Balmoral is a virtual designer. He hides his true identity just as a modern Peter Parker. An artistic project that derives from a personal reflection upon the situation of contemporary design. The provocation comes from the attempt of making a reverse course where the designer becomes a personality not at the end of a course but from the beginning.
Uto defines his image starting from its denial in a game of balance between will/need of appearing and hiding oneself.
Uto begins with the show Maybe/Forse at the DAAL Galleria of Ventura during the Milan Design week, presenting his limited series collection of “Unstables” tables and the lamp family “The Putrella’s Connection”.
Uto’s research is that of a design that has meaningful, metaphorical value and that triggers a process going beyond aesthetics and functionality as only reasons of being. He designs for Tonelli Design, Officinanove, Luce 5 of which he is also art director, and works with artists and galleries of international fame.

Set up in 2009, the architectural and design office
Barberini & Gunnell, derives from the professional alliance of Francesco Barberini and Nina Alexandra Gunnell.
Francesco Barberini, born in Cesena, Italy in 1978, degree in architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Venezia/UAV; master in garden architecture, master in interior design at the Istituto Europeo di Design – Rome.
He has worked at the ATC Srl – Ancona participating at the planning and carrying out of the injection printings for plastic material in the furniture and automotive sector by taking care of the project’s design and development.
Nina Alexandra Gunnell, born in Marbella, Spain in 1976, degree in Communications at the Bayrische Akademie für Werbung und Marketing/BAW – Munich; diploma in Interior Design at Accademia Italiana – Florence; master in Interior Design at Istituto Europeo di Design – Rome.
She has worked at the Christian Jakusconek Architects office – Siena and at the Fendi HQ/Store Planning Department – Rome.
The office Barberini & Gunnell receives assignments for restructurings and planning specially for interiors in Italy and abroad.
From some of the private orders come out requests for the planning and achievement of furniture in special size, particular and unique that bring the office to become specialists in product and industrial design.
The office Barberini & Gunnell cooperates at the moment with Tonelli Design and Doimo Idea – Doimo Group. At the same time the office plans and produces objects outside the industrial world; giving birth to unique pieces and limited series.
In these creations, free from bonds of a reproducible project, materials, the most demanded for craftmanlike manufacturing and the most audacious and extreme technical solutions are experimented with, bringing the materials mechanical peculiarities to its peak.
Pieces at half way between design objects and sculpture are set up.
These projects sometimes are jealously preserved in their office as historical memory, sometimes are they put up for auction by international auction societies such as for example the French auction society TAJAN with which the office cooperates assiduously.

Date of Birth: 08/11/1957. Degree in Architecture at the University of Florence. 1998: exhibition “Intorno alla Fotografia”, assistants J. Vodoz, B. Danese. 1996: design and layouts for “The Eco-friendly Kitchen”, Driade. 1992: creation of an exhibition stand for Nordica. 1988/87: VIA Paris. 1987/85: Employed at the studio of architect Cesare Leonardi. Fabio Bortolani has also created designs in collaboration with the following companies: Agape, Alessi “Twergi”, Authentics, Atelier, Driade “Atlandide”, Montana, Tonelli, P.S. Morris Design. Competitions and awards: 1990: “Top ten” Promosedia Udine. Prize. 1991/96: OPOS (selected). 1991/95: Young&Design (selected). 1997: Design Plus Prize (Frankfurt)

Born in Cattolica (Rn) and obtained a degree in Architecture at the University of Florence with a thesis on the neo-futurist marine colony in his hometown. He was amongst the founder members of the musical group “Mickey and the Mouses” in 1980, the multimedia group “Complotto Grafico” (1981), the “Bolidismo” design movement in 1986 and “La Linea Adriatica” in 1993 as well as of the discoteque “The Modern Casinò” (1989).
He worked with various public structures as well as collaborating with companies such as Fiam, San Patrignano Casa d’Arte, Fiabilandia and Scavolini. His writings and designs have been published in numerous catalogues and magazines, in the anthology “New Italian Design” (Rizzoli, 1987) and in China on “Contemporary Famous Italian design” (Hebei, 1998).
He took charge of events such as “Design Balneare” (1983), “Architetture balneari del XX secolo” (1989) and “Metropolina” (1993). His professional activity is currently linked to urbanistic and graphic projects and digital technology. His works can be found in the “YCS Design Library” in Japan.

Cristina celestino was born in pordenone in 1980. in 2005 she graduated with the highest marks in architecture from iuav in venice and she started to work with a number of architecture firms, before shifting her attention to interior architecture and design.
in 2009 she moved to milan where she founded her own design brand under the name “attico”, which is based on lamps and furnishings production, characterized by a deep research on materials and shapes.
in 2012 she was selected to take part at the salone satellite and after this experience attico’s products have been exhibited in many international galleries and showrooms. the product atomizers, produced by seletti, becomes part of the permanent collection of italian design by triennale museum of milan.
actually her work spans from limited editions for galleries and museums, to special commissions for brands as: alpi, atipico, bbbemmebonacina, botteganove, durame, flexform, fujifilm, antonio frattini, mogg, seletti, tonelli design e torremato.
she works as creative director for brands and as architect she is engaged in interior and exhibition projects.

Since 1966, Donato D’Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi have been working together designing architecture, objects, scenography, furnishings and urban projects. They worked with architect Jonathan De Pas from the beginning of their careers until 1991 (the year of De Pas’ death). During the 1960s, they showed a particular interest in the activity of creating temporary furniture and architecture, featuring the use of materials and cutting-edge industrial techniques.
They designed a series of pneumatic dwellings for the Italian pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka and for the 14th edition of the Milan Triennial.
In 1967, they designed the inflatable armchair Blow. They have taken part in numerous exhibitions within the industry and have been invited to create designs for different institutions.
Their numerous awards include the ‘Compasso d’Oro’ (Golden Compass Award) in 1979. Their works can be found in the design collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and many others.

Architect, graphic designer and furniture designer, he was one of the founders of “Bolidismo”.
In 1980 he designed SLEGO (“the most important rock-club in Italy”) and took care of the planning, furnishing and image of some of the most important Italian clubs.
With the multimedia group Complotto Grafico he took part in 1983 in DESIGN BALNEARE, first big showcase of the “new Italian design”. Since 1984 he produces his own collection of exclusive furniture THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION.
In 1991 he was invited to the NEW ITALIAN DESIGN exhibition in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Toronto, and in 1998 he appears in CONTEMPORARY FAMOUS ITALIAN DESIGNS, first book on Italian design published in China.
He was the director of San Patrigano Community’s workshops for which he created the collection Fin de Siècle, presented in 1993 at Milan’s Salone del Mobile; the same year he founded “LA LINEA ADRIATICA”, group of designers/craftsmen promoting the XXI century’s “neo-regionalista” style.
He cooperates with TONELLI DESIGN since 1996 and his latest product, the mirror VU, was selected for the Compasso D’Oro prize.

Roberto Garbugli was born in 1957 in Pesaro, Italy, and went onto graduate in Interior Design from the Mengaroni Art School of Pesaro in 1977. At the beginning of his career he worked closely with architects, interior design retailers and manufacturers of kitchens, sofas and design objects, developing unrivalled expertise and knowledge in product design. He expanded his activities further planning events and exhibitions in cooperation with kitchen manufacturers.
Roberto made a turning point in his career when he designed his first recreational space in 1991. With his technical background and strong creative skills, he quickly found himself specialising in the design of restaurants and bars.
Why recreational spaces? Through his history of working with product retailers and being an interior designer Roberto found he has the ability to meet the demands of today’s eclectic, dynamic and cosmopolitan recreational clients. With their unique vibe and ambience the restaurants and lounge bars he designed attract and charm both the frequent and the occasional visitor.

Marco Gaudenzi was born in Pesaro in 1949. He graduated in architecture from the University of Rome in 1976, with a thesis entitled: ‘A residential complex for the elderly in Pesaro’. Since 1976, he has created some 150 design projects for all areas of civil and industrial building, including the building of an experimental theatre in Pontedera. Since 1987, he has been the creator and art director of Tonelli, together with the owner of the company, Massimo Bellazecca, bringing in designers such as Isao Hosoe, De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi and Luigi Serafini. In the design field, he works on occasional, non-specific projects that have seen him collaborate with Tonelli in the furniture industry, MFFM in the jewellery sector, and Benelli for hunting rifles. As part of an overall research project into mobility, which he carried out in conjunction with Isao Hosoe, he created ‘Fluida’, a ‘bag’ bicycle.

Elisabetta Gonzo and Alessandro Vicari, from 1992 till 2003, have shared the studio EG+AV Architects Associates. Now they cooperate at distance: Elisabetta in Milan with her Studio EG+, Alessandro in Paris with the Studio +AV. Together they have planned private and public architectures, such us the Island Cemetery in Comacchio (Andil 2000 Award). They have invented products for several societies (R.S.V.P., Tonelli) and limited series for Galleria Luisa delle Piane, Edizioni Fatto ad Arte, Edizioni Galleria Colombari, San Patrignano, Artcodif. They have worked with the editing of Dictionnaire d’Architecture Moderne et Contemporaine (IFA-Hazan, 1996) and they have published their works on magazines and catalogues. Some of their projects are part of the permanent collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Elisabetta holds the chair of Design at the University Accademia di Belle Arti of Roma and has taught project at the Isitituto Europeo di Design. Alessandro teaches at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design in Orléans and at the Strate Collège of Sèvres.

Born in Tokyo in 1942. In 1965, he designed his first pedal airplane as the project for his degree in Aerospace Engineering at Tokyo’s Nihon University, which was followed by his Masters. He came to Italy in 1967 and began his design experience with the architect Alberto Rosselli of the Studio Ponti-Fornaroli-Rosselli. Following a number of professional experiences in 1985 he founded Isao Hosoe Design.
To date he has won a number of international prizes with his designs in the fields of transport, office furniture, product design, telecommunications, electronic and household furnishing. He has had a number of personal and collective exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. He is a lecturer in Design at Milan’s Polytech, at Domus Academy, at Isia in Florence, at the University of Siena, at the Design Institute in Cagliari (Sardinia) and visiting Professor abroad.

Niko Leonardi and Fabio Marinelli, year ’70, measure themselves early in creative circles getting a diploma in Advertising Art at the “Scuola del libro” of Urbino. Their education continuous side by side in Florence where they get a degree in Architecture and where they specialize in Industrial Design with an original thesis of e-commerce achieved with the famous Florentine designer Roberto Segoni. After short and separate experiences, in 2003 they set up the office Leonardi_Marinelli Architects. Each concept of theirs, work, product, interior, is the result of a side by side dialogue of two brilliances that alternate capricious madness and concrete rationality.
Their mission is “the constant research of the prefect product, understood as synthesis of knowledge and path analysis”, where the creative part is only one of the passages, but comes from marketing and ends with communication, photography, catalogue, exhibition.
This gave the office Leonardi_Marinelli the opportunity of winning challenges that range over product design of furniture accessory to urban design of a square’s requalification, becoming thus well-known representatives of design made in Italy.
Moving from Pesaro to Hong Kong, from Athens to Malaga, their application sphere is without boundaries, giving the customer, also international, a kind of consulting that can well be defined as “integral”.

Giulio Mancini was born in Pesaro on April 22, 1969. In 1999, just after graduating in mechanical engineering from the University of Bologna, he became involved – through Marco Gaudenzi’s design firm – in a project for shotguns cases for Benelli Armi, which fired his enthusiasm for industrial design. From 1999 to 2001, he worked with design firm Acanto, creating trade fair and showroom stands and fittings for such companies as Alluflon-Moneta, Benelli, and SCM Group. As part of consultancy services for industrial product designs, he has established an important relationship with GTTrading, one of Europe’s most important companies in the industry of hi-fis for cars and the high-end domestic market, for brands such as ‘Steg’, ‘Aloia’, and ‘Boston Acoustics’.
In 2002 he began to work with graphic designer Nicola Sancisi, with whom he established the studio Nettodesign in Pesaro.

Architect, Designer and Painter. Emilio Nanni has been working as an architect and designer since 1984. He has also been Professor of Furnishing Design at the University of Florence (Faculty of Architecture) since 1990. Nanni collaborates with many Italian companies, such as Atelier Bros’s, Cabas, Hoffmann, MDF Italia, Montina and Tonelli among others. His paintings have been exhibited in numerous public and private galleries, the latest of which are: “Metamateria”, 1997 (Galleria Fiorile Arte), Bologna, “Indagine sulla Metamateria”, 1998 (Sala Ex Fienile), Castel San Pietro Terme, Bologna, “Exit 2”, 1998, Collezione Campo delle Fragole, Bologna.

ISIA Florence graduate, Paolo Grasselli deals with design and interior planning. Among his customers, beyond the recent cooperation with Tonelli, there are: Alessi, Arcade, BRF, CellularItalia, Felicerossi, Tonelli, Poggi, Halto, Olivetti, Saba Italia, Viro, Modoluce, Viabizzuno, Ibebi. He is art director of biocamini Horus since 2008 and of the new bathroom brand Mirus. His objects are displayed at the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt and at the Felissimo design house in New York. Awarded at the GranDesign International Award and the Nagoaka Technopolis International Design Competition. Teacher at the Università del Progetto.

Born in Brescia on 16th February 1975. Attends the Faculty of Architecture in Florence and afterwards obtains the degree in Industrial Design at IED in Milan. After a few years of experience at important offices he opens in 2005 his own office focalizing on industrial design.
Some of his works obtained international awards: in 2006 and 2010 he wins the Good Design Award of Chicago, still in 2010 he gains a mentioning of one of his product as “innovative, environmentally friendly” by the Gran Design Etico di Milano Jury and in 2011 he receives a nomination at the German Design Preis. Since 2012 he teaches Product Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. He lives and works at the Lago Maggiore.

Matteo Ragni, graduated in Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. In 2001, together with Giulio Iacchetti, won the Compasso d’Oro Award with the multiuse biodegradable sporck “Moscardino” produced by Pandora Design, now part of the permanent design collection at the MOMA in New York City. In 2008 won the Wallpaper Design Award’08 with the table lamp/book end LETI, produced by Danese. Also in 2008 he created TobeUs, a brand for wooden car toys handcrafted in Italy.
Besides his design practice he teaches in international universities, he’s art-director and architect. Recently was edited the book “Camparisoda. L’aperitivo dell’arte veloce futurista. Da Fortunato Depero a Matteo Ragni”, published by Corraini Editorial, to celebrate 100 years of Futurism. Among his clients: Alpi, Andreoli, Arthema, Bialetti, Biò Fireplace, Caimi Brevetti, Campari, Coop, Corian Dupont, Danese, Desalto, De Vecchi, Fiam, Gammadue, Guzzini,JVC, Lavazza, Lorenz, Mandarina Duck, MA-wood, Nodus, Pandora Design, Pinetti, Piquadro, Plust, Poltrona Frau, Tonelli.

Karim Rashid was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1960; half English, half Egyptian and raised mostly in Canada. He received a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He pursued graduate design studies in Naples, Italy, with Ettore Sottsass and others, then moved to Milan for one year at the Rodolfo Bonetto Studio. On his return to Canada, he worked for seven years with KAN Industrial Designers. While at KAN, he also co-founded and designed the Babel Fashion Collection and North from 1985-91.

He opened his own practice in New York City in 1993. He has worked for numerous clients globally such as Nambé, Umbra, Idèe, Prada, Yahoo!, Edra, Foscarini, Davidoff, Zero Disegno, Magis, Method Home, Issey Miyake, Totem, Pure Design, Zeritalia, Fasem, Guzzini, Estee Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger, Giorgio Armani, Sony, Magis, Edra, Leonardo, Zanotta, Maybelline, George Kovacs, Citibank, Nienkamper, YSL, and others.

“Born in Rome in 1949. An extensive traveller he was once an architect, a designer, etc. He worked occasionally for theatre, cinema and television. In 1981 he publlished “Codex Seraphinianus” and in 1983 “”Pulcinellopedia”. He lives and works in a town between Rome and Milan.”

He was born in Rome in 1978 and graduated in architecture in 2004. He started his activity at “Studio Architetti Tempestini” working on architectural projects, renovation of private houses, shops and offices. He designs objects and customized furnishing and for industrial design and he’s got patent for seats. He signed some products for factories such as: Bontempi Casa, F2 Form and Function, Genesi International, Spazio 08, Top Line (Novas Design), Tonelli Design, Unico Italia. From 2008 up to 2013 some of his design projects were exposed at the permanent collection at “Spazio 120” Gallery in Rome.

Architect graduated in Industrial Design in Florence.
He works as a designer in various sectors including furniture.
Also active in the lighting field, he was chief designer for Targetti Sankey, company that won the Compasso d’Oro award in 1998.
With the lamp Lesena produced by Martini, selected by Achille Castiglioni for Intel Award, Young & design Prize winner and exposed to Bio Ljubljana, he introduced the “Lesena Style”, a formal concept that inspired the design of many other products in areas such as radiators, mirrors, sinks, shower columns and libraries.
With Poker, produced by Cisal, Yatao Award winner in Canton and I.D. Award in New York, introduced the plan kitchen double jointed faucet, which already has numerous followers in the market.
Lift, produced by Composad, selected for Grandesign and Green Dot Awards in Los Angeles, is the first adjustable height closet.
Member of ADI since 1993, founded the Delegation of Tuscany in 2006, becoming President and Coordinator of the Territorial Observatory for Design. He is Professor in Product Design System at the ISIA of Florence.