Designer

Italian design for saunas, Turkish baths and spas


Rodolfo Dordoni

Architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni was born in Milan, where he obtained a degree in Architecture. Over the years he has headed the design team for the Artemide glass collection, Cappellini (from 1979 to 1989), the FontanaArte furniture collection, Foscarini lamps, Minotti (from 1997 to today) and Roda (since 2006). He designs for a number of companies, among them Artemide, Cappellini, Cassina, Ceramica Flaminia, Ceramiche Mutina, Dada, Dornbracht, Driade, Emu, Ernestomeda, Fantini, Fiam Italia, Flos, Flou, FontanaArte, Foscarini, Jab, Kartell, Kettal, knIndustrie, MatteoGrassi, Minotti, Molteni&C, Moroso, Olivari, Pamar, Poliform, Poltrona Frau, Roda, RB Rossana, Salvatori, Sambonet, Serralunga, Tecno, The Rug Company and Venini. Dordoni Architetti, the Milan design studio he launched with Luca Zaniboni and Alessandro Acerbi, is active in the field of architectural and interior design for residential, commercial and exhibition premises. He has worked on numerous projects for private homes, industrial and commercial spaces, including the design of showrooms, exhibition stands, restaurants and hotels.

Giovanna Talocci

Designer and interior architect, Giovanna began her professional career in the second half of the Seventies.

After working with colleagues for several years, in 1995 she founded the Talocci Design studio. The studio works with a team of designers and is mainly involved in product and exhibit design, art direction, communication and event organisation.

Giovanna‘s innate curiosity for innovation, her research into materials and technology and her close observation of her surroundings have led her to work in a wide range of fields for prestigious companies such as Poltrona Frau, Teuco, Effegibi, Foppapedretti, Fantini, Provex, Falper, Scarabeo, Fratelli Guzzini, Fornara &Maulini, Luceplan, Rapsel, Viasat, Italaquae, SanLorenzo, Domo, Et-al, Rina Menardi, Gran Tour, DMP Electronics and Stilhaus.

She has received numerous acknowledgements, including many selections for the ADI Design Index, Honourable Mentions in the Compasso D’Oro, Design Plus awards and the German Design Award.

She combines her work as a designer with interior architecture projects for commercial spaces and private residences.

She has curated many cultural events: a number of editions of “Abitare il Tempo” and then “Segnali di Cibo”, an exhibition which in 1999 anticipated the trend of marrying design with food,  ”WonderFull World”, ”Superfici”,“Cafe’ Cafe’”, “Evoca”, “Design on Board, ”Come l’acqua sul fuoco” and “Italianism”.

She has taken part, both as presenter and guest, in television programmes about design.

She has been a member of many juries in national and international design competitions.

She teaches at the La Sapienza University in Rome and at design schools such as IED, QUASAR and currently AANT.

She has been a member of ADI since 1979. From 2004 to 2017 she was on ADI’s National Steering Committee and from 2014 to 2017 was the deputy chairperson.

In 2017 she curated the Design Collection at the Farnesina (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the staging of the Design Hall.

She is a member of the Orientation Committee for the National Innovation Award “Premio dei Premi”, which was set up by special concession of the President of the Italian Republic at the COTEC Foundation.

In 2007 she joined the first Italian Design Council, established by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

Marco Williams Fagioli

Awarded with two Compasso d'Oro ADI prizes, in 2016 with the industrial design project 5MM forTreemme and in 2011 with the communication project Multiverso. In 2016 his design project Matris was selected to exhibit at the XXITrienniale International Exhibitionin Milan, in the section dedicated to designers over 35. He designed the installation Convivium 2.0 at Expo 2015 in the space dedicated to the Umbria region.The 8emezzo project for the Umbria region has been exhibited at the StataleUniversity of Milan within the Milan Design Week 2015.

Born in 1974, after attending ISIA (Superior Institute for Artistic Industries) in Urbino, in 2001 he founded Zup Design in Perugia, a communication and strategic design agency, where he presently holds

the position of Creative Director. Throughout his career he has won a number of awards, including two Compasso d'Oro ADI, the Reddot Design Award,Design Plus, the German Design Award and twice the Grandesign Etico. In 2008 he was awarded the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum for Multiple project for Indesit, which wasalso selected by ADI Index. The Soul Project Space Kitchen, designed for Binova was prized in 2008by the Danish magazine BoBedre as “kitchen of the year” and selected by Elle Decor International Design Awards in the Kitchens category. 

The exhibition designed for Vaselli Marbles at Marmomacc 2009 won therst prize in the Best Communicator Award 2009. Since 2009 he has been professor of Methodology of Design at the NID, Perugia New Design Institute and as of 2014 he has been teaching design at the ABA, Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia and as of 2017 at the Domus Academy in Milan. He is currently working on design projects for private homes, museum spaces, communication and industrial design projects.