Courses leader designers

COURSES LEADER DESIGNERS

Sebastian Bergne

British Industrial designer Sebastian Bergne is renown for making everyday objects special with his essential and human approach to design.

Sebastian’s versatility allows him and his team to work in different ways. As an external Industrial design facility to international brands, as a designer and supplier of bespoke objects for retailers, institutions and individuals or even as producer of his growing collection of studio editions.

Having graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990, he founded his studio in the same year. His achievements have since been widely recognised with international design awards, frequent publications, exhibitions and inclusion in private and museum collections such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Design Museum (London) and Musée des Arts Décoratifs, (Paris). His wealth of experience makes him sought after as a curator, educator and commentator on design.

Sebastian has extensive experience as a tutor, course leader and visiting professor in the field of product and furniture design at many prestigious institutions, including the Royal College of Art, Kingston School of Art, ECAL, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and IED.

 

Michel Charlot

Michel Charlot is a Swiss industrial designer born in lausanne (1984). After graduating from the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne in Switzerland in 2009, he worked for Jasper Morrison ltd. In 2011, he set up his own practice, and started developing products for companies such as Vitra, Belux and kettal . He aims at creating intuitive products in a constant quest for efficiency in conception, production and design. Since january 2013 he teaches industrial design at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne in Switzerland and at the Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2013 U-turn, first product designed with Belux, was awarded with the “Design Preis Schweiz” and “Swiss Design Award” which are the most prestigious swiss design award given to industrial products.

Francesco Faccin

Constantly shifting the area of application between industrial production, independent production, community design and gallery work, Francesco Faccin, born in Milan in 1977, believes in design without boundaries or limits.

In 2004, after a collaboration lasting almost 2 years with Enzo Mari, he began to work with the lute-maker Francesco Rivolta. In 2007 started his own studio in Milan. From 2009 to 2015 he was consultant for Michele De Lucchi. Currently he leads a course in product design at the Free University of Bolzano, as well as teaching in many other Italian and foreign universities.

Workshops and Lectures (selection): Made Program, Ortigia-Syracuse. Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona. ECAL, Losanna. Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Domus Academy, Milan.

Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona. 5ht Urban Agriculture Conference, Seoul. NABA, Milan. Faculty of Architecture, Turin.

Thélonious Goupil

He Graduated from Ensci-Les Ateliers in Paris with honors in 2016 and he trained at Ransmeier Inc. and Jasper Morrison Ltd.

He founded his studio in 2018 in which he develops products and furniture. He looks for shapes that meet harmoniously the different constraints of the projects and attempts to design objects that have a discreet but benevolent presence.
Besides his design practise, Goupil has always been interested in design research. In that sense, he co-founded Collections Typologie, a studio that explores ordinary things through publishing books and curating exhibitions.

Goupil shares and reflects the knowledge of those different experiences through giving lectures or workshops in different schools and institutions among which the Vitra Design Museum, le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse, Fotokino’s festival Lanterna Magica, The HEAR ( Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin ) of Mulhouse, Ensci-Les Ateliers in Paris or the Liceo Artistico of Monza.

Martí Guixé

Formed in Barcelona and in Milan as an interior and industrial designer. In 1994, living in Berlin, he formulated a new way to understand the culture of products. Guixe started to exhibit his work in 1997, work that characterizes on the search for new product systems, the introduction of design in food ambits and presentation through performance. His non-conventional gaze provides brilliant and simple ideas of a curious seriousness. He is based in Barcelona and Berlin and work as a Designer for worldwide companies.

Since 2014 professor of the master of Food Design in the Scuola Politecnica di Milano, SPD.

Workshops (selection) held in MAK, Vienna. FreeUniversity of Bolzano. Bovisa Politecnico Milano. Ecal, Lausanne. Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo-Cuneo, Slow Food, Pollenzo. Centro, Mexico D.F. HfG Karlsruhe. Design Academy Eindhoven. Vitra workshop, Boisbuchet. Eina, Barcelona. Fabrica of Oliviero Toscani, Treviso.

Lectures (selection) in East China Normal University, Shanghai. Parsons School of Design, New York. Kunsthochschule Kassel. Lectio Magistralis at Sapienza Università di Roma. Polytechnic Hong Kong University. Autostadt Wolkswagen, Wolfsburg. Indaba conference, Cape town. Elisava Escola de Disseny, Barcelona. Design Academy Eindhoven. UDK, Berlin. International Design Conference, Aspen.

Emanuele Pizzolorusso

Emanuele Pizzolorusso is a concept designer, industrial designer and art director based in Helsinki.
The singularity of Pizzolorusso’s design approach has generated products brimming with meaning. His creations have been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award, German Design Award Gold, Design Plus Award and Compasso d’Oro ADI.

During his workshop Emanuele will share reflections and notions on the state of the art and will effectively guide students throughout the design process.

Since 2014 professor of the master of Food Design in the Scuola Politecnica di Milano, SPD.

Workshops (selection) held in MAK, Vienna. FreeUniversity of Bolzano. Bovisa Politecnico Milano. Ecal, Lausanne. Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo-Cuneo, Slow Food, Pollenzo. Centro, Mexico D.F. HfG Karlsruhe. Design Academy Eindhoven. Vitra workshop, Boisbuchet. Eina, Barcelona. Fabrica of Oliviero Toscani, Treviso.

Lectures (selection) in East China Normal University, Shanghai. Parsons School of Design, New York. Kunsthochschule Kassel. Lectio Magistralis at Sapienza Università di Roma. Polytechnic Hong Kong University. Autostadt Wolkswagen, Wolfsburg. Indaba conference, Cape town. Elisava Escola de Disseny, Barcelona. Design Academy Eindhoven. UDK, Berlin. International Design Conference, Aspen.

Dirk Winkel

Dirk Winkel is a Berlin-based product designer who graduated from the University of Arts (UdK) Berlin, followed by a MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art (RCA) London in 2010.

He is specialised in lighting and furniture design and worked for different designers and design houses in Berlin and London before setting up his own studio in Berlin in summer 2011. Driven by belief in the beauty of deep formal minimalism and the principle of ‘less but better’, some of his great interests are the exploration of pushing the boundaries of mass production techniques, rethinking of light and lighting paradigms, and investigating new materials, for example as in his w127 task lamp made from solid bioplastic for Wästberg (Sweden).

From 2012 to 2016 he has been teaching Technology of Design in the Industrial Design course of the UdK Berlin. His seminars focused on enabling students to be able to realise the fundamental physical, process-dependent, design-related and market-connected constraints and potentials of their design concepts, in order to develop and create feasible, innovative products for contemporary industrial production processes, with a strong focus on mass production, and also new additive and experimental manufacturing technologies.

His work has been featured by Frame, DAMn, icon, Surface, Monocle, Gestalten Verlag and many more and was on display at numerous places like Art Basel Miami, the VitraHaus or the London Design Museum and has won several awards and nominations like GOOD DESIGN (Chicago Athenaeum), Swedish Design Award (Svensk Form), Designs of the Year, the German Design Award 2015 and the Editors‘ Choice Award 2016 (Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair).

CURATOR

Paolo Dell’Elce

Paolo Dell’Elce (1983) is an Industrial designer based in Milano, Italy specialized in furniture, lighting and product design.
He studied design at Politecnico di Milano and at the Oslo school of Architecture and Design.

His work has been published internationally, has received design awards including a honorable mention for 2014 Compasso d’Oro and the Red Dot Award: Product Design, and has been exhibited in prestigious institutions as Triennale di Milano, Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan, Museo dell’Ara Pacis in Rome, Kunstraum Muenchen in Munich.

From 2011 to 2014 he has been Design Director of historic Italian company Danese Milano. From 2015 he leads the Furniture design team at David Chipperfield Architects, becoming Associate of the firm in 2018.