With a history that dates back to 1930, Pininfarina has grown drawing inspiration from the values of creativity, experiences and innovation without forgetting tradition. Pininfarina is worldwide known for expressing his philosophy of design in which the idea of concrete beauty is combined with elegance, simplicity and comfort. That’s why Pininfarina design process focuses its attention at the man as the final user of the product. Pininfarina’s mission is to become a reliable and competent partner by building long-term partnerships with companies wishing to use design as a strategic element of their corporate identity. Awards: Trophée du Design as Best Designer, FIABA Award, Earth-Minded Award, Red Dot Award and with Luna collection of Uffix the Good Design Award 2007 assigned by the Chicago Athenaeum.
DRIUSSO ASSOCIATI | ARCHITECTS
The agency of the Venetian brothers Franco and Roberto Driusso deals with the design process in architecture, interiors, exhibition, industrial, visual and graphic design. The common denominator is represented by the passion for projects, construction, materials research and manufacturing process with particular attention to the environmental sustainability. Technological and minimal language, formal research, innovation, chromatism and knowledgeable in using the light effects, are all basic components of the creative process. Franco Driusso has been collaborating with the IUAV Didatics - University Institute of Architecture in Venice. Awards: Young & Design Award, Asal Exhibition Award – Triennial of Milan, Good Design Graphic Award and with myPOD collection of Uffix the 1st Award de Diseño at the Expocuba and Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum.
Gianantonio Perin - Giorgio Topan
Gianantonio Perin and Giorgio Topan both graduated in architecture at the IUAV establish together in 1991 “Studio A”, mainly dealing with industrial design and furnishings, specializing in office furniture and public spaces. In developing the creative process they have always avoided the ephemeral style trying to find the formal coherence between the functional contents and the product decorative values.
He graduated in Architecture at the Milan Polytechinic and obtained the diploma in Industrial Design at the Polytechnic School of Design in Milan, in the 70s gained experiences with masters of Italian design as Achille Castiglioni and Marco Zanuso. In 1980 opened his Studio in Conegliano Veneto, Italy, where he started developing his own personal design language. Events and Awards: Young & Design Award, Ljubjuana Biennials, ID Annual Design Review Award, International Grandesign Award, ADI Design Index and good Design Award.