He is a design historian, an exhibition director, a head of Department Exhibition Design and Information Design at University of Applied Sciences Graz and professor at the Graz University (since 1988) and Kassel University 1996/97. He is also a lecturer at University of Krems, University of Arts Berlin and Yildiz Technical University Istanbul, a founder and a director of Bisdato Exhibition & Museum Design since 1990, an author/editor of books and scientific contributions, a manager of scientific research projects, a director of exhibitions and a member of Graz UNESCO City of Design board.
Born and raised in the South of Styria/ Austria Wolfgang Pichler - after finishing his architectural studies at the Technical University of Graz - has rediscovered his roots and works in the South of Austria again. Since then, the architect who sees himself as an advocate of plain and authentic design has been formed by different influences. His designs of buildings as well as furniture are characterized by simpleness and the reduction to the essential. The tight relationship to nature constantly shows itself in his designs through the closeness to craft and material. In his own founded outdoor company VITEO>OUTDOORS he has been pursuing the longing for originality, reduction and distinctness in the product day-to-day.
Diego Tamburini currently works as the Manufacturing Industry Strategist for Autodesk, where he focuses on identifying the trends and needs of the industry to help define the vision for Autodesk in manufacturing. He is also acts an evangelist of Autodesk’s thought leadership in the industry by delivering talks, writing, and engaging with the media and industry analysts.
Fashion Designer, Founder of ROYAL BLUSH
The Swiss brand ROYAL BLUSH started in 2006 as a pure hand-bag label. In the past 10 years, the collection developed into a wider range of Bracelets, Necklaces, Fingerings, Belts , Bags and newly also city-wear leather espadrilles.
They are worn by celebrities like Jessica Alba, Daphne Zuniga and Eric Roberts, to name a few.
Responding to the urgent need for awareness, we contribute our vision & design work towards a future, where design combined with sustainability will be the new ‘luxury’.
Each of our products are made in good conscience, using vegetable tanned calf leather and organic salmon skin, manufactured with local handcraft. Elementary, reduced and pure.
Nikola Radeljković is a partner and co-founder of Numen/ForUse, a collective working in fields of scenography, industrial and spatial design and artistic installations. Product design group For Use was formed through collaboration of Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković in the year 1998. Two members studied at the School of Design in Zagreb, while Katzler studied at High School for Applied Arts in Vienna. Since then the group designed furniture and objects for companies such as Cappellini, ClassiCon, Desalto, Interlubke, Magis, MDF Italia, Moroso, Prostoria and Zanotta.
In 1999 the group realized several important exhibition design projects and established Numen as a collective identity covering all projects actualized outside the sphere of industrial design. In the initial stage the group included Jelenko Hercog and Toni Uroda, graphic and multimedia designers. Their joint work was characterized by experiments with rule-based design and radical reduction of form, deeply rooted in the tradition of high modernism and mainly applied to various synergetic total-design projects in Croatia.
From 2004. onwards, after setting up a large scale site-specific project for the production of “Inferno” in the National Centre for Drama in Madrid, Numen/ For Use become intensely involved with scenography. Since then the group designed sets in Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Madrid, Merida, Osijek, Rijeka, Skopje and Zagreb, working mostly with directors Tomaz Pandur and Aleksandar Popovski with whom they developed a continuous cooperation.
The group had simultaneously developed interior and exterior design projects the most important of which are the integral design of waterfront in Split, interior of Hotel Lone in Rovinj and Osterreich newspaper headquarters in Vienna.
Since 2008. the collective turns towards configuring objects and concepts without a predefined function, an activity resulting in hybrid and experimental works such as Field, N-Light series, Tape, Net, Tuft and String installations.
Parallel to these highly exposed ventures, the group works across disciplines, continuously winning awards for their accomplishments in fields of industrial and set design. Numen/ForUse was awarded Gold Medals for the Best Stage Design and the Best Use of Theatre Technology at PQ 2011.
Two brothers came together to build a lifestyle store in Istanbul. Interior Designer Enis Karavil's hunger to the aesthetic, curiosity for the newness joined Amir Karavil’s business expertise to pursue his life philosophy to Istanbul with Sanayi 313.
At Sanayi 313, we are combining different disciplines: design, art and food. The extraordinary brands enable customers to find unique pieces and the restaurant complements the concept.
A gallery of distinguished designs and a healthy/refined restaurant occupy the ground floor of the space. Upstairs functions as a bespoke design studio.
313, which is a brand established within Sanayi 313, offers unique furniture and fashion accessories designs.
Kolektif House creates, inspiring, efficient and economical places to work. Our goal is to support individuals and companies who love their work, who work to create and share their creations with the world. At Kolektif House, creative individuals and companies find cooperation and increased productivity.
Kolektif House provides all the services and infrastructure needed for our members to work more happily and more efficiently. Workspaces that are open 24/7, fresh roasted coffee available at all time, speedy internet connection, cleaning and valet services, and security personnel are the basics of what is available. We are able to customize our membership packages to create the most economical models to fit the needs of each of our members- we make it effortless to establish an office and begin working!
Our members enjoy small surprises such as office massages or breathing exercises, increasing their motivation to create more and better. Kolektif House also curates inspiring, fun, educational events open to the public, where members socialize, network and enjoy themselves.
Our philosophy is to "Love, Create & Inspire", and this is the vision we aim to share.
ATÖLYE İstanbul, the interaction and creativity platform of the city.
This platform functions as an ecosystem that brings people from different disciplines that want to express themselves through digital and physical production all together.
It aims to create permanent values by nurturing design, art, entrepreneurship, technology and culture.
ATÖLYE İstanbul's flexible interior design, fabrication equipment and monthly organised workshops encourage the pursuit of passion-driven creative explorations and enable accidental entrepreneurship.