15 June 2021
Simone Bonanni is a Product Designer graduated in Industrial Design at IED, that is actually working for selected international brands such as Alessi, Moooi, MDF Italia, FIAM, Falper and Mingardo. Also, he is a member of the Product Design faculty at IED Milano.
His thesis project “Atmo” received an Honourable Mention at the 23rd ADI Compasso D'oro Award.
Simone focuses on product design and limited edition, investigating the world of creativity while simultaneously looking for new trends and fresh perspectives to inject in his work.
He considers objects as “activators of emotions” - in fact, he has switched the focus of his designs, to give more importance to the sphere of perception rather than the material one.
For instance, he created the Obon Table Collection for Moooi - three pieces inspired by “an ancient, earthy, irregular material: terracotta”. As reported on his website: “The tables’ design is the result of a patient process of combining shapes and volumes. Their graphical purity blends into the structure of ceramics, creating a unique mix of new and antique”. This project awarded him the Silver Medal at the A’DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION.
Moreover, he has developed Kandisnky for Alessi. A technological facet for the kitchen of the future - “a sculpture with clear geometric shapes and colours determined by the possible combination of different materials. The work is based on the union of three key elements: design, functionality and technology”.
However, these are only two of the many projects that Simone has worked on. Visit his website to find out more.
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Il Giro del Mondo in 80 Giorni - 150 anni dopo (Around the World in 80 Days - 150 Years Later) (book by graphic designers from IED Rome), the start-up Potap (a family of filters to purify water, by two product designers from IED Milan) and the tech fashion collection LAGRANDE: SISTEMA are officially competing for the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award
We are ready to kick off the first edition of the Master of Arts in Transdisciplinary Design. The course will take place in Turin and will combine the topics of Mobility of the future and Cities in Flux.
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"TAKING YOU BEYOND”, THE IED ALUMNI EVENT IN VIA SCIESA MILAN FROM 7 TO 11 JUNE.
Students take us through their thesis projects, from behind the scenes to company satisfaction.
Gabriele Chiave knows no boundaries. As a lifelong observer of the world around him, Gabriele is driven by the comprehensive nature of design and a desire to ignite meaningful interaction between product and consumer. After Studying industrial design at IED Milano, he has worked in Marc Sadler Studio and the IS European Design Center. These experiences helped Gabriele master the subtle nuances and delightful balance between form and function, industry and art, structure and experimentation. Gabriele exudes this foundation at Marcel Wanders, where he has worked since 2007. Evolving to become Creative Director, he now oversees all projects in product and interior design, and art direction for some of the most renowned international design brands such as Kartell, Poliform, Moooi, Flos, Cappellini and many others.
One gold, one silver and several mentions for the campaigns of former Creative Direction and Communication Design students at the most important award in Italy dedicated to advertising creativity
IED Milano and IED Cagliari kick off the brand new course in Communication Design
Francesco Meda is an Italian designer and winner of the Compasso d'oro. He graduated in 2006 from IED Milano with a degree in Industrial Design and then gained experience in London in Sebastian Bergne's studio and later in Ross Lovegrove's studio. Creative Director of Acerbis with David Lopez Quincoces.
Manuel Alberto Claro was born in Santiago, Chile. In 1974, he moved to Denmark and since that time he lives in Copenhagen. He graduated as a stills photographer from IED Milano in 1994 and then worked as an assistant photographer in Milan, New York City and Copenhagen before enrolling at the National Film School of Denmark in 1997. He also works on commercials for companies like IKEA, Nokia, and Volkswagen, and on music videos for the likes of FKA Twigs, Paloma Faith, and Rhye. He is an active member of the Danish Society of Cinematographers.
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The emerging fashion designer gained distinction as part of the Camera Nazionale della Moda programme dedicated to the excellence of Italian schools.
A can’t-miss appointment with emerging fashion design features recent graduates of IED Milano and Roma campuses at the ADI Museum on 20 September.
On 30 September, 12 managers from large companies will meet online with students and lecturers to discuss a highly topical issue.
10 scholarships to promote the talent of young creatives.
IED is pleased to share the creation of a brand new platform addressed to their creative community – IED Smart Creativity.
Shining a spotlight on failure: the campaign with which students Alberto Baesso and Francesco Fusi won a bronze medal at the famous competition was entitled “Invisible failures”.