Ferruccio Laviani, born in Cremona, graduated from the faculty of architecture of the Milan Polytechnic, where he attended the courses of Achille Castiglioni and Marco Zanuso. In 1991 he opened his own studio in Milan, focusing on interior, product and graphic design as well as art direction. He has been art director of Kartell since that year. He designs commercial spaces and displays, as well as offices and residences, for private clients and important furniture and fashion brands. He designs lamps and furniture for the most prestigious companies, many of which are now in the permanent collections of design museums. Among the displays designs on which he has worked in recent years, it is worth recalling the new concept in 2015 for the Kartell museum in Noviglio by updating the interior design project he created in 1999 and which in 2000 won the Guggenheim Business & Culture Award as best business museum. In 2017 designed the setting for the Dolce & Gabbana Women’s High Fashion show held at the Laboratori Ansaldo of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan and in Piazza Pretoria, Palermo. In 2019 he curated the exhibition The Art Side of Kartell at Palazzo Reale in Milan and in November of the same year, KartellLand – Celebrating 70 years of Italian Design History, a retrospective at the International Art Design Center in Shenzen.
Leone Villari, sculptor, painter and designer, is head of production at Villari in Bassano del Grappa, one of the world’s principal manufacturers of artistic porcelain, with over 30 single-brand stores in the world, including ones in Dubai, Istanbul, Tehran, Beijing as well as a boutique at Harrods in London. He has collaborated with well-known artists like Jeff Koons, Sylvie Fleury and Fumie Sasabuchi. His focus is on the harmony and balance of form and volume in each sculpture: every detail is executed by hand by skilled artisans, utilising traditional techniques of modelling and decoration.