Stormo is an Italian studio with a cerebral approach, emphasizing the relationship between design and people. Every challenge is met with genuine curiosity for processes and materials. Stormo works on projects of varying scale, from industrial design to art direction, including interiors, exhibitions, and installations. A sense of experimentation and constant inquiry leads the way. Since 2017 Stormo has been run by Elena Calabrò, head of operations, and Michael Carion, creative director. In 2019 Stormo won the Wallpaper* Design Award for its Alchemy collection. It works with De Castelli, Ibebi, inMateria, Nativus, Pulkra, and Lanificio Leo.

Finemateria is a design studio whose experimentation with materials is aimed at catalyzing reactions and memories. Gianluca Sigismondi and Stefano Bassan founded the studio in 2020 and for the past year have spent their days working and creating in the Corvetto district of Milan, where they’ve opened their new studio inside the DOPO? cultural center. The duo bases their design process on industrial, artisanal, and humanistic research and transforms the resulting stimuli into shapes and materials. The research phase is an occasion for discoveries, journeys, photographs, and insights that represent the joy of being designers with no urge or need to sit still. Finemateria perceives form as the embodiment of the idea, be it a product, an experiment, an exhibition, or an open space. The goal is to visualize processes, cultures, and materials to tell a story that leaves a message. For Finemateria, a project includes its communication: the pleasure of interacting with the force of other creative disciplines to make sure that message is complete.

Martinelli Venezia is a design studio based in Milan and Palermo, founded in 2015 by architects Carolina Martinelli and Vittorio Venezia. The studio deals with furniture design, exhibition design, architecture, and interior design, exploring issues like the relationships between local knowledge, material properties, and the technical possibilities of the manufacturing process. Its work has been shown in galleries and museums from the Louvre in Paris to Rome’s MAXXI and the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. It collaborates with several Italian and international brands, including Abet Laminati, Alcantara, Colé Italian Design Label, De Castelli, Falper, InternoItaliano, Jannelli & Volpi, Lithea, Luce5, Martinelli Luce, Meritalia, Mingardo, Moleskine, Premax, and Slide.

Pio and Tito are brothers, born in 1973 and 1971 in Venice. In 1996, two years before earning their architecture degrees in their native city, they founded the design studio PIO&TITOTOSO. They have several architecture projects to their name in Italy and abroad and frequently compete for awards. They also work in furnishings and industrial design, pairing with celebrated brands such as Artemide, iGuzzini, Foscarini, Leucos, Luceplan, Venini, and Vistosi for lighting and Alessi, Pedrali, Colombo Design, Guzzini, Metalco, Lapalma, and Segis for furniture. They design stands, exhibitions, stores, offices, and warehouses for several companies, taking care of the visuals and graphics. Here are a few of their achievements: Archiproducts Design Award 2020, Red Dot Design Award 2017, Index Compasso d’Oro 2016, Design Plus 2016, Compasso d’Oro Internazionale selection 2015, Red Dot Design Award 2015, Red Dot Design Award 2012, Good Design Award 2009, I.Dot selection 2006-2007, Young & Design 2005. Pio and Tito have shown at exhibitions in Europe and the United States, and some of their work has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.