|Marco Borraccino was born and educated in Milan, and throughout his life he has been passionate about art, design and photography. After working as a freelancer in several fields and then as corporate designer for watch and jewelry brands, Marco earned a master’s degree in luxury goods design. After four years as head of design for Panerai (Richemont Group) in Milan, he took a position in 2008 as global design manager for P&G in Geneva. Today, Marco teaches product design at HEAD (Haute Ecole d’Art et Design) and operates his own design consultancy firm in Geneva.|
|Stuart Constantine is a founding partner of Core77, the popular design magazine and resource based in New York City. He studied history at the University of Connecticut and industrial design at Pratt Institute. He has more than 15 years of consulting experience in the design and technology sectors. Before his involvement with Core77, Stuart worked as a designer at Lotus Development Corp. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and as a director at Gartner, an IT consulting company in Connecticut. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, three young children, a collection of guitars and a dog. |
|Marcus Fairs is the founder and editor-in-chief of the online architecture and design magazine Dezeen, one of the world’s most popular and influential design websites. Previously, Marcus launched the international architecture and design magazine Icon, which he edited from 2003 to 2006. Marcus is author of the book “Twenty-First Century Design,” published in 2006 by Carlton Books, a best-seller that sold out and was reissued in June, 2009. His new book, “Green Design,” was published in March, 2009, by Carlton Books. He has won numerous awards, including Journalist of the Year (2002), Architectural Journalist of the Year (2004) and Launch of the Year for Icon magazine (2003). Marcus lives and works in London. |
|Vincenzo Iavicoli is the founder and creative director of the design consultancy Iavicoli-Rossi, which develops acclaimed products, environmental art works and interior projects for a range of clients worldwide. Throughout his career, he has worked in academia developing his teaching practices to advance industrial design education globally. Prior to becoming the current chair of product design and professor at the College for Creative Studies, Vincenzo taught at Tsukuba University and Tama Art University in Japan, and at the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (ISIA) and Polimoda in Florence, Italy. He spent nine years at Art Center College of Design, first in Switzerland and then in Pasadena, California, on the product design faculty. He also served as corporate liaison director, responsible for negotiating industry sponsorship of studio classes and overseeing the projects. |
|George McCain is chairman of the board of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America), member of the IDSA Academy of Fellows and an affiliate assistant professor of industrial design in the School of Art, University of Washington. Principal at McCainDesign and a graduate of the industrial design program at the UW (B.A., 1969), George retired after 38 years as an industrial designer at Fluke Corporation, where his career culminated as corporate design manager. George has been issued nine U.S. design patents, and his work has been recognized with awards from the IDSA/BusinessWeek IDEA (Industrial Design Excellence Award), iF Hannover, and the JIDPO (Japanese Industrial Design Promotional Organization) Good Design Award, among others. George was included in the Smithsonian Museum’s Inaugural National Design Triennial (2001) at the Cooper Hewitt Museum for his work on the Fluke 180 Series Digital Multimeter. |
|Giuliano Molineri has a degree in philosophy and worked as head of media relations and industrial design at Italdesign-Giugiaro from 1974 to 1981. From 1981 to 1999, he was general manager at Giugiaro Design. Between 2000 and 2004, he held the position of internal marketing manager of Invest in Torino and Piemonte. Today, he is the president of Frimark srl. Giuliano’s expertise is in demand by various design organizations: from 1989 to 1992, he was a member of the Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) and acted as board member for two years beginning in 2002. In 1998 and 1999, he participated as managing director of the Torino Bid Committee in the promotion of the 20th Olympic Winter Games 2006 in Torino. Since 2003, he has been scientific director of the European Institute of Design in Torino (IED) as well as board member of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). He was manager for international relations of the Committee for World Design Capital Torino 2008. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee of World Design Capital Seoul 2010. |
|Chuck Pelly graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and, after working for the legendary Henry Dreyfus in the '60s and early '70s, in 1972 he founded Designworks USA, recognized as one of the top industrial design consultancies in the world and winner of numerous awards for innovative product and automotive design. In 1995, DesignworksUSA became a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW. Chuck is also cofounder with Joan Gregor of The Design Academy Inc., a multidisciplinary consulting group dedicated to applying design and creative knowledge to corporations, educational institutions and organizations. Chuck continues to consult on projects for General Electric Healthcare, Magna International, LA Auto Show, BMW Group, Lotosland Design Workshop, New Zealand Trade and others.|
|Luca Trazzi earned his degree in architecture in Venice, where he became an assistant in architectural composition and won the Carlo Scarpa prize. He worked 14 years with Aldo Rossi, with whom he was a close associate and assistant, and was involved with such important architecture and design projects as the establishment of Gruppo Finanziario Tessile Turin, the palace of congress in Milan, the City Center in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, restoration of the Kursaal of Montecatini (casino, theater, offices, shops and apartments) and the residential area “The Court” in Verona. In 1995 he inaugurated his own design and architecture studio in Milan, and in 2005 he won the Red Dot Design Award. Among the companies for which Luca designs are Audi, Chicco, Fiorucci, FrancisFrancis!, Fiat, Guzzini, Illy, Kreon, Pedrini, Porsche, Swatch, SchönhuberFranchi, Viceversa, Wmf, Zucchetti Robotica, Mesa, Barilla, Foppapedretti and Mr. & Mrs. Fragrance. He is one of the founding partners of the worldwide famous design e-zine designboom.com.