Giovanni Alessi Anghini
Giovanni Alessi Anghini was born in Milan in 1981, after conducting his primary studies in Italy and Switzerland; his professional training began at the University of Florence where he focused his attention on courses in cultural sociology and anthropology.
In 2002, he returned to Milan with a view to translating and applying his studies to industrial design, collaborating with Stefano Giovannoni and working freelance.
Over the following years, he worked with companies such as ALESSI, PHILIPS, VITRA, VERSACE, FOREVERLAMP, both through experience within the companies themselves, and as an external consultant through his own studio, GAA Design Farm, founded in 2006.
In the following years his work (notably his first project: POP-UP) was recognized with the 2008 GOOD DESIGN AWARD, and was included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago (The Chicago Athenaeum).
He begins the year 2011 with a new adventure, aimed at understanding oriental cultures, hence the decision to base his project activities between Lake Maggiore and Asia.
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. Born to diplomat parents in Metz in 1978, he has lived in France, Dakar, Caracas, Buenos Aires, Rome, Milano and now makes his home in Amsterdam. These diverse resident experiences enable him to bring a global perspective to design like no other.
Having won competitions for Emergency, Rotari, Epson, Toshiba and Pirelli, as well as spending significant time at Marc Sadler studio, and working with prestigious Italian brands such as Alessi (organization of 7 Workshops held by LPWK/Alessi), Dainese, Foscarini and Serralunga, Gabriele has mastered the subtle nuances and balance between form and function, industry and art, structure and experimentation.
Currently serving as creative director at Marcel Wanders, this art aficionado and jazz lover oversees all projects in product and interior design, and art direction for a range of premium brands – passionately leading all to participate in the expression of beauty and technical simplicity in order to expand the human experience.