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The original pill box shaped like a horse chestnut was designed by Lorenza Bozzoli and Gabriele Chiave. It's included in the Objects-Bijoux collection. The two designers were influenced by the popular belief according which, keeping a horse chestnut in your pocket is supposed to ward off colds. The flat lid rotates on a little pivot, allowing the box to be closed with just one hand.
Lorenza Bozzoli was born in Milan. She studied art at Brera where she qualified in the 80’.After early work experience as fashion designer of shoes and accessories in New York where she lived 3 years , back in Milan, she set up her own studio in the inspiring area of Brera. In 2001 she did her first project for Alessi a table set in PMMA for kids with inside infinite possibilities of visual effect. She now works for various internationally renowned companies such as Alessi , Dedon , Moooi, Dilmos, Colè, Tato, Spazio Pontaccio , Tog. She partecipated in many exibithions in Italy (Triennale MI) and abroad (Cooper Hewitt NY) and many others. Winner of EESC European Award for Excellent Sustainable Design 2013 with Fedro chair for Dedon. She also teached to integrate trends into creative strategy at the IED ( Istituto Europeo di Design) Still live and work in Milano in Foro Buonaparte 54. www.lorenzabozzoli.com
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.