Dorothea Lang & Matthias Zinkl
The textile and industrial designers duo Dorothea Lang and Matthias Zinkl have their own flair for modern design. In addition to aesthetic questions, philosophical and social issues are a driving factor in her work. The jointly designed carpet collection "Faceted" reflects their understanding of the spirit of the age, brand and user and combines a clear design, high-quality materials and a fascinating three-dimensional appearance to form a unique design concept.
Sebastian Herkner (born 1981) skilfully combines craftsmanship and high-tech elements in his designs. For him, good design means “combining a unique idea with function and top quality”. Born in Bad Mergentheim, Herkner has already designed pieces for Moroso, Carl Mertens, Very Wood by Gervasoni and ClassiCon,including probably his best-known design, the Bell Table, for which he was honoured with the Red Dot Design Award in 2010. For Rosenthal, the designer has created the innovative Collana and Falda vase collections as well as the multi-award-winning Meta, Mitis and Domo interior ranges.
Diana und Emmanuel Dietrich
For many years, Diana and Emmanuel Dietrich have been affiliated by their passion for esthetics and sensual harmonies both in their private and professional life. The German interior designer Diana Dietrich (*1977), graduate of the Paris American Academy, successfully worked as a model for many years under her maiden name Gärtner. The French designer Emmanuel Dietrich (*1969) created the widely acclaimed clock “Harnais” for Hermès. Together they have applied their individual know-how in a very ambitious common project: the development of an avantgarde furniture collection for Rosenthal - the brand known for porcelain and lifestyle products. The basis of their clear drafts are the demands and needs of tomorrow, combined with high-quality materials, perfect workmanship and highest comfort. The collection combines the pronounced feminine sense of color harmonies and warmth with a cool, reduced precision to create pieces of design, which flatter all senses and emit strength and individuality. Diana and Emmanuel Dietrich are married and live in Paris and Zurich.
„Happiness comes from correctness“ – Angelo Mangiariotti´s (1921 – 2012) profound sense in ethical values and civil commitment also drove his work as an architect and designer. After a graduation in Architecture in 1948 at Politecnico di Milano he immediately produced works that became points of reference for the world of architecture, engineering, design and art. In 1978 he created an extraordinary lounge chair together with designer Chiara Pampo for Rosenthal which was produced in a very limited edition. Angelo Mangiariotti had been awarded with the Compasso d`Oro ADI for his amazing career in 1994.
Christophe de la Fontaine
Christophe de la Fontaine was born in Luxembourg in 1976 and graduated from the Lycee des Arts et Metiers as a sculptor. From 1996-2002 he studied industrial design under Richard Sapper at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. After spending time in London, Milan and Munich, he took over management of the design department at the Patricia Urquiola studio from 2003-2009. In addition, he always continued working independently and participated in numerous art and design exhibitions. In 2010 he opened his own design office in Milan.
The Austrian Designer Thomas Probst (*1982) has already worked for many upholstered furniture collections for ADA. Born in Burgenland, he studied Industry Design and Project Management in Salzburg and has been working for ADA since 2008. He created the sofas Frame and Stage for Rosenthal.
Edward van Vliet
Edward van Vliet is part of a generation of contemporary Dutch designers that has claimed the international limelight. With his namesake design studio, he left his marks in both product and interior design for hospitality, residential, and office sectors.
His work is characterized by a high attention to detail and a vast scope of influences that are mixed and matched to give spaces a remarkable level of expression. With twenty-five years of expertise in design and consumer behavior as well as his close cooperation with world-class design brands and manufacturers, Edward van Vliet brings a fresh mindset to destination design with results of the highest standard.
His unique vision of colours and shapes and their many combinations have created a very original style that has charmed brands like Baccarat, Moroso, L’Oréal, Moooi, and Swarovski.
The overall concept and the new design for ONO are the work of German designer Kilian Schindler. The concept’s well-thought-out details make it an impressive piece both as part of a complete service and when combined with other highly unique individual items. A natural combination of materials with elements of wood, silicon, glass and wire mesh accentuates the modern look and turns the design into a versatile all-rounder. The compact material has particularly high chip resistance and is both dishwasher-safe and suitable for microwave use.
Kilian Schindler (born in 1981) studied product design in Germany and France. In 2009, he founded his own design studio in Karlsruhe. His portfolio extends from product development to trade fair stands. The designer has customers such as Schönbuch, DePadova, Paul Smith, Rita Missoni, Wallpaper and Glenmorangie on his books. In cooperation with Naber GmbH, he developed the Concept Kitchen – a refreshingly smart modular kitchen system that has received numerous international design awards. Since 2015, he has been responsible for the Art department of the long-established and renowned French company Tolix.
Thomas Feichtner (born 1970) is an internationally established product designer based in Vienna. His work is positioned midway between industry and handicrafts, mass production and one-of-a-kind, and has found its way into numerous design collections. Feichtner has designed numerous products for international brands such as Head, Laufen, Bene, Absolut, Adidas, Augarten, Neue Wiener Werkstätten, TON and Carl Mertens, and has realized projects in cooperation with manufactures such as Vitra, Swarovski, Thonet and FSB. From 2009 to 2014, Feichtner was professor for product design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, Germany, and in 2011 he received the Austrian State Award for Design.
Harry-Paul (*1966) is known for his design approach, which focuses on experimenting with materials, technologies and lines. After a degree in industrial design at the Design Academy Eindhoven and a master's degree at the Domus Academy in Milan, various com panies such as Alessi or Magis em ployed him as a freelance designer. Harry-Paul works across a wide range of disciplines, from furniture, lightning and table top, to textiles and interior. Before he founded his own studio Harry-Paul in 2014, he worked together with his female partner as the design duo Harry&Camila in Milan since 1998.