Paradise, Snakes and the Light
The Featured Editions are presented at the imm cologne for the sixth time. And this year we present the winners for the best installations.
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Fabio Calvi was born in Pavia in 1969. He studied at Polytechnic University of Milan and Brunel University of West London. He graduated in architecture in 1996. He worked as a production designer for TV commercials and music clips. He was assistant architect at Gianfranco Frattini studio, working on interior and industrial design. During six years he worked with Ferruccio Laviani as a project manager for Kartell, Forum, Missoni Flos, Piombo. With Diego Grandi he designed stores an exhibitions for Brunello Cucinelli and Lea Ceramiche. In 2004 he was the exhibit designer for the Albert Watson's retrospective exhibition "Frozen" at Rotonda della Besana in Milan. He designed the new shop concept and exhibition displays for Edel kitchens. In 2005 he become the art director of all exhibits, shops, and events by Flos.
Paolo Brambilla was born in Lecco in 1973. He studied at Polytechnic University of Milan and at Polytechnic University of Barcelona. He graduated in architecture in Milan in 1999. He worked at Codinachs Nadal Arquitectes studio in Barcelona, designing public spaces. He worked as an assistant of Ermanno Previdi in designing ABB, Cofathec, Gucci and Sergio Rossi office headquarters, The Mall shopping centre in Florence and Gucci stores in Milan. He won prizes for design proposals and the Europan 6 Prize Honorable Mention for a housing project. Since 2005 he has been a Junior Lecturer of Interior Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan.
Since 2006 they work together in designing private houses, offices, shops and exhibitions. They designed stands and exhibitions for Arketipo, Comfort Zone, Flos, Mitsui Fudosan Residential, Olivari e Serralunga. In 2007 they designed one room at Tsunagu exhibition by Kengo Kuma at Triennale di Milano. They design furniture pieces for Frag and Varaschin.