Designers - Acerbis
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Marco Acerbis

Marco Acerbis was born in 1973 and graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic.
From 1997 to 2004 he lived in London where he worked with Foster+Partners studio. In 2004 he set up his own practice in Italy. Fascinated by designing at very different scales, he quickly moves on to explore with a constant cross over of skills, ideas, tools and technologies of all sorts of subjects to achieve a globally designed space. His skills cover a wide range of subjects from sustainable architecture to product design and corporate image.

Pond 2006

Lodovico Acerbis

Lodovico Acerbis was born in Albino, Bergamo in 1939 and graduated in Economics and Business in Milan. In 1963 he joined his father’s company with the aim of creating design furniture by applying the most advanced technologies and the best materials. Founded in 1870, as a carpentry workshop, the company under his direction reached industrial dimensions and established itself as a leading company in the sector. Lodovico Acerbis combined his work as an industrialist with that of a designer, producing some of the most significant creations of Italian production, often signed together with Giotto Stoppino, with whom he created a fervent creative partnership.

Med 1983 - 2022
Steel 2001
Ludwig 2005
Sheraton 1977 – 2021
Menhir 1983 - 2020
In memory of Lodovico Acerbis 1939-2021 28.08.2021

Entrepreneur, designer, creative and writer. Lodovico Acerbis was born in Bergamo in 1939. After graduating in Economics and Commerce, he joined the company founded by his grandfather in 1963, transforming it from a carpenter’s workshop into an industrial reality, which he managed until 2013. His vision, to…

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Gabriele & Oscar Buratti

Gabriele Buratti, architect and professor of Interior Design at the Faculty of Design of Politecnico di Milano, and Oscar Buratti, architect, form the architecture and design studio Buratti Architetti.

The studio is transversally involved in projects of different scales, from the architecture of buildings and urban areas to interiors of houses and commercial spaces, from the design of furniture and lighting to the exhibition and showroom design, in an intense and varied professional path, in which themes, places and typologies, brands and people, materials and workmanship, mingle together contaminating one another.

Steel 2001
Litt 2002
Glimm 2001
Axis 2009
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Massimo Castagna

Born on 13 November 1957, Massimo Castagna graduated in architecture in 1984 from Milan Politecnico; he began his professional activities in 1986, founding the studio AD architettura. He has gained considerable professional experience in the field of architecture, interior design, art direction and design in the furnishing sector. One of his major creations has been the “Piramide” laboratory the Everest-K2-CNR scientific committee for the Italian National Research Council, which was built in Nepal beginning in 1991 at an altitude of 5050 m., to be used as a high-altitude research laboratory, a project selected for the 18th Milan Triennale.

Maxwell 2014
Grand Buffet 2014
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Gianfranco Frattini

Gianfranco Frattini was born in Padua in 1926. He graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano in 1953. Frattini opened his own professional practice in Milan, after having worked in the office of his teacher and mentor Gio Ponti. In 1956 he co-founded ADI – Associazione per il Disegno Industriale – and throughout his career he practised both industrial design and architecture, focusing mostly on interiors. He was a board member of the Triennale di Milano. Great connoisseur of wood craftsmanship, he forged a long and fruitful professional partnership with the master craftsman Pierluigi Ghianda.

Gong 1987 – 2020
Maestro 1997 – 2020
Gianfranco Frattini ieri, oggi, domani 15.04.2023

“This exhibition on the work of Gianfranco Frattini is like a ‘moving photograph’ of his work,” says Emanuela Frattini. – A window of memory that overlooks the present and casts its gaze towards the future of his legacy’. Investigating the work of architect Gianfranco Frattini through time is what the…

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David Law

David Law studied at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he graduated with honors in 1961. In 1967 he joined Unimark lnternational as an executive designer in the Detroit and Chicago offices and, in 1978 he joined Vignelli Associates. Mr. Law’s experience includes work and graphic, packaging, environmental, exhibition, product, furniture and interior design. His work is represented in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Serenissimo 1985 – 2021
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Vico Magistretti

Born in Milan in 1920, Magistretti enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan in 1939. Between 1943 and 1944 he moved to Switzerland, where he met Ernesto Nathan Rogers, a key influence on his education.

He returned to Milan in 1945 where he graduated in Architecture from the Politecnico and immediately began his professional career. The 1950s were a fruitful period for Magistretti, who emerged as one of the most brilliant exponents of the “third generation”.

Over the next few years he began working a lot more as a designer as well as an architect, creating furniture and objects which will always be “classics” of modern-day production.

Florian 1989 – 2021
Spiros 1987 – 2021
Florian and Spiros on show @ Triennale Milano 11.05.2021

Until 12th September, an exhibition at the Triennale Milano will celebrate the Milanese architect and designer Vico Magistretti, with a vast exhibition that embraces his work in its entirety. The Triennale is a symbolic place where Magistretti created his first installations, where he was curator, and which celebrates…

Sabine Marcelis

Sabine Marcelis is an artist and designer who runs her practice from the harbor of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After graduating from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in 2011, Marcelis began working within the fields of product, installation and spatial design with a strong focus on materiality. Her work is characterized by pure forms which highlight material properties.

Marcelis applies a strong aesthetic point of view to her collaborations with industry specialists. This method of working allows her to intervene in the manufacturing process, using material research and experimentation to achieve new and surprising visual effects for projects both showcased in museums and commissioned by commercial clients and fashion houses. Sabine considers her designs to be true sensorial experiences: the experience becomes the function, with a refined and unique aesthetic. Her work has been acquired into the permanent collection of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AU among others.

She has recently won the prestigious Elle Deco International Design award 2023 ‘Designer of the year’ and Wallpaper awards ‘Designer of the year 2020’.

Notable exhibitions include solo shows at the Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Pavilion, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and Vitra Design Museum. Group shows at Design Miami, Les Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Kunsthal Rotterdam. Art installation commissions by Fendi, Dior and Noor Riyadh festival among others.

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024 21.03.2024

Acerbis continues its path of constant evolution and consolidation of its distinctive identity.

Massimo Mariani

Born in Florence, Massimo Mariani lives and works in London.

He studied architecture with Giancarlo De Carlo at the University of Genoa.

After graduation he joined Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa and later Herman Hertzberger Architectuurstudio in Amsterdam.

He moved to London in 2001 to work freelance on architectural projects and urban renewal schemes throughout the United Kingdom. In 2006 he established his own private activity focusing on architecture and industrial design.

Selected works have been presented at shows and exhibitions in Milan, Rome, New York, Shanghai, Berlin, Paris and London.

Moodboard 2018
Moodboard Console 2018

Francesco Meda

Francesco Meda was born in Milan in 1984. Graduated in 2006 from Milan’s Istituto Europeo of Design in Industrial Design. The designer gained experience in London working at Sebastian Bergne’s studio and later at Ross Lovegrove’s. Since his return to Milan in 2008 he has been collaborating with his father Alberto Meda while at the same time pursuing his own personal Art and Design projects. In 2013 he began his own production with objects such as LED lamps, marble tables, benches and 3D printed jewellery. 

Since 2020, together with David Lopez Quincoces, he has been the artistic director of Acerbis.

Mirror reflections @ Salvioni Milano Durini 06.06.2022

7 – 11th June 2022 10am – 9pm 12th June 2022 10am – 6pm Via Durini 3, Milano…

Inside the Acerbis Showroom 15.10.2021

The new Acerbis display, inside the MDF Italia Headquarters, is a journey through the brand’s history and its archive creations, now collected in the Remasters collection. Architecture concept: Pitsou Kedem architects Mood and setup: Meda-Quincoces…

Remasters collection on view in Milan 14.05.2021

Acerbis presents the entire Remasters collection live for the first time, with an installation curated by Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces and in collaboration with Spotti Milano. The collection, which features seven archival masterpieces by the great masters of design, embraces…

EDIDA 2021: Quincoces-Meda appointed Designer of the year 11.03.2021

Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces, art directors of Acerbis from 2019, have been nominated by Elle Decor Italia as Designer of The Year and selected from the short list for the prestigious Elle Deco International Design Awards in the same category. The prize, which is…

New Acerbis Showroom 19.01.2021

The Remasters collection finds its place in the new Acerbis showroom inside the MDF Italia Headquarters in Mariano Comense. The new display by the creative duo Quincoces-Meda, art directors of the brand, welcomes the collection presenting the new products in two different areas: living…

A new chapter in Acerbis’ history 01.06.2020

One of the most enduring furniture companies in Italy, Acerbis stands as a connoisseur’s benchmark of Italian design — a pioneer with 150 years of expertise, whose continual search for modernity has produced creations of stunning innovation. Today that mission continues with fresh vigor thanks to the acquisition from…

Roberto Monsani

Roberto Monsani started his professional career in Florence by designing homes and urban development plans in Tuscany. Between the 1970s and 1990s he designed commercial buildings and shops in Europe, America and Asia. In 1973, from the restructuring of a sales centre inside Palazzo Ferroni, Life was born: conceived as an artistic solution, it became an industrial product in 1974, the year in which the collaboration between Acerbis and Monsani began. His most recent works have been in Rome: the recovery of representative spaces and the furnishing inside the historic Palazzo Borghese, and the conversion of the Adriano theatre in Piazza Cavour.

Life 1975 – 2020

Giacomo Moor

Born in Milan in 1981, Giacomo Moor, after graduating in Design with a final dissertation on wood published by Abitare, opened his studio with his partner.

With his multidisciplinary team, designers and woodworkers, he designs products for companies, he creates limited editions for galleries, produces unique pieces for private clients, and he is engaged in every step of the process. Giacomo Moor unites the

precision and the formal rigour of the design with the sensitivity of manual craftsmanship, his empirical and resolving approach, and his capacity to combine technical and aesthetical skills, managing the production process, are constant elements of his working method.

Outline 2016
Ghostwriter 2017
Alterego 2016
Alterego low 2018
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David Lopez Quincoces

David Lopez Quincoces was born in Madrid in 1980 and he graduated in Art from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2004. He then gained a Masters in Interior Design at Politecnico of Milan. He moved to Milan in 2005 and started collaborating with Piero Lissoni Studio on various interior design and architecture projects. He founded his own studio, Quincoces-Dragò & Partners, in 2007, with offices in Madrid and Milan, focusing on projects in the fields of architecture, graphic, interior design and industrial design. 

Since 2020, together with Francesco Meda, he has been the artistic director of Acerbis.

Mirror reflections @ Salvioni Milano Durini 06.06.2022

7 – 11th June 2022 10am – 9pm 12th June 2022 10am – 6pm Via Durini 3, Milano…

Inside the Acerbis Showroom 15.10.2021

The new Acerbis display, inside the MDF Italia Headquarters, is a journey through the brand’s history and its archive creations, now collected in the Remasters collection. Architecture concept: Pitsou Kedem architects Mood and setup: Meda-Quincoces…

Remasters collection on view in Milan 14.05.2021

Acerbis presents the entire Remasters collection live for the first time, with an installation curated by Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces and in collaboration with Spotti Milano. The collection, which features seven archival masterpieces by the great masters of design, embraces…

EDIDA 2021: Quincoces-Meda appointed Designer of the year 11.03.2021

Francesco Meda and David Lopez Quincoces, art directors of Acerbis from 2019, have been nominated by Elle Decor Italia as Designer of The Year and selected from the short list for the prestigious Elle Deco International Design Awards in the same category. The prize, which is…

New Acerbis Showroom 19.01.2021

The Remasters collection finds its place in the new Acerbis showroom inside the MDF Italia Headquarters in Mariano Comense. The new display by the creative duo Quincoces-Meda, art directors of the brand, welcomes the collection presenting the new products in two different areas: living…

A new chapter in Acerbis’ history 01.06.2020

One of the most enduring furniture companies in Italy, Acerbis stands as a connoisseur’s benchmark of Italian design — a pioneer with 150 years of expertise, whose continual search for modernity has produced creations of stunning innovation. Today that mission continues with fresh vigor thanks to the acquisition from…

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Pietro Russo

Working with painting, ceramics decoration, set design, followed by design and architecture: this is the pathway Pietro Russo explored before he entered the world of design. In 2002 he moved to Milan, where he collaborated with Lissoni Associati for companies like Alessi, Cappellini, Kartell, Tecno Spa and, still with Lissoni, as interior designer for Benetton, Kerakoll Design Gallery.

He founded his own studio: Pietro Russo Design in 2010. His passion for craftsmanship led him to start researching and re-inventing traditional production techniques. His design projects, where interiors are seen as scenic space, and the creation of new products are the result of this vision, combining scenic design with craftsmanship.

Since 2015 he began a collaboration with some companies: Baxter, Gallotti & Radice, Editions Milano, Ichendorf Milano, CasaMilano, Londonart for which he developed lamps and other furnishings collections.

Salone del Mobile.Milano 2024 21.03.2024

Acerbis continues its path of constant evolution and consolidation of its distinctive identity.

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Claudio Salocchi

Claudio Salocchi (Milan, 1934 – 2012) was an Italian architect and designer. He was a protagonist of the creative ferment of the 60s and 70s who knew how to interpret the transformations of that period into projects that anticipated forms, functionalities, technologies and new typologies that became trends many years later. In his long career he was internationally involved for more than fifty years in the fields of industrial design, architecture and interior design. From 1967 he was a member of ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, of which he was vice president from the 80s until the beginning of the 90s. He was an independent and unclassifiable figure: as a designer, his works are related to the exclusive collaboration with some companies born at that time that rapidly stood out for their unique products, giving to the history of Italian Design an important contribution. He researched and was interested in prefabrication, creativity, and design matters, and with the group “Ricerche Non Finalizzate” – he took part in the expositions at the Triennale di Milano in 1968 and 1973. As for architecture, his work found its best expression in the refurbishing of preexisting buildings, transformed in a functional and modern way. These renovations produced a new dialogue between the landscape and lands of the soul, often with the magic touch of contemporary art. For his research into the synthesis of form and function, he received the Compasso d’Oro award in 1979 for Metrosistema, kitchen equipment for homes and communities, along with two special mentions for two other projects. A third mention was received in 1987, at the 14th edition of the award.

Free System 1973 - 2023
Napoleone 1973 - 2023
Claudio Salocchi’s Free System appointed for EDIDA 2024. 12.12.2023

Radical and innovative, today as in the 1970s. Designed in 1973, and re-edited by Meda-Quincoces in 2023, Caludio Salocchi’s Free System sofa is now more contemporary than ever, so much so that Elle Decor Italia is now nominating a re-edition for the first time in the history…

Claudio Salocchi and the utopia of the modern home. 11.07.2023

Fifty years have already passed since 1973, when Claudio Salocchi designed the Free System sofa: a programme of upholstered modules that can be placed side by side fluidly and without interruption.

Nanda Vigo & Claudio Salocchi – a Milanese Utopia Milano Design Week 2023 15.04.2023

Nanda Vigo & Claudio Salocchi – a Milanese Utopia @ Spotti Milano Viale Piave, 27 Opening 16th April 2023| 2.30pm – 7.00pm Press preview 16th April 2023 | 4pm – 7.00pm 17 – 22nd April 2023 | 10.00am – 7.00pm Installation by Francesco Meda e…

Giotto Stoppino

Born in Vigevano in 1926, Giotto Stoppino studied Architecture at Milan and Venice. Since 1953 he has devoted himself almost entirely to architecture, founding together with Gregotti and Meneghetti one of the most culturally committed architects’ offices. Since 1968, with his own independent studio, he has dedicated himself to design. He was president of ADI for the three-year period 1982-1985 and president of the Compasso d’Oro award in 1984. His works are in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in the Museum für angewandte Kunst in Munich, in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and the City-Hall in Shanghai.

Med 1983 - 2022
Sheraton 1977 – 2021
Menhir 1983 - 2020
Jot 1976 – 2020
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Lella & Massimo Vignelli

Lella and Massimo Vignelli are a husband-and wife team. They studied in Venice, ltaly, and in 1960 established the Massimo and Lella Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture in Milan, working with graphics, products, furniture and interiors. In 1965 they founded Unimark lnternational Corporation, and, in 1971, Vignelli Associates, with an office in New York and liaison offices in Paris and Milan. The Vignellis’ work has been awarded numerous prizes and exhibited several times in sector publications, in the United States and abroad. Several of his works are included in the permanent collections of several museums.

Creso 1988 – 2021
Serenissimo 1985 – 2021
Vignellis’ legacy for Acerbis 18.01.2024

“If you do it right, it will last forever.” Lella Vignelli Furniture, everyday objects, packaging, interior design, corporate image: no area of design has not benefited from the indelible influence of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.

Nanda Vigo

Nanda Vigo (Milan, 1936 – 2020) lived in Milan and East Africa. She was interested in art from a very young age when she spent time in the company of Filippo de Pisis and when she saw the architecture of Giuseppe Terragni from whom she learnt to pay attention to light. After having graduated from the Institut Polytechnique, Lausanne, and having studied further in San Francisco, in 1959 she set up her own studio in Milan and exhibited her work in galleries and museums in Europe and Italy. In 1965 she curated the legendary exhibition “ZERO avantgarde” in Lucio Fontana’s Milan studio. Vigo’s work is interdisciplinary, combining art, design, architecture and the environment, and she was involved with numerous projects as an architect, designer and artist. What distinguishes her lively career is attention to and research into Art, something which has pushed her to collaborate with some of the most significant figures of our time and to always undertake projects aimed at promoting Art.

Due Più 1971 - 2023
Storet 1994 – 2020
Due Più wins the Archiproducts Design Awards 2023 17.11.2023

The prestigious eighth edition of the Archiproducts Design Awards (ADA) has concluded its verdict, and among over 750 entries, the winners of the 2023 edition have been announced. It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the winning of the Due Più armchair, by Nanda Vigo for Acerbis, in…

Due Più. The manifesto-chair by Nanda Vigo. 12.06.2023

An eclectic and visionary artist, an undisputed master of Italian creativity, Nanda Vigo was a protagonist of the Milanese and European cultural scene of the 1960s, who distinguished herself through her language capable of integrating art, architecture and design. She conceived and produced the Due Più armchair almost as…

Nanda Vigo & Claudio Salocchi – a Milanese Utopia Milano Design Week 2023 15.04.2023

Nanda Vigo & Claudio Salocchi – a Milanese Utopia @ Spotti Milano Viale Piave, 27 Opening 16th April 2023| 2.30pm – 7.00pm Press preview 16th April 2023 | 4pm – 7.00pm 17 – 22nd April 2023 | 10.00am – 7.00pm Installation by Francesco Meda e…

Storet, the story of a chest of drawers 04.10.2021

“Congratulations Nanda”, wrote Lodovico Acerbis to Nanda Vigo in April 1994, after the success of the Storet chest of drawers, presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile. A simple chest of drawers in its vertical structure, but transgressive in its shapes due to the…

Storet wins the Best of Year Awards 2020 10.12.2020

In this most unusual year, the 15th annual Best of Year Awards 2020 was held in front of a virtual audience for the very first time. Hosted by Cindy Allen, Interior Design Magazine’s Editor in Chief, the event was broadcast on December 8th to an audience of designers…

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