Chiave + Bozzoli
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, 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.
Lorenza Bozzoli was born in Milan. She studied art at Brera where she qualified in the 80’s. After early work experience as fashion designer of shoes and accessories in New York where she lived for 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 and Tog. She has participated in many exibitions in Italy and abroad. 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 (Instituto Europeo di Design). She still lives and works in Milan.