Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancman
The couturier, Maurizio Galante and the trend prescriber, Tal Lancman, joined forces in 2003 to create Interware, a company specialised in 'transversal design': blending fashion, design, architecture and art. Their creations look upon nature, history and mythology for inspiration, which brings together characters as heterogeneous as Louis XV, Danaé, Lady Gaga and Michelangelo Antonioni.
Carvico - Swimwear
Carvico, the international leader of non-run textiles, presents the innovative swim fabric VITA. This unique fabric underwent an exceptional performance test process - for the first time ever, a team of promising young Italian swimmers trained by star athlete, Luca Sacchi, carried out live comparison tests with over 8.000 hours of intensive pool activities.
Andrea Mastrovito
Andrea Mastrovito was born in Bergamo in 1978 were he lives. Dividing his time between Italy and New York, his artistic path snakes through a kind of re-invention of painting where painting is no longer seen as the chromatic covering of a surface or as the simple act of painting but it becomes the constructive part of the artwork itself, disappearing behind the simple gesture like paper cutting (which replaces the brushstroke) which then re-emerge in his installations.
Donna Wilson
Donna Wilson has been quoted as being ‘wonderful with wool’, a ‘material marvel’, and ‘ a textile designer extraordinaire’. As these descriptions suggest, her distinctive designs have won her an army of dedicated fans around the world and given her a reputation as one of Scotland’s brightest design stars. Characterised by a playful nature, tactile aesthetic and multicoloured palette Donna Wilson’s work ranges from colourful knitted creatures to striking upholstered furniture designs.
Cocomaya
Renowned for exquisite quality and creativity, Cocomaya Fine Chocolatier & Artisan Baker is the brainchild of two highly influential players in the fashion industry over the last ten years: former head of concept at Liberty Joel Bernstein and the fashion consultant Walid al Damirji.Together they have created one of London's most beautiful and inspiring spaces in which to enjoy afternoon tea and some of the finest chocolates, cakes and breads available in the capital.
Sandra Tombolini
Sandra Tombolini is not only an internationally known artist but a truly special person with a unique deepness and intellectual approach to her work. We interview her with her gallerist, Carole Biagiotti, at the Biagiotti Progetto Arte and listen to her views on colour, plasticine and ceramics.
Lama Tzong Khapa Institute
Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Pomaia, Italy is one of the largest and most active Tibetan Buddhist Centers of the Gelug tradition in the Western world. Founded in 1977 by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.