Matthias Heiderich born in 1982 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. He is a self-taught photographer currently living and working in Berlin.
After finishing his university studies in the field of linguistics and phonetics he dedicated more time to his photography. Since 2007 Matthias has worked on a variety of different photographic projects - Colour Berlin, Winter Berlin, Snow Blind, White Noise, Funktionsorte – many of which are based in Berlin.
Urban and suburban regions as well as deserted landscapes are his preferred terrain in his photographic enterprise.
Jessica has a long-standing interest in green building and sustainability. When she had more time, before becoming the mother of two lovely little children, she was a green building activist, sitting on a number of boards devoted to environmental preservation and serving as president of the Sustainability Project. She continues to bring this interest in sustainability into her daily life. For the past year, her family of four have been living, rather experimentally, in a 540-square-foot cottage on five acres of farmland. Augmented with a planted green roof and big front porch, the cottage was remodeled with almost entirely reclaimed materials. With her husband, she has been raising chickens, turkeys, and bees and growing nearly all the food their family eats, as well as throwing lots of big dinner parties for friends hungry for food they can see growing.
Jessica has a bachelors degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and studied interior and environmental design at University of California, Santa Barbara. Fluent in French and Italian, she has lived and worked in Florence, Milan, Switzerland, and France. Her life in Europe and her travels in India, Mexico, Morocco, and the Far East have strongly influenced her work.
Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. Marcel Wanders graduated cum laude from the School of the Arts Arnhem in 1988. In 1995 he opened his own studio based in Amsterdam. Six years later, in 2001 he co-founded the successful design label Moooi, of which he is the art director. Marcel Wanders is now ubiquitous, designing for global brands and high end furniture companies such as B&B Italia,Cappellini, Puma, Bisazza, Poliform, KLM -Royal Dutch Airlines, Flos, Magis, Google, Target, Baccarat and more recently Christofle and M.A.C Cosmetics. Additionally, Marcel works on architectural and interior design projects, such as the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami, the Villa Moda Flagship store in Bahrain, as well as private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca and Jakarta. In 2010 Marcel Wanders and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced their collaboration, together with Aedes Real Estate, on a new hotel project; the Andaz Amsterdam hotel.
The collection has grown ever since, and today it includes also furniture and clothes. The unique Tine K Home style is an adventurous mix of Asian, French, Scandinavian and Moroccan colors, shapes and surfaces which, despite the big cultural differences, are lifted to the higher level of a remarkably clean and simple style.
Design is my life, and the smallest every day actions at home, as well as food, shapes, colors, flowers and trips abroad are a source of inspiration to me. I feel lucky I seem to have the ability to switch my designer button on and off when I need to create a new collection.
Whenever I travel, I make sure to take notes of everything valuable I notice, to ensure I don’t forget. These notebooks I usually keep for future designs as many scribbles may not fit the present collections.
founded in 2002 is a small creative studio based in Vienna, Austria. Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss are operating in various fields such as graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction. In addition to their jobs for clients they also run several independent projects, always trying to develop and refine their work.
“It is just so important to work as much as you can, to learn and to be open to new things. The journey is the award.”
retail space draped in black chandeliers by ferruccio laviani
Ferruccio Laviani was born in Cremona in 1960. In1986 he graduated in architecture at the polytechnic institute in Milan. He also participated in the “12 nuovi memphis” and Memphis 87 collections and was one of the founders of the Solid group and designed part of the collection. From 1986-1991 he was a member of the De Lucchi studio, designing for various companies such as Credito Bergamasco, Mandarina Duck, Memphis, Olivetti and Swatch. In 1991 he put on show the silverware from the Morandotti collection at the “Capitali Europee del nuovo design” (European capitals of new design) exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. 1992 He designed for Foscarini, Emmemobili, T70, Halifax, Mixel, Fontana Arte, De Padova, Flos and Molteni&C. From 1995-1997 he implemented the photographic show relating to the book entitled “Welcome to Brazil” for the Forum Confeccoes and the “24 hours” catalogue (Sao Paulo gallery). From 1997 until today he continues to collaborate with cosmit having fit out cultural exhibitions dedicated to Giò Ponti and Vico Magistretti.
bright geometric store displays by Rafael de Cárdenas
Rafael deCárdenas received his B.A. from The Rhode Island School of Design. Following graduation, he began work as a men’s collection designer at Calvin Klein for three years. In 1999, he began pursuing an architecture degree at Columbia University, later transferring to UCLA where he received his Master of Architecture in 2002. His first project following graduation was working with the architect Greg Lynn on the redesign of the World Trade Center site. Their submission, a series of five buildings interconnected to create a cathedral-like space, was one of the six final entries. De Cárdenas then began work in the New York offices of special effects production house Imaginary Forces. As a creative director working on experience design projects, he oversaw a range of innovative concepts including the BMW Experience at their headquarters in Munich, and the HBO store in New York. In 2006, de Cárdenas opened his own design firm out of an office in New York’s Chinatown. His interest in creating environments with moods, as opposed to any specific style, has allowed him to work with a wide array of clients. Using color, light, and pattern, de Cárdenas has created artful, imaginative interiors for boutiques, restaurants and private residences in London, Rome, Athens, Cape Town, Chicago, Miami, New York, and The Hamptons. His work has been featured in Elle Décor, Vogue Paris, The New York Times, Wallpaper, Frame, and AD Collector in addition to others.