SHAHRIL FAISAL Malaysia
Shahril Faisal was born in Kuala Lumpur in 1983. His passion towards creativity and creation since young has led him to pursuit his degree in industrial design from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2006. From 2007 to 2013, Shahril has worked as a Product Designer for the Japanese multinational manufacturer of Shimano Malaysia and as a Senior Automotive Stylist for Nissan Parts Malaysia. In 2014, the Malaysian designer founded Shahril Faisal Design Studio, which was based in Delft, The Netherlands. 4 years later, Shahril Faisal Design Studio relocates back to Kuala Lumpur as he has worked with 3 different emerging Malaysian furniture brands to build a furniture collection as well as the key person behind their creative design direction. His studio also designs, build and supply furniture sets for numerous clients of café and hotel.
As a top 5 winner of the Malaysian Furniture Design Competition (MOBILI 2012), he represented Malaysia in Milan Salone Satellite from 2013 to 2016. He became the 1st place winner of the 48th Formabilio International Chair Design Contest 2015 in Italy. In 2016, Shahril was shortlisted in the UK Restaurant & Bar Product Design Awards and regarded as one of the top 10 designers in Malaysia by Home & Décor Magazine. In 2017 he was awarded as top 500 designers throughout the 20th years of Salone Satellite history in Milan, Italy. In 2018, his Essimetri Series designed for Nokta brand has won several awards including the latest Japan Good Design Award 2018. His entry for France’s multinational corporation, Schneider Electric Avatar Design Competition 2018 won the first prize as well. In 2019, he continues the winning streak as he grabs another two awards, the 1st place winner of Elite Design Award 2019 in Switzerland and 2nd place winner of Bamboo Gift Design Competition in Malaysia.
His works has been exhibited in furniture fairs, art installation and galleries across Kuala Lumpur, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei, Singapore, Melbourne and published in renowned magazines such as Cult Magazine Australia, Canadian Interiors Canada, Elle Décor India, Going Places Malaysia and the Dutch Volkskrant Netherlands. He has also worked as guest lecturer in several local Malaysian universities and colleges as well as a guest speaker in numerous events across Asia.
MICHIO ANAZAWA Japan
Mr Anazawa was trained at Kuwasawa Design School which was the first design educational institution established in Japan. There, he learned the foundations of interior design and furniture design, before graduating in 1995.
Started working at a design office in Tokyo for four years in the interior design of stores, offices, and hotels. Later he worked as a freelancer on branding for Japanese companies working and with a French design company Carré Noir. In March 2000, he established his own studio, named Design Applet. In 2001, he moved from a contract furniture company to a trading company, and he participated “furniture design as a retail trade material.” It is here that his work was instantly adopted as the MUJI birch wood series products. This item was under production for a long time, and so a design agreement for various brand materials was formed with Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan’s largest trading company.
Following that, he was involved in much of the material development for interior shops, such as MUJI, Franc franc, and one’s, which were developed as large-scale stores. The interest in solid objects from his youth was more closely related to this type of product design work than that to spatial design. In particular, within the limited conditions of chairs (function / volume / strength / production factory engineering), he was strongly attracted to the charm of constructing 3D microcosms. In recent years, there have been a growing number of reverse offers from overseas manufacturers whom he once visited as production bases. He is now working on a variety of interior products, paying attention to Japanese-influenced subtle sensitivity and functional beauty. These principles of timeless design will never feel dated.
GIORGIO BISCARO Italy
Designer, art director, professor, design editor, entrepreneur, GB is known as one of the most eclectic players on italian design stage. Since his graduation (IUAV, with a pioneering dissertation about LEDs in domestic lighting) and through his job at Foscarini, he deals with the design of light; an inclination that in 2012 led him to be appointed Art Director of world-famous and leading design light firm FontanaArte.
Deemed one of the most prominent italian designers of the noughties, in 2012 he co-founded SomethingGood, a design firm he also runs together with his partners selling high-quality, handcrafted products locally made in Italy, to promote italian traditional techniques and know-how. Frequently showcased into many magazines around the world and design exhibitions (including MoMA, Milan Triennale, and many others), he has taught in many italian universities, doing workshops, lectures or postgraduation courses
FILIPPO MAMBRETTI Italy
Filippo Mambretti was born in Como on 21st February 1981.
He attended “B. Luini” Artistic High Scool in Cantù (CO). During the High School’s years, he met Bruno Munari, and, due to this experience, Filippo started looking into design. Afterwards, he registered to Politecnico di Milano, where he obtained two degrees (Furnishings design and Furniture design). During the last year in Politecnico, Filippo started his professional activity working in Italo Rota’s office for a short period of time. Afterwards, he cooperated with Francesco Murano in both MayDayDesign and Spheradesign offices.
In 2008, he created MakiStyle office, so that he could attempt to innovate design as much as possible, revolutioning communications and projectings. Nonetheless, he left the office in 2010 and, in 2011, he joined SpheraDesign’s staff as a working partner.
Teacher and professional in the field of product design and interior design winner of numerous design awardsincluding, Infiniti Design Contest 2011, Castelli Design Contest 2012 and Autoprogettazione 2.0.
Currently, in addition to devote himself to teaching at the SSS_AA, the CSIA and the Polytechnic of Milan, heads the design studio Mambro Design Studio based in Chiasso, active in Switzerland and throughout Europe, thanks to the lively collaboration with various entities industrial product design and architectural design.
He is graduating as head of training at the IUFPP.