Robin Rizzini was born in Genoa in 1973. After a lengthy stint working in Antonio Citterio’s Milan office, he opened his first design studio in 2006. A few years later he co-founded and operated as Design Partner of the Milan-based Metrica studio. In 2019, he became an independent designer again.
He has worked with many companies in Italy and abroad, designing furniture for the residential, contract and office market. He balances the technical-industrial language with a more decorative one, merging them to design essential, functional and expressive objects and furniture.
He was awarded the Compasso d’Oro in 2014.
The Hito executive system is the result of the first collaboration between Robin Rizzini and IVM Office.
“Design for me is an infinite, extreme search for the right balance between aesthetics and comfort,form and function. I try to create emotion, to invite people to sit or to use my furniture when they see it. My search goes towards those who disregard standards and uniformity, although with different needs and desires. I do not intend to create pieces for museum collections; my furniture is made to be lived and to live with its owners…”
For IVM, Stefano Bigi has designed the FUNNY SAT – welcome&desk collection, the XCALL, XDESK smart solutions, and the XLOUNGE system.
Simone Micheli founded the same studio in Architecture in 1990 and in 2003 the design company “Simone Micheli Architectural Hero” based in Florence, Milan, Dubai and Rabat. His work has been presented in the most important international exhibitions. Among the recent national and international awards are: “Best Interior Design” and “Best Apartment Italy” with the “Golfo Gabella Lake Resort” project; the Interior Designer of the Year at the International Design Award 2008 in Los Angeles; the “TrE number one award 2011” in Venice for interior design and the “Contemporary SpA Award 2011” in the “Best Future Spa” category in Bologna with the project “Marina Verde Wellness Resort”.
For IVM Simone Micheli have designed ICON, a concept for a strong executive directional space, introduced FuoriSalone 2017.
Gianantonio Perin was born in Oderzo in 1957, graduated in architecture at Iuav University of Venice and then he trained professionally in office design. In 1991 he found the Studio associato Perin&Topan; in this period he collaborated with the most important office and contract companies and received numerous national and international awards, such as the Best of show at the Neocon of Chicago with the chair Pamplona. The professional achievement, the maturity and the desire for research and development, leaded him to leave the partnership to deepen independently his own ideas by founding in 2015 Perin&Partners, dealing with product design, art direction and graphic design. For IVM Perin&Partners have designed the operative STILO and TABULA collection
Studio A_ Topan&Partners
Giorgio Topan was born in Padua in 1958, after his studies in architecture, graduating in architecture in 1982 at the IUAV in Venice. Some individual experiences in Architecture and Urban Planning, form professionally in industrial design at the Design Center of Zanussi / Electrolux in Porcia (PN) from 1986 to 1989. Co-founder in 1991 of the Associated Studio Perin & Topan actively collaborates with numerous companies in the office furniture sector, both nationally and internationally, receiving numerous awards. Selected at the Best of Show at Neocon in Chicago with the Pamplona chair and the excutive Form Program. In 2015 he continues his work with Studio A, Topan & Partners, dealing with product design in the office and home, lighting and graphic design sectors.
For IVM the Studio A_Giorgio Topan have designed the LLOYD executive collection.
He graduated in Industrial Design at the Design faculty of the Polytechnic University of Milan and continues to collaborate with the University, where he teaches in the product design for innovation workshops. In 1998, he founded the design studio “Colombo Idelfonso Industrial Designer”, which operates in the area of product development and design.
COOKING is the result of the first collaboration between Idelfonso Colombo and IVM Office.
A well-known designer on the Italian scene. Active since the 1970s in the furnishing field, he collaborates constantly with national and international brands. He designs for: Chateaux d’Ax, Misuraemme, IVM Office, MDF Italia, etc. For him, designing means starting from the interpretation of reality and the observation of needs and desires. Starting from suggestions and emotions. Ennio Arosio’s projects feature clear-cut designs with an eye for detail and the use of “true materials”. His design goes beyond geographic and cultural confines, which enable him, for example, to combine western pragmatism with eastern sensitivity. For IVM, Ennio Arosio designed the MASTER executive collection ……”Master has a rigorous design that conveys simple strength, an essential feature for a solid, personal, prestigious space. It only takes a minute to appreciate the emotions, because quality of image and eye for detail are immediate sensations. It has, in fact, provided a new way of interpreting executive space. And I have to stress the idea of the crystal vase included in the track as a “breakage” element. At that time, IVM understood (perhaps “felt”) the need to develop an aesthetic sense that it had and which it only needed to manage to express. Because I conceived that vase dedicating it to the sensitivity of all, in the sense that every person is to put their flower in it”… design is everywhere, in a stone, in a drop, in a smile, in a sound. It is the designer’s task to see it and interpret it”. Ennio Arosio
…”I first started aged eighteen, with my own study and without a teacher; my strength lies in direct experience. My first important experience dates to 1993, when I went to Moscow for a design competition. Development opportunities were so interesting that I stayed there for four years. There, I understood that it is essential to establish a good relationship with the private customer (be it a western businessman or Russian tycoon!) and to fully understand the needs before interpreting them. Having started early, I learnt to take a humble approach, with a “professional kindness” that I am still known for. In all relations, I naturally seek to go beyond the professional sphere, making them friendly and looking to compare notes and experiences. My “professional language” is also a gradual conquest, the result of a hard, but profitable path. It is a feature that I stand out for, in my micro cosmos, with respect to far larger realities, realities that are far more structured in the field of design. For me, professionalism means searching for constant growth. Thus I did: starting from some basic ideas connected with the approach to design, through to creating an efficient, streamlined structure to rationalise organisation and administration. Here too… I would thank a partner who gave me the right skills to prepare a “scientific” method and which today I duly put to good use… I love to captain a sailing boat because, as Nino_ the star of my novel Mareamoreamaro_ loves to repeat, at sea, even after the very worst storm, there is always a wonderfully sunny day”. Emanuele Montanelli The collaboration between Emanuele Montanelli and IVM began in 1999 with the project to recover and transform the historic headquarters of industry in Lissone into the business showroom. The understanding between client and designer has been consolidated over the years, through the development of spaces for the Milan Eimu and Cologne Orgatec fairs, where the design and display language has always seen the product as the protagonist and the environment encompassing them in an elegant, discreet, reassuring casing. www.emanuelemontanelli.com
Juarez Corso (1978, IT) founded MAR office (Multiple Architecture and Research) in 2010 together with Paola Mongiu. He received a specialised degree in Architecture from the “Politecnico” University of Milan in 2003 and studied for one year at the Lisbon UTecnica. Since then, he has collaborated with the Politecnico on numerous courses and research projects, at present contracted as a short-term lecturer. He lived in China and worked for the OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Beijing, where he was involved in The Interlace project in Singapore until its executive stage and in various competitions including the project that won Crystal Island in Shenzen. Before OMA, he had various different professional experiences with famous Italian and international architects: Boeri Architetti, Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, OdA associati, Cino Zucchi & Partners, winning several international competitions. Juarez is also involved in independent photography projects and has been published in Domus as Sensor. The collaboration between MAR office and IVM began with the GREEN POINT project, in the historic IVM headquarters of Cattaneo9 in Lissone. The furnishing accessories project for the Green Café was also done by MAR office. www.maroffice.eu
Paola Mongiu (1978, IT) co-founder of MAR office, she studied Architecture at the Milan “Politecnico” and the Porto Faup. After having received the specialised degree in 2003 with a thesis entitled “Meditertopia”, exploring the territory of the Mediterranean, she began a series of different experiences, collaborating with famous architects, teaching and showing commitment to different research projects. Paola has worked for OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Beijing, was involved in the MahaNhakon project in Bangkok from the first design studies through to the executive stage and at the MahaNhakon Pavilion until construction and completion, travelling regularly to Bangkok to attend workshops and visit the site. Before OMA, she also collaborated with Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo and CT Architetti in projects on all scales and in all stages. During her collaboration with CT, she supervised the Tenaris site in Quingdao, RPC. She worked on independent projects, above all dealing with small-scale and interior works. The collaboration between MAR office and IVM began with the GREEN POINT project, in the historic IVM headquarters of Cattaneo9 in Lissone. The furnishing accessories project for the Green Café was also done by MAR office. www.maroffice.eu
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Brianza is the beating heart of "Made in Italy" furniture. Each town and city that belongs to it represents many small and large capitals of Italian excellence recognised worldwide for their high quality and superior design. Small and large worlds steeped in the past, from workshops and factories that, throughout the centuries, have become small and large companies famous all over the world. In fact, Brianza's furniture production has always been part of the territory's DNA. It is no accident that Brianza is the undisputed realm of Italy’s furniture manufacturers, home to about 2,200 companies.
IVM Office is one of the few office furniture companies in Italy whose production process takes place entirely in Italy. This ensures a truly customised service from the design to the production, because each request can be analysed and created on the spot. Being a manufacturer means having a comprehensive and cross-sectorial approach because we personally develop custom solutions that fit the needs of each customer. This gives us maximum flexibility and more possibilities for "on demand" customisation.
Innovation has accompanied IVM Office since its birth. In fact, since 1948 the company has followed the common thread of innovation in every production process, from the idea to the actual production of the furniture item, passing through the choice of materials and technology. The personal experience and entrepreneurial skills of the founder and the collaboration with internationally renowned designers, have made IVM Office an innovator in the industry, anticipating new trends in office furniture, technologies, design and type of materials used.