BÜRO FAMOS is a partnership between the designers Hanna Litwin and Romin Heide.
They met at Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, where they studied Integrated Product Design from 2004 to 2010. After graduation Hanna worked as Art Director for the Food StartUp Kochhaus and went on to join Studio Mikaela Dörfel where she gained a strong knowledge of porcelain and ceramic design. Romin worked for the Berlin-based interiour and gastronomy design practice ettlabenn and was awarded a postgraduate scholarship.
In 2012 both decided to team up and established their own studio BÜRO FAMOS, focusing on furniture, lighting and accessories. They have created products for various renowned european brands and are teaching at several design schools.
They aim to create objects that are simple in shape, pleasurable to use, serious and charming. Hanna and Romin believe in design that makes people smile, as it is their experience that loved products have a longer life.
Born in 1980.
In 2005 he graduated in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano.
In 2003 he studied design and photography at Fachhochschule Design und Medien in Hanover, Germany.
In 2004 – 2005 he worked as designer for MR&D Institute, focusing on the development of concepts and products, in particular lighting and electronic system.
In 2006 he worked for the lighting factory Nemo S.r.l.
From 2006 to 2009 he has worked in the product development department, engineering outdoor, residential and office furnitures, for Alias S.p.A.
In 2010 he starts to work as designer and consultant in the product development, engineering projects for many design brands, in particular for Cassina contract division S.p.A.
In 2013 he has worked, in collaboration with IED Milano, as a professor in lighting design, focusing his course on the self production and the feasibility of the project.
He lives and works in Milan.
Mattia Albicini was born in Milan in 1980. Since childhood, he has showed a strong interest in art and drawing, but it was in his grandfather’s workshop that he developed a keen curiosity about “creating” and learned the culture of manual woodworking and handcrafted furniture. The relationship with him would be
crucial in shaping his tastes and determining his future educational path.
After graduating in 2006 in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano, he began collaborating with well-known design studios in Milan, taking part in a large number of projects in different fields ranging from furniture to lighting, from home technology to automotive, from art direction to catalogues and exhibition stands.
After a professional period abroad (Sydney, Australia), in 2012 he returned to Italy and set up the Mattia Albicini Studio in Milan, focusing on product and interior design. His eclectic style combines attention to detail, functionality and the search for unusual shapes. This, combined with a strong sensitivity for natural materials and artisan production excellence, has allowed him to explore different design scenarios, sectors, materials and production technologies.
Born in Forli. She graduates in Architecture at the University of Ferrara. She gets a MA in Design at Domus Academy. From 2004 until July 2012 she collaborates with James Irvine, as his right-hand person, growing an international knowledge and vision. From 2017 she runs her on business setting her studio in Milan. Her design approach is based on a continuous personal interaction with clients, technicians… She focus on product design, exhibition design and art direction. The art direction activity has led her to develop a personal vision and sensitivity towards the communication of products, often pushing her to deal with the concept of photo shoot sets. She teach as guest professor in various University such as Ecal.
Mist-o is an Italian / Japanese industrial design studio. Established in 2012 by Noa Ikeuchi and Tommaso Nani, is based in Tokyo and Milan.The studio is a bridge across Europe and Asia and the work ranges from the design of furniture and small objects to spatial arrangements, from limited editions to industrial scale. Tommaso and Noa divide their lives between Japan and Italy working between the two countries. Even if their background is very different they found a common ground in the constant research to simplify the expression, combining their interest for lightness and delicacy with a rigorous and industrial-driven approach. Mist-o is used to working with a geographically spread design team, understands both advantages and complexities of these relationships and believes that this collaboration benefits the project and the Client and also believes this working method enhances the understanding of the local culture in its broadest sense. Amongst their clients are Arflex Japan, Cappellini, Ichendorf, Living Divani, Oluce, and Tod’s.