Designers

Modern designer rugs: collaborations

Designers are creative interpreters of the dialogue between tradition and modernity, creators of Moret contemporary carpets: true design icons. Now and tomorrow.

Flavio Albanese

Flavio Albanese (1952) is a planner, designer and contemporary art collector. He has given courses and lectures at many international institutions, including the IUAV in Venice, the École Polytechinque Fédérale in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Yale, at Delft University of Technology in and at the University of Florida. In the three-year period between 2007 and 2010, he was called to edit Domus, the prestigious magazine on architecture, design and contemporary art. In 1987, he founded the Vicenza-based architecture firm ASA Studioalbanese, which won the 2003 Mies Van der Rohe Award with the Neores project and was hosted at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004 and 2006.

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Aldo Cibic

Aldo Cibic (1955) was one of Ettore Sottsass’ business partners and was also one of the designers and founders of the Memphis collection. In 1989, he founded Cibic&Partners. Today, the main activities take place in Milan for architectural projects and large interiors, and in Vicenza with CibicWorkshop for design and research activities. He also teaches at the Domus Academy and in various university faculties. He is an Honorary Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai. In 2010, he was among the three Italians invited by director Kazuyo Sejima to the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice with the project: “Rethinking Happiness.”
With Moret, he created the Happy Carpets collection, which includes Merry-go-round, selected by the New York Times as one of the best proposals at the Salone del Mobile (Milan Furniture Fair) in 2012.

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Diego Chilò

Diego Chilò (1957) started working in construction and industrial design in 1984 and collaborated with Arch. Fiorenzo Valbonesi and Arch. Tobia Scarpa. Since 2006, he has been a member of the scientific committee for the magazine, Acciaio Arte Architettura and in the same year, he was recommended by the Dedalo Minosse International Prize panel for Architecture. In 2007, the Lapis project received the Innovation and Design Award at LivinLuce EnerMotive in Milan, and in 2013, Acqualuce received the Good Lighting Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. In 2012, he was involved in the research for ‘Smart design 4 Smart city’. He has exhibited his works at Galleria Galica (MI), Musei Civici di Venezia, Triennale di Milano and Palazzo Firmian (TN). In collaboration with Moret, the Magic and Follies collection was born.

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Samuele Mazza

Samuele Mazza began his professional career in the 1980s as a fashion designer, dealing with an environment that requires absolute rigour and an exasperated search for all that is contemporary and glamorous, and then crossing over into different disciplines. From creation to theory, Samuele Mazza analyses the fashion industry by tracing, through the monographs of the great designers published by Electa Mondadori, a “geography of fashion thought”. In 2001, he founded “Visionnaire” – a furniture brand that became well-known, now taken over by Ipe Cavalli. Together with Moret, Samuele Mazza created Rosenthal, Gotham, and Chrysler.

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Matteo Cibic

Matteo Cibic (1983) is an Italian designer and creative director. He is known for creating objects with hybrid functions and anthropomorphic, joyful forms. He works indiscriminately with industrial processes and small-scale craftsmen, for luxury brands, collectors, and hi-tech companies. His best-known projects are the Domsai terrariums, the 10A clothing range, the VasoNaso research on objects and the Tim Towers in Rome. His works are exhibited in museums, institutions, and galleries all over the world. Matteo is an international award-winning designer, and his work is published internationally. He received the international Young Talent of the Year 2017 award from Elle Decor. Matteo Cibic’s encounter with Moret resulted in the Intrigue collection, featuring works such as “A Sigar in Siena” and “Smiling at Ponte Vecchio.”

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Cleto Munari

Cleto Munari (1930) is an Italian designer who, thanks to the encouragement of Carlo Scarpa in 1973, directed his work activity towards industrial design, working for important companies around the world. Constantly searching for inspiration, new and original ideas, he has always been open to extreme experimentation with shapes and materials in the pursuit of Beauty. Cleto Munari’s works are featured in the permanent collections of important museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From the agreement with Moret, the Art and Sign collection was born, involving Munari himself together with 9 other artists and authors.

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Mario Botta

Mario Botta (1943) è uno degli architetti più influenti e innovativi al mondo. Laureatosi in Architettura a Venezia nel 1969 come allievo di Carlo Scarpa e Giuseppe Mazzariol, nel 1970 ha avviato il suo studio personale a Lugano. Ha insegnato presso prestigiose istituzioni internazionali. Ha contribuito al rinnovamento della Scala di Milano e della Fondazione Querini Stampalia a Venezia. Nel 2006 è stato nominato Grand’Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana dal Presidente Carlo Azeglio Ciampi e ha progettato il centro benessere Bergoase Spa ad Arosa in Svizzera. Mario Botta è parte del progetto Art and Sign nato dalla collaborazione tra Moret e Cleto Munari e per il quale ha firmato Anatolia.

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Deisa Centazzo

Deisa Centazzo is an artist and designer who graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice and specialised in her craft at academies in Verona and London. In collaboration with a Swiss company, she has come up with new designs applicable to hybrid solar-wind power plants in developing countries. She has also collaborated on a low-cost clean energy project and is currently working on improving some of Milan’s neighbourhoods. Since 2009, Deisa Centazzo has been working on a recycling project promoted by various publishing houses. Deisa Centazzo is part of the Art and Sign project, established following the meeting between Moret and Cleto Munari and for which she signed Artdeisa.

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Sandro Chia

Sandro Chia (1946) is a Florentine painter and sculptor. At the age of 30, together with other young artists, he became one of the main members of the Italian Transavanguardia. He has lived in Rome for ten years and in New York for more than twenty, and has participated in exhibitions in Italy and abroad, where his works are part of the most prestigious collections: the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the MoMA in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Art in Kochi (Japan), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel), the Kunsthalle Bielefeld (Germany), the Marx Collection in Berlin and many others. Sandro Chia is part of the Art and Sign project created by Moret and Cleto Munari and for which he signed Looking Out.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) was an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, fiction, comedy, art criticism and film scripts, he was famous for the best-selling A Coney Island of the Mind (New Directions, New York 1958), a collection of poems translated into nine languages, which has sold over a million copies. His paintings have been shown at several exhibitions in the USA and in Italy He lived in San Francisco, where one of the city streets is named after him. Lawrence Ferlinghetti was part of the Art and Sign project created by Moret and Cleto Munari and for which he signed El Che.

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Dario Fo

Dario Fo (1926-2016) was an author of satire, plays, a theatre director, actor, composer, and painter. In his work, he referred to the ancient commedia dell’arte, a theatre style that was very popular in the past. With his wife Franca Rame, he ran his own theatre company for decades, where he also worked as an actor. In 1997, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, with the following justification from the Committee: “Following in the tradition of medieval jesters, he mocks power by restoring dignity to the oppressed’. Dario Fo was part of the Art and Sign project, establishing following the collaboration between Moret and Cleto Munari and for which he signed Johan Padan I.

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Javier Mariscal

Javier Mariscal (1950) is a Spanish artist. He uses various media in his artistic production: painting, sculpture, interior design, garden design, cartoons, and films. In 1989, his character, Cobi, was chosen as the mascot for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. In the same year, he opened Estudio Mariscal. In 1995, he designed Twypsy, the mascot for the Hanover Expo in 2000. In 1999, Mariscal received the National Design Award from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, and in 2011, he won the Hungarian National Student Panel award for the film “Chico and Rita”. Javier Mariscal is part of the Art and Sign project established following the collaboration between Moret and Cleto Munari and for which he signed Manchas.

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Alessandro Mendini

He is known for creating objects with hybrid functions and anthropomorphic, joyful forms. He works indiscriminately with industrial processes and small-scale craftsmen, for luxury brands, collectors, and hi-tech companies. His best-known projects are the Domsai terrariums, the 10A clothing range, the VasoNaso research on objects and the Tim Towers in Rome. His works are exhibited in museums, institutions, and galleries all over the world. Matteo is an international award-winning designer, and his work is published internationally. He received the international Young Talent of the Year 2017 award from Elle Decor.

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Ettore Mocchetti

Ettore Mocchetti (1941) is an architect and interior designer, a graduate from the Polytechnic University of Milan, specialising in graphic design and interior design. In 1975, he collaborated with Oscar Niemeyer on a publication on new ideas for town planning. From 1970 to 1977, he edited the weekly magazine ‘Epoca’, and between 1998 and 2004, he directed and edited ‘Condé Nast Traveller’. The reorganisation of Varese’s historic centre, and the urban redevelopment of the Aeolian Islands, among others, bear his signature. For almost forty years, he edited the interior design magazine ‘AD: Architectural Digest’. Ettore Mocchetti is part of the Art and Sign project created by Moret and Cleto Munari and for which he designed the Corals.

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Mimmo Paladino

Mimmo Paladino (1948) is a painter, sculptor, and engraver, as well as one of the most distinguished members of the Transavanguardia. His most recent works include a group of sculptures exhibited en plein air (in the open air) at Orta San Giulio and a blue horse, which is over four metres high, at the amphitheatre within the Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera. His interests include the relationship between visual art and sound, which produced, in collaboration with Brian Eno, the installation I Dormienti for the Roundhouse in London in 1999. Among the museums exhibiting his works, is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Mimmo Paladino is part of the Art and Sign project established following the collaboration between Moret and Cleto Munari and for which he designed Floating Presences.

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