Born in Nepi (VT) in 1956, Romano Adolini graduates in 1982 in architecture at the “La Sapienza” university in Rome, where, after a short period as apprentice, he founds his own studio. Soon he begins a full-on research on architectural and design projects, especially to those that are linked with his territory, where he was born and actually live. He has recorded many conservative recovery works of monuments and complex industrial and residential renovations.
Luca Papini was born on 16th February 1975 in Brescia. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence and then he graduated in Industrial Design at the IED in Milan. Some of his works have won international awards: in 2006 and in 2010 he won the Chicago Good Design Award, in 2010 he was awarded a special mention for his “innovative and environmentally friendly” product by the jury of the Gran Design Etico of Milan and in 2011 he received the nomination for the German Design Preis and not least he won the ADA Archiproducts Design Award in 2018. Luca Papini teaches Product design at the European Institute of Design in Milan and he is visiting professor at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. He lives and works on Lake Maggiore.
Hans Thyge Raunkjaer together with its fellow architects of his own studio Hans Thyge & Co., has designed since the first ever step of our company in 2001. We fell in love with Ono, his first ever design of a tap series, and we are still falling in love of his designs, throbbing core of the very essence of our company. From the transformation of archetypes in the design process – combined with strong technological innovation – springs a peculiar expression, that stalls between Italian inspiration and Scandinavian tradition.