Renowned figures from the world of design and architecture, Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director, together with American architect Felicia Ferrone, Italian designer Andrea Mancuso and Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem, confirm their role on the jury of the ADA 2023.
Four professionals from different parts of the world once again lend their expertise to select the winners of the eighth edition of the Archiproducts Design Awards.
The longlist for the ADA 2023 will be revealed in October and the final selection will be announced in November.
The annual party, attended by designers, winning brands, media and influencers, will celebrate the winners as a confluence of creativity and recognition.
Ph. Sara Fileti
For the second year in a row, Gabriele Chiave brings a global perspective to the ADA 2023 Jury, informed by his diverse life experiences in cities around the world.
With a degree in economics, he chose to further his education at the European Institute of Design in Milan. In 2007, Chiave joined the Amsterdam-based studio of Marcel Wanders, taking on the role of creative director. There, he led product and interior design initiatives for international brands such as Audi, Kartell, Louis Vuitton, Alessi and others.
His work is characterised by a harmonious blend of form and function, seamlessly integrating the artistic and industrial dimensions.
Based in New York, Gabriele Chiave is Vice President of Creative Direction – Design & Innovation for the 32 brands that make up The Estée Lauder Companies.
Returning to the ADA jury, Felicia Ferrone is an accomplished architect, designer and entrepreneur, best known for her international furniture brand, FFerrone, with offices in Chicago and Milan.
Ferrone’s design philosophy, characterised by a fusion of European influences and minimalist aesthetics, finds expression in the reinterpretation of archetypal forms. After graduating with a degree in architecture from the University of Miami, she continued her professional development in Milan, a city synonymous with design excellence.
Currently Director of Graduate Studies in Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Felicia combines her academic pursuits with the creation of furniture, objects and glassware. In addition to her eponymous brand, her clients include Audi, Boffi and The Macallan.
Her notable contributions to design are highlighted by her inclusion in Phaidon’s ‘Woman Made: Great Women Designers’, which recognises her significant impact on the industry.
Ph. Dalfino Sisto Legnani
For the second year running on the ADA jury, Italian designer Andrea Mancuso masterfully blends the realms of the fantastic and the mundane. Originally from Rome, Mancuso spent his formative years in London, a period that significantly shaped his approach and drove his practice towards diverse experimentation.
In 2011, he founded the Analogia Project, which debuted during London Design Week under the auspices of Will Alsop. Mancuso’s artistic journey has been marked by collaborations with prestigious brands such as Hermes, Fendi, Perrier-Jouët, Nilufar Gallery, Bulgari, Lema, Slamp and Wallpaper*. His creative output includes furniture, installations and exhibitions.
Mancuso’s designs have received worldwide recognition, with international publications and exhibitions at major global fairs. Since 2017, he has contributed to the academic field, teaching in the master’s programme in interior design at the NABA Academy in Milan.
Pitsou Kedem, who founded Pitsou Kedem Architects in Tel Aviv in 2000, serves on the ADA 2023 jury for the sixth year. He leads a practice of 12 architects whose projects range from restaurant interiors and showrooms to private homes and large-scale residential and office buildings.
The hallmark of Kedem’s architectural work is the juxtaposition of simple, unadorned volumes with intricate, multifaceted interiors, all underpinned by a central emphasis on light and movement. This approach results in projects that embody a harmonious interplay of simplicity and complexity.
Rooted in modernism, the studio’s architectural language is characterised by a commitment to the period and its values, actively contributing to the modernist ethos while striving to ‘bring order to urban chaos’ through a distinctive design language.
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