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Mara Cappelletti


Mara Cappelletti is a freelance journalist. For over thirteen years he has collaborated with the history and culture magazine of Ornamenta bijoux.
After graduating in Foreign Languages and Literatures at IULM in Milan, she studied History of Jewelery and Art History of Islamic Countries, India, China, Korea and Japan at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London.
She was the curator and author of the works in Ethnic Jewels and Fashion Watches published by De Agostini.
She was the curator and author of the series I Maestri del Tempo published by 24 Ore Cultura which includes 25 monographs on the maison of haute horology.
He is co-author with Osvaldo Patrizzi of the books The Magical White Cartier and Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona published by Patrizzi & Co. Editions.
He is currently a consultant for the editorial initiatives of Osvaldo Patrizzi and other antique dealers and historians of jewelery and bijoux and corporate communication for some companies.
She is a contract teacher of History of Jewelery at the Galdus Higher Institute of Goldsmith Art in Milan. He has held in-depth courses within the 'Liberty style' Learning Weeks at the Caterina da Siena State Higher Education Institute in Milan and at the Boccioni Art School in Milan. In November 2014 he held a series of lectures on the history of jewelery in the twentieth century at the University of Milan as part of the 'History and documentation of fashion' course.



Milanese, graduated in History of Art Criticism at the State University, from 1996 to 2008 she taught “Theory and history of industrial design” at the Polytechnic. Since 2001 he has been teaching at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
In February 2010 she was appointed President of the ISIA (Higher Institute for Artistic Industries) of Faenza. In April 2010 she was co-opted into the board of the FHD, Fundaciò Història del Disseney (founded in Barcelona in 2007). She participated in the constitution of the DcomeDesign Association and was elected president and is a member of AISD, the Italian Association of Design Historians. Since July 2012 he has been on the board of directors of the Triennale Museum Foundation, designated by the Municipality of Milan.
Critic and historian of art and design, she has published numerous studies on the themes of industrial design and decorative / applied arts, recovering the roots of their modern diffusion in the Monza Biennials and in the Milan Triennials: the first, History and chronicle of Triennale (Longanesi 1978).
He has curated numerous exhibitions and conferences on decorative arts and design and dealt with new media such as video and CD rom (also for the Lombardy Region, 1995). With Victor Margolin and Federick Wildaghen he designed and created the first International Conference of Design Historians, Tradition and Modernism: design 1918-1940, Milan, Museum of Science and Technology, May 1987 and edited the Proceedings (L'Arca edition ).
He has collaborated and collaborates with Italian newspapers (“Il Giorno”, “Il Sole 24 ore”, “Il Mattino” of Naples), cultural policy periodicals (“Il Moderno”), and Italian and foreign magazines in the sector.



Graduated in History of the Risorgimento with Franco Della Peruta, PhD in History of European Society, postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Department of History and Historical Documentation at the University of Milan, collaborates with the chairs of History of the Risorgimento, Contemporary History, Modern History, History of the Ancient Italian States, Social History of Entertainment. Contract Lecturer in Fashion Design at the Design Faculty of the Milan Polytechnic. He deals with the history of the city and the territory in the Lombard area between the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular attention to functional aspects (public and residential buildings, cemeteries, prisons, sports and industrial facilities). She also deals with the history of fashion, as coordinator for Lombardy of the national project "The Fashion Archives of the Twentieth Century". On these issues he has collaborated on volumes and magazines; he oversaw the organization of Lombard history conferences between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries; he has collaborated in historical exhibitions such as: “Oh days of our redemption! Milan from the Restoration to the Five Days ", Milan 1998; “The age of the Visconti and Sforza 1277-1535 ″, Milan 2001; “The faces of Carlo Cattaneo (1801-1869). A great Italian of the Risorgimento ”, Milan 2001; “The bourgeois city. Milan, 1880-1968 ″, Milan 2002; “Grandeur and splendors of Spanish Lombardy 1535-1701 ″, Milan 2002; "Napoleon and the Italian Republic (1802-1805)", Milan 2002; “The laboratory of modernity. Milan between Austrians and French ", Milan 2003; “The factory of the future. Milan 1945-1965 ″, Milan 2004; “Milan and the style of a city between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. Dresses and paintings from civic collections ", Milan 2010.



Born in Bahìa Blanca (Argentina) Alejandro Ruiz graduated in Industrial Design in 1984 at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and in 1986 he obtained a Master's degree at the Domus Academy in Milan, the city where he has lived and worked since 1985.
In the second half of the 1980s, he collaborated with Studio Alchimia Alessandro Mendini and with Studio Gregotti Associati International, to then start an independent creative and entrepreneurial path.
He has held design courses at the Domus Academy and at the International Summer School of the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic in Mantua.
In 1994 he created the Lessdesign brand with Anna Lombardi for the conception, coordination and development of projects for the industry.
In 1994 he founded Studioruiz which since then has been involved in design, packaging, commercial and private interior architecture, retail design, set-up of cultural exhibitions and events in Italy and abroad (France, Finland, Germany, Japan, Holland, England, United States).
Studioruiz counts among its customers many prestigious brands including: 3M, Alessi, Alfa Romeo, State Archives of Milan, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, B&B Italia, Cinzano, Municipality of Bologna, Municipality of Milan, Cosmit, Fiat Auto, Electrolux Group , Fratelli Guzzini, Marconi Foundation, Giannini, I Guzzini Illuminazione, Kellogs, Microsoft Italia, Mitsubishi, Pasabahce, Politecnico di Milano, Lombardy Region, Rex Built-In, Romeo Gigli, Seat Pagine Gialle, Venini, Virgin Records, Zanussi Elettrodomestici, etc. .
The “Parmenide” grater designed by Ruiz and produced by Alessi is part of the permanent design collection of MOMA in New York.



Milanese, she graduated in history of medieval and modern art at the Catholic University, where she also obtained a specialization.
He carries out research work in the field of art history, especially in the twentieth century, paying particular attention to the Futurist movement. For years he has been working in a team with Anty Pansera, with whom he designs and curates exhibitions, also collaborating in the scientific creation of catalogs and dedicating himself, among other things, to the recovery of the work of female figures. Interested in the events of the decorative and applied arts and in the developments of Italian industrial design, she studies in particular the glass production of the '900, publishing various texts on this specific topic. In this context, he designed and created the catalog of the artistic heritage of the Altare Glass Museum and the Altare Vetro Design and Altare Vetro Arte event, now in its fifth edition (2015), and is a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Institute for the Study. of Altar Glass and Glass Art.
She dedicates particular attention to the constitution and organization of archives: she collaborated on the project of the Historic Gallery of the Triennale di Milano and is curator of the Cesare Andreoni Archive, the Aldo Cerchiari Archive and the Gabriella Benedini Archive, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the 'Artist Archives Association (AITART)

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