WILLIAM SAWAYA & PAOLO MORONI / SAWAYA & MORONI (IT)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2008

Sawaya & Moroni emerges on the international design scene in 1984 relatively quickly combining professional talent of architect and designer William Sawaya with entrepreneurship Paolo Moroni. The company is now set as a manufacturer of high quality design furniture.

Both partners are from areas unrelated to the furniture, so the lack of family’s tradition to be respected and passed, typical of this area, becomes a positive element, free from all conceptual and productive restrictions. Thanks to this freedom borns a collection of limited editions signed by the great protagonists of contemporary architecture, design and art, together with a multitude of furniture, silver and artifacts that have found place in private collections and design museums around the world .

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The brand Sawaya & Moroni is mainly known for his research and conceptual design for its daring collaborations with architects such as Jean Nouvel, Daniel Libeskind, Dominique Perrault, Michael Graves, OM Ungers, Massimiliano Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Charles Jencks, Kazuo Shinohara, Ettore Sottsass, Adolfo Natalini, Jakob + MacFarlane, Hani Rashid, Mario Bellini, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, but also for design projects as well as signed by the same William Sawaya from designers or artists such as Ron Arad, Michael Young, Richard Hutten, John Maeda, Toshiuki Kita, Borek Sipek, Toni Cordero, Platt + Young, Christian Ghion, Mario Cananzi, Jeannot Cerutti, Terry Dwan, Matt Sindall, Veit Streitenberger, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba, Luigi Serafini, Marco Mencacci, Tim Watson, Sido + Francois Tevenin, Setsu Shinobu Ito +, and others.

http://www.sawayamoroni.com/

It was a true pleasure to participate in Belgrade Design Week. BDW has great speakers and lots of creative energy and I was amazed by the commitment from the organization and their ability to create an international event of such caliber. Even with a small team, BDW sets a standard that other cities in the world can learn from. Actually, many design events would probably feel embarrassed if they visited Belgrade Design Week and compared themselves.

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