Marcel Wanders believes in the importance of materials—what they can do, how they are produced, and how they are processed. This enables him to synthesize craftsmanship with technology, creating delicate and light objects as though technology were second nature for humans.
Drawing from resources and knowledge around the world, the Haworth Design Studio collaborates with research and development partners to identify, develop, and launch new and breakthrough innovations. With design centers in three key locations—China, Germany, and the United States—the team focuses on creating multi-generational products and global platforms designed with regional needs and preferences in mind.
Embracing the "less is more" ideology, Pablo Pardo challenges traditional design metaphors to create practical solutions free of decorative elements. At the forefront of American contemporary lighting design, Pardo draws on advanced technology and materials to create unique, transformative, sustainable designs.
An architect from Milan, Giulio Cappellini is the owner of the design firm Cappellini, which he has transformed into one of the biggest trendsetters worldwide. With the spirit and the aims of a man in continuous renewal, he is frequently sought as art director for a number of important design brands, and as a lecturer all around the world.
Patricia Urquiola, designer and architect, was born in Oviedo, Spain. Her work is widely known to be playful and poetic, yet pragmatic and functional, a creative combination that is the magic behind her work.