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Gumdesign

Deal with architecture, industrial design, graphics, art direction for companies and events.

Amongst their customers: Biennale Venezia, Bormioli Rocco, De Castelli, De Vecchi Milan 1935, Friul Mosaic, Max & Co, Mercedes-Benz, Pecci Museum, Napapijri, Nastro Azzurro, Red Bull Italy, San Pellegrino, Swarovski Italy, Triennale Milano, Yoox.

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They have received numerous awards including the nomination of Edida 2020 for the Gessati Collection designed for Antoniolupi, the “research” category award of adi booth design of the Styl’editions stand 2019, donna del marmo 2019 award, the best design category of communicator award 2014, the first prize at the “swiss in cheese” international creativity contest;
Many of their collections have been purchased as permanent collections of international museums, including the Triennale of Milan, the Glass Museum of Shanghai, the MOMA of San Francisco.

They have been following the art management of “Cambiovaso” for the company upgroup since 2008, which involves 30 international designers; they are art directors and members of the BAU editing committee, a container of contemporary culture; art directors of decorative surfaces for the company Styl’editions; consultants of company image of known brands including Antoniolupi.

Selection of Design Index / Compasso D’oro
Adi Design Index 2009 – “Business Research” Sector For The Collective Project Cambiovaso
Adi Design Index 2011 – “Graphics” Sector For The Contemporary Culture Container Bau9
Adi Design Index 2012 – “Design” Sector For The Table Il Tavolo Mastro
Adi Design Index 2016 – “Business Research” Sector For The Project La Casa Di Pietra

They are active in the University sector with open lessons, workshops and collaborations for the free university of Bolzano, the cried of Milan, the IED of Florence and Rome; since 2017 they are the coordinators and professore of the very first master course in design – innovation and product for high level arts&crafts at the IED Florence.

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Massimo Giacon

Massimo Giacon was born in Padua in 1961. He has been working in Milan since 1980, fluctuating amongst his various activities as a cartoonist, illustrator, designer, artist and musician. A protagonist since the early ’80s of the modernization of italian comics magazines such as Linus, Frigidaire, Alter, Dolce Vita, continuing with Cyborg, Nova Express, Black, Blue.

He currently continues to draw and write graphic novels and short stories, design objects and exhibit in art galleries around the world.

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Paolo Ulian

In 1990 Paolo Ulian is an assistant in the Enzo Mari studio in Milan. He exhibits at the satellite salon in the year 2000, where he wins first prize for the design report award.

His first personal exhibition is curated by Beppe Finessi in Milan in 2009. the year after a second personal exhibition is coordinated by Enzo Mari at the triennale of Milan. He has collaborated with Droog design, and with companies such as Driade, Fontana arte, Roche Bobois, Azzurra Ceramiche, Zava, Antonio Lupi. Several of his projects have entered as permanent collections at the Triennale Design Museum, the London design Museum and the Montreal Museum of fine arts.

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Francesco Musante

After the artistic training between Genoa, Turin and the Albertina academy of Fine arts in Carrara, he starts to exhibit his works from 1968. His first paintings are carried out between 1967 and 1969. These works are abstract researches carried out on large backgrounds.

In the 70’s there is a sort of key turning point into pop art. His paintings of this period are dedicated to America.

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From 1975 he dedicates himself to figurative paintings, initially developing a series of female figures inspired to klimt and the viennese secession movement.

He then begins with graphics and watercolors, where the first narrative and fantastic ideas are foreseen, which are the indications that distinguish his work from 1985 to nowadays, always with a progressive attention to the dialogue between images, words, stories.

He has held more than 300 personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad and participated in numerous sessions, both at the grand palais in Paris, at MOMA in New York and at Guggenheim foundation in Venice.