Sezgin Aksu & Silvia Suardi
Born In Turkey, in 1970, Sezgin Aksu studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart (Germany) with R.Sapper, at Les Atelier in Paris (France) with P. Lionni and at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). Sezgin Aksu collected work-experience in different studios, Intergral concept with Pippo Lionni (Paris), Ian Murrough (Los Angeles), U.
Jetzt (Stuttgart) and Michele De Lucchi (Milan). Currently, Sezgin Aksu is living and working in Milan. Since 1996 he collaborates with Michele de Lucchi in his Milan based studio. Since 1996 he has designed with Michele De Lucchi different products for Italian and international companies (Telecom Italia, Enel, Caimi, Fiat, Olivetti, Poltrona Frau, ICS, Compaq, etc.) Since 2000, Sezgin Aksu is working for different companies under his name, he operates in the field of product designs. He participated on invitation at different design-exhibitions, and as exhibitor at the International Furniture Fair in Milan (2000, 2001).
Since 2001, he organized Workshops/Conferences at different design oriented schools in Italy (Naples, Treviso, Morcone), and since 2002 he teaches Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design of Milan.
Born in Bergamo/Italy in 1967, Silvia Suardi studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Sevilla/Spain. Currently, Silvia Suardi is living and working in Milan. She writes about design and architecture and collaborates with different magazines (Interni, Ufficio Stile,...), in 2002 she wrote a book “DOPOTOLOMEO“ about Michele De Lucchi which was published by SKIRA/Milano. She held conferences about design history in Milan and Seoul/Korea. Since 1995 she collaborates with Michele De Lucchi for the clients as follows: Mandarina Duck, Banca Popolare di Lodi, Scuderie Papali del Quirinale in Rome, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Triennale di Milano, Poltrona Frau, etc.
Since 2001, Sezgin Aksu and Silvia Suardi have started working as a group for Italian and international companies in the field of product designs, interior and corporate image.