Anniina Koivu (Helsinki, 1976) is an architect, graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology, a journalist and since 2007 she is the design editor of Abitare magazine.
She also publishes in Abitare China and Abitare Bulgaria, as well as Surface magazine, a&u and deArchitect. She has contributed the principal essay to designer Pierre Charpin’s first monography.
She has been a juror of national and international design competitions and a speaker at events including Festarch, the international festival of architecture in Sardinia, the Tokyo 100% Design conference and Experimenta Lisbona 09. She currently teaches Design History & Theory at the University of art and design Lausanne.
Anne Højgaard is interior designer, and graduated from the Danish Design School.
She is Head of Design at Kvadrat where she has worked more than 20 years in product development of textiles and textile products for private homes and the contract market.
Kvadrat was established in Denmark in 1968 and now holds a leading position in the European market of design-textiles supplying renowned architects, designers and furniture manufacturers throughout the world, for use in upholstery and curtains
Dirk van den Heuvel graduated as an architect from TU Delft, 1994, wher ehe is now an Associate Professor. His expertise is in the field of postwar modern architecture.
Together with Max Risselada he organised two exhibitions and publications: Team 10 – In Search of a Utopia of the Present (NAi Publishers, 2005) and Alison and Peter Smithson – from the House of the Future to a house of today (010 Publishers, 2004). Together with Madeleine Steigenga and Jaap van Triest he authored Lessons: Tupker / Risselada. A Double Portrait of Dutch Architectural Education (SUN Publishers, 2003).
He is an editor of DASH (NAi publishers) and the on-line journal Footprint. He was also an editor of the journal OASE (1993–1999). He publishes in various magazines and on-line media, among which ArchiNed and PIN-UP magazine.
He has worked as an architect for the offices of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten and De Nijl Architecten.
Giulio Ridolfo (b. 1962) was born in Udine, Italy. He studied at Domus Academy in Milan, and graduated with a Master of Fashion Design in 1985.
Ridolfo has many years experience as textile and colour advisor to the clothing, footwear and interior industries, among others Tods & Hogan, Gianfranco Ferré, Moroso, Vitra, Fritz Hansen, Salone del Mobile and since 2004 for Kvadrat, where he has contributed to the colour setting and design of various fabrics.
Ridolfo’s contribution is not a traditional colour palette representing the full circle of colours. His colour composition has more to do with expressing an attitude or a choice and this has resulted in a highly personal colour palette.
Jo Coenen (b. 1949) in Heerlen, the Netherlands. He studied Architecture at the Technical University Eindhoven where he graduated in 1975. Between 1977–1987 he studied with Luigi Snozzi in Locarno, Switzerland and James Striling in Dusseldorf, Germany.
In 1979 he worked with Aldo van Eyck and Theo Bosch in Amsterdam and that same year he set up his own office in Eindhoven, which he moved to Maastricht in 1990. In 1999 he set up a second office in Berlin, in 2002 two more offices in Luxembourg and Amsterdam and in 2007 his latest studio in Milan.
He has filled various national and international professorships in a.o. Karlsruhe, Delft and MIT.
Joep van Lieshout (b. 1963) lives and works in Rotterdam. Since the early eighties he produces objects in mainly bright coloured polyester, the material that would become his trademark in subsequent years.
In 1995 he founded Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL), undermining the myth of the individual artistic genius. Atelier Van Lieshout has attained international recognition for objects that balance on the boundary between art, architecture and design. These works of art are practical, uncomplicated and substantial.
Recurring themes in the work of AVL are autarky, power, politics and the more classical themes of life and death.
Works of AVL can be found in private collections and several international museums.