Our Creative Minds
Venice, Milan, New York City, Moscow and Dubai
If the real beating heart of Arte Veneziana is made by the artisans with their high artistic craftsmanship, designers still occupy a fundamental role in the production process. For years Arte Veneziana has chosen to collaborate with talented architects and product designers from all around the world and with different artistic backgrounds. A partnership which helps us keep up with new trends.
Architect, Urban Planner and Designer
Jean-Michel Wilmotte is an architect, urban planner and designer, also a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts since 2015. Born in 1948 in Soissons (France), he was graduated in interior design from the Camondo School (Paris) before founding his agency Wilmotte & Associés in 1975 in Paris. Nowadays the architecture practice and its design studio Wilmotte & Industries bring together in France (Paris, Nice), UK (London), Italy (Milan, Venice), Senegal (Dakar) and South Korea (Seoul), 270 architects, city-planners, designers, museographer and interior designers from 30 different nationalities.
Regardless of the project, from the simplest to the most spectacular, they develop an approach that is both innovative and responsible, with particular attention paid to materials, light, finishes and plants, always respecting the site and its history.
Today, Jean-Michel Wilmotte and his teams have over 100 projects in 30 countries, with a strong presence in the luxury, cultural, hotel and service sectors.
Winner of numerous international awards, according to the study carried out by the English magazine Building Design W&A entered the list of the world's 100 largest architecture firms.
An interior and emotion architect, Tristan Auer designs beautifully sensual and singular interiors.
His extremely rich and aesthetic vision finds its finest expression in vibrant col-our, lights and era mixes. From the Hôtel de Crillon and the Bains-Douches in Paris, to the prestigious works in private houses in London and New York, all the way to Moustique Is-land, he operates with the style of a stage director, his client being both the main actor in his screenplay and his accomplice in this on-going quest for elegance. As an ambassador of a certain French “art de vivre”, Tristan Auer combines his very modern vision with arts and crafts excellence to give a new definition of contemporary luxury.
Tristan Auer grew up in Aix-en-Provence. After graduating at ESAG-Penninghen, he joined forces with the Christian Liaigre team, and then Philippe Starck before he went on starting his own interior design firm in Paris in 2002.
Product and Interior Designer
Celeste Dell’Anna was born in Cannobbio in 1954 where he attended the architect Luigi Curti's studio from which he learned graphic representation and decoration techniques, as well as his love for art and architecture. He studied Architecture at the Polytechnic in Milan, a city where he has been since 1975. Celeste Dell'Anna's activity takes him around Italy, France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, the United States and China where he realised the 12,000 square metre building project in Kun Ming. A conscious eclecticism based on a deep historical knowledge of art and architecture. "Generally I don't like to do something where opulence is the only reason for beauty. I love looking at Marajas' portraits of the past which exude an absurdly measured charm and that same detached elegance that I like to find in my creations".
Leo De Carlo
Born in Venice in 1972. He graduated in Industrial Design at the Milan Polytechnic.
After an experience in the field of goldsmith design, he arrives in Philippe Starck's studio. In Paris he is fascinated by design capable of expressing traditional craftsmanship in a contemporary key. Back in Italy he pursues these expressions by starting to collaborate with companies in which manual skill is a distinguishing element of production.
The son of antique dealers specialised in Venetian glass art, De Carlo re-elaborates the different craft traditions with which he came into contact, through his personal creative universe. A mix of high culture and pop culture that offers a playful, at times disturbing, vision of the contemporary world.
Architect and Designer
Giovanni Luca Ferreri
Giovanni Luca Ferreri was born in Monza in 1970. In 1998 he graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic in Milan and in 2003 earned the title of PhD in Architectural Composition at the University of Architecture in Venice. Since his initial training and professional experience he has dealt with art, applied art and decoration. Since 2004 he has been teaching Composition and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture - Bovisa of the Politecnico in Milan. He has an office in Milan and an important part of his work involves the design and fitting of private homes.
Born in 1980 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a business graduate of the American University in Dubai Khalid worked in marketing and communication for almost seven years. In 2005 Khalid completed a degree in Fine Arts in Interior Design and by the end of 2009 had decided to leave marketing and follow his passion for design. Khalid has studied and specialized in Furniture & Objects design, first at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, UK, then at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson, New Zealand. In 2011 Khalid opened his own studio in Dubai followed by a showcase space in 2012; both in Ras Al Khor Industrial area. Khalid’s approach to design encompasses his personal expression of form, movement, emotion, and in particular, ‘the tale’ of objects.
Mike Shilov was born and grew up in Moscow. A graduate of the Faculty of Journalism of the Moscow State University, before making a successful career in interior design, he worked for many years as a fashion and lifestyle editor and art-director. Determined to do what he had wanted for so long, Mike received a position as interior and product design at the International Design School in Moscow. He continued his education abroad in order to obtain a truly global vision for design. In 2016, Architectural Digest chose Mike’s project for the Bosco Verticale Skyscraper in Milan as the very best. In 2018 Mike launched the eponymous luxury carpet collection.