Mirko Tattarini is the founder and director of Lagos Design Studios in Florence - Italy, with subsidiaries in Rome and Sofia, Bulgaria. He has taught courses at ISIA in Florence since 1998 and he’s now professor of “Strategic Design” at the Master Degree in Product and Communication Design. Mirko Tattarini worked in several countries, as Lagos CEO and as expert of the European Commission, such as western Europe, Malta, Syria, the whole Balkan region, Gulf countries, China. In 2005 he published the book “Digital Medina – Conversations 2002-2005”, an essay on design theory. His works have been published in several magazines worldwide and he frequently travels for lectures and symposiums throughout the world. From 2010 till 2013 he has been Art Director of Creative Space Serbia. In year 2011 he created the new furniture brand named Wildcrafts. Since 2011 he’s designer for Aston Martin Interiors and since 2009 he’s art director of the brand Design Apparat. In october 2013 he’s been appointed as Art Director of Geniogioco – Festival of childen creativity of Vinci, Leonardo’s hometown and art director of Fondazione Conservatorio della SSma Annunziata in Empoli. Mr. Tattarini is a graduate of ISIA – Florence, he studied at MCAD - Minneapolis College of Art and Design - USA and at the Hochschule der Bildenden Kunst in Saarbrucken, Germany. He collaborated and collaborates with companies such as European Space Agency, Serbian Import and Export Promotion Agency, Consorzio Opera Olei, Comune di Vinci, Formitalia Luxury Group, Aston Martin Interiors, Silvia Rizzi Comunicazione, Zoppini Gioielli, ISIA Firenze, Consorzio Seggiano DOP, F.J.Tyterleigh, Gilli International, Bianchini & Capponi, Design Apparat, Ligna Group, Egizia, SFC-Serbian Furniture Cluster, Creative Space Serbia, SCS-Plus, ICE - Foreign Trade Institute, British American Tobacco, CNR - National Research Council, Nido Home Furniture, Al Fardan Group–Qatar, Doha Enterprise-Qatar, Mediterranean Institute, Municipality of Florence, Monte dei Paschi Bank, Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Bank, Confindustria Balcani, Confartigianato Arezzo, Logli SpA, Franci, Viola.
Born in Nis, Serbia in 1979, Sasa Mitrovic manifested an early curiosity for the broadest design and visual culture, including furniture design, sci-fi, contemporary art and technology applications. Thus, after attending the first university classes in his hometown, he moved to Italy to complete his studies at ISIA Institute in Florence, a gateway to get closer to the tradition and methodology of Italian design, where he graduated with an experimental thesis on a crafts made 3d movie. He currently works as a product designer, 3d visual developer and a UX/UI expert between Italy and Serbia, and he still looks for a contamination between different design fields as the most worthwhile approach to the projects he develops. In 2012 he founded Twentythree, design studio with highest aim to establish production and design hubs altogether, delivering new ideas and good solutions all over the world. He exhibited his products in Belgrade 2012 - 2013 (Belgrade design week and Mikser festival), Salone del Mobile of Milan (Creative Space Serbia exposition, 2012 - 2013), International contemporary furniture fair in New York ICFF 2014 and Canton furniture fair 2015 in China. He has won many international design awards (ICFF studio award, Adex gold award, Mikser award...) and during last years prove himself as a good lecturer of design methodology.