Judges: Sofia Steffenoni and Simona Auteri, Matter of Stuff
Sofia Steffenoni, Matter of Stuff
Sofia is a London-based Architect and Curator. Originally from Venice, she has always been inspired by the art of glass blowing and other crafts associated with her hometown and is constantly searching for the next incredible manufacturer or designer and potential collaborations. She is trained in photography, product design & manufacturing, as well as jewellery design. Through her experience at Acme, FOA and 3xn as well as work with the photographer Claudio Abate, she brings unparalleled expertise and passion to the business of design and manufacturing. Co-founder of Matter of Stuff, she is responsible for its Bespoke service.
Simona Auteri, Matter of Stuff
Simona is a London-based Architect and Curator from Genoa who has lived in seven countries including China, Japan and the US. She enjoys the challenge of initiating new works as well as forging links between international designers, manufacturers, editors and curators to deliver best-in-class design projects. Her experience at Heatherwick Studio and Kengo Kuma have brought valuable knowledge and insights into contemporary manufacturing with some of the most creative people in the world. Co-founder of Matter of Stuff, she is responsible for Furniture Consultancy & Procurement.