The designers

Mario Trimarchi: ALESSI Swan by Oras

Mario Trimarchi, the Italian designer known internationally for his capacity to look at everyday objects like sculptures populating our household landscape. Trimarchi has worked for a long time on reinventing everyday objects through an unexpected side step which makes use of unstable geometries such that an object looks different from each angle of vision, like a statue. This approach engendered highly successful products, such as the Ossidiana coffee maker, and La Stanza dello Scirocco, the collection of containers and centerpieces designed for Alessi.

Alessandro Mendini: LA CUCINA ALESSI by Oras kitchen faucet

Born in Milan in 1931. This highly esteemed architect has worked with international brands such as Alessi, Philips, Swarovski and Swatch. He works on products, furniture, interiors and installations. He is an honorary member of the Bezabel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem; has won the Compasso d'Oro Design Award, the Architectural League's Award in New York and is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in France. His works are on display in various museums and private collections.

Stefano Giovannoni: LA CUCINA ALESSI by Oras, IL BAGNO ALESSI One by Oras

Born in La Spezia in 1954, lives and works in Milan. Along with teaching and doing research, this highly awarded industrial designer, interior designer and architect has collaborated with companies like Alessi, Flos, Magis, Seiko, Kankyo, Inda, Laufen, Siemens and Oras. He has designed numerous commercially and critically acclaimed products such as "Il Bagno Alessi One" by Oras. His works are part of the permanent archive of Centre Georges Pompidou and of MOMA collection in New York.

Rodrigo Torres: ALESSI Sense by Oras

Born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1976, Rodrigo Torres obtained his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá and later his Master's degree in Design from Domus Academy of Milan. Rodrigo Torres has worked for major international companies such as Alessi, Nike and Poliform. Over the years, he has participated in several international exhibitions and has been rewarded with prestigious design awards. His work has been published in some of the most important design publications in the world. Rodrigo Torres is the designer of ALESSI Sense by Oras faucets.

Jorma Vennola: Oras Aventa

Industrial designer, born in 1943, has practiced industrial design in its various forms since the early 1970s. He started his career in the United States by designing children’s toys and glass items, continuing with glass, domestic appliances, packages of technical chemistry products and tractors. This acknowledged designer of high technology faucets started designing for Oras already in the 1970’s, creating numerous timeless classics along the way – and receiving wide recognition respectively.

Kirsi Svärd: Oras Cubista, Oras Optima

One of the best known Finnish designers of the younger generation was born in 1961 in Tampere and graduated from the Kuopio Polytechnic, Art and Design in 1988 as an industrial designer. Along with practicing her skills in styling, design management, brand design and structural concepts, graphic design, model making and design analyses, Svärd has designed items from tiny pipettes to domestic appliances. Both Oras Optima and Oras Cubista faucet range exhibit the Kirsi Svärd style.

Harri Koskinen: Oras Oramix

Harri Koskinen, born 1970, is a world-famous Finnish designer who has designed for Alessi, Iittala, Arabia, Woodnotes and Artek. He has been awarded with Compasso d’Oro (2004), Pro Finlandia (2007) and Nordic Design Award (2009). His work can also be seen in the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. He is the designer of Oras Oramix design facelift.