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INTRODUCING THE PARTNERS

Artemide
The Human Light

Artemide is the leading manufacturer in the luxury light market, combining design and architecture.

The Milan-based company was established in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi who is now Artemide's Chairman and Chief Executive. The organisation comprises 24 foreign subsidiaries and a global sales network, including 60 monobrand showrooms in cities such as Milan, New York and Zurich. Its products are sold in 83 countries in all.
With five production plants in Italy, France, Hungary and the USA, two glass-blowing works and two research centres in Italy and France, the Group employs around 700 people today, 59 of whom work in research and development, a core competency underlining just how innovative at the company is.

For over fifty years, Artemide has defined design as a union of innovation, quality and design and the company really does break new ground with every new product line it devises. At the same time Artemide's philosophy of “The Human Light” places human beings at the heart of everything it does. The objective is to improve the quality of light continually in conjunction with human needs. At the same time, Artemide believes it has a social, economic and ecological responsibility to produce “responsible light”.
www.artemide.com

In her practical work, architect Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Swantje Kühn deals with the diverse interrelations found between architecture and contemporary art, the media, scenography and music. In many of her architectural projects where she has worked with artists, a synaesthesia has emerged that has broadened the concept of architecture and art. She teaches design at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design and lectures on changes in society as a whole and how they are expressed in relation to architecture, art, film and music.

CV Swantje Kühn, born 1964 in Munich, 1983 Bachelor of Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University with honours. 1983 -1989 studied architecture at the Technical University in Munich, 1985 worked for GtZ in Malawi, Africa. 1989 -1991 architect at Richard Rogers Partnership, London.

1991 Set up a practice with Eike Becker, Georg Gewers and Oliver Kühn. Since 2007 GKK+ Architect BDA with offices in Berlin and Beijing.

Since 2003 professor of architecture, theory and design at the Hochschule Ostwestfalen Lippe University of Applied Sciences, visiting professor in Seoul, Korea and Wuhan, China.