An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings of equilibrium-defying contemporaneity. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature, Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager and, with his family, settled in the Bronx. After studying music in New York
and Israel on an American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, he developed into a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1970 and a postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.
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Michael Boodro is the editor in chief of ELLE DECOR, having been promoted in August 2010 from executive editor–a position he’s held at the magazine twice in his career. Prior to joining ELLE DECOR, he was editor in chief of Martha Stewart Living and was the launch editor of Culture and Travel. He served as an editor in the Style Department of The New York Times Magazine and was editor in chief of Garden Design. He worked as features editor at Vogue for 11 years.
He is the author of the forthcoming ELLE DECOR: The Height of Style, which will be published by Abrams in September, and wrote the text for Stephen Sills and James Huniford’s design book Dwellings. His articles have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Art News, Town & Country, and House Beautiful.
Formerly a fashion producer, Katie Baron is a prolific London-based journalist, author and creative consultant with extensive experience within the fashion, retail and design industries.
Her last 12 years have been spent traversing the worlds of visual merchandising and store design for Habitat and Liberty; brand consultancy and project management at Yellowdoor, fashion production at Harpers Bazaar UK and editorial adventures for Dazed & Confused, Esquire, Glass, Luxure, Vogue, 125 magazine and Volt, for which she is currently the Fashion Features Editor.
She is also a Senior Editor at Stylus Media Group – a leading global think-tank that provides strategic design intelligence and trends forecasting services to the creative industries.
Born in 1953 in Milan, Italy. He graduated from Milan Polytechnic. After winning the competition for the interior design of the Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Centre, he moved to Paris, where he signed the renovation of the Musée d'Orsay (with Gae Aulenti), the new halls of the School French Cour Carré of the Louvre and the renovation of the city center of Nantes. Since 1996 he lives and works in Milan. In 1998 he opened Studio Italo Rota & Partners.
Among the major projects under way: in Italy, Palermo the rearrangement of Palazzo Forcella de Seta and the renovation of the Maritime Station; in Milan the conversion of the Palazzo dell’Arengario in Museo del Novecento; in India the conversion of the steelworks of Dolvi. The main realizations of 2008 are: the thematic pavilion "Ciudades de Agua" for Expo Zaragoza 2008. In 2009 was inaugurated the Hindu temple of Lord Hanuman in India and Boscolo Exedra Hotel in Milan. The year 2010 began with the design of DimMI – an information point for the city of Milan and the Chameleon Club in Dubai.