Talking Heads with Peter Ippolito

Wednesday 25 May 2016

auditorium, HEAD - Genève
Bd. James-Fazy 15
at 7 pm

Peter Ippolito, Architect, Designer,  Ippolito Fleitz Group
Stuttgart, Berlin, Shanghai, Moscow, Seoul

en discussion with Jan Dominik Geipel, Dean of Space Design Department / Interior Architecture

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Peter Ippolito studied architecture in Stuttgart and Chicago. During this period, he was an assistant to Prof. Ben Nicholson (Chicago) and collected valuable practical experience in the studio of Daniel Libeskind (Berlin).

He set up Ippolito Fleitz Group together with Gunter Fleitz in 2002. IF Group has today offices all over the world:  Germany (Stuttgart, Berlin), Switzerland (Zürich), Russia (Moscow), China (Shanghai) and South Korea (Seoul). 

Over the years this multi-disciplinary design studio has built up an impressive international reputation for its interior architecture, communication and product design projects. The studio is active in all the fields of architecture and interiors, with projects in hospitality, retail, workspace, healthcare, civic and community, exhibition and residential. The studio has an overall and comprehensive approach to the architecture, and is active as well in Product Design (furniture, lighting, fashion and accessories, industrial goods, material studies) and in Communication Design (brand and identity, print and editorial, spatial communication). 

The studio has won more than 200 prestigious international and national awards, including the iF Golds, red dots and ADC Awards. In 2015 Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz were the first German interior designers to be admitted to Interior Design magazine's prestigious Hall of Fame. This honour is accorded to only a small handful of designers each year. They join the ranks of such legendary designers and design role models as Warren Plattner, Arthur Gensler, Patricia Urquiola, Philip Starck, Ingo Maurer, Antonio Citterio, David Rockwell, John Pawson, Shigeru Ban. 

In addition to his creative work, Peter Ippolito has held various teaching positions and is in keen demand as a speaker and as a member of competition juries. Peter Ippolito is a member of the German Designers Club (Deutscher Designer Club).


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