The designer duo Minale Maeda was founded in 2006 and is a master example for international design.
Kuniko Maeda from Tokyo and Mario Minale from Napoli have their common studio in Rotterdam. After both designers studied in their hometowns, they met in their master studies in Eindhoven and remained in the Netherlands afterwards. Maeda and Minale have similar understandings of design, while their differences regarding culture offer a bigger understanding of materials and backgrounds.
Useful products with artistic details characterize Minale Maeda. The practical utility and the expression of culture are as important as the consequences of consume and the improvement of life’s quality for the Italian-Japanese team. The phenomenon of the information society is mirrored in the works of Minale Maeda: To catch the non-material and to find the reality in the artificial.
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