Designer: Jozeph Forakis
Since 1993 he has run his own Milan-based strategic design consulting studio, working with a wide range of international clients. He is also teacher and lecturer at the Domus Academy.
In parallel, from 1999-2002 he was European Design Director for MOTOROLA mobile communications and was responsible for the design of the Motorola V70 mobile phone. From 1993-1997 he consulted with the Domus Academy Research Center in Milan, as Coordinator of the SmarTools Lab, specializing in strategic design research, interaction design and the design and development of products and services with information technologies.
His designs have won several awards and have been featured in numerous publications, including the recent book SPOON (Phaidon Press) and 50 Lights (Mel Byars), and have been displayed in many galleries and museums around the world.
His work was included in the historic exhibitions Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design and Workspheres, both at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, where it now forms part of the permanent collection.
In October 2003 his work was the subject of the first one-man show ever organized by ADI (Italian Design Association) in the exhibition Jozeph Forakis: 10 years of Design in Italy.