ABOUT MIKI ASTORI
Born in Milan 1965, Miki Astori completed his studies as architect in 1991 and started to work as interior designer. In 1992 he moved to Paris where he started to collaborate with Philippe Starck, where he developes several product for different brand like Kartell, Flos, Xo, Cassina, Driade.
In 1995 he opened his office in Milano mainly operating in the area of furniture design, interior and architecture. In the same year is involved in the construction of a new brand for Driade where he is the main consultant and enstablished a firm collaboration with the Company.
Besides Driade he is involved in collaboration with different companies as product designer and image consultant.
In 1997 kept on a long permanence in South East Asia in search of new suppliers for manufacturing object and furniture he creates. He settled down his headquarter in Thailand, visiting time to time Taiwan, Indonesia, China and Vietnam. During his stay he developed a new family of products balancing in the integration between a simple and elementary technology deriving form South Asian manufacture and the western insustrial high standard quality. His preference is firmly oriented in the use of natural and traditional materials like rattan, wood, iron combined togheter in simple and clear structures.
Recently he is increasingly involved in project of architecture, interior and decorator design.