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1. “The Rainbow” in Italian 2. A place to explore, discover, and collect the world’s most extraordinary design

L’ArcoBaleno is the ultimate resource for exploring, discovering, and collecting extraordinary design from around the world. Our site mixes a curated marketplace with intelligent, magazine-style content covering innovative and intriguing work across the spectrum of design–from furniture, lighting, crafts, and decorative arts to architecture, travel, fashion, and technology.

Our team travels the globe to bring you material from the world’s most exclusive galleries and makers. We offer fresh insight through diverse content produced in collaboration with today’s most forward-looking and influential curators, collectors, designers, artisans, and nerds. From design masters to emerging talent, we celebrate the people, places, and things that shape the design world, both past and present.

For our customers, L’ArcoBaleno offers services that can’t be found anywhere else. We make acquiring superlative design easy, fast, and safe. Our Concierge Service is always available to help with advice, shipping arrangements, insurance options, condition reports, and a terrific library of detailed images. Our easy-to-use system allows for customized payment methods and 100% secure, worry-free transactions.

We’re also proud to offer our selling partners a suite of helpful tools to manage logistics, database building, and photography. If you’re interested in becoming a L’ArcoBaleno partner, please contact our curatorial team at curatorial.team@larcobaleno.com.

Founders

Ambra Medda

Ambra Medda

Creative Director/
Co-Founder

Ambra inspires great design through innovative collaborations between designers, artists, brands, and institutions. An astute curator, she cofounded the high-profile Design Miami/ fair, serving as director for 5 years. She is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, French, and Chinese, and her curiosity and passion are contagious.

Oliver Weyergraf

Oliver Weyergraf

CEO/Co-Founder

Oliver is CEO and Founder of L’ArcoBaleno. He’s held strategy, new media, finance, and CEO positions at some of Germany’s most innovative tech startups, and was previously a member of eBay’s German Leadership Team. Oliver is a passionate yachtsman and footballer.

The Committee

Clemence & Didier Krzentowski

Clemence & Didier Krzentowski

Founders, Galerie kreo

Didier and his wife, Clemence, founded kreo in 1992 as a design agency for cultivating collaborations between companies and designers. Galerie kreo opened in Paris in 1999 and continues to produce and exhibit original pieces by some of the world’s most iconic contemporary designers, including Konstantin Grcic and the Bouroullecs.

Martina Mondadori

Martina Mondadori

Publisher

Martina sits on Arnoldo Mondadori Editore’s board of directors and is the founder of Memoria, a cultural marketing agency. The former Editorial Director of Tar Magazine, Martina recently founded Anew Mag, focusing on art, fashion, design, and everything contemporary.

David Adjaye

David Adjaye

Principal, Adjaye Associates

David is one of the world’s leading architects. His global projects run the gamut from private homes to important public pavilions and buildings, including the Smithsonian’s new National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. He is also incredibly passionate about artistic collaborations.

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon

Industrial Designer

Born in Tunisia, Tom moved to England in 1963. He dropped out of art school to play bass guitar before teaching himself to weld and going on to produce furniture. Today, he’s one of the most respected designers in the world. He’s also very funny.

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

Artist

Pharrell’s portfolio spans music, fashion, and design. His collective, i am OTHER, includes a record label, a YouTube channel, apparel lines, and a sustainable textile firm. His non-profit, From One Hand to Another, provides alternative educational tools for Virginia Beach’s youth. And oh yeah, the guy’s won eight Grammys.

Suzanne Demisch & Stephane Danant

Suzanne Demisch & Stephane Danant

Founders, Demisch Danant

An elegantly hip New York sensibility overlaps with postwar European design at Suzanne and Stephane’s Chelsea gallery. Partners since 2000, the pair champions luminaries such as Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, and Joseph André Motte through tightly curated, multi-layered yet accessible exhibitions.

Jorge Just

Jorge Just

Innovator, Teacher, and Creative Strategist

Jorge founded RapidFTR, an open-source mobile app that helps humanitarian workers reunite children and families, working with UNICEF on the development and deployment of the app. He’s told stories on This American Life, and helped bands find compelling ways to use the Internet. He’s a creative collaborator and super-communicator.

Patrick Li

Patrick Li

Creative Director

As an internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary designer, Patrick works with the globe’s top fashion, beauty, and art brands and institutions. He sits on the board of the public arts champion Creative Time and is also creative director of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Stefano Tonchi

Stefano Tonchi

Editor-in-Chief, W Magazine

Before editing W, Stefano was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. He’s held posts at Esquire, J. Crew, Self, and L’Uomo Vogue, and contributed to multiple fashion/art-focused books and exhibits. He is, of course, always impeccably dressed.

Dr. Shelley Fox Aarons

Dr. Shelley Fox Aarons

Collector

Shelley is a retired psychiatrist and a trustee of New York’s New Museum. She and her husband, Philip Aarons, have supported several exhibitions and publications. When not traveling to view the latest in art and design, she can be found at home, rearranging the furniture and art.

Alexander Dellal

Alexander Dellal

Curator, Entrepreneur

Alex is an art/tech/publishing wunderkind and the founder of Meri Media, a digital publishing and front-end agency that produces content, apps, and sites for world-renowned brands. He previously ran London’s esteemed 20 Projects. Presently, he’s having a blast building hotels out of shipping containers in Brazil.

Reed Krakoff

Reed Krakoff

Fashion Designer, Creative Director, Photographer

After 15+ years as Coach’s Executive Creative Director, Reed is refocusing his attention on his acclaimed namesake luxury label. Beyond his fashion cred, Reed’s also an accomplished photographer, author, mentor, collector, and arts patron. Actually, you name it, and Reed’s probably done it—and incredibly well.

Laurence & Patrick Seguin

Laurence & Patrick Seguin

Founders, Galerie Patrick Seguin

Internationally renowned art dealers Laurence and Patrick have championed the work of French modernists like Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé for a quarter century. The duo works out of a Jean Nouvel-designed gallery and office, and lives in a beautifully appointed ground floor apartment in a 1620 Parisian redbrick mansion.

Stavros Niarchos III

Stavros Niarchos III

Kiteboarder, Arts Patron, Entrepreneur

Born in New York, Stavros grew up mostly in Paris, and studied film at the University of California. In addition to an exciting career as a professional kiteboarder, Stavros is also an avid arts patron and supporter, who collaborates on a variety of art-related events.

Team

Wava Carpenter

Wava Carpenter

Editor in Chief /
Director of Content

After studying Design History at Parsons, Wava has worn many hats in support of design culture: teaching design studies, curating exhibitions, overseeing commissions, organizing talks, writing articles, and all manner of work for Design Miami. Wava leaves the hats at the office. When hitting the streets, she favors sunglasses.

Tatjana Sprick

Tatjana Sprick

Sales Director

Some people just radiate warmth and welcome - and Tatjana’s one of them. A former set-decorator, she’s also worked in fashion distribution for Yohji Yamamoto. Tatjana has lived in Paris, Rome, New York, Morocco, and now Berlin. Come for a visit, she’d be happy to show you around.

Anna Carnick

Anna Carnick

Managing Editor

A former editor at Assouline, the Aperture Foundation, Graphis, and Clear, Anna loves celebrating great artists. Her writing has appeared in several esteemed arts and culture publications, and she’s edited over 20 books. She’s the author of Design Voices, and seriously enjoys a good picnic.

Benjamin Mosse

Benjamin Mosse

Product Director

Over the past decade, Benjamin’s worked in global partnering and new market development for Nokia and The Associated Press, creating some killer mobile experiences for top-notch brands along the way. He’s excited to work his mobile and media expertise—let’s just call it magic, shall we?—for L’ArcoBaleno.

Natalie Kane

Natalie Kane

Production Manager

Natalie brings ten years of experience in digital media and product management to her role at L’ArcoBaleno. Apart from being our resident all-round organisational superhero and the crucial link between Tech and Creative, she likes to tell us we’re all stars and hates coffee cups featuring the word coffee in multiple languages/fonts/colors.

Kevin Mertens

Kevin Mertens

Senior Photo Editor

In addition to a fantastic eye, Kevin brings years of print and online photo-editing experience to L’ArcoBaleno. In his free time, Kevin—a former paramedic and OSTKREUZ School of Photography & Design grad—combines his love of art and his passion for helping others through documentary photographic work.

Jens Ehne

Jens Ehne

Operations Manager

With a background in the aviation and logistics industries, Jens is passionate about everything transportation-related. He enjoys an international working environment, and loves to cook and entertain. Through L'ArcoBaleno, he hopes to find the perfect designer piece for his kitchen.

Agnes Contris

Agnes Contris

Customer Services

Agnes loves learning about new places, cultures, and people. Thankfully, her globetrotting experiences in the travel and tourism industry facilitated just that. Today, she continues to interact daily with individuals from around the world—from the comfort of her lovely Berlin office.

René, Henning & Lars

René, Henning & Lars

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L'AB's amazing, lovable tech team. They've worked together for 6 years, and estimate they have a combined 33.333 years of programming experience. This is the second marketplace they've built from scratch. The team has the ever-helpful ability to speak in simple terms about super complex, computery things. They're constantly smiling and drinking Club-Mate by the crate.

Alessandro Ianelli

Alessandro Iannelli

Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Switzerland, Alessandro comes to us from a unique background that includes experiences both in advertising and as the cofounder of a dance company in Zürich. His passions include art, design, theater, music, and dance—and he is quite possibly the most likeable guy you’ve ever met.

Bernadette Güttler

Bernadette Güttler

Team & Office Assistant

Bernadette is our amiable go-to person for all things administrative or office-related. In addition to bringing over a dozen years of experience to the table, she is friendly, kind, graceful, and . . . quite tall.

Jules Gaffney

Jules Gaffney

Product Photo Editor

Before L’ArcoBaleno, Jules worked in the worlds of contemporary art and e-commerce—which basically makes her the employee of our dreams. She handles the acquisition, editing, and archiving of our product imagery, as well as other site-wide imagery. She’s obsessed with Elvis, Grace Coddington, and Sarah Bernhardt.

Natsuko van der Ree

Natsuko van der Ree

Graphic & UX Designer

Japan-born, Berlin-based Natsuko is our very talented in-house graphic designer. When she’s not in the office you can find her in her own studio making handmade objects and accessories from natural materials she gathers in the forest. That’s right – the forest.

Miranda Zahedieh

Miranda Zahedieh

Account Manager

This charming, brainy, and ever-energetic Brit studied design at the V&A and the RCA, and has been in Berlin nearly a decade. When she's not liaising with galleries or researching design finds, she can be found running a popular street food festival, dancing her heart out, or digging through flea markets. She's generally pretty open, but prefers to keep the cat-lady part of her personality under wraps.

Elena Tezak

Elena Tezak

Research Assistant

Prior to joining L’ArcoBaleno, Elena studied design in Vienna and Berlin and also apprenticed to a goldsmith in Vienna. She kindly describes her work with us as “a second design history education.” Elena also loves to work with her hands, and recently opened her own design studio in Berlin. She makes beautiful jewelry, among other pieces.

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