7 NAME TO WATCH JONATHAN MIZZI
Who is he?
A British- Maltese designer who studied set design and visual effects throughout Europe and America, Mizzi qualified as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in 2008. He worked for Foster + Partners and design studio Cinimod before founding Mizzi Studio in 2011.
What’s his style?
He calls it ‘neo-futuristic’, which we’re translating as buildings and products defined by modern, gravity- defying shapes and slick materials. Mizzi is a huge sci-fi fan, which comes through in his studio’s technological designs – they strive to ‘transform ideas and fantasy into reality’.
Where can I see his designs?
Head to Westfield Stratford City to admire the copper curves of the studio’s design for Colicci cafe (right). You’ll also find Mizzi at this year’s Decorex design fair, where he’s exhibiting the ‘Awkward Table’ series (right; mizzi.co).