Anglo-Italian design duo Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia both trained in Industrial design. Young in Plymouth in the UK and Battaglia at ISIA in Rome, Italy. The couple made their debut show in 2003 at the Milan furniture Fair with their acclaimed ‘Sustainability with a smile’ collection using upcycled and repurposed materials (initially under the name Studiomold, then later as Young & Battaglia). Their have worked across a wide variety of creative projects including interiors, gardens, lighting, furniture, accessories, graphics and art direction for UK and International clients, and they are the founding partners of British interiors brand Mineheart. Their playful approach to design has won them a host of awards and they have attracted international recognition through a presence in many exhibitions worldwide including New York, Milan, Tokyo, Paris and London. Heralded as one of the top 10 design studios of the future at 100% Design London’s 10th anniversary, their work has been published in books, most leading design magazines, and selected for prestigious shows and collections such as the V&A museum and the MOMA.