MEMBERS

Giuseppe Manente
born in Mestre (VE) in 1947, after having attended the higher course of industrial design in Venice, obtained his architecture degree in 1972 at Venice university.
He has been practising architecture since 1973, operating in the civil and industrial construction field for public and private institutions.

Abramo Mion
born in Mirano (VE) in 1951, attended the engineering faculty at Padova University and then in 1974 the architecture faculty of Venice University. At that time he became part of the design staff of a furniture industry and has since then been concerned with internal architecture.

Paolo Greco

architect-designer

Giacomo Mion

architect-designer

+ external collaborators 

PHILOSOPHY

In classical Greek Kairos means: right point, right place, right time, right measure. In ancient Greece it was the concept that also defined the manner of operating, of designing. Kairos was, for instance, the choise of the right place for the construction of a house and, at the same time, the waiting for the right moment to do the works; this balanced combination of place and time guaranteed the right measure, a good result.
Inspired by this concept, Studio Kairos, was founded in 1980. It works on industrial design and development, as well in architecture and interior design.

AWARDS

1984 – “Sisamo”, wardrobe system for B&B ITALIA, won the prize “Compasso d’oro”.
1984 – “Sisamo”, wardrobe system for B&B ITALIA, won the prize of the magazine “Shoner Wohnen” as the best piece of furniture of the year.
1987 – “Futura”, kitchen for DADA, was selected for the prize “Compasso d’oro”.
1987 – Skiing-boot for DOLOMITE was selected for the prize “Compasso d’oro”.
1989 – “Abak “, operative office system for B&B – HERMAN MILLER was selected for the prize “Compasso d’oro”.
1989 – Prize EIMU Milano.
1991 – Prize MILANO OFFICE DESIGN.
1994 – “Velante”, wardrobe system for B&B ITALIA was selected for the prize “Compasso d’oro”.
1998 – “Atlante”, sliding door system for B&B ITALIA, was selected for the prize “Compasso d’oro”.
1998 – “Pab”, living system for B&B ITALIA, was selected for “Compasso d’oro”.

2015 - “Halia”, chair for KOEKSIYON, won the price “redot award”

COLLABORATIONS

ASTOR
B&B ITALIA
BOFFI
BONTEMPI
COLOMBO DESIGN
COMUNE DI VENEZIA
DADA
DELLA ROVERE
DOLOMITE
ELLEBI
ESTEL
FINCANTIERI
FOSCARINI
GRUPPO ARC LINEA
HERMAN MILLER
KOLEKSIYON
LEMA
MESON’S
MOLTENI & C.
MOROSO
MOVE
MURAKOSHI YAPAN
NORDICA
POLIFORM
SAMSONITE ITALIA
VARENNA