Filippo Gabbiani (Italy)

Founder and Principal Architect, Kokaistudios


Born in Venice, Italy, from a famous family of artists and glass makers, Filippo Gabbiani developed very early a multidisciplinary interest for art and design. Starting to cooperate with his family in designing and producing artistic glass he completed his studies at University of Architecture of Venice where he graduated with an innovative research sponsored by the European Community on usage of alternative energies in architecture. Following his instinctive curiosity for different disciplines and other cultures he worked in several European countries and in the U.S.A. cooperating with prestigious firms of architecture, interior and industrial design prior to the founding of Kokaistudios


HONOR

2020

BookMark design competition by UNI - Member of the judging panel

2019

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the AD 100 China

2017

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the AD 100 China

2015

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the AD 100 China

2013

Architectural Digest “AD 100” - Honouree in the inaugural AD 100 China

2007

Perspective Hong Kong - Top 40 under 40 Award


PROJECT AWARDS

2019

Interior Design Magazine China Best of Year Awards Social House by Xintiandi won Honoree in Bookstore category

WIN Awards Social House by Xintiandi won Gold Prize of Retail Design category

REARD Awards Shanghai Shimao Festival City won Gold Prize of China Urban Renewal Recommend ListMIPIM Asia Awards Shanghai Shimao Festival City won Silver Prize of Best Refurbished Building

ICSC China Shopping & Retailer Awards Shanghai Shimao Festival City won Gold Award in the Renovations and Expansions category

AD100 Beijing COFCO Plaza won Office Design Category Awards

BUILD Architecture Awards Assemble by Réel won Best Retail Interior Project

BUILD Architecture Awards Kokaistudios won Best Retail Architecture & Design Studio

AZ Awards Koan by Lualdi won Award of Merit in Design-architecture Product category

design anthology Awards Kunming Artime Project won Certificate of Recognition in Urban Redevelopment category

2018

Prix Versailles Awards - "Brasserie" at Four Seasons Kyoto won restaurant category of Central Asia and & Northeast

2017

Real Estate Design China Award - "Brasserie" at Four Seasons Kyoto won Gold Award

Ahead Awards - “Brasserie" at Four Seasons Kyoto won restaurant category of Asia

BOY awards by Interior Design Magazine - “Brasserie" at Four Seasons Kyoto, finalist in restaurant category

BOY awards by Interior Design Magazine - Alt-life Ningbo Bookstore, finalist in bookstore category

Building of the Year by Archdaily - Xintai Warehouse, finalist in refurbishment category

2016

Real Estate Design China Award - "Brasserie" at Four Seasons Kyoto won Gold Award

Best 100 by Residence Magazine - Porterhouse by Laris won The Best Restaurant

That's Shanghai F&B Awards - Blackstone Magic Bar won New Bar of the YearThat's Shanghai F&B Awards - Mr & Mrs Bund won Restaurant of the Year

That's Shanghai F&B Awards - Bar Rouge won Al Fresco Bar of the Year

2015

WIN Awards – Bar Rouge is shortlisted in Best Bar category

2014

WAN Awards – Urban Design Awards – Shortlisted for Xi Shui Dong Wuxi

2013

Interior Design Magazine China Best of Year Merit Awards

K11 Art Mall Shanghai in Green category

Champagne Etc Hong Kong in Food/Drinks Retail catagory

.Perspective Awards for Jiaotong University of Law in Best Institutional/Public Space category

International Property Awards Asia Pacific “Highly Commended” in Commercial Renovation/RedevelopmentCategory for Shanghai K11 Art Mall

2012

Time Out Hong Kong 2012 Food & Drink Awards “Best New Wine Concept for ETC Wine Shops”

MIPIM Asia Awards

Silver in Best Retail Expansion for Vacheron ConstantinBronze in Best Chinese Futura Projects for Tsinghua University Law Library

City Weekend Shanghai Readers’ Choice Awards - Dining and Nightlife Category for Yu Bar at Marriott Shanghai.2011 MIPIM Asia Awards – Best Retail Interior for Miele House project

International Property Awards – Best Retail Interior for Vacheron Constantin Mansion Project at Huai Hai Lu 796 2010 Perspective Awards – Certificate of Excellence for Vacheron Constantin Mansion project

China’s Most Successful Design Awards– Gold Award for Huai Hai Lu 796 project in ShanghaiIAI Awards - Nomination Award of Commercial Space Vacheron Constantin Mansion project

MIPIM Asia Awards – Best Chinese Project & Best Mixed Use for Park 33 - Wai Tai Yuan Project

2009

UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - Award of Merit for Huai Hai Lu 796

Time Out Shanghai Awards:

‘The Best Bar’ for Sin Lounge Bar

‘Special Jury Prize’ for Lounge 18

City Weekend Shanghai Readers’ Choice Awards - ‘Best New Club’ for Sin Lounge Bar

2008

Interior Design Magazine - Member of Hall of Fame China

Asia Pacific Interior Design Biennial Awards (IAIC) - Bronze Prize of Institute Category for Confucius Institute project in Beijing

2006

UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation - Award of Distinction by for Bund18 Renovation Project