Chapman Taylor Directors to speak at Italian Interior Design Days conference on 14 December

Directors from three of Chapman Taylor’s European studios will be speaking at the Italian Interior Design Days online conference at 09.30 am CET on Monday 14 December, with a key focus on our award-winning NOI Techpark project in the Italian city of Bolzano.

Organised by Heinze, the German networking company, the five-day event brings together figures primarily from the German and Italian architecture and interior design industries to discuss news and trends in interior design.

Ruprecht Melder, from our Düsseldorf studio, will open our keynote address with a presentation titled Chapman Taylor - One Global Office, giving an outline of our international experience and expertise in a wide variety of sectors.

Chiara Domenici, from our Milan studio, will talk about about our NOI Techpark project, where we repurposed an abandoned former aluminium factory as a beautiful home for research and innovation companies and educational institutions. The new complex has become an engine for economic activity in the South Tyrol region of Italy.

Finally, UK Director of Interiors Jon Grant, from our London studio, will speak on the topic of Workplace Interior Design, drawing on his research and extensive experience in designing for a wide range of workplace formats to expand on some of the ideas he has outlined in his Insight papers on the subject.

Chapman Taylor has extensive experience of designing workplace interiors of all typologies in many countries around the world. Well-designed workplace environments can help increase productivity and job satisfaction. Our success in the office sector has been built by focusing on the specific needs of clients and end-users, and by combining cutting-edge thinking on workspace design with commercial credibility and operational efficiency.

Chiara Domenici (Dr Arch - Iscritta all’Ordine degli Architetti di Milano)

Director, Milan

Chiara undertakes a key role managing our Milan studio, with a special focus on design quality. She has experience working in a number of international design practices as well as running her own architectural partnership in Milan.

Educated in Vienna and at the Politecnico di Milano, Chiara joined Chapman Taylor in 2012 and was promoted to Director in 2020.

Areas of expertise:

Design Management / Client Liaison / General Supervision / Office / Retail / Leisure / Mixed-use

Chiara è entrata a far parte di Chapman Taylor Milano nel 2012 e nel 2015 è stata promossa al ruolo di Associate Director.

Chiara ha studiato a Vienna e si è laureata al Politecnico di Milano e svolge un ruolo chiave nella gestione del nostro studio milanese, con particolare attenzione alla qualità progettuale. Chiara ha maturato una notevole esperienza professionale lavorando in diversi studi di architettura di fama internazionale e gestendo il suo studio associato a Milano.

Aree di competenza:

Design Management / Client Liaison / General Supervision / Office / Retail / Leisure / Mixed-use


Ruprecht Melder (Dipl Ing Architekt (Univ))

Director, Düsseldorf

Ruprecht is responsible for the design and delivery of retail, office and mixed-use projects in our Düsseldorf studio.

He has successfully established the role of 'General Planner' within the Düsseldorf studio and has successfully led General Planner teams on several large-scale projects.

Ruprecht joined Chapman Taylor in 1995. After joining the management board as a Prokurist in 2008, he became joint Managing Director in 2013 to support the growth of the business, and continues to oversee project work in Germany and Austria.

Areas of expertise:

General Planner / Retail / Mixed-use / Offices

Ruprecht ist seit 1995 bei Chapman Taylor und ist verantwortlich für die Konzeption und Durchführung von Einzelhandels-, Büro- und Mixed-Use-Projekten in unserem Büro in Düsseldorf.

Im Jahr 2008 wurde Ruprecht Melder als Prokurist Teil der Geschäftsführung und ist seit 2013 als Geschäftsführer für die Leitung und die Entwicklung des Düsseldorfer Standortes zuständig.

Ein weiterer Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt ist die des Generalplaners. Diesen Aufgabenbereich hat Ruprecht im deutschen Büro etabliert und hat sich als Leiter von Generalplanungs-Teams bei Großprojekten erfolgreich bewährt.

Schwerpunkte:

Generalplanung / Einzelhandel / Mixed-Use / Bürobau

Jon Grant (BA(Hons) Interior Architecture)

Director, UK

Jon joined our London studio in July 2017, having previously established and managed our Bangkok studio. He has worked on both architectural and interior design commissions in countries as diverse as China, Thailand, Vietnam, the UAE, Malaysia and the UK.

With over 20 years’ experience working in markets across three continents, Jon has expertise in high-end interior design projects across the hospitality, F&B, residential and retail sectors.

Areas of expertise:

Interior Design / Architecture / Retail / F&B / Hospitality / Residential

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