Founded in 1980, Studio Kairos operates mainly in the field of industrial design and development, as well as architecture and furniture. The inspiration of the projects is stated right from the name: in classical Greek Kairos means right point, right place, right time, right measure. In ancient Greece it was also the concept that defined the manner of operating, of designing.
Kairos was, for instance, the choice 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, the good result. The studio is formed by Giuseppe Manente and Abramo Mion. Giuseppe Manente was born in Mestre (Venice) in 1947. After having attended the higher course of industrial design, he obtained the architecture degree at Venice university. Since 1973 he has been practising architecture, operating in the civil and industrial construction field for public and private institutions. Abramo Mion was born in Mirano (Venice) in 1951. He attended the engineering faculty at Padova University, and then in the architecture faculty of Venice University. He became part of the design staff of a furniture industry and has since then been concerned with interior architecture.
Studio Kairos collaborates with leading companies and institutions and has received many prestigious awards, including the Compasso d'Oro for the Sisamo wardrobe by B&B Italia (1984).