OUR PASSIONS

Hangar Twist

We speak in black and white, but we use all their colours nuances.
In Hangar Design Group people are project oriented, and they learn to share with each other their creativity skills. In Hangar Design Group ideas are used to build a brand vision and a consistent global approach to hold our customers’ DNA properly. In Hangar Design Group the principle of territoriality cannot be applied. World is our territory and into the world we bring the brand values of the companies that entrust us. We have a story, but we care more about the future. Because the future is always right.

When client asks
“Please make a great design”
What they are saying is
“Please change the way I see my world”

WE CREATE IDEAS

About Us

Hangar Design Group was founded in 1980. Since its establishment, the agency has balanced a steadfast commitment to design quality, creative ability and efficient delivery on different grounds, including retail spaces, new products, brand identities, communication tools, exhibition spaces, and digital environments.
Hangar Design Group considers important every single aspect of a brand, from the smallest graphic detail to the large-scale application.
Thanks to the multiple skills of a widely diverse network of collaborators, the agency creates impactful and significant brands, founded on the idea that design as strategic tool is closely related to all the corporate communications activities.
Hangar Design Group is today an international network with more that 80 clients in 15 countries, with a staff of almost 50 among brand strategists, designers, architects, digital experts and content managers. It operates in Italy, Europe, America and Asia.

founders

Alberto Bovo Founder

Sandro Manente Founder

YEAR BY YEAR

Timeline

Having a story is what really matters.
Without a story there is no opportunity to express yourself.

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1981
The beginning

Alberto Bovo and Sandro Manente start their creative adventure. After their architecture degree in IUAV in Venice, they began to apply architectural coherence and rigor to design and visual arts.

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1990
The most beautiful place

After extensive restoration works, two old hangars, on the road that connects Venice to Treviso, are restored to full working order. Here the creative studio establishes its headquarters and this is the place where ideas for the future are created.

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2000
In the city of design

The time has come for Hangar Design Group to make its appearance in the capital of design. Hangar Milan is established and the studio sets up a client base on a national scale. The Milan office is the connection hub for a new network of international collaborations.

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2001
The place to be

The inevitable encounter with the culture of the American city takes place overlooking the United States from a new office in the Flatiron Building. The American experience impacts on the entire group, opening the door, in the following years, to a key market.

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2004
Looking East

Far East cannot stop growing. Hangar Design Group opens a company in Shanghai, the gateway to Asia. The agency has now a real global network.

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2011
It is awards time

The project of the mobile home “Sunset” wins the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award. The most important prize for design seals a professional career spanning thirty years.

2015
Stay cool Europe, Asia here we are

A new office in the French Concession and a long-term partnership with the Taiwanese ceramic brand ACERA mark the company’s consolidation in the Asian market.

TODAY
"We keep on looking ahead towards new goals and new territories. Hangar Design Group has become multicultural and multidisciplinary. The new challenge is to bring our creativity and our ideas inside to meet the global market needs."

Alberto Bovo Founder

ACCOLADES

"...passion and curiosity have always led us on the path of creativity so as to cross the history of design…"

  • Awards

  • 2016
    Best of the Best
    Red Dot Product Design Award
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  • 2015
    Product Design Selection for the first
    International ADI Compasso d’Oro
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  • 2015
    China Awards
    Fondazione Italia Cina
    -
  • 2014
    Product design
    Muuuz International Awards
    -
  • 2013
    Special mention for the best design
    Premio OMI
    -
  • 2012
    Special “coordinated image” prize
    International Packaging Competition Vinitaly
    -
  • 2011
    Mobile home project
    ADI Compasso d’Oro
    -
  • 2011
    Exhibition design, Dubai
    Intersec Stand Design Award
    -
  • 2010
    Italia degli Innovatori Award
    Expo Shanghai
    -
  • 2010
    Package design
    Red Dot Design Award
    -
  • 2009
    Red Dot Design Award
    -
  • 2008
    Questione di etichetta
    Bruno Mosnel
    -
  • 2007
    Office system
    Lidex NeoCon Toronto
    -
  • 2006
    Logo design
    Eulda Awards
    -
  • 2004
    Packaging for homeware products
    Adi Index
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  • 2003
    Brand Logo
    Pinacoteca di Brera
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  • 2002
    Un Marchio per Venezia
    City of Venice
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  • 2002
    Italian Web awards
  • Lectures/Academia

  • 2016
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Domus Academy, Milan
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  • 2015
    Invited Speaker
    Ca’Foscari, Venice
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  • 2015
    Invited Speaker
    Domus Academy, Milan
    -
  • 2015
    Lectio Magistralis
    Design Department Tongji University, Shanghai
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  • 2015
    Invited Speaker
    IUAV, Venice
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  • 2014
    Lecture
    IUAV, Venice
    -
  • 2014
    Invited Speaker
    Domus Academy, Milan
    -
  • 2013
    Invited Speaker
    Tongji University Shanghai
    -
  • 2013
    Invited Speaker
    NABA, Milan
    -
  • 2012
    Invited Speaker
    Design Department, Politecnico Milan
    -
  • 2010
    Invited speaker
    Facoltà di Economia, Padua
    -
  • 2010
    Lectio Magistralis
    IULM, Milan
    -
  • 2009
    Invited Speaker
    New York University, New York
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  • 2009
    Lectio Magistralis
    Accademia di Comunicazione, Milano
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  • 2008
    Lectio Magistralis
    IED, Milan
    -
  • 2008
    Lectio Magistralis
    IULM, Feltre
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  • 2007
    Conversation
    AIAP Annual Meeting Bari
  • Publishing

  • 2016
    AA.VV.
    Design for Food and Nutrition
    ADIper
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  • 2012
    AA.VV.
    Il libro delle piccole case
    Logos
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  • 2011
    AA.VV.
    Prefab Houses
    Booqs
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  • 2011
    AA.VV.
    1000 x European Architecture
    Braun
    -
  • 2011
    Philip Jodidio
    Architecture Now! House 2
    Taschen
    -
  • 2011
    Hangar Design Group
    As I told you before, Ideas not Airships
    Skira
    -
  • 2011
    “Moonriver”
    1000 x European Architecture
    Braun
    -
  • 2010
    Galindo Michelle
    Prefab Houses
    Braun Publishing
    -
  • 2009
    Hangar Design Group
    Hangar Carnet
    Marsilio
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  • 2009
    “Hangar Prefab”
    Small Eco Houses Book
    Loft
    -
  • 2008
    “Hangar Design Group Headquarters”
    Atlas of Office Interiors
    Rockport
    -
  • 2008
    “Suite Home”
    New Small Houses
    Taschen
    -
  • 2007
    Hangar Design Group
    Tra design e delirio
    Lupetti Editori
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  • 2005
    Maurizio Vitta (a cura di)
    Letting Ideas take Flight Far volare le idee
    Mondadori Electa
  • Media

  • May 2016
    “Inside Design”
    Elle Decor
    -
  • April 2016
    “Progetti di integrazione”
    Repubblica
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  • April 2016
    “Attrazione reciproca”
    Corriere della Sera
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  • April 2015
    “Salone del Mobile 2015”
    Wallpaper
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  • April 2016
    “Best of Milan Design Week 2016”
    yatzer.com
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  • April 2015
    “Moda e Salone del Mobile 2015”
    Vogue
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  • November 2015
    “Futura”
    D Casa
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  • November 2015
    “Speciale luci”
    Living Corriere
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  • March 2014
    “Fuorisalone 2014, cosa vedremo”
    vanityfair.it
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  • 2013
    “Hangar Design Group Travel Guide”
    coolhunting.com
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  • 2013
    “On the podium at the International Packaging Competition”
    packagingoftheworld.com
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  • 2012
    “A flagship store in Taipei”
    chinanews24.net
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  • 2012
    “An innovative modular system”
    Abitare
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  • 2012
    “A modern mood for the contemporary city”
    architizer.com
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  • December 2005
    “Nell’Hangar volano i progetti”
    L’Espresso
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  • December 2004
    “Architecture and design: Italians in China”
    larepubblica.it
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  • December 2004
    “Hangar Design lands in Shanghai: betting on Veneto style”
    Il Sole 24 Ore
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