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Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Nicky Balestrieri and Luigi Tadini

The New York-based Balestrieri and Tadini are known for their forward-thinking designs.

April 25, 2017, 4:05 AM EDT

Nicky Balestrieri and Luigi Tadini

Photo: Nilaya Sabnis

After forming a creative partnership during their time at Paper magazine (Balestrieri as the creative director of its marketing arm, ExtraExtra, and Tadini as the fashion and market director of the publication), the duo set out on their own, forming the Gathery. The New York-based marketing agency, whose clients include Target, American Express, and Starwood-Marriott, has become known for its forward-thinking design of primarily corporate and brand events.

Tadini, on the Swarovski x C.F.D.A. event (pictured, in slide show): “The contrast between such a stately environment and a luxurious take on carnival staples bedazzled in Swarovski was not only my favorite part of the design, but certainly what made it fresh and surreal.”

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