Valentina Giampiccolo , was born in Ragusa in 1977 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Syracuse in 2007; after a period of work at the Ternullomelo studio in Lisbon, he returned to Ragusa, where he began a series of work experiences with various design studios. Among these he still collaborates with Arch. Giuseppe Gurrieri.
Giuseppe Minaldi , born in Catania in 1973, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Catania in 1999; after several years of work in the field of interior design and furnishing elements on behalf of architectural firms and manufacturing companies, he founded in 2006 together with Arch. Carlo Guarneri, the Strane Sfere design studio. In 2007 he enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture of Syracuse. In 2010, after the Strane Sfere experience, he moved to Ragusa. Here he founded with Valentina Giampiccolo the design studio GUM which, in addition to dealing with architecture, organizes and promotes organized actions in the visual arts.