Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rudolf Klein
Óbuda University, Ybl Miklós Faculty of Building Science
Budapest, Hungary

Rudolf KLEIN is professor of 19th and 20th century architectural history at Óbuda University in Budapest, formerly at Tel Aviv University, David Azrieli School of Architecture, The Hebrew University and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
He researches 19th century synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe as well as Jewish contribution to secular architecture from early emancipation to late 20th century movements. He authored and coauthored 12 books in the field of architectural theory and history. In 2017 he published his largest work, a comprehensive book titled Synagogues in Hungary 1781-1918. In 2018 he published the first comprehensive book on 19th century Jewish funerary art, titled Metropolitan Jewish cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe issued by ICOMOS Germany. He is making drafts for a comprehensive volume on synagogues in the Habsburg Empire and of a book on the 20th century Jewish quarter in Budapest, nicknamed the “Bauhaus Shtetl”.

Sava Čvek, PhD
President, SCA Development International Inc,
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Sava Čvek is alumni of the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade,  awarded honorary Doctorate – PhD in Manufacturing Technology by the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston. He received Master of Architecture Degree, M. Arch., from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Boston. He is the founder and President of SCA Development International Inc., creating products that achieve a unique design perspective and highly-engineered ergonomics. His furniture designs have received the highest awards in the United States and internationally, as well as being included in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Architecture in Chicago and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Task Chair SAVA received RED DOT Award from Design Centrum, Essen, Germany. Sava Čvek has a profound interest in the relationship between the Design profession and Global Business Development. He has pioneered the concept of ODMM and assists through his Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Management work with numerous US and European companies in achieving successful alliance partnerships with companies in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Korea. Sava Čvek has participated in the 2006, ‘07, ‘08, and ‘09 HSM World Business Forum. Sava Čvek is a Visiting Faculty Member in the Industrial Design Department of the Rhode Island School of Design and he is Advisor at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Wentworth Institute of Technology.  He is a member of AIA – American Institute of Architecture and IDSA – Industrial Design Society of America.

Stefano Ridolfi
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Stefano Ridolfi is a physicist devoted in designing and developing innovative scientific instruments for Cultural Heritage and he has written more than 100 articles and book chapters related to the optimization and use of portable ED-XRF systems applied to Cultural Heritage. His current field of research is the improvement of micro XRF portable systems for “in situ” analyses, macro XRF for elemental imaging and the development of specific SOP’s for ancient metals, polychrome surfaces and stone like materials. He teaches at Sapienza University and is CEO of Ars Mensurae in Rome specifically devoted to the development and use of portable non-invasive systems for the analyses of Cultural Heritage. His research interest has been focused on the development of ND techniques, applied nuclear physics, imaging and image processing, archaeometry and conservation.

Emmanuel Bréon MA
Chief Curator, Museum of French Monuments, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
Paris, France

Knight of Arts and Letters, member of the Corephae of Ile d France, member of the Departmental Committee of Movable Objects, Hauts-de-Seine, member of the Association of Conservators of Public Collections of France (President of the Federated Section of Ile de France for 3 years), editor of the CNDP Selection Review, President of the Association Art Deco de France.
Curator-in-Chief of Heritage and head of the painting department of the Museum of French Monuments at the City of Architecture and Heritage (la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine), Palais de Chaillot, Paris. Since April 2011; Director of the National Museum of the Tuileries Orangery from 2008 to 2011. Director of the Municipal Museums of Boulogne-Billancourt, from 1983 to October 2008: Museum of the Thirties, Paul Landowski Garden Museum, Atelier Joseph Bernard, Paul Belmondo Museum. He was creator of the Museum of the 30s: opened in 1998. Initiator of the architectural journey of the 30s in Boulogne-Billancourt (1985) (Le Corbusier, Mallet-Stevens, Patout, Perret, Faure-Dujarric, Tony Garnier…). The Museum of the Thirties received the 2002 Grand Prix du Tourisme and the Culture-Handicap Prize for the specific welcome in sign language. Creator of the Paul Belmondo Museum and figurative sculpture of the twentieth century inaugurated on September 15, 2010.
Emmanuel Bréon was awarded with Houllevigue Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts, Critics’ Prize in New York for the exhibition Ruhlman Exhibition, Genius of Art Deco presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Published books: Claude-Marie, Edouard et Guillaume Dubufe, Portraits d’un siècle d’élégance parisienne: Editions de la Délégation Artistique de la Ville de Paris, 1988; Boulogne-Billancourt, Ville des Temps Modernes: Editions Institut Français d’Architecture, 1992; Juan Gris et les Dimanches de Boulogne: Editions Herscher, 1992; Henry Arnold, sculpteur: Editrente, 1993; Enrico Campagnola, sculpteur: Editrente, 1995; L’Art des Années 30: Editions Somogy, 1997; L’Art des Années 30: Editions France Loisirs, 1998; Paul Belmondo, La Sculpture Sereine: Editions Somogy, 1997; Paul Belmondo, Le Dessin pour Passion: Editions Paris-Musées, 2000; Charles, Pierre et Mathilde Lenoir: Editrente, 2002; Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Les Archives: Editions Flammarion, 2001; Henri Delcambre, sculpteur: Editions Somogy, 2006; Gaston Suisse, laqueur Art Déco: Editions Somogy, Paris 2013; L’Ambassade de France à Belgrade, un chef d’œuvre Art Déco: Editions Internationales, Paris 2013; Enrico Campagnola: Editions Somogy, 2016; Paris Art Déco: Editions Somogy, 2017; Robert Humblot: Editions Somogy, 2017; Palais de Chaillot, Palais Art Déco: Editions Mare et Martin, 2018; Pierre Cruèges, décorateur: Editions Somogy 2018; L’Ambassade de France à Ottawa: Editions Internationales, 2018.
Emmanuel Breon is the author of numerous exhibitions, among which we point up to the exhibition “Quand l’Art Déco séduit le monde”, Paris 2013.