Carlo Bach

Art Director illycaffé

Carlo Bach was born in Cologne in 1967. He is an artist, with numerous exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. Since 1999 he collaborates on the artistic projects of illycaffè – a company which has chosen creativity as a language through which it expresses its own values and philosophy – and became Art Director in 2005. He develops collaborations with the most renowned contemporary artists as well as with emerging talents, working on experimental art projects to then translate such experiences into the realization of the illy Art Collection, the signature espresso cups that are now a cult. He is also responsible for the projects that the company develops in the fields of communication and design, among which the Illy Gallery – the temporary space imagined to describe illy’s world of passions to the public – and the Coffee Pavillion created for the Milan Expo in 2015. He lives in Udine, Italy.