Atelier Biagetti is a company that consists of the culmination of the work of both Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari. These two are used to challenging the boundaries between disciplines, while at the same time drawing inspiration from the world around them.
The two founders of Atelier Biagetti have drawn inspiration from all over the world, specifically in regards to human behaviour and contemporary society’s greatest obsessions. Through their work, they aim to construct an immersive environment filled with clues and hints in which the objects become characters in the amazing design scenes.
Both Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari currently live and work in Milan, and both have had an extensive career before fate eventually brought them together to create Atelier Biagetti. Laura Baldassari started her collaboration with Alberto Biagetti in 2013 with the exhibition One Minute Ago (curated by Gabi Scardi at Galleria Riccardo Crespi). This partnership resulted in a series of exhibitions and projects that are very varied, being either very classical or very modern. Among their projects we can find: GOD (an immersive installation that explores many of contemporary societys greatest obsessions), Body Building (seen as a playful take on familiar gym shapes), and NO SEX (an ambiguous take on the concept of sex and beauty with soft colours such as pink and white dominating the scenes).
Atelier Biagetti has also had a series of collaborations in prestige design collections, one of which is Louis Vuitton for Objets Nomades. Their Anemona table created by both designers comes off as an amazing domestic symbol of an element that alludes to freedom: the sea. They were also involved in the collection Disco Gufram, being the creators of the modular sofas that were the highlight of this amazing collection.
The work of Atelier Biagetti is varied within the design area. It includes a series of actions such as installations, objects and performances. Their projects have been applied to public institutions, private spaces, museums and galleries in Italy and all over the world. Not to mention the fact that their work has already been featured in top design events and places.
BRUNO TARSIA DESIGN
Bruno Tarsia is an Architect and Interior Designer who is currently having a solid career in Milan. Being involved in fashion, architecture and interior styling, this man is known for his versatile and eclectic taste, not to mention the distinct services that he tackles.
Originally born in Reggio, Bruno Tarsia gave his first steps in design after a degree in architecture from the University of Mediterranea in Reggio Calabria. At 26 he flew to Milan where he would end up establishing his present career. The main factors that move him are essentially his passion for aesthetics, art and design, as well as the desire to explore new horizons and get deeply involved in everything he puts his heart to. This has heavily to do with his childhood in which he spent a good while in the carpentry shop of his grandfather doing nothing but browse through furnishing magazine.
When it comes to having a versatile career, Bruno Tarsia comes off as a very good example of a man who can handle that sort of pressure. He’s mainly known for producing editorial photo shoots, commercial catalogues, exhibitions and advertising campaigns, for many types of clients. However, being known for having a very eclectic and versatile style, Bruno also is notable for his interior design projects and showrooms he designs for private clients.
When it comes to his take on design as a whole, Bruno Tarsia always aims to have, according to his webpage description, a combination with a poetic and creative touch, imagination, reality, elegance and attention to detail. His work has been featured several times in world-renowned publications such as Marie Claire, Milk, Vogue Elle and Trend, having even been mentioned in the publications existent in other countries.
Bruno Tarsia is definitely seen as a Calabrian talent now being recognized internationally as evidenced by the fact that two of his works were published in the latest book Kaleidoscope: Living in Color and Patterns published by Gestalten. This is a weight victory for the Italian designer seen as this publication is an important work that brings together the interior works of designers from around the world.
Founded in 2005, Caberlon Caroppi Italian Touch Architects studio wants to mix and share different experiences to create new concepts in hospitality design. From hotels, restaurants, and shops, to showrooms, stands and cinemas, the studio’s incredible design projects concentrate their research on atmosphere, lighting, materials and colors. Their work is finished once the visitor is able to perceive space in the way they’ve created it and interacts with it while passing through it.
Ranging from different styles, the renowned Italian architecture and design studio searches inspiration for their design projects in the histories and atmospheres within the spirit of each place. Specialized in luxury hospitality design projects, CaberlonCaroppi’s design studio carries out consultancy for hotel management companies, service companies Real estate development companies, and private clients.
They have worked with some of the best luxury hospitality names, such as Intercontinental (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo), Hilton (DoubleTree, Garden Inn), Starwood (Four Points), Carlson Reizton Hotels Group (Radisson Blu), Marriott (Courtyard by Marriott), The Ritz-Carlton, among others. Famous for creating each design project customized to its essence, the Italian design studio selects several design products, created for the catalogs of prestigious Italian brands, that were inspired by the hotel project.
The Italian design studio is also starting to become one of the main references in Spa and gyms design and from 2013 they opened several international shipyards in Russia, Africa, Kazakhstan and Armenia, including a Hilton DoubleTree in Armenia, April 2015, and Chimuco Wellness Centre in Angola. The studio’s projects have been published in numerous magazines and trade publications and have won several design awards, such as Finalisti con due progetti al SBID International Design Award 2017, Vincitore dei premi Travellers Choice 2014 Enjoy Garda Hotel and Vincitore dei premi Travellers Choice 2012. In 2015 they celebrated the milestone of 100 projects in 10 years.
Cristina Celestino is a good example of a designer who goes by the philosophy of basing her work on observation and research. In all her works she’s known for tackling the potential of many shapes, functions as well as going beyond the traditional relations between fashion, art and design. She currently works and lives in Milan, becoming a top reference in both the city and the country.
Cristina Celestino was born in Pordenone in 1980. She started giving her essential steps in the industry in 2005 when she graduated from Iuav in Venice with full marks in Architecture. At first times in her career, Celestino worked with a number of architecture studios, but eventually the designer started to shift her attention to the interior architecture and design world. Her career as a respected interior designer would definitely take a massive turn for the best in 2009.
It was that year that Cristina Celestino moved to Milan where she ended up founded her own design brand under the name Attico Design in 2010. This company is still active to this day, being notable for producing incredible products with top-notch geometry and rigorous research, all of this with a subtle playfulness with traditional forms. Of course, alike many quality Italian products, these products are made with the help of the country’s expert craftsmen.
Every Attico Design object brings with it a deep knowledge of and a huge admiration for the great twentieth-century masters of Italian design. All of them come from a careful and never trivial thematic research which is always rich in evocative quotations and echoes from worlds with remarkable expressive and emotional strength. Cristina Celestino’s website
In 2012 there would come another high point that would set Cristina Celestino’s works up to the spotlight: she was chosen to take part in the Salone Satellite of that year in Salone del Mobile. However, she would end up participating in other top design events outside of Italy after that. During the occasion of DesignMiami / 2016, Cristina designed The Happy Room collection for Fendi.
DIMORESTUDIO interprets memories and creates dreams. DIMORESTUDIO crosses the boundaries between art and design, fashion and architecture.
In 2003, Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran joined forces and invested in their individual experience with the profession and study of Design, Art and Fashion, and founded the know iconic DIMORESTUDIO, one of the most prestigious design studios of the city of Milan. Since that moment, tSalci and Moran have designed and carried out every project in a personal and recognizable way that allowed them to create a timeless visual and an emotional pathway that embraces a powerful and unique style!
They also have the DIMOREGALLERY which is a home, a journey, an experience, a dialogue between past and present. Every object selected or created by designers Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran has a story and an allure capturing the imagination in a way in which only art and design are able, and they use the DIMOREGALLERY to showcase the art and essence behind all those objects. Each room unveils a different emotion (joy, surprise, nostalgia) leading the visitor towards the discovery of elusive colors and precious materials, where the quest for form reveals the presence of objects and makes this journey unique and emotive.
In all these years of existence, DIMORESTUDIO have built a name for mixing a decadent aesthetic of jewelled tones, distinctive textiles, vintage furniture, and contemporary artwork, and all in a way that without experiencing it for yourself, might make you question if it could all really work together. They have been responsible for stunning projects across the planet, but some of their most exquisite projects can be found in Europe and they include the FENDI store in Montecarlo, the Leos Arts Club in London or the Aesop Corso Magenta in Milan!
Founded by the young talented interior designer Rachele, this design studio is becoming one of the most renowned design studios in Italy. From mid-century modern interiors to luxury living areas, this design studio can create the project of your dreams respecting your favorite design style and (of course) personality.
Architect and Creative Director of DOME Milano Interior, Rachele is involved in all of the projects stages, from the research to the completion of the design. With a degree in Architecture with Mario Botta in Switzerland and an Interior Design Master in Paris, the renowned Italian designer is becoming one of the most renowned experts in the design and architecture sector. Rachele personally takes care of every project, combining constant research work all over the world together with a well-defined interior design vision.
DOME Milano Interior is made by people and ideas, so their design team is composed of talented architects and interior designers always updated on the latest trends, who are able to combine experience and technique to the style of every single setting. Their attention to the details is concealed in all their design projects and it is conveyed to you by shaping contemporary furnishing by means of their incredible creativity.
The renowned Italian design studio looks at every project as a new opportunity to showcase their iconic mix of different design styles. Their secret to success relies on a tailor-made furnishing project that mixes creativity with customer needs and it is made of products of important brands together with unique handcrafted pieces. Freshness, experience, and expertise are our key points to lead you through every single detail.
Besides their bespoke interior design projects, this Italian design studio also designs their own custom furniture designs always made with creativity, technique and (of course) research. Every piece of furniture and product is designed to give different sensations through different kinds of material and shapes. Their attention to detail gives you the opportunity to furnish your spaces according to your needs.
Laura Pozzi created Laura Pozzi Studio in 2003, a business- focused in styling, interior design, set design, and photo production. Laura herself has the role of stylist, creative director and executive producer in an interior design firm currently located in Follina, Treviso and in Milan. Aside from being the author of two books about Finnish decorations, shes taken her 19-year-old career to the max, by mixing her visual moods of design, architecture, and styling into each of her new projects. Her take on projects centers essentially around three main keywords: colors, emotions, and simplicity.
Introducing a top Italian interior designer, Laura Pozzi, who stands out for the most amazing projects, due to her love for the creation of different forms of projects around design. With this affirmation, the designer means that she feels an absolute love for the variety and authenticity that design brings throughout every project. She describes herself as a professional stylist, being her rule not having a style but knowing well how to do different styles. You have to study a lot. The glue of all my projects is minimalism, anyway. Less is always more.
To this day, the interior designer has been creating the most exquisite settings, through different styles, always maintaining the luxurious concept. To get to this stage of her professional life, she has encountered a few challenging times. I designed and produced the scenery for a worldwide beverage brand main event, 4 years ago. The project, full of colors, in partnership with some iconic design brands, was easy if it was at the ground zero. It was at the 39th or of a skycraper.. with only an elevator. So I thought it focusing on how to put all props and materials into the elevator, at first. The second difficulty was we had only 24 hours for setting, doing the event and unsetting all. Through this obstacle or any other that she might find, she managed to power through it all, being absolutely professional.
Laura Pozzi is certain to describe her clients as younger than me, they are the second or the third generation of their brand. Determined, strong and with a broad vision of the world today. With that said, the interior designer means that her clients are assertive, pretty certain of what they want and need.
The relationship with her audience features a dynamic concept, through multidisciplinary communication studio so I use to share, with knowledge, my work and what my eyes look every day. I use this since 2008. With a multidisciplinary communication studio, shes able to establish a perfect line of communication, with her clients.
To feel absolutely fulfilled, Laura Pozzi needs to be drawing by hand a photo or a communication concept. If it works as a sketch, it will work on stage. With inspirations such as Lina Bo Bardi, Gio Ponti, Verner Panton. She continues to grow even more professionally, through her fabulous projects. I am working on different projects and the inspo depends on the language of the brands. Imagine brands as human bodies, they are all different with different needs. I am new in product designing. I started designing wallpapers for London Art Wallpapers in 2016 and some of my creations were so published in these years. Now, I just finished my first rug collection For Besana Carpet Lab and I am working on a new challenge: tiles
design. Many enthusiastic things are coming to the way of this interior designer!
Right now, there are many trends that are displayed in the interior design, whether in different styles or locations. The interior designer doesnt follow trends, so she makes sure to adapt her design identity to each market. I cant answer correctly. Trends depend from the market and the target of the client you wanna catch. I think there is so much creativity that you no longer understand what is a trend or what is trash sometimes.
She would also like to fulfill her dream of creating a photoshoot with Coppi Barbieri for Hermes or Louis Vuitton. In that case, would reach one of my goals. Also, she shares some expectations for the development of the interior design. I only would like that all brands in the world would respect more the planet and that design, designers, and design companies wouldnt think only the lines, industrial costs and final price for their products.
LUDOVICA & ROBERTOPALOMBA
Ludovica & Roberto Palomba is one of the design studios that gives Italy the fame it currently has regarding the design area as a whole. After graduating together in Architecture at the University of Rome, the pair created Palomba Serafini Associati in 1994 (based in Verona, Italy) and since then, their career has been rising with both Ludovica and Roberto being involved in their own projects.
Whenever the name of Ludovica and Roberto Palomba are pronounced, they are often referred to as being the golden couple of Italian design, and with the solid career theyve been building throughout the years its no wonder. Palomba Serafini Associati essentially consists of a company that deals primarily with architecture, interiors, industrial design, exhibit design, graphic design, art direction, communication and even with matters related to media strategies, as well as marketing consulting. The duo has in the past performed as either product designers and art directors for the many clients theyve dealt with in the past.
Both Ludovica and Roberto have been involved in incredible projects since starting their aforementioned company. Roberto Palomba, for instance, has also been teaching at the Polytechnic of Milan, within the course of industrial design department, having been involved and engaged in many design workshops as either a visiting professor or a senior tutor. When asked about what they currently enjoy the most about their career right now. The answer transpired with enthusiasm from both designers.
Of course part of the success behind Ludovica+Roberto Palombas career has to do with their partnerships with bespoke brands such as Bosa, Ceramica Santagostino, Driade, Elmar, Flaminia, Kos, Lema, Schiffini, Technogym, Tubes, Zucchett, Foscarini and Poltrona Frau along with the attribution of some relevant awards for their work such as the Elle Decoration International Design Award, the Compasso DOro, the Red Dot Award, the Design Plus Award, as well as the Product Innovation Award.
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba are known for searching for essence above all when taking on a new project. Many of their design influences are known to come from the concept of balance of oriental heritage and also from the Nordic style. By mixing these two elements their main aim then focuses on acquiring an aesthetic result alongside a space which allows well-being of clients. When asked if they have the creative control over their projects their answer was as follows: Yes, all our projects always come from us, they are follow, modify and defined by us, what we like to do is design, if we let others do it to we will lose the fun part!
Right now this duo of designers is definitely focusing on more than one interior design project. When asked about what their current planes were, as well as what the greatest inspiration for them is, the duo had this to say: We are working on many different
projects, at this moment what takes us a long time is the research we are doing to identify the guidelines of 25 years of work for an exhibition that we will do next December. The greatest inspiration at the moment is ourselves.
However, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba definitely have a reflective point of view quote regarding the future of design. They point out that the design industry is changing rapidly and that new generations will definitely play a weight role in the future of this industry.
the time of good designers is ending and we hope that the moment will come with the new generations. Less designer, more design
The digital era was definitely a strong motivator behind their point of view. The designers deeply acknowledge the impact that social media have in the work of many people these days, most notably designers. For the duo, keeping engaged with clients, followers and fans through social media is vital in these days. As they say: Social media and instagram in particular are a fantastic way to keep connected with people who appreciate our work, we spend many hours a day answering and interacting with our fan base, and this relationship with our followers is really stimulating and gratifies us a lot.
When it came to any piece of advice given to future and aspiring young designers, Ludovica and Roberto Palomba had this to say: Surely we all have to seriously look towards more responsible projects without give up emotions.
Marco Piva is currently one of the worlds top references regarding Italian design and architecture. Known for having an exciting, fluid and functional language transpire through his architectural creations, product design and interior design, his studio is a good example as a project that values differentiation and innovation in many areas of design.
Piva is a top reference regarding Italian architecture, interior design and product conceptions. He was a part of the establishment of Studiodada Associates (known for its impact as one of the most representative companies of the period of Radical Design) having thereafter moved on to open his own interior design studio during the 80s. From this time period to today, Marco Pivas work has had an impact worldwide, proving once again that the Italian touch, when done right, is always special for an interior design project.
More than an architect or an interior designer, Marco Piva is an innovator who describes himself as being very much in love with what he does. He has a typical Italian approach to everything he touches, by giving his all in directing the many projects he has. Be it the project or the conception of the furniture and complements for many a-listers in this industry Studio Marco Piva manages to play and fuse a series of elements in a successful Italian take.
Marco Piva is known for having a careful approach to his projects, by studying and creating innovative design solutions best described as having a unique compositional sobriety and stylistic freedom to them. Of course, hes always has the care to adapt to the to the culture of the location of the project in order to create a relationship of respect with the client. We are talking of locations such as China, United States, India, Montecarlo, United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Albania. However despite the differences of location and culture, all of Pivas clients contact him for the same purpose: What they expect from us is a special touch some genetic design contribution generated by our Italian Culture, link to an idea of life Style that is exclusively Italian. Our studio develops itsactivities starting first from the backgroundof a specific territory if we talk about Master Planning, of a specific character of the surrounding city if is an architecture, of the mean of a new product if is the case of a piece of industrial design.
When it came the time to pick a marking project in Marco Pivas career he knew the answer straight away: Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan. The main reason the architect gave for this choice was related to the fact that it was the one project where he had the chance of working on it as a whole, more specifically in factors such as its Architecture, the Interior Design, the Landscape, the Lighting, its Industrial Design and even on the choices for Art works. Asfor challenges, Marco Piva stated, The biggest challenge was to preserve its historical background, formally linked to the Belle Epoque architectural style, and at the same time connecting it to the modern buildings around, such as the Pirelli or Torre Galfa, symbols of modern Milan architecture and to the new development of Milano Porta Nuova in the background. My intention since thebeginning was, respecting the design timeline, to bring back this famous Hotel to its past splendor, launching it in the contemporary era, searching for a balance between the old and the new within a dynamic relationship of shapes, spaces and materials.
When asked about what changes he predicts or would like to see in the design industry his anwer left no doubts: the fusion of technology and creativity is a focal point for the survival of contemporary design. He also pointed that concepts such as sustainability, alongside sobriety and simplicity, are concepts that will remain essential regarding present day design concepts. As he stated, It does not make anymore sense, today, to talk about design as an end in itself. The trend of the future will be to put creativity and technology at the service of the more general expectations creating new cities, architectures and design products that will be conceived and realised starting from ethic to achieve aesthetic and function. The all world is here to be redesign for better.
Matteo Nunziati is a good example of a person whos had it in him for the arts since the beginning. Born in Bologna in 1972 hes currently regarded as one of the most influential designers and architects with Italian origins that the two industries have ever seen.
Nunziati is proud of telling the story of how he dreamt of becoming a top designer: When I was a boy during high school, my teachers got angry because I was drawing during class hours. For me, drawing has always been a passion and a pleasure. For this reason I consider my work to be the most extraordinary, because I do what I like and someone pays me to do it!
It was with this very same mindset that Matteo Nunziati decided that architecture and design were the future for his career. He began giving his first steps into the industry when he opened his own interior design studio in Milan all the way back in 2000. Alike many of Italys top interior designers and architects, Nunziati is the perfect example of a person who definitely manages to transpire the best of the Italian style into his projects, by providing his clients with the best luxury furniture and finishes with the Made in Italy mark well present.
Matteo Nunziati, aside from having potential partnerships with top luxury furniture brands such as Molteni & C., Poliform, Lema, Flou, B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau, Giorgetti, Flexform, Minotti, among many other top-players, hes been handling a variety of establishments such as Luxury hotels, Residences, Wellness Centres, and Spas. Amongst one of the main highlights of his career, its important to mention his work on the take on the Trump Towers which earned him many compliments from the current President of the United States himself.
When it comes to present projects Nunziati is currently busy with the design of the Trump Towers in New Delhi and Kolkata in India, The Oryx Tower by Qatar Airwaysin Doha, Aston Martin Residences in Miami, the renovation of the suites at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, the renewal of the Trump National Spa in Doral, Miami, as well as other relevant projects within three villas in Oman, one villa in Singapore and one in Dubai. Regarding the design product the designer has revealed that hes preparing new products for Molteni & C, Lema, Fiam, Rubelli Casa and other top bespoke brand names. Despite the fact that these are very different projects in more than one design are, Matteo Nunziati revealed to us the general take he usually gives to these projects.
They are all different projects. In general, I can say that I am looking for the soul of the project. I find this soul in the tradition and the emotion transmitted from theplace where it is built. In the product, I find it in the history of the company and in its specific ability to create a piece of design.
The conversation with the Italian designer was long and productive, however, when it came to pointing to what he believed would be the main focus of the design world in the future, Nunziati gave a hopeful reflection regarding the impact he hopes interior design will still continue to make worldwide.
Matteo Brioni is a unique type of Italian designer with a huge specialization in natural finishes for architecture and interior design using a unique material: raw earth. With a very ecological and ethical message regarding the fate of the earth, this studio has managed to produce some of the most remarkable clay pieces one has ever seen in Italian pottery.
Matteo Brioni is an Architect who matured his expertise on clay and bricks all thanks to the advantage of having the knowledge, experience and passion that the family gathered over four generations as a solid backup. This special experience that the Brioni family accumulated for generations was born within a furnace in the fields of Gonzaga, owned by the Brioni family since 1922. The family has produced bricks since that decade, which is heavily related to the strong connection that Matteo himself has formed with raw earth.
In his projects Matteo Brioni, more than conceding and creating new and innovative projects and objects from the material, he has an aim to go beyond the limits of this material, by doing daily research and continuous development, for how to use it use in architecture and design.
There is a heavy environmental factor that also moves Matteo Brioni: the aim to provide high performance with low environmental impact. Earth a sustainable and healthy material, which is why the architect aims to take full advantage of this natural material in design creations.
Among some of his solutions, Matteo Brioni has found three types of solutions: Vertical, Horizontal and Tridimensional Surfaces. All of them work particularly well in interior architecture and interior design. The materials conceded, be them for the architecture of decoration are without a doubt a perfect example of how well the Earths resources can be properly taken advantage of without harming the planet. Matteo Brioni has conciliated an incredible portfolio thanks to his unique talent and material of choice. You can find projects of him in areas such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, private residences, showrooms and many more.
MATTEO THUN & PARTNERS
Matteo Thun is another top example that pretty much defined many of the trends seen today in regards to Italian Architecture. Currently living and working in Milan city and with a very multicultural background, this top architect has created a solid legacy that turned him into a top reference today.
Matteo Thun was born in Bolzano, Italy, in 1952. He started giving his very first steps into this industry when he studied at the Salzburg Academy under Oskar Kokoschka. He took his degree in architecture in Florence in 1975. When he moved to Milan in 1978, he met and started working with Ettore Sottsass which had a great influence in his professional course. In regards to his way of handling the difficult moments in ones career, Thun replied that the simplest solution is to … take a new white piece of paper and start out again.
Hes also often mentioned as the man who was a co-founder of the Memphis group, known for being a design movement that shaped events in the eighties, not to mention the fact that he was the Creative Director of Swatch in 1990-93. However, the pinnacle that still remains today in regards to his career came with the creation of Studio Matteo Thun in Milan in 1984.
Right now Matteo Thun and Partners is a company that has its offices in Milan and Shanghai, where the team works on a large scale of projects regarding architecture, interiors and product design. Matteo Thun, Antonio Rodriguez, partners of Matteo Thun and Partners and the team are the types of designers who have a multicultural, holistic approach both in small and large scale projects. Having a large clientele from many backgrounds of hospitality, the team is used to dealing with a variety of matters in that regard, such as private residences, headquarters and other corporate e buildings, as well as designing their own products from tableware to bathroom collections.
Encompassing a team of 70 interdisciplinary architects, interior, product and graphic designers, Matteo Thun & Partners is the type of company that works from micro to macro scales with a special focus given toward the management of highly complex projects. Another area that the company focuses on in alltheir projects, in general, is deeply related to Wellbeing. Being directly applied to their design philosophy, its a philosophy in which the relationship between patients and the physical environment around them becomes the primary concern in the conception of living space.
When it comes to achieving everything he wanted in life, Matteo Thun replied that his path in that sense is always ongoing. He admitted to being the type of person who likes to always look for new solutions, to always learn. That tendency of his is also shown particularly in the way that he communicates his projects: In general, I do a watercolour to visualize the architectural idea of the project or the main features of a product but the sensitive approach to our clients vision and a strong and close dialogue is essential: finding the soul of the place (in architecture) and the soul of the company (in design).
From Matteo Thuns point of view regarding design, trends are elements that come and go. The way the Italian architect sees it, designers dont pursue design modernity, instead opting to go for consistency in all scope of their work. As a matter of fact, the Made in Italy brand is still relevant, seen as the company just launched Nudes CH seating collection produced by Fratelli Levaggi, a small manufacturer in Liguria, Italy.
Among some of the most relevant awards that came into Matteo Thuns way, we definitely need to mention one of his most recent ones: this year he won the Red Dot Award for Product Design in the category: Interior- Architecture and Interior Design thanks to his take on the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence. However, his very first prize came all the way back in 1987, when he won Design of the year in Austria thanks to his conception of Via Col Vento for Campari.
Thun was recognized when his Side Hotel in Hamburg was chosen as Hotel of the Year in 2001, his Vigilius mountain resort won the Wallpaper Design Award in 2004 and the Radisson SAS Frankfurt was chosen as the best hotel opened in the year in the Worldwide Hospitality Awards in 2005.
When it comes to conclusions regarding the future of design for Matteo Thun, he emphasized that The survival and innovation of crafts, is definitely the change he hopes to see in the design community.
MICHELE DE LUCCHI
Michele de Lucchi is definitely one of the legends of Italian architecture and design still alive both in body and in influence. Known for being a weight figure during the period of radical and experimental architecture, hes also been the author of some of the most marking architectural projects the world has ever seen.
Born in 1951 in Ferrara, Michele de Lucchi began taking his steps in the architecture area after his graduation in architecture in Florence. Among some of this mans most marking experiences, we can definitely point to the fact that he was involved with the period of radical and experimental architecture. He was involved in great movements of Italian design, such as Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis.
Michele de Lucchi has also been very involved in several great conceptions in furniture design worldwide. Not only did he create many bespoke furniture pieces for many well known Italian and European companies, but hes also credited for his restored buildings, as well as in the conception of many architectural projects for private and public clients.
He designed and restored buildings in countries such as Japan, Germany, Switzerland and in Italy for prestige companies which include Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, and Telecom Italia, having successfully redesigned both these the services environments and corporate images. In Italy, hes been responsible for the conception of many marking buildings such as the Triennale di Milano, the Palazzo Delle Esposizioni di Roma, Neues Museum Berlin and the le Gallerie dItalia Piazza Scala in Milan.
The best way to define Michele de Lucchis architectural style, be it a huge building, or a simple wooden house, is that it definitely shows his tendency in his work of finding what he calls the essentiality of the architectural style. Not to mention the fact that his professional work has always gone side-by-side with a personal exploration of architecture, design, technology and many types of crafts. Today at the ripe age of 67, Michele De Lucchi is still going strong and leaving many marking design concepts. With such a long career there came some prizes, most notably, the Compasso dOro-ADI award in 1989 for the lamp Tolomeo, designed for Artemide, and in 2001 for the printer Olivetti Artjet 10.
PAOLO BADESCO & PARTNERS
From residential design projects and unique products to commercial ideas, this Milan-based design studio has become one of the most renowned interior design experts in Italy, and across the world!
Paolo Badesco Partners began his interior designer activity focusing on the design of commercial spaces in the field of perfumery and natural cosmetics, but nowadays he is considered as one of Italys best interior designers. From the design of the building envelope, through the choice of interior and exterior materials and finishes, to the care of the smallest detail, the renowned design studio can create your interior design project from the very first start.
The meeting with LErbolario, a leading company in the national field in the herbal sector, is crucial, for which it follows the construction of the headquarters in Lodi, the plant, the flagship stores, and all the franchised sales points. Once the relationship between Paolo Badesco and the herbal company is consolidated, the family that owns the brand does not hesitate to extend the assignment to the design of private residences.
Over the years, the identity of the Paolo Badesco studio is increasingly emerging, taking on two distinct souls: the one most sensitive to the traditional spirit, matured through the spasmodic search for detail, and the most contemporary, in step with current trends, attentive to material and color combinations. This design studio counts with a team of incredible interior designers and architects, dedicated to fulfilling their clients needs and wishes.
From amazing lighting designs to incredible residential projects and commercial interiors, Paolo Badesco Partners has projects spread across Milan, Holland, France, Santi Tropez, Bologna, among others. However, their work is automatically recognized for the incredible commercial design projects od the LErbolario stores.
Park Associati is top Italian architectural firm that was founded by Filippo Pagliani and Michele Rossi in 2000. This prestigious company is defined through three major keys that highly contribute to the development of their projects, as well as their professional ethos and journey throughout the years, which are Listening, Intuition and Experimentation. They share an amazing portfolio in many different areas such as workplaces, retail, residential, hospitality and many more.
As stated, Park Associati is a top Italian architectural company thats defined through their ability of listening, intuition and experimentation, which are the main trademarks of their design culture as professionals in this industry. Their incredible abilities gave them sensitivity to recognized that each project is different, has its own path and its own autonomy. Every new project it is an opportunity for us to learn and experiment.
The main goal of Park Associati is definitely to deliver the most authentic project, and more than that, to perfectly reflect the vision of every client with precision. They are able to perform it very clearly, through the interpretation and analysis of every factor, depending on the project. They commit 100% to each project individually, because they want to create projects that become a reference point not only for those who commissioned it but also for the community where the project is inserted.
This authentic and extraordinary company does not appreciate the concept of the word style, in order to describe themselves. Instead, they firmly believe that they share a unique method to perform their work, which meets their mains trademarks of their design culture.
Those three major keys are important to this company, due to the fact that it stands as an anthem to excel in their work. For the listening skill, it sits on the power to understand the elements that highly contribute for each project. Their intuition serves as the factor that brings all the quality needed to finish a project. As far as the experimentation goes, Park Associati likes to tackle the most diverse projects with a broad spectrum of interventions, ranging from urban planning to design.
With an incredible and large portfolio on many different areas such as hospitality, retail, residential and many others, they have delivered incredible and proud projects, but have yet to fulfill the dream of designing a museum. Of course that, through their professional journey they have encountered many difficulties, whenever the studio has had to face a change of project and scale, through the consequence of organization. But its in those moments that they stop to clarify their goals and being reminded why they started this company in the first place.
They insist on using communication with their clients in order to improve their company, because they care a lot about the communicative quality of our work, so much so that communication is part of the project itself. We try to use all communication tools the most appropriate. With that in mind, they also clarify that their client type does not need a precise typology because the customers have different cultural and national backgrounds. They are able to adapt to each client, creating amazing results, in many different styles, maintaining always the authentic and eclectic concept.
Right now, Park Associati is experimenting design fields related to new ways of living and evolution of urban lifestyles, especially for the age group ranging from 19 to 35 years: therefore students, and residences for teachers and young professionals. They are adventuring on the design area thats so broad and perfect to experiment with many different and exciting tools.
For the future, this Milan-based design firm firmly believes that design will increasingly focus on aspects of a social and political nature and less on order aesthetic and functional. It will relate more to the collective aspects of our life, linking up with new ones technologies and sciences. We will have to think less about objects and more about environmental systems, or a microstructures. Design will be all around, and it will also bring awareness to many issues that the world faces nowadays.
Patricia Urquiola is a perfect example of a designer who was born in Spain, but is Milanese at heart. Her career began during the 90s during which she designed and worked alongside many top bespoke interior designers, and drew some of the best bespoke pieces for some well-renowned international brands. During these last decades, not only did she create and manage her own design studio in Milan, but she also has been recognized by many interior design enthusiasts and won a series of awards for her merit.
Urquiola started her journey through this amazing universe when she attended the school of architecture of Madrid polytechnic and also the Milan polytechnic, where she graduated in 1989 with Achille Castiglioni. Curiously she was an assistant lecturer to both Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli in Milan and Paris, between 1990 and 1992. After that her career really began to move forward when she became responsible for the new product development office of Depadova, a chance which allowed her to work alongside with Vico Magistretti. However, the Spanish designer recognizes the influence and lessons she won with the influence of having socialized and worked alongside Castiglioni.
At the moment you can explain to someone what you want to do, and the person on the other side understands, in some way you are getting what design is. Many people interpret this as the lazy way of doing design, but he said that you always divide your works with others, with the company, thats very important, with the artisans and the industrials. At the same time, you need to have your concept and you have to move. Castiglioni always said the one fundamental element of the project, this means that theres no exchange about this element. But the other things, that are related to the path of a project, you can manage with others, but the fundamental element is the concept. Thats in your hand and you have to drive until the end.
When it comes to working with other designers Patricia Urquiola has definitely had many socializations with many relevant design figures in the industry (be it in Italy and inother countries). Aside from the afore- mentioned Achille Castiglioni, Piero Lissoni and Vico Magistretti, she also recently cooperated with Rossana Orlandi on an ironic daybed, more specifically the Wasting Time Daybed, that is made out of recycled plastics. She also cooperated with top bespoke brands which include Alessi, B&B Italia, De Padova, Flos, Foscarini, Glas Italia, Kartell, Maurice Lacroix, Livit, Moroso, Mutina, Panasonic, Paola Lenti, among many others. When describing her work, Urquiola pointed out how active it can be on her side.
Around a year ago there was an exhibition in a Philadelphia museum in which many of Patricias works were showcased. This was an introspective moment in which she might have had her her path established by having her work showcased in a museum, however she feels that the real elements that really reflect the quality of her work are the homes she designed, the interiors she handled, and the clients that really give her special feedback regarding her work. For her, the best museum she can show is reflected in projects worldwide such as the Jewellery Museum in Vicenza, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona, Das Stue hotel in Berlin, and also the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan.
From the 90s to this day Patricia Urquiola definitely has a very complete and unique career regarding a variety ofinteriordesignprojectsaswellas luxury furniture. However, when it comes to her victories, she provides an interesting perspective in which she also enhances the importance of oneself looking at failures.
IM QUITE A SOCIAL PERSON, I WORK WITH OTHERS VERY WELL, IM VERY OPEN TO WORKING IN THE COMPANIES, I DISCUSS A LOT, I SAY A LOT OF NOS, BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN.
that move your career are when you have a bad moment, a delay, when you dont get what you want, when there is a problem in an architectural design project and you know that those are the things that make you grow. When I say that we are perfectionists, its because youre happy about it but theres something that is always on your mind, its natural. And thats what helps you go on and do better. The failures help you more. The failure of our relationship to the planet is whats going to help us move. We have to look at failure as a value. Honours and medals are fantastic but its not only that thats important.
In that regard, despite the fact that recognizing failure as a way of growing, Patricia Urquiola has definitely some relevant advices for both young designers and for any person who needs to find their path in life. Whats important for me is, when I think about my daughters or any young person, to see them without any kind of perspective, perspective for me is so important. You can have a big problem, if you wake up in the morning with that problem, but if you see a light at the end of the tunnel, things are okay. What is dramatic is the depression, the moment when you really dont see light and lost your perspective. I think its important to always have a perspective.
Founded in 1996, this renowned architecture studio has become one of the greatest legends in the modern architecture industry. They have worked with some of the best luxury design brands in the high-fashion world! Created by Francesco Fresa, Germn Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario, the inspiring Piuarch Architecture Studio works in the field of modern architecture, ranging from the inspiring design of office and retail buildings to the development of residential complexes and cultural recovery and urban renewal works.
By giving attention to the values of environmental quality and the relationship with the context, Piuarch Studio is internationally known for creating unique modern architecture projects for some of the major international luxury brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Fendi and Givenchy, alongside which it has always experimented with social projects.
Although it is based in Milan, where are located the studios major projects, the modern architecture studio features several inspiring architecture projects located across the world. Piuarchs architecture is based on understand- ing context; not just the physical, but also the cultural, historical, social, artistic and urban context. They still have a strong element of craftsmanship, with models, sketches and patterns that constitute the scientific characteristics of an in-depth narration of the works.
Quincoces-Drago & Partners consist of a full architectural and design studio specializing in luxury retail, hospitality and residential spaces. This specialized company from Milan is an incredible example of a unique take on interior design as a whole.
Quincoces-Drago & Partners is an architectural and design studio which was established in 2008 by David Lopez Quincoces. The team would end up having a valuable addition with the entrance of Fanny Bauer Grung in 2013. Quinco- ces-Drago & Partners have a special touch for making each individual respect a certain space for what it is (whether if it has a specific heritage or not) as well as to help heighten the visitors awareness of such a space. They obtain the last point through the manipulation of elements such as light and natural materials that give a timeless aesthetic to the interior display of each project.
With each project that comes their way, the main aim of Quincoces-Drago is to create harmonious environments that give a unique sense of belonging to everything in it. This effect is directed not only to the hosts of the home but also to those visiting it. The point is to never obstruct the spatial sensations of a specific location: its original genius loci.
One fun fact about Quincoces-Drago: both David Lopez Quincoces and Fanny Bauer Grung are the current curators of Six Gallery. It consists of a space that aims to combine design from different times and origins without any type of boundaries. There are many pieces shown that that can vary from collector pieces to anonymous ones. The displays within this gallery are meant to tell a tale of an ever-changing space and aesthetic. You can find several pieces of seating, glasswork, tables and lighting.
SPAGNULO & PARTNERS
Spagnulo & Partners is the perfect example of a company with an entire focus on using Italys world-renowned strengths in high-quality interior craftsmanship. This results not only in their incredible reputation but also in some incredible design solutions that give an amazing name to the Made in Italy concept.
Founded by Federico Spagnulo and with the support of other design-related people such as Alessandra Carbone and Andrea Spagnulo, Spagnulo & Partners is a good example of a company that has craftsmanship as one of its great focuses and strengths, defining the distinctive way of doing Italian Interiors.
Despite having the knowledge and experience covering the whole world of Architecture and Design, Spagnulo & Partners has its main focus on Interior Design projects for luxury mansions and hotels, having projects to show for in both in Italy and abroad. Theyve had lead roles in important international projects in Dubai, Cap dAntibes, Cannes, Miami, Casablanca, Marrakech, Mumbai, St. Moritz, Moscow, and other places.
Other relevant projects by Spagnulo & Partners involved the Chateau de Mirambeau, in Bordeaux (France), the Relais & Chateaux Royal Champagne (at Epernay in France), the Baglioni Resort in Marrakech, Morocco; Luna Hotel Baglioni in Venice, Baglioni Hotel in Dubai, UAE, the Five stars Hotel Victor Hotel in Miami, U.S.A. and the Five stars Beach Club Gazelle de Babylone in Casablanca, Morocco.
Right now Spagnulo & Partners has a staff of 15 people, including employees and associates. Thanks to their special attention to details combined with a constant relation between modernity and tradition, this company gives the Italian way of design a good reputation worldwide
This renowned Italian architect became one of the biggest symbols of Eco-friendly concept thanks to his inspiring modern architecture projects that are filled with green spaces! With offices in Shangai and Tirana, his Milan-based architecture studio has created some of the most beautiful modern architecture projects!
Stefano Boeri was born in 1956 in Milan. In 1980 he graduated in Architecture at Politecnico in Milan and in 1989 he received his Ph.D. from Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV). Besides his incredible career in sustainable architecture, the renowned Boeri also has been successful in other kinds of activities. The inspiring architecture studio led by Boeri has developed architectural designs and regeneration projects in complex environments and in several continents, supporting and enhancing synergies between all the various players, both public and private, involved in the development.
For over 20 years, Stefano Boeri has been inspiring his incredible modern architecture project in the Multiplicity concept, which is a guideline for polyhedral activity, branching through project themes and across social and urban geographies worldwide. Such approach has allowed the studio to acquire a strongly defined identity and become a point of reference for biodiversity and sustainable architecture, social housing, strategic urban development at different scales, at an Italian and international level.
In order to become one of the most renowned architects in the eco-friendly architecture projects, Stefano Boeri benefits from the assistance of an extensive network of very high-level professionals, ranging from engineering consultants and landscape architects, to agronomists and even social scientists, in a continuous multidisciplinary dialogue which has allowed to develop specific and innovative solutions for a wide range of territorial and socio-economical contexts. Thanks to his incredible modern architecture designs that are as beautiful as eco-friendly, Stefano Boeri Architetti has been the recipient of numerous International awards confirming its relevance, as recognized by the architectural community worldwide.
Stefano Giovannoni is a top Italian interior designer that stands out for his eccentric designs that are recognized at an international level. Born in La Spezia, he lives and works in Milan as an industrial, interior designer and architect.
It was in La Spezia that the talented and emerging artist, Stefano Giovannoni was born to transform the world of interior design. Before taking the industry by storm, he proudly invested in his education in order to establish himself as an amazing designer. To that end, he studied at the University Of Architecture in Florence at the age of 23, where he also taught, and conducted research until 1991. It was in 1984 and 1985 that he collaborated with Ettore Sottsass and Alchimia- Mendini, which were major milestones for the development of his professional journey.
As an industrial designer, interior designer, and architect, he got the opportunity to teach everything he knew at Domus Academy in Milan, SPD Milan, at Universtit del Progetto di Reggio Emilia and at the University of Architecture in Florence and in Genoa. During his career, hes already achieved many accomplishments, especially the design of some of his masterpieces, that have granted him with many successful awards. It seems an effortless job, but the designer takes on a great pleasure because hes able to bring all of his creativity into his pieces.
Hes a very well established interior designer, but as every designer that has made his mark in the world, he has shared his amount of professional struggles. The most difficult period was when I was just over 30 years old. I had just moved to Milan but I had lost my father and the girlfriend I had been with for a decade had left me. Milan was a very expensive city, it was a really tough time. I managed to react with great willpower, and thanks also to Alessandro Mendini who introduced me to Alberto Alessi and to the positive influence of Milan, the city where social lifts still existed, I quickly managed to overcome that period. Although he has gone through some obstacles, he has been able to overcome them thanks to the mentorship of Alessandro Mendini, Alberto Alessi and of course the magicaltouch of the city of Milan. It was this city that really improved this designers life both personal and professional.
Despite all his ups and downs throughout this personal and professional career, Stefano Giovannoni has had a large number of projects that present themselves through an incredible and eccentric concept. The social issues that occurred have made him stronger as a designer, as well as more open to new challenges and exciting projects. From the most difficult moments since the end of the 80s, after a decade of intense work and great commercial successes, I reached a stage in which I felt I had arrived. I must say it was a pleasant feeling of omnipotence that lasted a few years. From 2008, on the one hand, the economic crisis was becoming stronger and stronger, changing relationships with our clients, on the other, I felt the need to open new challenges. The relationship with the companies I had been working with for some decades did not satisfy me anymore: in the moments in which I felt the need to relaunch the company with ideas at a strategic level I felt a deep frustration in being limited to the role of designer for which in 2016 I decided to launch my brand: Qeeboo realizing what was my dream for some years. He firmly states that dreams, hopes, and challenges never end, because were always looking for more. However, each goal achieved becomes the basis for a later stage, so dreams and challenges never end.
During his design career, Stefano Giovannoni has embraced many projects that have proudly established him as a prestigious interior designer. In the 90s the East became the mostinteresting reference point for our work, in the early 2000s I worked a lot with big Japanese companies (NTT Docomo, NEC, and KDDI for mobile phones, Nissan for automotive, Seiko and Pulsar for watches, Kokuio for the office). In the following years with the eclipse of the Japanese economy the design demand moved to Taiwan (where I collaborated with the National Palace Museum) and then to Korea (Samsung for smartbox and vacuum cleaner, LG for televisions, air conditioners and refrigerators, Amore Pacific for perfumes, SPC and Baskin Robins
TODAY THE DEMAND IS FOR UNIQUE AND EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTS, IMMEDIATE AND RECOGNIZABLE COMMUNICATION PRODUCTS.
for the food industry and Coway for extractors) and finally in China (Jadea for electric scooters, ZTE and Nubia for mobile phones, Envision for wind turbines and robots for charging electric cars). Right now, since he created Qeeboo, the interior designer claims he has so much going on, that hes no longer interested in collaborating with other companies except in terms of art direction or completely new and exciting technology projects. This means that Stefano is fully invested in his dear project unless they re exclusively original projects, that makes sense to him from an art perspective.
According to the top interior designer, Korean companies are his favorite type of client, due to their capacity of perfectly demonstrating the idea they want to reflect on their projects. That affirmation comes from a long time of working with many different companies, that have shown different lines of thought and creative process.
When it came to discussing the trends within interior design, the interior designer believes that today, the market is overwhelmed with a variety of products. We live in a time when the market is saturated with products of any kind. The question has shifted from the best seller of the past that was the real product design where industrialization allowed to bring down the price to reach the large audience towards an increasingly identifying, iconic, strong and exclusive product that tends to combine the imaginary evolved with the assumptions of production and the market. Today the demand is for unique and exceptional products, immediate and recognizable communication products. He also states that now its imperative to request products that feature uniqueness and eccentricity.. As far as craftsmanship goes, the interior designer is sure that theres often confusion between industrial projects, which often require large investments that must be offset by the commercial success of the product and limited edition artistic objects with high price targets. Although there seems to be a confusion on that matter, Stefano Giovannoni makes sure to excel in this industry, creating the most innovative and exciting projects.
Andrea Castrignano combines the restructuring and turnkey restyling activities with that of 360-degree consultancy. Ranging from the private sector to the retail world, his interior projects represents the essence of the luxury design style and custom-made ideas. Being one of the most influential persons in the Italian design industry, the interior designer, creative and presenter has put the concept of tailor-made at the center of his career.
Castrignanos ability to define the character of a house through the use of color, and its minimal yet bold taste, have attracted the attention of the most prestigious magazines, which have often told the powerful vision of the luxury design style.
Besides creating unique interior design projects, Andrea Castrignano also collaborates with numerous design companies, conceiving and designing exclusive collections, of which he personally follows the creation and production. Making a difference today also means making use of a team of young and motivated employees, as well as a network of suppliers, companies, and artisans selected among the best on the market, explained the renowned interior designer.
Since 2011 Andrea Castrignano is the creator and protagonist of the program Cambio Casa, Cambio Vita!, docu-reality of the Mediaset La5 channel, which arrived in 2018 at its eighth edition. Year after year, the program has conquered an increasingly numerous audience of loyal spectators, loyal to Andreas friendly and pragmatic style and in 2017 the interior designer led, together with chef Andrea Ribaldone, the first edition of Aiuto! Guests arrive.., a format that combines food and design.
Andrea Castrignanos luxury design projects and philosophy also live on the web, to interact with the heterogeneous public of the digital and social era. The blog signed by Andrea – online at andreacastrignano.it/blog – is a container full of information, advice, stories, events, products, testimonials. A multimedia window that, through constantly updated images, texts and videos, describes all its design vision, between companies, construction sites, renovations, and constantly evolving objectives.
STUDIO ERNESTO FUSCO
Ernesto Fusco is a perfect example of a successful Italian Interior Designer who has managed to internationalize his career. His work can be found in several countries including Norway, Italy, Russian, and U.A.E and its often praised for its balance of simplicity and elegance regardless of the category.
Ernesto Fusco was born in Benevento Italy in 1972. Art was always his intended are and after graduating art school in Benevento, he made his way to the University of Architecture in Naples. It was during the student year that he gave his first steps as an interior designer and graphic designer, having produced some remarkable projects in those regards. In 1997 he graduated as Interior Architect at the Instituto Superiore di Design in Naples. Years after graduating and working in the area he would end up opening his own studio in Benevento.
Among his wide range of projects from residential interiors, hotel design, architectural consulting, and commercial spots. He provides services in the areas of interior design, interior space planning, garden design, lights design, furniture design, as well as on-site coordination. Ernestos works are best defined as being a perfect balance between classicism and contemporary, all involving a careful search for simplicity in the conception of a contemporary style inspired by the beauty of the past. He has a special touch which manages to add real value to all of his projects, making them unique and exclusive in their own way with the highest aesthetical and technical quality standards. Not only that but he can adapt his projects to different styles, cultures and places, all of this without losing that special Italian touch that makes his work feel special.
Among one of his latest and more remarkable design projects, we can point to this incredible apartment renovation at Amalfi coast (shown in the image on the right). For this project, in particular, Ernesto Fusco had to create a dynamic and contemporary environment that didnt miss accents linked to tradition and suitable to be lived throughout the year. It took nine months for the architect to give this incredible compartment a radical and romantic new look.
Founded by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto in 2006, Studiopepe is an incredible design agency is focused on design and research through the use of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes interior design (retail, hotels, private commissions), product design and high-quality services of creative consulting for top brands (such as Agape, Alessi, Baccarat, Baxter, Fendi, Max&Co, among others) or simple design lovers. The Milan-based design studio not only creates impressive residential designs but also unique commercial projects and even their own furniture collections.
Whether it is a unique private residence or a creative interior design project for a retail store, Studiopepes design projects are recognizable by their strong iconographic identity, based upon experimenting, continuous research on colors and materials and the contamination between the various contemporary languages with the intent to provide a solution that is uniquely special and respectful of each clients individuality.
In order to create unique interior design projects, Studiopepe signature style is stratified and eclectic, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design. Art, installations, the study of formal archetypes, experiments with materials and the dialogue between opposites are some of the themes explored and developed by the Milan-based design studio.
Studiopepes founders, Arianna Lelli and Chiara Di Pinto, are recognized as some of the most talented designers in the world. Passionate about art, she collects objets trouvs, Arianna has always been fascinated by the ways people live and inhabit space, she looks at design from a viewpoint that is free from rigid schemes. Recently, she has been working on a personal project that unites rediscovered photography with collage. As for Chiara, she started collaborating as an interior stylist and journalist for many Italian and international magazines and due to her artistic path, she has always had a strong interest in materials, shapes, and colors. Her approach to design and her love of research is distinctive and endless.
Vudafieri Saverino Partners is a creative atelier based in Milan and Shangai, specialized in architecture and interior design projects for retail, hotel, and restaurant spaces. The firm is run by partners Claudio Saverino and Tiziano Vudafieri and has a workforce of forty including designers, administrative and logistical staff. The creative atelier created a unique mid-century modern interior design project for one of the trendiest spots in Milan.
Based in Milan and Shanghai, the Studio, founded and run by architects Tiziano Vudafieri and Claudio Saverino, in its twenty-year career has developed projects in almost every country and continent, always adopting an attentive approach to face the major issues of the contemporary culture, city, landscape, and society. One of their recent restaurant designs was the Spica Restaurant interiors in Milan. This trendy space tells the journey around the world of chefs Ritu Dalmia and Viviana Varese with a concept that combines suggestions from the Asian world and references to 20th-century Milanese design, in a vibrant, multicultural and colorful atmosphere. Other amazing and exquisite projects designed by this amazing studio include the Peck CityLife restaurant in Milan, the acclaimed restaurant Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia in Milan or the incredible Delvaux stores in Rome and Milan. In Asia, Vudafieri Saverino Partners recently presented some amazing projects, namely the amazing private residence Villa Hunan Lu in Shanghai or the amazing kids playground Scuole Gymboree in Shenzhen and Suzhou!
Whether it is a residential, commercial or even industrial, every design project created by Vudafieri Saverino Partners expresses the close relationship between the values of the client and those of the context, creating a meticulous composition of form and function, sign and detail. They combine two distinct worlds that dialogue in harmony in the space and are reflected respectively in the architecture of the interior and in that of the furnishings. The result is a unique interior design method that combines the identity of places with a specific storytelling strategy.