I have been following Giorgio Bonaguro for some time now, and I was so excited when he agreed to be part of my blog. Giorgio studied Mechanical Engineering in Modena, and he then obtained a master's degree in Industrial and Interior Design at Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD in Milan. He has worked in various design and architecture studios, such as Lorenzo Palmeri, Francesco Faccin, the master Michele De Lucchi and the critic and designer Marco Romanelli. I reached out and a
I get really excited when I see designers that I've collaborated in the past creating new and exciting projects. As you will probably remember, back in May 2019, I posted an interview with Paddy Pike featuring two amazing pieces. Paddy Pike is an emerging London-born designer, who started designing high-end furniture in 2012, and released his first collection in 2019. He is also running a furniture based Instagram page that has over 130k followers, posting daily @paddy.desi
This year i decided to take my blog to the next level and see if this could be something more than just a hobby. So I applied for the Awin affiliate programme and my first application was for MADE.com. At the moment they have this amazing 20% discount on selected products and free delivery. I took this opportunity to share my top 3 tips I swear by every time I want to upgrade my house. Tip 1: Upgrade your kitchen essentials: This might sound like a weird place to start but tr
06D Atelier is an Italian designer duo based in London founded by Mauro Fragiotta and Francesca Adami. Born and trained in Italy they both gained experiences in high-end luxury interior projects collaborating with architecture and design practices in Italy and UK before they started their partnership in late 2017. The different training of the two designers allows the studio to operate in various kinds of projects, bringing together different influences to create contemporary
Based in New York City, durodeco is a design studio co-founded by architect Rachel Robinson and structural engineer Michael Dunham. They create contemporary spaces, furniture, and objects that evoke a timeless warmth.
Fascinated by their innovative work, I reached out to Rachel and Michael with some questions and this is what they had to say.
Object of Reference: What is in the core of your brand and how would you define your interior design style?
DURODECO: At its core, o
Yonoh is a multidisciplinary creative studio set up by Clara del Portillo and Alex Selma in 2006. The studio is characterized by it’s simple, yet functional designs. Simplicity, innovation and originality, without extravagance, is the backbone to their design philosophy studying each small detail minutely in each of their projects. Their versatility, timelessness and adaptability are the cornerstones of the work done in their studio. During its career Yonoh has been awarded w
Gustavo Bittencourt was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1986 and graduated in Industrial Design in 2009 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. But even before joining the University, I knew well what profession to follow, because the influences of the architect mother gave him the certainty and passion to work with Design.
The eternal search for new knowledge, refinement, and his curiosity led him to work with great icons of the national scene such as Zanini de Zanine,
Ardoma studio designs and manufactures high-end concrete light fixtures. Founded in 2015 by designer Dror Kaspi, the studio dedicates its work to the investigation of visual harmony and ways of establishing it through the use of contrasting elements. I had the amazing opportunity to interview Dror Kaspi, the designer and Founder of Adroma studio to get a little bit more of an insight to his amazing creations. What’s in the core of Ardoma Design as a brand?
I founded Ardoma s
Established in 2018, SECOLO is a London-based furniture brand with a desire to create iconic pieces that meet traditional tastes but with contemporary and unorthodox twists. Focusing on quality materials, Italian manufacturing and distinctive designs, SECOLO is producing furniture and accessories, which despite being playful and original will naturally complement any interior. I spoke with Sacha Andraos , one of the designers and founders of Artefatto Design Studio that has b
Parametricism is a fast-growing style that has already defined many rules for the current designers and for the future practitioners to follow. Today parametric objects appear more often in public places like shopping malls, hotels, museums but also in private products and house decoration. P.metric Studio is a brilliant example of a brand that lives and breathes Parametricism. Through geometric and algorithmic relations, P.metric Studio creates distinctive objects with char
Poetic Lab is a London based full-service design studio base that creates brand & product strategies, delivers product designs and production solutions to clients with a fresh perspective. The studio founded in 2013 by Taiwanese designer Hanhsi Chen after he graduated from Royal College of Art in London. The studio’s mantra is “ Design is silent poetry composed by the mind and matters.” The studio has won numerous awards including the Design Report Award in 2013 during Salone
Matthew McCormick is the creative force of Matthew McCormick Studio, a contemporary design company based in Vancouver. A lifelong “tinkerer” in creative endeavours, Matthew has always had an affinity towards lighting and the varied interpretations it makes in a space. In fact, it was this affinity that turned the design of Matthew’s Vancouver home into one of his first, large-scale design projects where he brought in iconic pieces in parallel with hand-made fixtures of his ow
Malwina Kleparska is a ceramic artist based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is mostly known for her eccentric and unique candleholders. Malwina’s work is playful but also bold. By using traditional, hand building techniques such as slab building, coiling and pinching, her work is intimately personalized with every piece proudly featuring visible marks from her fingertips; another reminder that each of her sculptured pieces is a unique piece of art. Malwina was born and raised in S
Alex Mint studio is a new design studio established in London in 2017, focusing on producing unique bespoke objects of exceptional design and high-quality materials. The range includes large scale handmade interior and exterior furniture but also smaller home accessories. The designer behind the brand, Alexia Mintsouli, is especially interested in crafting extraordinary contemporary design pieces with sublime characteristics. One of the key design principles for her is to com
Matthias Scherzinger is the creative force behind FREUWERK. The award winning designer has spent several years as a carpenter, joiner and cabinetmaker gathering a profound knowledge in the application of timber, ranging from traditional handwork up to the most modern processing techniques. Matthias says that, “After my graduation from school I took the traditional route and decided for an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker. The idea was to experience the fascination of the mate