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
Middle Kingdom wares are inspired by a long and distinguished history of design and craftsmanship in Chinese porcelain, but we contribute a fresh and invigorating style to the genre. Bo Jia and Alison Alten established the Middle Kingdom kiln in 1998 to broaden porcelain traditions for a modern audience. New works of imperial calibre are now available for everyone. I reached out to them to find out more about their inspiration and designs.
Object of Reference: What’s in the
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
Paddy Pike is an experienced designer, blogger and photographer living in London. He takes inspiration from some of the greatest raw talent in all sectors of design. With an eye for contemporary design, ranging from bespoke furniture to quirky interiors, he is constantly searching for the next undiscovered creation. I reached out to him, to find out more about his passion for design and also his own pieces. Object of Reference: What’s in the core of your designs?
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,
Stinne Holm has her own jewellery studio in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen. Always on the lookout for new inspiration, her unique designs are characterized by simple, graphic lines Stinne produces sculptural collections of rings, earrings, bangles, necklaces and pendants. Her creative drive comes from the pleasure of challenging herself and her clients to make a strong statement in any situation. Fascinated by her work, and wanting to know a bit more about her creative w
Mireille Wehbe’ s interiors and her furniture designs, favour the key periods of the 1920s and 1930s. If she does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references. Mireille’ s interiors are serene and elegant. An eclectic, curated selection of works by international designers underscores the couture approach with sobriety, balance, comfort and modernity being her key words. She conceives each project as a work of art. Loved for her unique ability to me
SM Living Couture is an Italian brand in the Luxury living and furniture sector. Their designs intrigued me through their magnificent attention to detail and sophistication, and an unparalleled element of quality. I reached out to Fabio Arcaini an Interior Designer and the Art Director of the brand to find out more about their pieces and style. Object of Reference: Who is SM Living Couture as a brand and how would you define you interior design style?
Fabio Arcaini: SM Living
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
AFT Construction is a leader in providing the highest quality construction services operating in Arizona USA. I came across at their incredible work on Instagram, and I was fascinated by their incredible attention to detail in every single one of their projects. Their high standards and incredible innovation is what makes AFT Construction one of the premier construction firms in the Arizona region Here’s some of their incredible projects/transformations that will definitely c
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
After five years of studies to become an Art Director, four of which were spent creating lightings, William Guillon decided to set up his personal project with, as a basis, a reflection around light and darkness. His interest for luminous objects was indeed born of a desire to carve this darkness with light as if it were a pure and precious material William Guillon’s main influences are strong artistic movements, often dark and filled with modern melancholy. Obsessed with a f