What does it mean to design for you?
MP: In our mind Design is a solution. Every project has some need, customer needs, marketing needs, production needs and so on; what we aim is to provide the best needs solutions in terms of design process. Firstly, behind every project is a long and tireless process undertaken together with the companies, from the first brief to the final version of the product. Each company is a world unto itself, whose potential, technological and production abilities, and last but not least, commercial needs are studied in depth. Once this introduction is completed, we uses its particular approach to the project that also favors a certain form of “lateral thinking”, which brings the 2-creatives to develop each design project in an unconventional way, for example, transforming aesthetic stimulations or project solutions from environments completely external to the world of design in the strict sense.
LS: For me design is a sense of style within a place or a product. It is a conversation between colours, materials, textures, geometry but also lighting, furniture and accessories. Having in mind the whole, I’m always looking for theunexpected detail, the vintage piece, the unusual fabric, plant or finishing. Things that create distinctness that differ from the common, that makes the difference but in harmony with the entire atmosphere.
When you were designing this place, what inspired you?
We live and work in Milano, the most importan Italian city for design. Designing this place we got inspired by the typical Milanese apartments: vintage feeling, tall and decorated ceilings, big windows. At the same time we worked in order to mix these feelings with new forms and materials, creating an unique yet welcoming interior.