What inspires you to create?
Some times are intuitions due to an analysis of common life which I like to
translate ironically, some other times I get inspiration by shapes, fashion and
aestethics; often I take an existing object and try to think it again in a different
viewpoint trying to joint more functionality; we always start from the necessity
of creating a simple product which could give you emotions and stupor but always
satisfying a concrete necessity.
Where do you work on your designs and projects?
My house/Atelier allow me to experiment and work on material or virtual prototype
and then I let them realize by small businesses of south or center of Italy,
(I’m coming from Bari – Puglia region of South Italy)
What one of your products is your best “hit”?
My great satisfaction is “Elastico Bookcase” a simple intuition which got large
media confirmation but also from my line of bags named “Ochobags” it’s an idea
I’m very fond of…any way I think to love all my products as a kind of sons.
What do you like most: create products or interiors?
Surely I feel more inclined to create products but never forgetting the context
where to insert it and whom is addressed to.
Do you have a mentor, or more than one?
I have more than one , everyone with different style and ideas; I’m enchanted
with current design of 50/60 years , with Scandinavian design or Bauhaus design
the golden times of Italian design with Ponti,Castiglioni, Munari and also
japanese design and finally with new generation of dutch design.
What one product in the history of design do you wish had your name on it? Why?
I like very much The Campana and Bouroullec brothers
Actually I’d like a Brompton bike , the folding one light and confortable
nice but a little expensive.
How do you imagine the interiors of a house a century from now?
Perhaps I hope we’ll be able to eliminate the superfluous and surround
ourselves with green and light useful things.
I see interior and exterior spaces which join together with armony, may be
on floating islands ..as the one of Laputa..
Decoration, and design what future?
I think about coming back of material, of the natural and the ornament
as sensory experience , to the necessity of remember and surrounding
with objects having a history; but the future of design will settle scores,
from now on, With the sustainability.
What are your favorite places in a house? Why?
The bath room , by me , is the warmest and intimate room in which take refuge
There’s anything you would like to change in the design scene?
Surely we have too many chairs , cars, mobile phone and televisions
Reveal us your next projects.
Actually I’m maintaining a line of products : tables , pottery accessories,
texiles and lamps ; developing new models ochobags for man
designing new products on limited series adopting artigianal and italian productives techniques.