French architect and one of Molteni&C ‘s top designers, Jean Nouvel, is in the middle of a major development of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. With a fairly clear picture of what I would want as a living room, I visited the numerous designers pages and reviewed examples of their finished work and found a designer that design style really sums up my taste and would love to have design a living space for our abode.
Owned by two of the kindest, loveliest, funniest, and most gracious men I’ve ever met, Paolo Moschino and Philip Vergeylen (for those who don’t know them, they are the design talents who bought Nicholas Haslam’s legendary store / business in Pimlico and made it into their own, and now do the interior design for dozens of extraordinary estates over the world), this country retreat is the kind you always hope to own one day.
Since then Italian companies such as Alessi, Driade, Moroso or Flos work together with renowned international Designers like Jasper Morrison , Konstantin Gric, Philippe Starck or Ron Arad This is one reason why the creations can not be easily classified as Italian Design, but it is also the reason why they are successful all over the world.
Other than the theoretical approach of the Bauhaus School in Germany or the marketing and profit-oriented design view of the Americans, the Italian design lasted long especially due to its experimenting propensity, the improvisation acquirement of small craft business and the old cultural tradition, which did not want to separate beauty from function.
Looking at the realities that define tomorrow’s furniture and product designs, participants take a look at key trends, contemporary lifestyles, consumer needs and emotional perceptions, understanding the relationship and ‘identity’ of the project to be developed.