Alessandro, your work appears to be a refined and at the same time technical one. the most difficult thing for us designers is to communicate a coherent thought through several objects developed for different companies. How do you face such an issue?
I try to carry out the project trying to make sure that it remains faithful to the generating idea and respectful to the material used, the productive method and the objects future use. I am not particularly concerned that “my hand” may be recognizable in the objects I design for the fear of reducing everything only to a matter of style.
The René umbrella stand is an object which appears to derive formal suggestion from natural elements. What are the sources of inspiration of your language?
From nature I especially notice the organization. It strikes me how everything makes sense and is done in the best way possible through years and years of refinement or else it would have faced extinction: in this sense nature is a reference. Rather, I am less interested in the formal reference to nature, especially if explicit.
In your approach to a new project how much space do you dedicate the study of the icons of the past? How much does this influence you and how much does it help?
Knowledge of what has been done before is an obligatory condition of our work, as well as being a pleasure. The Archetypes of popular culture and objects that have made the history of design set the level of quality to strive for.
Belonging to the category of the young realities of Italian design, you know that the adjective “young” is likely to accompany you for a long time, as if professionalism should be filtered and refined before it is recognized as such. You have attended an international school: how do your colleagues live this aspect?
It is true that in Italy compared to other countries precociousness is something really rare, but I think that the term “young” is a bit empty of meaning. I feel already rather late on what I wanted to do, after all, we live in a period where the only true luxury is time.