Ciao and welcome at Designisti.
Thanks for dropping by! You want to know who is behind all this? Well, let me tell you a short story which may show how all began…. It was once a day in Milan. For the first time in my life I was in a showroom full of colorful and scuptural objects, which were supposed to be furniture.
I was completely entranced from the colours, forms and materials. Not to forget the light. And I think, while I sat like Alice in Wonderland in a big armchair (it was the famous Proust from Alessandro Mendini), it was exactly this moment which released a lifelong weakness for all Italian, not only in Design.
Till this day, I run through Italian towns, being astonished by all of this beauty and I wonder how they do this “bella figura” concept just over and over again. You pass by an old building and in a weather-beaten entrance hangs an ultramodern chandelier and it looks simply wonderful.
Or an old cupboard stands in a kitchen, before it a mega-modern golden-coloured culinary block – the wall behind it strokes you in a breathtaking blue. Fantastic. For me they are simply still the masters of style mix.
My design heart (yes, and it also hangs on Italy for food, fashion brands, car types – my FIAT!, menswear, textiles oh, you name it…) and, hence, it will be an on-going subject of this Blog. But, it’s true, I must become disloyal here and there, because, the Scandinavians, for example, please me over and over again with their unmistakeable play of black, white and light. And wow, not to forget, all of the inspiring young designers and so the world is full of so many pleasures for design tifosi.
Allora. Here writes a fan of good design. It simply makes me happy.
And I would be even more delighted, if this would apply for my readers too.