A good designer listens to the client’s requirements, understands and interprets their wishes, and gives them form, light and colour. The scale and dimensions of the project are not important: sometimes you simply come into the person’s day-to-day life, study their ways and habits, and give them personal, subjective, exclusive advice. A good designer has a more trained eye than someone selling hardware in a shop, and, more importantly, applies advanced principles of lighting science.
The Monza house is classical in style, the symbol of a couple in middle age; our work was to advise, mediate and combine technical and decorative products. Insets, cove lighting, almost hidden features serve as a background to the real lighting attention-grabbers – Ingo Maurer and Davide Groppi. The first is for the dining table and is ironic, personalisable, provocative. Groppi, on the other hand, always synonymous with minimalist elegance, is perfect on the kitchen worktop, giving that sense of rigour and cleanness of form that really make it stand out from all the rest.