How would you describe what you do?
I am an artist, in the sense that I am a maker and not just a designer. However, my work falls under the definition of Art Design, which is basically a combination of the functionality of design products and the aesthetic and creative value of art.
How did your past work experiences influence your current work?
In London I worked for a company that did luxury surfaces for major brands: there I learned the rules of luxury design. They educated me to understand what makes a luxury product, the materials to use and the target to focus on. I made that sensibility my own.
Which specific techniques do you master?
I mostly work with marble, bronze and glass. I believe in working materials from their raw form to their highest potential, combining harmony and proportion with a superior level of manufacture, blending surfaces and bringing materials to their finest expression.
How is your craft linked to your home region?
Italy provides me with the best materials to work with, and Turin specifically offers a network of artisans that I can collaborate with – people I have known for a long time, who are open to risk and experimentation: this kind of approach is rare to find.