Creative Minds

Lanzavecchia Designer Interview
Designer Francesca Lanzavecchia on the Future of Design

According to designer Francesca Lanzavecchia, who has worked with major brands like Zanotta and Hérmes, design doesn’t only improve lives, it saves them. Read our interview with her to learn more about her career and her values, including her stance on “designing for all”.

Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles
Designer Ferruccio Laviani on Design Principles

Join us for our interview with designer Ferruccio Laviani whose previous works include collaborations with Swarovski, Dolce & Gabbana and Moët Hennessy. Find out how he became a designer, how he defines modern design and what his favourite materials are.

In Conversation With The Designers Of Luxury Fitness Brand ‘kenkō’ 

With their luxury fitness equipment brand kenkō, German designers Andreas Bachmann and Fritz Grospietsch create refined natural products that complement our lives, blurring the line between equipment and art. We spoke with the creators about their shared design principles, where they draw their inspiration from, and how they see the future of at-home exercise.

Exploring ‘Under’: A Conversation With The Head Chef And Designer Of Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

Tucked away on the rugged Norwegian coastline is ‘Under’, Europe’s first underwater restaurant, and the world’s largest. At the heart of this awe-inspiring venture is a symbiosis of Michelin star cuisine and award-winning design. We spoke with Under’s architectural and design firm Snøhetta, as well as head chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen, to get all of the exciting details.

Artist Duo Thukral and Tagra on Their Meditative Design Approach

The artists behind collaborative Thukral and Tagra, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra are expanding the scope of art’s possibilities through ‘Social Design’, work across all mediums offering serious socio-political critiques.

Fashion Designer and Naditum Founder Malin Bernreuther on Quality, Sustainability, and Bold Femininity

With her elegant handbag brand Naditum, luxury fashion designer Malin Bernreuther is setting a new standard in the industry, based on transparent production processes, quality craftsmanship, and empowered femininity. We got all the details from Malin on launching her own brand, the importance of female networks, and the inspiration behind her timeless pieces.

Making Structures, Spaces, and Worlds: Talking Design with Matteo Perduca

At his boutique hotels in Florence owned with partner Betty Soldi, designer Matteo Perduca envelops his guests in an atmosphere of comfort, imagination and creativity, in suites combining offbeat elements both modern and historic. We spoke with Matteo about his design decisions and processes, his original style, and the little bit of London he’s brought into Florence.

Watchmakers Alain Silberstein & Philippe Lebru In Our Interview

In a long-awaited collaboration, French avant-garde watchmakers Alain Silberstein and Philippe Lebru have introduced the limited-edition Kontwaz Bauhaus 2, presented by visionary watch brand MB&F, an imaginative fusion of Alain’s bold Bauhaus-inspired design and Philippe’s award-winning pendulum movement. We spoke with the pair about the exciting piece, their collaborative process, and their thoughts on the current state of watchmaking.

Formafantasma – Artists in Focus

Far from the cool, aesthetic detachment typical in modern design, Italians Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin create work laden with value. Through approaching design holistically, their projects reveal the possibility of a more conscious appreciation of our environments, calling into question the distinction between the natural and the constructed.

Klaus Thymann: An Interview with the Photographer, Filmmaker and Explorer

Klaus Thymann is a photographer, explorer and world wanderer with an interest in finding solutions to the big problems of our time. We talked to Klaus about his life, what drives him and his hopes and aspirations for a better future.