What are you working on at the moment?
We’ve already started preparing for Milan’s Salone del Mobile, and are working on various homes in London, Ibiza and Minorca; finally, we are defining the concepts for some set design projects.
If you had to introduce someone new to Studio Milo’s philosophy, what would you say?
Our method is definitely “eclectic”. We draw inspiration from different styles, and from Milan’s and London’s style in particular. We combine old and new, luxury and essential, extending this approach to fabrics, furniture, decor, floors and walls. An interior design project should highlight elements with different features that seem impossible to combine. That’s why it’s so important to choose every piece and every color with great care.
Why did you choose to work in London and Milan, to the point you named your studio after them?
Actually, we didn’t choose these two cities as much as they chose us. We met at a construction site in Ibiza, in the middle ground between London (where Federica has been living for many years) and Milan (where I’ve lived for eight years now). We though these two environments could represent one of our strengths: they are completely different worlds that merge together in our projects.
What are your individual characteristics, in the way you approach design? And how do you work together?
Although we are completely different in both personal and professional terms, we have distinct skills and are able to complement each other in our approach to design. We often like to describe ourselves as yin and yang.
You also work in set design. How did that decision come to be?
After working in setups extensively, we were asked to find a connection between fashion and design. That’s how we got our chance to work in this wonderful field – also thanks to the successful Fratelli Rossetti campaign we had worked on.