Silence or music?
It’s strange, when I work alone I usually prefer silence, but in a team I like to listen to music and the radio.
Your greatest extravagance?
Quitting my secure job as an Air Force Officer to become a designer
Your most precious possession?
My daughter Elisa!!!!
The best moment of the day?
Early mornings just awoken.. but only if I DON’T have to get up.
In the evenings with the whole family on my bed listening to mum reading stories
The book you hold in your heart?
Two quite different books:
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe, and Bar Sport by Stefano Benni.
The animal you feel “nearest” to you?
King Julien in Madagascar
A relaxing moment?
Watching an animation film on the sofa with my wife and daughter
Your dream when you were a child?
To become a fighter pilot
Your idea of design?
Design is a word much overused, in my opinion, incorrectly. An object becomes design when you start from scratch, with a blank sheet of paper or by using your head… if it has a new form and/or use… if it didn’t exist before and now it does. The word itself, ‘design’, in all its simplicity, explains it all.
A must-have design object?
There isn’t an object that I love above all others. However I do go crazy for Jean Prouvè’s chairs.
Your style in a few words?
Your idea of success?
To believe and persevere… in spite of everything!
We can do it!