1. Where were you born and where are you from ?
I was born in Fano and I’ve always lived here
2. What is your first memory connected to the art world ?
I live not too far from Urbino, the birthplace of Raffaello Sanzio. Since childhood I was attracted to the painter and his history.
3. Have you always worked in the art/design field ?
At the end of the school years I started working in my father’s company where I make metal furniture for important designers and luxury brands.
4. What led you to the design creation ?
After years of bringing to life the ideas of others, I Felt the need to realise my own.
5. How would you describe your creative process and it influences ?
For 20 years after my birth I lived in the countryside. I am an only child so I spent a lot of time alone discovering what was in nature. All this remained in my heart. I like to observe nature in all its details and I try to create the detail that gave me an emotion. I am not interested in recreating the copy of the object but in the sensation I felt when I saw it.
6. Could you describe a typical day of your work ?
It is actually quite normal. I look for inspiration for something new, then in the workshop the hands begin to work to create new ideas or pieces already made, I immerse myself in the creation of the piece until late with the infinite curiosity to see the final result
7. Why did you choose the specific materials you work with ?
The five natural elements are the basis of everything. earth, wood, fire, metal and water.
metal is a material that lends itself to being worked on and has been used for human objects since ancient times. copper and bronze artefacts have been fundamental for the civilizations of all time and man has managed to develop many manufacturing techniques over time. I also try to use recycled materials and metal is very suitable for recycling.
8. What are the technical particularities of your creations ?
As I said I think the five elements are the basis of the natural world. the earth generates metal and fire commands it. I work a lot by modeling metal with fire, not just mold casting. I especially love working with the flame, on metal, creating the shapes that the fire orders.
9. What advices could you give to beginning artists who would like to create sculptural design works ?
I believe that my experience is not so important as to be able to give advice but if there is something right that I have done so far it is to create what I want without being influenced by any other people’s motivation.
10. If your works had to belong to a design movement, in which one would you define it ?
11. What designers have influenced you ?
Frank Lloyd Wright . The concepts behind his creations are in perfect harmony with my thoughts :The architectural design should create a harmony between man and nature, build a new system in balance between the built environment and the natural environment through the integration of the various man-made artificial elements (constructions, furnishings, etc.) and natural the environmental surroundings of the site. One of his thoughts in particular gave inspiration to my first ideas : Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use
12. What contemporary designers do you appreciate ?
13. What contemporary artists (in any kind of art) have you been inspired by ?
14. If you had to summarize your creations in one word or sentence, what would it be ?
15. Is there anything you would like to add ?
I struggle to consider myself an artist or designer. These categories belong to much more important characters.
I am actually an artisan who thinks and tries to transmit thought through his hands. Curiosity drives me to take new paths and new experiments and to try to become a craftsman / artist
Proust Questionnaire with very short answers (one or a few words) :
(The Proust Questionnaire is a set of questions answered by the French writer Marcel Proust. Other historical figures who have answered confession albums are Oscar Wilde, Karl Marx, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Cézanne…)
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
happiness is in the freedom to be able to use all the time available
2. What is your greatest fear?
3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
4. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Not knowing how to listen
5. Which living person do you most admire?
6. What is your greatest extravagance?
Many people consider me strange but in my quirks I see only my normalcy
7. What is your current state of mind?
8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
When you diminish a virtue perhaps it is not a virtue.
9. What is the quality you most like in a man?
10. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
12. Which talent would you most like to have?
Being a good musician
13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
probably nothing. I am a person who knows how to settle.
14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
15. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
16. Where would you most like to live?
on a hill, so I could be the fool on the hill of the Beatles song
17. What is your most treasured possession?
A research with photos, documents and stories of everyday life on the genealogy of the family since 1590
18. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
19. What is your favorite occupation?
Do my work and listening rock music
20. What is your most marked characteristic?
21. What do you most value in your friends?
Be there when needed
22. Who are your favorite writers?
23. Who is your hero of fiction?
24. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
25. Who are your heroes in real life?
26. What are your favorite names?
Lulu , Marlen
27. What is it that you most dislike?
28. What is your greatest regret?
Not always having listened to my thoughts
29. How would you like to die?
Free from society
30. What is your motto?