A mixture of Stilnovo, a dash of 19th century marquetry, is what became to be Dimore Studio inspiration for its first public retail offer. Milan interior designers reputation, as Dimore Studio has, seems to be with high vibes. Welcome to The Future Project gallery designed by Dimore Studio and had Yolande Batteau of Callidus Guild collaboration.
From Hermès and Bottega Veneta to Ian Schrager Company, the duo wanted to do something different “because it didn’t make sense to compete with the big names. If everybody had been using white, we would have been using green or purple,’ says Britt Moran, one half the duo behind the Milan-based interiors firm, which opened in 2003 and has since become a cult studio for its ultra-luxe bricolage of design’s past top notes.
Moran and Emiliano Salci, his platonic intellectual paramour and studio partner of 15-years-plus, haven’t ventured much into the commercial gallery world. Their interiors are best found in-situ – such as the Pump Room in Chicago, Ceresio 7 above the DSquared2 boutique in Milan, or even their 18th century Porta Nuova palazzo workspace-cum-design showroom.
Despite selling Gio Ponti chairs and Hans Agne Jakobsson chandeliers to clients and antiques aficionados, their own work has never been been available for public consumption.
And where better to start but The Future Perfect, which has the world’s first public offering, so to speak, of Dimore’s designs. The collection includes the solar system chandelier ‘Lampada 061’, a slew of shaggy rugs and intricately fabricated sofas.
Also involved in the collaboration was Brooklyn’s Yolande Batteau of Callidus Guild, who provided a host of hand-painted wallpapers, and mirrors, a hand-painted threshold and paintings (all in 24K gold).