The minds behind of one the greatest Milan interior designers studio, Dimore Studio, want to bring back a 1970 interior design style to our days. Inspired by its eclectic Italian design furniture and art deco, they want to give a plus for new projects.
The iris-field print, reenvisioned in shades of black and gold, was soon covering plump seat cushions for a russet-lacquered sofa and ottoman whose low-to-the-ground forms nod to the disco-era designs of Paul Evans and Maria Pergay. At Dimore Studio’s nightclub-inspired installation for Milan Design Week this past spring, the pieces sat on a deep-blue carpet beneath a colossal Venini chandelier by Carlo Scarpa.
There was a time when such an eccentric scheme would have raised eyebrows, particularly on the Milan design scene, long dominated by a somewhat austere, hard-edged minimalism. But Dimore Studio has slowly been chipping away at that somber façade, ushering in a new era of design in which riotous shapes, colors, and patterns reign.
Silvia Venturini Fendi, a creative director for Fendi, who selected the studio to design a line of furniture the brand debuted at Design Miami in 2014, as well as the third-floor VIP apartment at Palazzo Fendi in Rome, has only fantantic things to say about Dimore Studio’s work!
Moran can’t overemphasize the studio’s need to venture toward uncharted territory. He and Salci are very influenced by Art Deco, for instance, but when they started to see graphic 1920s silhouettes popping up across the design world, it was onto the next. Most recently, this boundary-pushing produced the angular, hand- lacquered furnishings of the Progetto Palmador collection, which appear to have traveled back from a fantastical future.