Matteo Nunziati is a good example of a person who’s had it for the arts since the beginning. Born in Bologna in 1972 he’s currently regarded as one of the most influential designers and architects with Italian origins that the two industries have ever seen. Milan Design Agenda will introduce you to the work and career of this amazing interior designer who’s known for having been the man responsible for the design of the Trump Towers.
“When I was a boy during high school, my teachers got angry because I was drawing during class hours. For me, drawing has always been a passion and a pleasure. For this reason I consider my work to be the most extraordinary, because I do what I like and someone pays me to do it!”
It was with this very same mindset that Matteo Nunziati decided that architecture and design were the future for his career. He began giving his first steps into the industry when he opened his own interior design studio in Milan all the way back in 2000. Alike many of Italy’s top interior designers, and architects Nunziati is the perfect example of a person who definitely manages to transpire the best of the Italian style into his projects, by providing his clients with the best luxury furniture and finishes with the Made in Italy mark well present.
“Although I believe that dissatisfaction is fundamental for an artist, I sometimes stop and looking back and I am deeply grateful for what I received. I come from a simple family from a small town in the Italian province and now I travel around the world to realize extraordinary projects and I have among my clients the President of the United States of America. I receive extraordinary gifts!”
Matteo Nunziati, aside from having potential partnerships with top luxury furniture brands such as Molteni & C., Poliform, Lema, Flou, B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau, Giorgetti, Flexform, Minotti, among many other top-players, he’s been handling a variety of establishments such as Luxury hotels, Residences, Wellness Centres, and Spas. Among one of the main highlights of his career we definitely have to mention his work on the take on the Trump Towers which earned him many compliments from the current President of the United States himself.
When it comes to present projects Nunziati is currently busy with the design of the Trump Towers in New Delhi and Kolkata in India, The Oryx Tower by Qatar Airways in Doha, Aston Martin Residences in Miami, the renovation of the suites at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, the renewal of the Trump National Spa in Doral, Miami, as well as other relevant projects within three villas in Oman, one villa in Singapore and one in Dubai. Regarding the design product the designer has revealed that he’s preparing new products for Molteni & C, Lema, Fiam, Rubelli Casa and other top bespoke brand names. Despite the fact that these are very different projects in more than one design are, Matteo Nunziati revealed to us the general take he usually gives to these projects.
“They are all different projects. In general, I can say that I am looking for the soul of the project. For the interior this soul I find it in the tradition and the emotion transmitted from the place where it is built. In the product, I find it in the history of the company and in its specific ability to create a piece of design.”
The conversation with the Italian designer was long and productive, however, when it came to pointing to what he believed would be the main focus of the design world in the future, Nunziati gave a hopeful reflection regarding the impact he hopes the interior design will still continue to make worldwide.
“Sometimes I think my work is superficial, we spend a day choosing the colour of a pillow, but instead I am realizing that the real beauty has a fundamental importance in human life. I become happy thinking of my children’s smile, my parents’ affectionate and deep gaze, a romantic dinner with my wife, this beauty is energy to live. And our job of making beautiful interiors and product can contribute to transmitting beauty and therefore making the people’s life more positive. I hope that the future of design will always be greater awareness and responsibility of all of us designers to look for real beauty in our products.”