SL: Your name was across multiple standout exhibits, showrooms and products at Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile in 2023. What excited you most this year, especially when thinking about the future?
PL: Good question. For me, it was a beautiful week; it was good at Salone del Mobile and in Milan, full of different exhibitions, attitudes and pieces. I think Milan has become the worldwide capital of design again. Importantly, this is due to a combination of Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile. Together, they become something unique. Milan Design Week or Salone del Mobile can’t exist in isolation. For the future, this week is the most important and topical in the world.
SL: You opened your studio to the public with an exhibition of your recent work across architecture, interiors, product design and graphics, with a special installation and cafe lounge. As a design studio, why do you invite people into your space?
PL: Normally, our studio is open year-round. If you ring the bell, we will welcome you. During Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week, I like to show our open-mindedness and share our experiences. In the end, they are just experiences, nothing more. More than two or three thousand people visited us this year. Milan was full of queues everywhere, so we offered a good Illy coffee and opened our studio in a very familial way.