Who is Philippe Nigro? The designer of the year, newly appointed during the recent Maison & Objet 2014!
And what he has to do, the name apparently foreigner, with Italian design?
Ready to tell you about it!
Philippe Nigro is a very young (born in 1975!) designer born in France and educated in the schools of design La Martinière and Boulle. He began his career in 1999 alongside Michele De Lucchi (we will talk about him soon), a leading name in design and beyond. He remained at his side until 2012 designing furniture, lighting, interior design, events, stage sets, for companies such as Olivetti, Poltrona Frau, Artemide, Alias, Caimi, Interni, Feg, Listone Giordano. At the same time he continued collaborations with the most important Italian companies.
In short, French by birth but Italian in his education!
And, now let’s see some random project!
Pilotis sofa for De Padova (2013)
We will need to talk at length even about De Padova…
Fantastic Italian company, produced the Pilotis sofa designed by Nigro in 2012. Inclined legs of solid wood supporting the soft core of the sofa to create a perfect set for every style and taste.
Nuage lamp for Foscarini (2012-2013).
A lamp intended as light effect on the wall or on the ceiling, which changes depending on your point of view. White, red or green, the shell-shaped diffuser is made of injection-moulded translucent opaline polycarbonate and the 5 pre-assembled plates of two different sizes are made of matt batch-dyed ABS.
Chiaroscuro containers for Mogg (2010).
Containers in lacquered wood with doors, height 120 cm or 85 cm. A thousand colors, a thousand suggestions.
Canisse sofa for Serralunga (2011).
It can be used both indoors and outdoors, it seems bordered by a picket fence. It is made of molded polyethylene, with fabric cushions for outdoor use. Even in this case, endless variations of color.
Mirror Nu for Glas Italia (2012).
A floor mirror with double curvature, which makes it self-supporting. His being three-dimensional breaks up space with reflections effects. It can be single sided or double sided.
I mean, what do you think? Good enough, isn’t he?
And he is the result of our super Italian culture!
…that is more useful to foreigners than Italians……