Artsy: How do you approach designing for specific interiors? Do you have a fixed work process?
Achille Salvagni: The development of a project starts by listening. I believe interior decor should serve as a “self portrait” of the occupant and not the designer. Therefore I prefer to disappear behind my design, creating interiors with a timeless elegance, or dressed-down spaces with a “lived in” look. I apply this rigorous approach to result in an atmosphere of calm pleasure, with an awareness of balance, a feel for lighting, a sense of style.
I love to discover things, I have a perpetual curiosity and invest much time in finding references and details from across areas of culture—fashion, travel, contemporary art, literature… In my design process, nothing is left to chance; everything is considered and planned, down to the last detail.