Hot This Week 馃敟 Check Out Carlo Donati’s Exclusive Interview For Luxury Design Magazine CovetED!

Carlo Donati is an Italian Design Legend, we all know that. Remarkable design projects focused on different styles that enhance the beauty and power of craftsmanship in the Luxury Design World. Today, Inspirations Blog will let you see the entire interview of Carlo Donati for CovetED Magazine!

Milan is known for being the city of fashion and design, so it鈥檚 not surprising that it鈥檚 also the hometown city of some of the world鈥檚 top interior designers like Carlo Donati. A path full of incredible, national and international, recognitions, that you鈥檒l be able to discover in CovetED maganize鈥榮 exclusive interview!


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Carlo Donati鈥檚 Studio is always evolving, taking into consideration the latest design trends and also the needs and wishes of clients. A new retail concept and design of several stores and showrooms all over the globe are being developed, and we cannot wait to find out more about this Italian Legend and what he鈥檚 planning for the future!

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Whether it is residential design, villa or even commercial projects the Italian design studio has become one of the most renowned experts not only in Italy but also worldwide.聽 It鈥檚 founder, Carlo Donati was born in Zibello (Parma) in 1965 and studied architecture at the Politecnico of Milan where he graduated in 1992. Passionate about the world of design and all of its creative possibilities, Carlo has featured a strong aesthetic and sense of beauty from a young age. 鈥淢emories of details in my friends鈥 houses or in hotels during family vacations have monopolized my imagination since early childhood. Since then, beauty to me represented a matter of proportions, colours and details鈥, he explained.

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The designer started working in the field in an early age, being part of the teams of Studio BBPR and Gregotti, in Milan. A years later, Carlo decided to move to the city that never sleeps, aka New York, to be a consultant architect of Versace, known as one of the most famous luxury design groups in the world, being responsible for the renovation of Gianni Versace鈥檚 townhouse and the historic Vanderbilt mansion. 鈥淭hough his style was different from mine and rather decorative, I found his creativity and taste for colours very inspiring鈥, claims the designer.

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After this amazing design challenge, Carlo worked on the image of other renowned brands, such as Aldo Coppola, Liberty of London, Linea pi霉- A2A, Stybiella and Colefax & Fowler. Later, in 1996, Donati wanted to create his own firm, with a distinguished signature style 鈥 Carlo Donati Studio. However, we also wanted to be part of the project 鈥楩arnece Contract鈥 with Adriano Donati and Massimo Avanzini, working alongside with some of the most famous design studios of the globe 鈥淚n every project, I design custom made furniture, both for residential or retail projects because I believe that each work requires special attention to furniture details鈥, explained the Italian designer.

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Specialized in a style that is hard to define, today we鈥檒l try to show you how the company did its best with this contemporary residence. Contemporary means 鈥榓t the moment鈥, which makes this style particularly hard to define. Dating back to the 1970s, this style is unique because it borrows elements from many other aesthetics.聽In it, you can see nods to modern, traditional, art deco and even futuristic design. At the end, it means that contemporary style is always evolving, and the studio does its best to be always updated with the latest design trends. Nowadays, it can be defined by neutral colors, clean an curved lines and聽minimalism.聽Open spaces聽are also a strong architecture feature that Carlo Donati works with.

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A unique contemporary style signature with a touch of the past, the design legend is always seeking for inspiration in the architectural landmarks and Italian design references of the post-war modernism (like聽 Gio Ponti, Osvaldo Borsani, Franco Albini), as well as the magic abstract scenography by Bob Wilson, the interiors in Stanley Kubrick鈥檚 or Quentin Tarantino鈥檚 movies. An elegant timeless narrative that 鈥 contaminate the design with details which can be both precious or low-cost budget but always elegant and peculiar creating unexpected contrast.鈥 His most recent inspirations were the famous Korean movie called 鈥淧arasite鈥 by Bong Joon-ho that won the 2020 Oscar.聽


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Regardless of the style of the project, one thing is for sure: you need to be ready for Carlo鈥檚 unique perspective of a minimalist approach is always contaminated by chromatic and graphic suggestions inspired by the theme chosen in the planning process. 鈥淚f I think about all the projects we did, the best results always came from synergy and a strong feeling with the client. This friction can be a source of creativity and can bring us to better solutions鈥, said the interior designer. The attention to every detail is the key of the designer鈥檚 success. Light is one of the most important feature of the designer鈥檚 projects, becauseit can emphasizes volumes and perspectives of his design project. To reach this goal it is important to use both artificial and natural light.

Actually, layering plenty of light throughout the room is one of the main features of聽contemporary design, an element imported from another aesthetics, in this case, from聽mid-century modern desing. The聽contemporary studio for interior design, knows exactly the best聽materials, concepts,聽lighting and furnishing elements聽the clients have been looking for, to provide a final result that is the perfect balance between聽aesthetics and functionality.

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For Carlo Donati, every project is unique, so it鈥檚 important to include in the design, unique furniture ideas, specially tailored to each interior.聽 With a career filled with some of the world鈥檚 most inspiring designs, Carlo shares special care for two of his projects. 鈥淚 think the projects that are most representative of our work are the villa LA modern and Loft A.鈥 The first one is a brand-new construction that perfectly their sense of proportions, careful choices of the materials, use of light, a revisited modernist approach. As for the Loft A design, this was 800 sqm renovation that is still very innovative both for the use of materials and for the interpretation of the layout.

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Currently, the design studio is working on a new residential building with luxury apartments in Milan. 鈥淚 believe it鈥檚 important to be very updated on the actual trends of the industry but at the same time to be able to work on different tracks out of the mainstream in order to anticipate new trends, be original and try in our little field to be some kind of disruptive鈥, enlightened Carlo Donati.


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Carlo Donati Studio, besides creating unique and mesmerizing interior design projects with its timeless touch, has also entered the world of furniture design and production with the presentations of two incredible collections. Reloaded, a collection聽that mixes italian iconic elements with the latest features with materials, such as perforated metal sheets, brass and coloured mirror or glasses. In these ambiances, we are able to see the beautiful sliding screen called Filter, a room divider with a brass frame and geometric patterns. These designs were introduced at Fuorisalone Milan 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Currently, the studio is working alongside with one of the top furniture brands of the world, Essential Home, to create a mid-century collection that will enhance the power of luxury design and craftsmanship.

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鈥淒esigning for Essential Home is a challenge I took up with enthusiasm because it gives me the opportunity to work on one of my favorite styles and moods which is the mid-century modern reloaded with new cues and materials.鈥澛
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Passionate about the lines of the mid-century design lines, Carlo Donati believes that this era was the period of a time period where elegance and lightness were reference points, so the inspiration for his new furniture collection wasn鈥檛 hard to find. 鈥淚 absolutely believe that it will be a fundamental reference in the luxury design since we鈥檙e talking about timeless elegance.鈥 For the Italian designer, Essential Home is a brand that combines the Portuguese craftsmanship culture with a contemporary style.

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For those of you who don鈥檛 know, Portuguese craftsmanship has a well-known old tradition especially in relation to a cork that is a light and resistant material and moreover an example of recyclable and sustainable energy. The hand-painted ceramic tiles and textile manufacturing are also a huge part of the country鈥檚 artistic culture.聽According to Donati, this partnership was the perfect opportunity to combine the great tradition of the master artisans, through the finest Portuguese craftsmanship culture, with a more Mediterranean mood. His main goal with this mid-century collection was to introduce 鈥渓ightness, sixties patterns, some kind of 鈥榡oie de vivre鈥- very Italian. Like the atmosphere in 鈥楲a dolce vita鈥 -Federico Fellini鈥檚 masterpiece.鈥 This is might be one of the most memorable collections ever created by the amazing Carlo Donati, don鈥檛 you think?


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