“Home is the new hotel” stated Studiopepe at Maison et Objet’s Webinar

Maison et Objet is back on track with some of the most amazing design webinars, and Inspirations Blog is here to update you! On the 18th of June, 2020, the renowned Italian design studio, Studiopepe, was inveted to be part of a new feature of M&O. 鈥Desires for the Home鈥 was the theme of the webinar, a different approach of what our home represent to us nowadays and how we鈥檙e rediscovering it as the center of our lives.

鈥淎 place where we shelter and rest but also work and play鈥, claims Studiopepe. The pandemic crisis affected us all, however this is one more challenge in our lives: see how humankind is able to react in a difficult situation. Without rough times, we would never evolve. There is why it鈥檚 crucial to see things in a different perspective, and yesterday the Italian design studio showed us how we can manage to do it.


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"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar

Passionate about the multidisciplinary side of the design world,聽Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara di Pinto聽founded this聽incredible design studio聽in 2006 and since they continue to impress with their聽innovative design ideas. One thing is for sure, the聽Studiopepe studio聽might be one of the best-multitasked聽interior design聽experts that we have ever seen!

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Behind every聽Studiopepe聽design is a story that makes that product or project quite unique. All of their designing processes begin with detail or an idea that they saw in one of their famous adventures. From that point,聽Chiara and Arianna聽not only investigate a specific age of history but also debate some of their favorite details. The next step is to develop something that blurs the boundaries of the real and imaginary world. From their vast selection of聽design projects,聽鈥淥ut of the Blue鈥 might be one of the聽most memorable ideasyet!

鈥淪tudiopepe鈥檚 vision is based upon experimenting, continuous research on colors and materials and the contamination with the contemporary language of art. Installations, study of formal archetypes, experiments with materials and the dialogue between opposites are some of the themes developed by the Studio鈥.

From聽interior design聽projects to product design and creative consulting services for some of thebest luxury design brands, the designers feature a unique signature style that captures the attention of any聽design lovers.聽Their design philosophy is based on a conceptual approach inspired by the unexpected, and on an extensive iconographic and visionary background, creating projects that are聽one of a kind.

馃搶 Les Arcanistes

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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The webinar started with the designers talking about some of the most famous design works, the first one was about the award-winning project, Les Arcanistes. According to the聽Italian designers, this聽design project聽was named after the聽ante-litteram聽chemists, who held the arcane and secret knowledge of formulas able to create porcelain and to work with materials such as glass and metals. The goal was simple: to provide a聽special experience.聽This聽beautiful design project聽by聽Studiopepe聽showcased some of the best bespoke furniture designs, re-editions of historical pieces, art pieces, and more.

The ceremony happened yesterday in Paris, and the project 鈥Les Arcanistes鈥, from聽Studiopepe, was the big winner of the award for聽Best Design Collaboration 2020! The聽CDA聽is聽鈥渁 peer to peer award program with the intent to celebrate extraordinary work in the interior design, product design and architecture fields鈥.聽

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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Les Arcanistes聽was Studiopepe鈥檚 Manifesto Project for聽Milan Design Week 2019聽and it鈥檚 a project in a large industrial space,聽鈥渁 former gold manufacture dating back to the 1900s鈥! The designers have worked with Manifestos before, and they are particulary different due to all the details and storytelling. In this specific project, golden finishes were one of the most important features, because, like the designers said, 鈥済old is more than a material, it is a state of mind鈥.

This special project鈥檚 goal is to provide a special experience: Te Experience of Les Arcanistes. A sequence of spaces:聽鈥渢he Source of the Vibrational Water, the Materioteca, the Alchemic Laboratory and the Mantica Society鈥,聽Studiopepe.

In the past years, they feel that they have evolved as designers by working with product design and how it can make a difference in a project.

馃搶 Cafezal, Milan

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
Image Credit: Studiopepe
"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
Image Credit: Studiopepe

Studiopepe revealed that Cafezal, a little coffee shop in Milan, was one of the most challenging projects they had in hands due to the small budget and several limitations the client gave them.

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
Image Credit: Studiopepe
"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
Image Credit: Studiopepe

Nevertheless, they were able to put together a unique navy blue environment capable of making us feel at home! 鈥淧eople have to feel something diferente (鈥) People have to feel (that they are) home. The feeling of being home it means that it is when you find the right balance,and it is very interesting when you feel that you鈥檙e in a friendly environment, a kind of homy feeling鈥, claimed the designer. This design project was a huge success and it was feature in important design maganizes.

馃搶 OKKO Hotels, Paris

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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In this particular project, the designers said that the focal point is definitely the contemporary open space area, layering plenty of natural lighting. This balance betweeen natural and artificial lighting emphasizes the shapes, volumes and the red details of the room.

鈥淟onger the people stay at the hotel, more they feel at home鈥, they said.

馃搶 ELLE D脡COR Project

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
Image Credit: Studiopepe
"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
Image Credit: Studiopepe

The main goal was to create a scene that would describe Italian Design. Using a bold color palette and mixing different mid-century furnishing and lighting pieces, the designers were able to tell a story of how they envision the current design world

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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鈥淗OME IS THE NEW HOTEL鈥 鈥 STUDIOPEPE鈥橲 RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS


馃搶 Milano Townhouse, Milan

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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Chiara claimed that she doesn鈥檛 feel 100% safe in a restaurant, and such liker her, many people are feeling the same. Thus, it means that we鈥檙e spending 鈥 and will spend 鈥 more time at home. Companies have adopted teleworking during quarantine, and they have stated that it has increased productivity 鈥 the workspace of the future has just changed. Home office has come to stay, so this means that the concept of house we鈥檙e used to is changing 鈥 a place where we can both live and work.

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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We鈥檒l receive people from work at home to have business meetings, we throw a special dinner with family and friends, instead of heading to the restaurant, etc. The rooms no longer have only one purpose, in fact, the goal is to make them funtional so they we can adapt them depending of our needs.

Working from home is not always easy, and the designers decided to share with us some easy tricks so we can be focused, and still feel inspired and motivated 鈥 at home!

鈥淭he important thing is to have two different corners鈥 and light is the answer! Are you curious? Continue reading!

鈥淭he trick is to create a diferente corner. I moved following the sun, because my house has east and west (鈥) according to the different moments, I moved the table, chairs, and I discovered space and corners I鈥檝e never experienced. You have to move yourself in your home like you were outsider鈥 鈥淓verything has changed. You don鈥檛 have a specialized room. Before you had a kitchen where you only cooked. Now, you can work in the kitchen, or have a meal in the studio. You discover more space (and) you can create diferente spaces. Light in this case, can change the room鈥, claimed the designer.

馃搶 THE VISIT, Milan

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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Home Away From Home: The possibility to feel that you鈥檙e cozy at home, without being home!

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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鈥淟iving an experience is the basis of The Visit, the experience of entering a space that tells the story of the people living there, not so much through fictitious signs of a life lived, but through the careful, meticulous stratification of signs, codes, and visions. For us, this, is a 鈥渉ome鈥 in the deeper sense of the word, whether it be a private home or a boutique hotel, or any place related to the concept of welcoming and storytelling鈥, said the designers.

"Home is the new hotel" stated Studipepe at Maison et Objet's Webinar
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Functional and versatile lighting and furnishing pieces are the designers鈥 top choice. Pieces that are able to adapt in different situations.

The question is: Is the concept of home still evolving?


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