Maison&Objet has chosen Designer of the Year at the main decorating show of the year. They became a young star from Italy.
Cristina Celestino (Cristina Celestino) 42. She studied to be an architect, but immediately went into design, opening her own studio. Today, behind her shoulders are furniture, lamps and accessories for many well-known brands.
Photo: Chiara Cadeddu
Celestino became famous as a subtle colorist and master of linking past and present. She says that she always first studies the context, the existence of this or that thing, and only then proceeds to design. Christina's works are also about empathy. She is sure that truth is born in dialogue, and attention to each other is the basis of any relationship. Unsurprisingly, her favorite design object is chairs. “You sit next to or opposite each other and talk,” says the designer. “My task is to create the most comfortable environment for this dialogue.”
Girandola Chair, Etel
Corolla Armchair, Billiani
This is also a very feminine design. The designer draws inspiration for many of his works from jewelry.
Cufflinks tables, Attico Design. Photo: Chiara Cadeddu
Flolegio decor for Fioreria Radaelli flower boutique. Photo: De Pasquale Maffini
At the Maison & Objet exhibition, the designer of the year traditionally creates a project for one of the zones. At Celestino, it was the Palais Exotique cafe, where her ability to work with color and jewelry attitude to details showed themselves to the fullest.
Palias Exotique Cafe
The designer's current novelties are presented in the collections of such brands as Fendi Casa, Gervasoni, Moooi and others. Celestino also designs interiors.
Aldora sofa, Moooi
Tile, De Maio. Photo: Chiara Cadeddu
Table Atois, Etel