The A List: Amanda Nisbet
Despite her formal art history training and years at Christie’s auction house, Amanda Nisbet, prefers to upend the usual design rules, in favor of a fresh, energetic approach that draws as much upon intuition as tradition. Mixing function and style, classical motifs and contemporary idioms, in rich and unexpected ways, Nisbet never loses her sense of wit and whimsy.
The importance of craftsmanship lies in the attention to detail. In a sense, it is the purest form of creativity, turning mere thought into reality. The quality provided through craftsmanship is unparalleled and cannot be replicated or mass-produced. I believe it is not only the duty of a designer, but also the responsibility of all, to support and ensure the continued practice of artisanship.
What does "Made in Italy” mean to you?
For me, the words "Made in Italy” are a celebration of craftsmanship. Beauty, quality, pride, and heritage are reflected in each unique product. The work of several different artisans to create one piece is a testament to the Italians’ pride of their many crafts.
Who/what has inspired the most your work and style?
Describe your design approach and philosophy.
What is the one design/decor you cannot imagine your clients living without?
Gorgeous linens and a luxurious bed. Nothing is more powerful than a great night’s sleep.
What is your idea of the "Ultimate Luxury”?