Cutting Edge Designs by Linee Studio
Meet Filippo Carandini and discover the graceful works of Linee Studio: a Milanese artistic and creative laboratory with a deep Florentine heart. At the Studio, a tailor-made approach and a playful vision blend perfectly together to create colorful and audacious design pieces.
Following this attitude, Linee Studio collection is designed to interact with the surrounding environment, creating sparkling reflection effects, intense color splashes and charmingly playful and eccentric design pieces. In constant collaboration with local artisans around Italy, the collection’s pieces are tailor-made and hand-crafted with the best materials, with the aim of surprising the observer and getting him soaked in surreal atmospheres.
After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2004 I have worked as assistant art director for a furniture design company here in Milano, being in charge mostly of product development and working alongside many well known
Each of the pieces in the collection has been designed with an interior design approach, meaning that it was always imagined as part of an environment, where most likely it had to exist next to other objects with completely different stories. I wanted these pieces to introduce in an interior a specific color combination, a certain material, or the feeling of a precise texture like parchment, for example. I could say that our pieces are the perfect excuse to bring that specific color or material in an environment and, to do this in an effective way, the shape had to be kept simple.
One of the feelings that I want our pieces to convey is the idea of space fragmentation, to play with the environment where they are sitting. This we obtained through reflections, asymmetric shapes and patterns. The Bookcase 01 has these elements, its three glass doors create three different colored reflections while its brass structure re-shapes a portion of space by creating a vertical geometry which can be made to measure. Its production requires skilled suppliers as several parts, like the brass structure with no visible joints, are completely hand made.
As I mentioned above, I have worked in product development for years, traveling daily to Brianza or Veneto and meeting with a variety of suppliers, spending weeks working on the details of a product and finding solutions. Eventually I have acquired quite a lot of contacts and kept a personal relationship with some very good collaborators and this, in the end, turned out to be one of the most important assets.
Alongside with its furniture collection, Linee Studio designs high quality interior projects. Is there a style or an aesthetic trend you are mainly inspired by?
Same as for our furniture collection, our references are rooted in our heritage, mostly in my florentine background for what concerns color combinations and materials. This was rich in colors and textures,
My hometown is Florence, I could say that I have it under my skin and it comes out in what I do, in the color palette that is almost that of Renaissance paintings, in some straightforward geometric details and matches. Milano, where I live, has a completely different energy, made from encounters, possibilities and dynamic vibes and eventually made everything I had in mind become possible.