Alpestudio was founded by siblings Alessia and Luca Perini. Both of them graduated at The Polytechnic University of Milan. After going their separate ways, gaining their own experiences, they both got together in 2006 to open up their own professional studio, working on industrial design, interior, architecture and graphics projects.
Q: Why did you get into Interior Design? A: We have a family artistic legacy (grandfather artist, father designer / artist) and we have always been spurred to express ourselves in creative ways.
Q: How did you start up your career? A: After we both graduated in architecture we practiced in some studios that dealt with interior and retail then, in 2006, we opened our own studio.
Q: Where does your inspiration come from?
A: We look for inspirations almost everywhere: movies, books, music, a great mix between pop culture and tradition.
Q: Can you tell us about a significant accomplishment or project that you regard as notable? A: The Antia chair, projected in 2014 and commercialised in 2015, has been the first one to reuse the welded steel rod in the design, taking back a great tradition of the '60s.
Q: Where would you like to see your company in 5 years from now?
A: I imagine it involved more and more in three-sixty all-around design projects worldwide.
Q: What project(s) are you working on at the moment? A: We are now working on new ideas for the 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan and we have entered the world of jewellery, sketching some ring designs for an Italian brand.
Q: How do you think an Interior Designer should dress? A: Any way as long as it reflects his aesthetical taste.
Q: If you could design anything, what would it be? A: We’d like to design a yacht.
Q: What type of restaurant would you choose to go to for dinner? A: A restaurant that has a taste that mixes tradition and modernity.
Q: Can you give us a statement about Design. A: Shape and technology must be synergic in order to create objects that improve life of people.
Q: If you could describe your designs related to food, what would it be and why? A: It would be a fusion dish.
Q: What do you think of the design trends in the future?
A: I believe in the future there will be more and more competition between tradition and technology.
Q: Who is your favourite Designer and why?
A: Gio Ponti is a great master that measured himself with all kind of project, from handle to city.
Q: In which country would you like to have your project in? A: Japan.
Q: What element of a design is the most important thing to you? A: All elements must harmonise together in order to get functional and pleasant objects.
Q: What is your favourite cocktail?
A: Moscow mules and gin tonic. Obviously we also appreciate Italian wine.