NAME TO KNOW: NOTE DESIGN STUDIO

This Stockholm-based multidisciplinary collective has applied its many talents to several brands at this year’s Milan Design Week

Group Portrait NOTE Design Studio
NOTE DESIGN STUDIO

The Stockholm-based multidisciplinary collective has applied its many talents to several brands at this year’s Milan Design Week, from the show-stopping installation for flooring specialist Tarkett, to the launch of the ‘Supre’ chair for Ondarreta. Design manager and studio founder Cristiano Pigazzini (above, third from left) tells all...

Render of NOTE Design Studio's Formations installation for Tarkett flooring created from giant totems covered in Tarkett's vinyl patterns
The vinyl towers of Note Design Studio’s ‘Formations’ installation, created in collaboration with Swedish flooring brand Tarkett (professionals.tarkett.com), will take over the hall of the Circolo Filologico Milanese during Design Week.
NOTE Design Studio

Are there any common themes to your work? As a studio, we try to avoid being categorised or tied to a particular style. If I had to name characteristics that run through our projects, I would suggest dreams, function and respect for the environment. Ultimately, we aspire to realise creative ideas that have a purpose and make a positive impact on the world.

What’s important to you as a studio? We are committed to inclusive design, working on products and projects that are widely accessible. We also place a lot of emphasis on sustainability. As designers, we’re very aware of the problem attached to making new things in a world already full of stuff, but we believe that design has the power to change the way we consume for the better.

14x Supre Chair designs by Note Design Studio for Ondaretta 
Supre Chair by Note Design Studio for Ondaretta
Ondaretta

Where does the team find inspiration? Everywhere. It comes with the flow of everyday life – whether that’s taking the kids to school or sitting on the subway. We share the thoughts we have and the things we notice in our studio meetings.

Can you tell us your Milan must-visits? No one should leave without having seen Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper in the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Trattoria Milanese andPizzeria Maruzzella are two of my favourite places to eat. However, one of the best things to do in Milan – especially during April – is to sit outdoors and enjoy an aperitivo (notedesignstudio.se).

This article first appeared in ELLE Decoration May 2019

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