Roman architect and designer Achille Salvagni loves to discover things, finding inspiration from traveling experiences as well as his passion for art collecting. He refrains from the taste of the moment and rather looks for the classic qualities of real elegance and discretion, subtleness and precious detail.
Currently he presents a new collection of furniture and decorative objects made from Murano glass – just unveiled this autumn at PAD London and subsequently on view at his London showroom. A bold new addition to his repertoire of noble materials, this panorama of lighting, furniture and accessories made from the centuries old craft underscores his admiration for historical Italian artistry, reinterpreted in his own distinctive contemporary style.
His eclectic eye enjoys mixing things that don’t belong together and playing with styles with a flair for narrative interiors and impressive professionalism. He is evolving more and more toward mixtures and shying away from the “total look” concept – always lending his design surprising and fresh looks.
Achille Salvagni leads a Studio with eleven specialized designers who share his continuous research in design excellence and his passion and enthusiasm offering a completely personalized service to the last detail. He makes use of Rome’s skilled craftsmen, usually employed on the restoration and upkeep of the city’s antiquities and clerical treasures.
Salvagni uses the finest of materials like mahogany, rosewood, royal oak or laurel. He contrasts delicate surfaces with rough textured almost Butalist style parts.
His lighting designs use big, bold and shiny brass work with a nod to 20th century modernist forms. He references Alvar Aalto and Gio Ponti to name just two of his most admired inspirational sources and works a lot with bentwood and cabinet making traditions of the 1920s and 30s.
In 2013 with the opening of his Rome-based atelier and a long list of luxury residences and yacht interiors to his name, Salvagni has already attracted a dedicated clientele for his designs. His new flagship gallery space on Mayfair’s Grafton Street continues his love for themed displays and narratives presenting newly developed quarterly exhibitions – each of them under a fresh title.
ACHILLE SALVAGNI SHOWROOM