Written by Achille Salvagni, Text by Pilar Viladas, Foreword by Benoist F. Drut
A meticulously curated glimpse at the career of a design-world superstar.
"Stylistically, Salvagni is an avowed modernist; his work displays an elegant economy of means that is utterly contemporary," writes Pilar Viladas. "Yes, his work consistently bears the weight of history--not in overt references, but in its material richness, impeccable craftsmanship, and deeply layered narrative."
In the seventeen years since Achille Salvagni founded his design practice in Rome, the architect and designer has become known for his luxurious interiors, including apartments in New York and Palm Beach, a flat overlooking Holland Park in London, and his own apartment in Rome. He has become one of the world's preeminent designers of interiors, for which he has won numerous awards. His limited-edition furniture, lighting, and object designs are sought after both by collectors and by his fellow designers for their own projects.
This is the first monograph on Salvagni, with his best projects organized thematically instead of chronologically. With chapters on Craftsmanship, Heritage, Narrative, Harmony, and Color--among other themes--this monograph will enlighten as well as delight.
About The Author
Achille Salvagni was born in Rome in 1970 and graduated with an honors degree in architecture in 1998. In 2002, he created Achille Salvagni Architetti, a multidisciplinary firm for architecture and interior design, developing projects for residential buildings, luxury apartments, and yachts. Pilar Viladas, a former design editor at The New York Times Magazine and T Magazine, writes about design and architecture for a variety of publications. Benoist F. Drut is the owner of the influential New York design gallery Maison Gerard. He was instrumental in the development of a wide range of recognized and emerging artists, including Hervé Van der Straeten, Achille Salvagni, and Kiko Lopez.