Attention to details and craftsmanship are at the heart of our creative journey...
ferriani.sbolgi is a creative studio with a focus on product, furniture and surface design, founded in 2020 by Marco Ferriani and Sara Sbolgi. The studio collaborates with leading international companies, maintaining a link with the world of limited editions. Furthermore, the studio currently holds two product/furniture design courses at ISIA Florence and IED.
ferriani.sbolgi & TAMO
How would You name the main essence which drives Your creativity?
The main theme of our design is balance. We believe that good design is created by combining old and new, for this reason, we try to analyze trends, new finishes, and fashionable colors, bearing in mind the importance of transmitting a timeless taste. With our products, we try to communicate an emotion. Clean shapes, calm and silent lines capable of harmonizing with the surrounding environment.
Could you tell us about Your daylight as the duet & creative studio based in Florence?
Design is central to our daily lives, but it is for everyone, even if not everyone attaches importance to it. Indeed, since everything around us is a project and since we are always together, it is natural to comment and note non-work-related details in terms of work. After working for a long time in well-known design studios, we decided to go back to Florence to open our own studio. We were looking for new ideas and had the will to start designing products that reflected our vision.
Is Your design process more focused on craftsmanship, new technology... How do You find the balance in Your daily workflow?
Attention to detail and craftsmanship are at the heart of our creative journey. We particularly appreciate natural materials and traditional processes, trying to make them current with contemporary technologies. When we face a project we always attach great importance to brainstorming and the exchange of ideas. We always meet during the hand sketch phase, where we are freer from constraints and the project has not yet taken shape. Among the materials with which we have the most affinity, there are certainly wood and ceramics.
What is the most important value of TAMO that drives Your decision for collaboration?
We proposed some ideas to Tamo because we were impressed by your products' detail and craftsmanship. We are always looking for companies that are able to convey unique feelings through their designs and Tamo is definitely one of them. Our collaborations include many Italian or Scandinavian-style companies, one is our identity, the other our passion.
What are the most essential value of Your project that makes the product unique?
The idea behind MIZU is to create a multifunctional product, suitable for integrating into different realities and perfect for smart working. The added value of this writing desk is the union between pure volume and strong detail. We have drawn inspiration from the traditional craftsmanship of wood, Italian design always tries to give value to the product and its craftsmanship, taking care of the most minor details.
How would You describe the storytelling behind Your product MIZU for TAMO?
We would like MIZU to be the center of family life. A product like it can be adapted to various everyday functions and could be used both by a kid to do homework and by a professional to work, but also as a vanity or a place to relax. When we look at ….we also see it very well within the Hotelerie sector, given its small size and pure form, it seems perfect for a boutique hotel.
The main theme of our design is balance. With our products, we try to communicate an emotion. Clean shapes, calm and silent lines capable of harmonizing with the surrounding environment.