“In terms of design, there is no recipe and no, I don’t have a favorite color. Design must respond to its own needs, and the material, texture, shape and color all must meet these needs. Italy has long tradition in furniture making, but Italian design today is suffering more than other countries because it is tied to an old business model (one that focuses on previous successes from the eighties and nineties). Everything has changed over the past fifteen years – new technology that produces innovative forms of e-commerce. It’s things like pressure to sell globally that have radically changed the industry. There are so many needs and directions to explore, so I always try to project everything I design onto an international scenario.