What was the inspiration for your house in Florence?
My house, and sculptures, are a union between my training as an architect and my anthroposophical studies –according to Rudolf Steiner and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s respective theories.
I shaped the spaces as though they were one great sculpture, where the forms are rounded and inspired by nature (in nature there are no edges). The curves reflect the flowing wave of life, energy and our emotions, while the corners represent our fears, our rational nature.
Four different elements characterize the sculpture:
Form: a symbol of how matter should be shaped in unison with the natural harmony of creation.
Color: pure energy. It elevates man from the material to the spiritual.
Light: a way of bringing matter to life. It shapes it, making it more fluid and creating special effects that transform the spaces. It gives the impress of eternal becoming.
Natural Materials: the colored earth of the floors and wood are both visually and physically appealing.
"I like when my creations are something between art and design. Something that manifests in different forms while also being useful."