CAPSULE

BACCHETTA

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Designer Daniele Daminelli ennobles galvanised metals into interiors of hypnotic charm. As on a pentagram, there is never a note out of place in his creations.

Everything converges towards an impeccable polyphony. Daniele Daminelli creates a duet between metals with iridescent reflections and precious fabrics, leaving the most sophisticated virtuosities to the rigor of forms: a real manifesto of a style in which he produces installations combining design, architecture, contemporary art and fashion system. Born in 1984 in Verdello, in the province of Bergamo, Daminelli now lives and works in Treviglio, where he has set up Studio 2046, an atelier of Interior Design on the piano nobile of Palazzo Bacchetta; “an eighteenth-century historical residence of the Galliari brothers, famous painters and set designers of the most important theatres in Europe, including Teatro alla Scala and Regio in Turin”. It is no coincidence that his designs resonate opera masterpieces, ranging from Faust to La Bohème, including Tosca, Rigoletto and Fidelio: a room divider, armchair, wall lamp, sofa and table respectively (this last, inspired by the metal structure of Milan's Central Station, is available exclusively from Nilufar Depot in the four meters version). Equally evocative are the numbers in the brand name, "a reference to the film 2046 by Wong Kar-wai, as well as looking to the future after more than seven years of militancy at Dimorestudio, with Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, a period during which I met Francesco Vezzoli and learned to appreciate masters such as Gae Aulenti, Carlo Scarpa, Ignazio Gardella, Piero Portaluppi, Josef Hoffmann and Arne Jacobsen". An advocate of aesthetic contamination, he has taken inspiration from fashion lines of Dries van Noten and Marni, as well as the sculptural work of Walter De Maria and the daring architecture of Rem Koolhaas. 

It was the gridded elements of the Fondazione Prada in Milan - work of the Dutch designer - that suggested the Bacchetta capsule. The capsule is entirely made of iron treated with tropical galvanisation, it has pink and green reflections due to anti-oxidising and ecological galvanisation process. Studio 2046's proposals are often tailor-made, creating unique pieces and limited editions. Daminelli uses the opulent velvets of Rubelli and Pierre Frey on sculptural shapes and simple silhouettes, while his individual palette is a studied triumph of "Caccia Dominioni maroon and Marrakech brick"; always in search of a perfect lexicon with which to describe spaces.