‘We both trained as architects and that intellectual education made us aware of the differences between Italy and Denmark in terms of art history, architecture and design. We managed to keep the balance steady in this respect. We started our collaboration in 2006, pursuing a symbiosis of our cultural backgrounds. As we now see it, the Italian temperament especially comes to fruition in the conceptual phase. Every good project starts with a big, appealing idea that initiates the process and usually plays an important part during consultations with clients. We live in Copenhagen and many of our clients are Scandinavian. So functionality is more or less a basic condition. Precisely because our products are manufactured industrially, we try from the outset to inform them with as much prose or poetry as possible. I would say that in that sense, we’re inclined to get our inspiration from the visual arts. The fact that we distance ourselves from contemporary design developments may be due to the emphasis it puts on the new and on innovation, which are just about canonized. That’s not for us.