Achille Salvagni was born in Rome in 1970 and graduated with
an honors degree in architecture in 1998. In 2002, he created
Achille Salvagni Architetti, a multidisciplinary firm for
architecture and interior design, developing projects for
residential buildings, luxury apartments, and yachts.
Pilar Viladas, a former design editor at The New York Times Magazine and T Magazine, writes about design and architecture for a variety of publications.
Benoist F. Drut is the owner of the influential New York design gallery Maison Gerard. He was instrumental in the development of a wide range of recognised and emerging artists, including Herve Van der Straeten, Achille Salvagni, and Kiko Lopez.
"Italian designer and architect Achille Salvagni is internationally
known for his projects from New York to Rome to Palm Beach, as well
as for his limited-edition furniture and lighting collections. He
formed his company, Salvagni Architetti, in 2002, and since then
has combined luxurious materials and traditional techniques
with his innovative creativity. This monograph by Pilar Viladas
looks at unifying themes like harmony, color and
craftsmanship that are behind the work of this leading voice
in contemporary design." -JEZEBEL.COM
"Written by Pilar Viladas, former design editor of The New York Times Style Magazine, with a foreword by dealer-collector Benoist Drut of Maison Gerard that spotlights Salvagni's limited-edition furniture, lighting, and object designs, this book delivers style and substance in equal parts." -ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST.COM
"In this sumptuous tome from Rizzoli, the work of Italian designer Achille Salvagni draws from tradition but remains wholly modern-in his words, "If you want to look at the future, you need to know the past." An architect by trade, Salvagni insists on designing his projects inside and out, challenging Italian master craftsman to apply age-old techniques in stonecutting, woodwork and bronze to his own visionary designs. The result? Rich interiors with an uncompromising sense of drama." -BUSINESSOFHOME.COM