CovetED’s Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

CovetED's Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

CovetED’s Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

May 30, 2019

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Gabriele Chiave settled down in Milan where he studied Industrial Design at IED. In 2007, he moved to Amsterdam and landed the incredible spot as Creative Director at Marcel Wanders, starting an amazing collaboration that lasts to this day. CovetED had the pleasure to speak with the designer at the Barovier & Toso’s stand during Salone del Mobile 2019. Keep on reading if you wanna find out more about the creative director working behind one of the most fantastic design studios in the world!

 

CovetED's Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

Marcel Wanders and Gabriele Chiave

 

Murano glass plays an important role in Chiave’s projects. By partnering up with a company, their culture, history, capacity and materials always have to be acknowledged. One of the most honourable Italian materials is the Murano glass, so the designer takes great pride in working with it.

 

CovetED's Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

Detail from ‘Adonis’ Chandelier

 

The glass is delicate, light, colourful and romantic, being the highlight of the new ‘Adonis’ chandelier, a collaboration between Marcel Wanders and Barovier & Toso.

 

CovetED's Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

‘Adonis’ Chandelier

 

Regarding his creative process, Gabriele Chiave starts with an idea or a simple sketch, but his favourite part is going to the factories and develop the pieces next to the master artisans.

 

CovetED's Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

Detail from ‘Adonis’ Chandelier

 

“The masters are tough guys and that is the point. From all this power, there is this beautiful, delicate and feminine material that comes out.”

 

CovetED's Exclusive Interview with Gabriele Chiave

Detail from ‘Adonis’ Chandelier

 

When it comes to craftsmanship, Chiave believes it is essential in a designer’s work:

“Craftsmanship makes things more durable, there is a quality into it, there is passion. There is something that makes the pieces be of a much higher-quality.”

 

If you would like to read the full interview, make sure to get your own copy of CovetED’s Magazine 14th issue out soon. Check out the interview video below!

 


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