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Luca Nichetto
Questionnaire

29 April 2013

Luca Nichetto was born in Venice in 1976 and set up his own studio at Porto Marghera in 2006, focusing on industrial design and design consultancy. But his career had begun in 1999, with his first designs of Murano glassware for Salviati. In the same year he started to work with Foscarini, as product designer and adviser in the field of research into new materials and product development. Today Nichetto collaborates with a wide range of companies in Italy and abroad. Recently he was guest of honor at IMM Cologne, where he was asked to come up with his own vision of a perfect house for the project Das Haus – Interiors on Stage, 2013. In 2013 Milan Design Week saw him once again involved in collaborations with leading Italian and foreign companies operating in the field of design: Cassina, De Padova, Foscarini, Casamania, Nodus and MGLAB.

The song you never get tired of listening to.

Right now Sugar Man by Sixto Rodriguez.

The movie you can watch over and over again.

Amélie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

The book you fell head over heels in love with.

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The object you’re most attached to.

The leather bag I bought in Sweden.

Your favorite place.

Anywhere, with people I love.

A cult film you cannot stand.

James Cameron’s Titanic.

A literary classic you can’t bear.

The Betrothed.

The most beautiful automobile ever made.

The Ferrari 250 GTO. But the DeLorean DMC-12 is pretty good too.

Three stops on a journey around the world.

Venice, Stockholm, Tokyo. Via New York!

A contemporary artist whose future in the history of art is assured.

Donald Judd.

An architect to whom you would entrust the construction of a fantastic place.

Valerio Olgiati.

A fashion designer for an epoch-making show.

Issey Miyake together with Junya Watanabe.

An elegant person.

My partner Åsa.

An inelegant person.

Any Italian politician.

Who would you advise to change profession?

Myself every so often, but then I change my mind.

A bad habit you have?

Destroying the loops of my pants; I fiddle with them when I’m nervous.

What would you like to overindulge in?

Wine.

What can’t you do without?

Sleeping for ages at the weekend.

What would you like to be a champion of?

Basketball.

The hotel and restaurant at the top of your personal league table.

The Skeppsholmen Hotel in Stockholm and the restaurant Da Fiore in Venice.

The greatest invention of all time.

The Bic lighter.

The historical figure you are most grateful to.

Tutankhamun.


Emanuela Carelli

She is the one who makes Klat work, after founding it with Paolo. She has two children, is a graphic designer, loves culinary experiments and is fairly certain of one thing: that it is creativity that makes the world go round.


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