Luca Bombassei

30 October 2012

Luca Bombassei, an architect by training and out of passion, graduated in Milan, where he lives and works. In 2001 he and Simona Traversa founded the studio Blast Architetti, with which he has carried out several projects of international standing, including Kilometro Rosso, the science and technology park for research and development facilities of excellence. Blast Architetti went on to develop new formats of design. Among others: Emotion Park, a multipurpose space dedicated to the world of cars and motorbikes, and WOW, a creative playground and park for children. In addition to his activity as an architect, Luca Bombassei has been a member of the board of directors of Kilometro Rosso since 2010 and is president and creative director of Skitsch.

The song you never get tired of listening to.

Miles Davis’s soundtrack for the film Ascenseur pour l’échafaud.

The movie you can watch over and over again.

Alfie, in the 1966 version with Michael Caine, because it’s the portrait of an elegant, ironic and fascinating scoundrel.

The book you fell head over heels in love with.

Journey to the End of the Night by Ferdinand Céline.

The object you’re most attached to.

My notebooks, in which I collect the drawings, ideas and sketches of my projects.

Your favorite place.

The table made of planks from a building site in my house in Val d’Itria, because up to twenty people can sit around it and it represents my idea of conviviality.

A cult film you cannot stand.

Sergio Leone’s Westerns.

A literary classic you can’t bear.

Crime and Punishment, as unfortunately I don’t believe that every crime is punished.

The most beautiful automobile ever made.

The Mercedes 300 SL with gull-wing doors of 1957, with which I took part in a Mille Miglia race with my father.

Three stops on a journey around the world.

New York, Rio de Janeiro and Venice, where I escape to whenever possible.

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

Sol LeWitt.

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

Jean Nouvel, with whom I’ve worked.

A fashion designer for an epoch-making show.


An elegant person.

Emilio, my grandfather.

An inelegant person.

Anyone who spends a whole morning standing in line outside a store on Via Montenapoleone.

Who would you advise to change profession? 

All those who don’t believe in what they’re doing.

A bad habit you have?

Seeking refuge in sleep when I’m too on edge.

What would you like to overindulge in?


What can’t you do without?


What would you like to be a champion of?

Tennis. It’s the most elegant and intelligent sport that exists.

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

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York. Yauatcha, London.

The greatest invention of all time.

The evolution of the telephone that is the iPhone, a work tool that provides entertainment too.

The historical figure you are most grateful to.

Christopher Columbus.

Roberta Mutti

She sits astride Italy, Belgium and Southeast Asia, and sometimes falls off. When asked what she does, she replies: I do things, see people. She has been writing about furniture for twenty years and is still not tired of it, in spite of everything. She has no free time, and is not even interested in it. For her it’s enough not to have to go to the same office everyday. She mixes with unlikely people, and contributes to Klat for this very reason.

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