Over the years my interest in interior design has grown from helping friends to pick out cushions to designing a commercial space for a hair salon. So, after recently being made redundant from my role as a lifestyle content writer I decided that now was the perfect time to formalise my knowledge and sign up for an interior design course.
I was always the friend that people would turn to help find the perfect mirror, side table, grand piano (!) and I could reel off a list of stores, but while working on my course assignments I’m coming across so many amazing suppliers and artisans. This year I made a resolution to create a lifestyle blog, but while I update my Instagram daily, I admit that my focus on this site has been severely lacklustre. However I hope in wanting to share information about these great companies with a circle wider than just my friends will inspire a new commitment.
So first up is the Italian Servomuto Design, established in 2007 by graphic designer Alessandro Poli and architect Francesca De Giorgi. The duo specialise in creating lampshades and are inspired by vintage styles, trimmings, fabrics and forms. The shades are hand-curved and the finishes are hand-stitched to Florentine tradition.
Meringa Ø35 shades #2, #3 & #5