THE COLLABORATORS: Ben Gorham and Luca Nichetto
Ben Gorham and Luca Nichetto met in Stockholm, where they are both based. Swedish-born Gorham is the founder of boutique fragrance brand Byredo, while Venetian Nichetto is a multi-disciplinary designer of furniture and lighting. Decode/Recode was the name of their collaboration for Venetian glassmakers Salviati. Comprising 53 unique illuminated totems made from randomly stacked Murano glass (each totem representing a different race and thus, collectively, a global family), it was one of Milan Design Week’s visual standouts. Visit salviati.com; byredo.com; nichettostudio.com.
Neale Whitaker with Ben Gorham ( left) and Luca Nichetto. Vogue Living’s Nichetto and Gorham. Vincenzo De Cotiis with his wife, Claudia Rose. De Cotiis and Whitaker.