Cre­ative direc­tor and designer of Meri­dani.


Like the brand he de­signs, An­drea Pari­sio, cre­ative direc­tor of Meridiani, ex­udes an easy el­e­gance. Dressed in a beige suit and buffed leather shoes, he sinks into one of his chairs and de­clares that Sin­ga­pore would be a lovely place to live in – if not for the hu­mid­ity. An­drea en­joys the city and the peo­ple, but not the weather.

“Sin­ga­pore is a good mar­ket for our prod­ucts be­cause many homes here mir­ror our brand’s min­i­mal­ist style,” he shares. The Ital­ian fur­ni­ture brand of­fers pieces for all parts of the home, de­signed with sim­ple, pure lines for the mod­ern con­tem­po­rary home.

He high­lights the Keaton and Liu col­lec­tions of down­scaled so­fas and arm­chairs, which would fit snugly in any living room. “Peo­ple here will ap­pre­ci­ate their smaller di­men­sions,” he says.

Bear­ing in mind the brand’s vi­sion of el­e­gant sim­plic­ity for its pieces, all of which are hand­made in Italy, he be­lieves that sim­ple shapes and lines for fur­ni­ture help keep the in­te­ri­ors of a home nicely bal­anced and co­or­di­nated. Home­own­ers can then cre­ate dif­fer­ent styles by play­ing with ma­te­rial colours to suit their abode. “We want to let our cus­tomers ex­press their per­son­al­i­ties through our fur­ni­ture, so we give them plenty of choices when it comes to fab­rics,” he ex­plains.

An­drea com­pares his style and de­sign aes­thetics to his taste in fash­ion. “Prod­ucts from brands such as Cavalli or John Gal­liano are too or­nate, they don’t ap­peal to me,” he says. “Like Prada, I want to cre­ate a bour­geois style that is still spe­cial and ex­clu­sive, but with­out the heavy de­tail­ing.” This way, the brand brings a sen­sual el­e­gance to the home, while ex­ud­ing luxury through its invit­ingly plush fab­rics. CHECK OUT MERIDIANI AT MAR­QUIS SQUARE, LEVEL 1, 16 TAI SENG STREET, SIN­GA­PORE TEL: + 65- 6383- 0119.

ABOVE, LEFT The Ital­ian de­signer has a taste for el­e­gance and sim­plic­ity. TOP The Hardy Wall Unit’s ap­peal lies in the del­i­cate yet sturdy struc­ture of the wall-mounted shelf. ABOVE The Keaton Fit set com­prises two small arm­chairs and a loveseat,...

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