PEOPLE – ANDREA PARISIO
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,...