Did you ever consider not entering the family business?
Yes, and I went through the typical phase of teenage rebellion. I dropped out from the Liceo della Ceramica, because I did not want to follow a path I felt someone else had chosen. At the age of 20, I understood that I really wanted to be involved in the family workshop.
What inspires your creations?
Everything that surrounds me, everything I set my eyes on. Life and colours, in particular the tones of selenium, which go from yellow to red. I love to work with colours, to experiment with the endless possibilities of a particular shade.
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What phase of the production process fascinates you most?
When an object is finished and I realise that it corresponds exactly to what I had in mind. If the result is different, I break it with joy: I love to crush the creative tension inside me and see it crumble to the ground.
Which of your numerous collaborations stimulated you most?
The one with Ettore Sottsass, who used to visit us early on Sunday mornings, when the workshop was empty. One only had to listen to him talk, to learn. I remember that I was very impressed by the ease with which he created things.