Destination Manzano, at Francesco and Stefano Borella’s atelier, to talk with them about Abbey, designed by their artistic director in collaboration with Ferrante and then committed to by Offisit. The two smiling designers welcome the Design Stories team. They have a fraternal bond, like two different brothers who appreciate and understand in an intuitive manner, like two diverse and necessary elements, water and earth. One is the creativity while the other is the implementation.
Their studio is a meticulous attention to detail, a space that combines an eclectic taste with a meditative intimacy. Frances Burnett spoke about a secret garden where two children could grow and mature, for Stefano and Francesco this would be a Zen courtyard where they can rebalance themselves, to focus and interpret.