Intuitive, eclectic and curious, Italian duo Studiopepe are two of our favourite designers

Italian designers Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto met as students in Milan and started their career together as stylists, working on editorials for the likes of Elle Décor and T Magazine, and later designing products together.

We love their energy and passion. They are constantly travelling and experimenting with combinations of colours, shapes and materials. “Collecting is very important for us,” they tell us. “In our studio we have a sort of wunderkammer (cabinet of curiosities) with all our findings that inspire us with their shape, texture, or colour. A lot of flea market treasures.” And what is the essence of good design? “Good design – whether a masterpiece or anonymous – goes with everything.”