Filippo Perego Award, the young talents of interior decoration in Italy

IS Lucrezia Calvi28 years old, founder of the studio LC Atelierto win the first edition of Philip Perego Awardcommissioned by the Milanese interior decorator Philip Perego of Cremnago which with the homonymous foundation intends to support young talents in the field of interior decoration.

«In her renovation project for a 1960s Milanese apartment, Lucrezia Calvi demonstrated her ability to relate architecture and decoration, functionality and craftsmanship. Valuing the space with quality materials and finishes – from the waxed iron used for the living room furniture to the silk shantung that covers doors and panels – without losing sight of the needs of everyday life». This is the motivation of the jury, made up of prominent personalities from culture and design, such as the president of FAI Marco Magnifico, the director of Living and Abitare Francesca Taroni and the creator of the SaloneSatellite Marva Griffin, who together proposed a shortlist of names among which they have been selected five finalists: Giacomo Totti, Federico Peri, Stefania Agostini and Luca Mostarda dello studio Amarchitectrue e Maria Vittoria Pagginiwhich was awarded a special mention.

Defined as “the dean of Milanese interior designers”, Philip Perego of Cremnago recalled during the awards ceremony, which took place on Monday 21 October at Villa Necchi Campiglio, the early stages of his career. «When I started, in 1957, the figure of the decorator didn’t exist. I was lucky enough to be born in an 18th century house built by Piermarini and to learn from the very rooms in which I lived». After an experience in New York and the first works following Tommaso Buzzi, he started working for friends and established himself for the his creativity and sensitivity in furnishing some of the most beautiful houses in Italy (and abroad), blending classic style with modern ideas.

Alongside his commitment as a designer, he has always dedicated himself to supporting socially useful works, from the recovery projects he followed for the FAI various recovery projects to scientific research, up to the generous contribution that led to the rescue in 2019 ofthe Menotti theater in Milan, today Menotti Perego Theatre.

Photo Max Pescio – Styling Cecilia Carmana and Veronica Leali

Unique of its kind in Italy, the Philip Perego Award born for ccelebrate the figure of the interior designer, promoting a profession that in our country has not always been recognized for its value. To this end, the eclectic decorator has set up a competition designed to give an opportunity for visibility to under 40 talents, engaged in the delicate task of giving a soul to environments, from the décor to the design of custom finishes.

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