BARBERINI & GUNNELL
Barberini & Gunnell, founded 2009 in Ancona in Italy by architects Francesco Barberini and Nina A. Gunnell, is the result of a philosophy, thinking of design and architecture as a work of art. The architectural and interior design activity carried out by ‘The Studio’ complements the creations of ‘The Atelier’, which are the result of an artistic playground and highly skilled craftsmanship, a place where artworks and sculptures come to life.
The Studio Barberini & Gunnell designs high-end residential and retail spaces that are out of the ordinary and beyond fashion. Barberini & Gunnell creates refined, timeless, and harmonious environments by inserting collectible design, “talking pieces” that create unique and bespoke homes according to the client’ s eclectic and aesthetic desires.
The Atelier Barberini & Gunnell creates artworks and collectible design, one-off pieces, and limited editions for a small niche of high-end projects; bespoke solutions for luxury and ultra-luxury projects all over the world.
The choice of the most precious materials, the maniacal cure for detail is the basis of our modus operandi aiming to create timeless pieces, using marine grade stainless steel, brass, cast bronze, precious wood essences, marbles, onyxes, semi-precious gemstones, crystal glass, together with the most sophisticated technologies and quality craftsmanship.
This allows us to work for clients like Four Seasons Hotels, The Ritz Carlton, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dior, Paramount Pictures, Peter Marino Architects, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Foundation of Maestro Andrea Bocelli, Ridley Scott (House of Gucci) besides our private collectors and clients.
Values such as sustainability, the use of natural materials, the rediscovery of eco-sustainable craftsmanship, and the protection of refined and ancient techniques that are increasingly being lost are the basis of the design.
Barberini & Gunnell’s signature works are exhibited at international art fairs such as Art Basel Design//Miami, Art Miami, Art Basel Switzerland, PAD London, PAD Genève, PAD Paris, PAD Monaco, Salon Art+Design New York…
The Salon Art + Design, New York, 2021 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
Art Basel | Design Miami, Basel, 2021, Switzerland – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
Art Miami, Miami, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
The Salon Art + Design, New York, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
PAD London, London, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
Group Exhibiton, Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
PAD Monaco, Monte Carlo, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
PAD Genève, Switzerland, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
ArtMiami, Miami, 2018 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
The Salon Art + Design, New York, 2018 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
PAD London, London, 2018 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery
Art Basel | Design Miami, Miami Beach, 2016 – Ammann Gallery
ArtStudio – Paris – 2016
Italian citizen, born 1978 in Cesena/Italy, Degree in Architecture at University of Venice/IUAV; Master in Landscaping Architecture; Master in Interior Design at European Institute of Design/IED – Rome.
Worked at ATC S.r.l./planning and realization of injection moulds for plastics in the furniture and automotive sector, in charge of project design and development – Ancona.
Nina Alexandra Gunnell
Half Austrian, half English citizen, born 1976 in Marbella/Spain, Degree in Communications at Bayer Akademie for Advertising and Marketing/Munich;
Diploma in Interior Design Academia Italiana/AI – Florence; Master in Interior Design at European Institute of Design/IED – Rome.
Worked at Fendi HQ/Store Planning Department – Rome and Christian Jakusconek Architects/Siena.