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Barberini & Gunnell

Every artwork has it’s inspirational background, it’s story…
‘Gigantic spider tables which bypass the forests of enormous mangrove trees, light weighted and at the same time heavy glass Origamis, chained up tables which seem to revolt against the immobility of the four legs freeing themselves in a movement of rings forming a chain. Abandoning the mere functionality and rediscovering emotions; from the warm perfume of wood, losing oneself in the transparent magic of crystal glass, to the cold and sterile steel, thought by mankind for mankind, mirror polished symbol of progress’.

Atelier Barberini & Gunnell was founded in 2009 by the architects Francesco Barberini and Nina A. Gunnell, as the result of a passion followed for a long period of time, creating one-off pieces and collectible design in limited editions; artworks far from the industrial reality. The cultural mix between the two artists with Italian, English and Austrian backgrounds results in unique architectural and interior design projects. From several private clients and collectors emerges the request for the conception and realization of ‘living art’, customized furniture for their
special homes.

The choice of the best and most precious materials, the maniacal cure for detail is the basis of their modus operandi, aiming to create timeless pieces. Using stainless steel, brass, cast bronze, precious wood essences, marbles,onyxes, semi-precious gemstones, crystal glass, together with the most sophisticated technologies and quality craftsmanship, allows the
atelier to work for clients like the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, Bonhams, Cartier, Dior, Four Seasons Hotels, Louis Vuitton, Paramount Pictures, Peter Marino Architects, Regency Seven Seas Cruises and Sotheby’s.

Artworks by Barberini & Gunnell are exhibited at: Art BaselDesign//Miami, Art Miami, PAD London, PAD Genève, PAD Paris, Salon Art+Design New York …

In 2019 Atelier Barberini & Gunnell founded the brand ‘Pieruga Marble’.

EXHIBITIONS:

ArtStudio – Paris – 2016

Art Basel | Design Miami, Miami Beach, 2016 – Ammann Gallery

PAD London, London, 2018 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

The Salon Art + Design, New York, 2018 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

ArtMiami, Miami, 2018 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

PAD Genève, Switzerland, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

PAD Monaco, Monte Carlo, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

Group Exhibiton, Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

PAD London, London, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

The Salon Art + Design, New York, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

Art Miami, Miami, 2019 – Priveekollektie Contemporary Art|Design Gallery

francesco barberini

Francesco Barberini

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.