Even Gaetano Pesce Is a Fan of This Milanese Influencer’s Insta-Widespread Condo Gallery


“Once I first approached them, I used to be positive they might be troublesome to persuade. However after 20 minutes, the CEO was on board,” Stella tells AD PRO of his first collaboration, a partnership with Milanese furnishings model De Padova. Following the dialog, he promptly packed up the contents of his house—a beautiful Liberty-style flat initially renovated by Palomba Serafini Associati—and moved in a complete De Padova set: a Piero Lissoni Alberese sectional, an Achille Castiglioni Tavolo ’95 espresso desk, a R.I.G. Modules shelving unit by Mikal Harrsen, and accent chairs by Paolo Tilche, Omi Tahara, and Philippe Nigro included. Lighting by Mohd, additional items by B&B Italia, and artisan works had been layered in as nicely. Most objects are shoppable by way of a particular touchdown web page on De Padova’s web site—hyperlink, as all the time, in Stella’s bio. 

A mix of artisan works and furnishings from legacy Italian furniture brands come together in the living gallery.

A mixture of artisan works and furnishings from legacy Italian furnishings manufacturers come collectively within the residing gallery.

Picture: Valentina Sommariva

De Padovas Twig floor lamp by Keiji Takeuchi illuminates a corner of Stellas bedroom.

De Padova’s Twig flooring lamp by Keiji Takeuchi illuminates a nook of Stella’s bed room.

Picture: Valentina Sommariva

For styling, Stella tapped designer Samuele Brianza, who instantly noticed the enterprise’s potential. “The furnishings trade, particularly in Italy, has a really conventional strategy. Due to the standard of workmanship, all the pieces takes time. However they’re not pretty much as good at understanding the brand new era,” Brianza tells AD PRO. Even in 2021, many main Italian manufacturers have but to undertake proprietary e-commerce. However the suggestions from Stella’s experiment has thus far been optimistic, garnering engagement charges on Instagram as excessive as 7% (typically, 3% is taken into account good). “I believe what Paolo is doing is shaking up the trade,” continues Brianza, “as a result of even those that had been very skeptical are actually transferring on this route.”

Stella and Brianza plan to refresh the house each six months to make method for brand spanking new collaborations. On the time of AD PRO’s go to, that they had simply accomplished 3D filming, which can permit buyers to stroll by means of the house just about with direct hyperlinks to the e-commerce listings. Their subsequent refresh will coincide with September’s Design Week, for which they’ve deliberate a complete rethink of the house with a yet-to-be-announced model, in addition to the debut of various capsule collections with rug model Malcusa, Richard Ginori ceramics, and a line of house scents Stella is producing himself. All you want is an Instagram account to pop by.

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