Carmine Deganello - Pablo Studio
Based in Amsterdam and Milan, Deganello’s creative process begins with materiality and an empirical approach that is highly experimental. Research on materials and the ways in which they can unexpectedly drive the productive process is essential to his work. His lamp, Solis, is a product of Carmine’s shared sensibilities and long-term collaboration with Pablo. Deganello has worked extensively in Europe as well as the United States, his projects have been presented, among others, at the Triennale Design Museum as part of the New Italian Design collection and at the MAK Museum for applied and contemporary art in Vienna. He is a graduate of Florence’s Institudo Superiore per la Industrie Artistiche. The Pablo Studio is a small group of makers and inventors with a diverse background in industrial design and craft, and a deep understanding of manufacturing, materials and technology. They aim to foster a sense of discovery and deeply personal utility in people’s interaction with objects. In beginning a new project, the team isolates a concept, meticulously refines it, and then reduces it to its central principle. Throughout this process the designers allow themselves to discover and freely explore new ideas, but the measure of each new modification or enhancement is its conceptual necessity. The studio requires each design element to contribute to the essence of an object, following the Pablo philosophy of “less is more.” Pablo Studio works together to develop products that offer people unique experiences and broaden the field of lighting design.