If you didn’t already know – Layer HQ is based in the creative hub of Peckham in London and roughly a 5 minute walk from our offices is the inspirational showroom of designer Matteo Bianchi.
‘We’re celebrating 10 years in the industry next year’ Matteo tells me proudly. It’s easy to see why Matteo has enjoyed a successful decade in design. The studio’s stunning aesthetic mirrors their trademark design approach as both innovative and refined, not to mention his team’s friendly and welcoming manner.
Here, Matteo tells us why thoughtful lighting is integral to any space and why a 1940s drinks trolley is his most treasured vintage possession…
Where do you find your design inspiration?
Pretty much everywhere. We are very creative in the studio hence any brief that pops along we just need to brainstorm for a short period of time and ideas just flow. We also love being in Peckham as you can just breath the creative vibe around.
What would be your top interior design tip?
Get the lighting right! A clever and well designed lighting scheme is the real added value to any space and will create the perfect background for any setting.
What does home mean to you?
A place where you can unwind and spend time with your family and friends. A space with excellent light and different areas for different time of the day. A place where you can cook and reenergise yourself.
What is your most treasured vintage piece?
A beautiful 1940s trolley bar at my parents house in Venice. It’s made with solid walnut and it’s extremely classy but quirky at the same time
Where is your happy place in the home?
The kitchen, I love cooking and inviting friends over for socialising.
If you could have any piece from our website, what would it be and why? Where would it be placed?
That’s an easy one: your trolley bars! This is my favourite. I would place in a open space living room with dark oak flooring and dark warm blue painted wall.