Author(s): Paolo Moschino
Moschino and Vergeylen have forged an unconventional approach to design that breathes new life into dated period properties, and endows modern buildings with warmth and charisma. Their effervescent approach to life keeps their interiors fresh and relaxed, attracting a young and discerning clientele in Europe and the US. The designers are energized by their global travels, informed by history, and inspired by encounters with people, places, film and art and fashion. The process by which their varied sources of inspiration translate into material form is explored in detail in Signature Spaces, providing a rare insight into how interior design works. Signature Spaces: Well-travelled Interiors by Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergleyn is an insider's view of the interior design process, revealing how any room can be transformed into a space for inspired living, as opposed to simply existing. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning photographs, drawings, and mood boards, the book explores the fascinating way in which the designers are energized by the world around them to create chic rooms that are never predictable. These are rooms that always feel welcoming, and always contain an element of surprise.
Born and raised in Italy, Paolo Moschino studied social science in Florence. It was after university that he came to London. Moschino bought Nicholas Haslam Ltd. in 1995 and has grown the company into one of the most prominent names in the design world. Born and raised in Belgium, Philip Vergeylen studied Commercial Management Engineering in Brussels. He lived in New York, Washington, DC, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt before settling in London. In a radical career change, Vergeylen joined Nicholas Haslam Ltd. six years ago, where he now heads up the Interior Design Studio. Founding editor, in 1981, of"The World of Interiors"magazine, Minn Hogg continued to be its editor-in-chief for the next twenty years.Simon Upton is a photographer with more than 25 years of published work to his credit. "