Designer in Profile: Brunella Pignatiello – Solido Interior Design

Name: Brunella Pignatiello BRUNELLA PIGNATIELLO
Company: Solido Interior Design
Position within company: Chief Executive Officer

What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
In my opinion, environments should be comfortable, cozy, and supported by new technologies. In addition to Luxury, I truly believe that with contemporary design we are looking for a psychological well-being, in order to feel that “want to come back” sensation.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.
– Environment and innovative materials
-Class and elegance

And key trends that we should be aware of?
I believe that following trends is interesting in order to see how societies ’s taste is moving. However, I prefer to get inspiration from the personal style that the future house-owner has. Moreover, I think that every expression of art may be constructive for the realization of a project.

What projects are you currently working on?
Today I am working on various projects:
– Renovation of a 15th century building included interior design of its luxury apartments.  Piazza Borghese, Rome-Italy
– Interior design for Private Residence at Via Condotti, Rome- Italy
– Interior design for Executive office at Piazza di Spagna, Rome- Italy
– Concept Project for luxury apartments, Hangzhou-China
– Interior design for Private Villain Capri- Italy

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?   
Personally, I draw inspiration from my clients, therefore I suggest to enter in their personal lives, as well as to understand what they like and why. These are generally the first things I do when I want to start an outstanding design scheme.

A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
Fortunately, among women’s main characteristic, there is a natural sense of organization, which helps to match job and personal life. Furthermore, when I travel, whether for business or leisure, I try to involve my family because I believe that comparison is a great source of inspiration.

How important are The International Yacht and Aviation Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
IY&A awards are very important because give the opportunity to join the competition and possibly being awarded for the hard work. They also give the motivation to improve.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
My primary aim is to complete the projects I am working on, in order to be able to undertake new ones. It should be exciting design a new yacht from the beginning.

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself:
The car you drive? Bmw i3 ecofriendly. Technology looking after Planet.

Your favourite place to travel to in the world?  I love all the sea places.

Your favourite hotel? Eight Hotel Paraggi (Portofino)

Your favourite Restaurant? “Aurora” in Capri

The place that gives you the most energy? Definitely Capri !

And the place that enables you to totally relax? Reethi Rah, Maldive

Your favourite food? Pasta with tomato and basil.

Drink? Champagne

Anything else interesting?
Lightness in living life with a lot of energy and  positivity.