Designer in Profile: Stefano Cittolin, Director of CP3 Architecture SA

Name: Stefano CittolinSC
Company: CP3 Architecture SA
Position within company: Director

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
As a trained architect, several opportunities have arisen over time to think with more commitment and determination of the details and interior finishes. The architect must not limit himself to offering an envelope and solving technical aspects. The interior layout, the composition of the materials and the choice of the furniture form a whole, a unit, which must, in my opinion, be considered globally with the same state of mind. In this way, we not only construct buildings but also complete with the interiors and fixtures.

How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Clean, simple and contemporary with respect for existing traditions and materials.

Where does your design inspiration come from?
Each drawing is referenced somewhere. In history, in books, in nature, around us. We do not reinvent anything, everything is interpretation. For my part, I always try to make sense of a project or an implementation and this is naturally linked to our experience and our memory. We can say that our reference space is not only the internet and its multitude of free images, it is mainly the environment in which we move forward.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
As demands are increasingly high, it is necessary to be able to surround oneself with craftsmen and trusted contractors, those who have valuable experience to achieve an exemplary quality of execution. Collaboration, co-ordination and communication with the various trades are essential to achieve the quality level to meet the expectations of our clients.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2017 and beyond.
– Communication
– Materials
– Lights
– Presentation
– Implementation / Cost

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Simply communicate his or her intentions and ideas without restriction.

How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
A recognition and a satisfaction of completed work

What projects are you currently working on?
Luxury house and residential building

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Keep in harmony architecture and economic scope

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
My family

Your favourite holiday destination?

Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Cafe BERRA in Choex, CH

Your favourite book / film / song?
The greek mythology/ E la nave va/With or without you (U2)

Your favourite food and drink?
Mother’s tomoto sauce pasta/barolo red wine

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? (in no more than 25 words)
To be lengthened on a deckchair at the edge of water and to be able to think of the concept of a project

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
I will practice a liberal profession.