Barberini & Gunnell

Francesco Barberini was born in 1978 in Cesena, Italy. He got a degree in Architecture at The University of Venice. Moreover, he achieved Master’s degrees in Landscaping Architecture and in Interior Design at The European Institute of Design in Rome.

Francesco worked at ATC S.r.l., planning and making injection moulds for plastics in the furniture and automotive sector. He was in charge of project design and development in Ancona.

Nina Alexandra Gunnell (half Austrian, half English) was born 1976 in Marbella, Spain. She got her degree in Communications at BAW Bayerische Akademie for Advertising and Marketing in Munich. Moreover, she got her diploma in Interior Design at Academia Italiana in Florence. She also achieved a master’s degree in Interior Design at The European Institute of Design in Rome.
She had a chance to work at Christian Jakusconek Architects in Siena and at Fendi HQ in Store Planning Department in Rome.

Studio Barberini & Gunnell receives assignments for renovations and interior projects in Italy and abroad. From several private clients, the request for the conception and the realization of unique and custom made furniture emerged, which got the studio to specialise in a product and industrial design.

Simultaneously, the studio creates one-off pieces and limited edition objects far from the industrial reality. In this particular process, free from limitations of reproducible products, the studio experiments with different materials, refined craftsmanship and the most daring and extreme technical solutions. This pushes the mechanical characteristics of the materials used to a maximum.

In their hands, unique pieces, partly design objects, partly sculptures, come to life. These projects sometimes stay jealously guarded in the Atelier Barberini & Gunnell as pieces of memorabilia.

RÉSUMÉ

2021
Illuminate Group Exhibition
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands

2020
Group Exhibition
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands

2019
Art Miami
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Booth AM213

2019
Salon Art + Design New York
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Booth D3

2019
PAD London
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Booth A25

2019
Group Exhhibition
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Heusden aan de Maas, The Netherlands

2019
PAD Monaco
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Monte Carlo

2019
PAD Genève
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Genèva, Switzerland

2018
Art Miami
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Miami, USA

2018
The Salon Art + Design
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
New York, USA

2018
PAD London
Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
London, United Kingdom