Studio Irvine is a design studio based in Milan and run by the architect Marialaura Rossiello Irvine.
Founded in 1988 by British designer James Irvine (1958-2013), the studio remains faithful to his design approach and method in a combination of irony and precision. Based on the idea of design inspired by attention to ethics, the ‘human factor’ and personal interaction, Marialaura Rossiello is instilled with a vision in constant evolution, rooted in the classics of the Italian design school but with a broader international outlook.
For a number of years, she collaborated with Italian design brands, and grew accustomed to consider the product within a comprehensive corporate process.
In 2011 she became partner of Studio Irvine, where industrial products were the throbbing heart of design.
Today her work is distinctively cross-disciplinary with a great curiosity towards all types and scales of design projects: product, interior and strategic design, with clients such as Muji, Yamakawa, Thonet, Offecct, Amorim, Matteo Brioni, Baleri Italia, and others.
XXL is a new surface composed of small and large segments, square and rectangular-shaped, mounted on fibreglass mesh.
Randomly laid, XXL creates a balance mix of shapes and sizes as the weaving of a seamless carpet.
Loom is a collection of full-body porcelain stoneware suitable for indoor and outdoor use on both floors and walls.
Once modules have been laid and grouted, they are no longer legible and the surface becomes a complex combination of different elements, shapes and dimensions.
P-saico consists of 10×30 mm stick fragments mounted in irregular patterns.
The way the modules are composed and the grouting generate a contemporary version of Venetian Seminato.
Quilt is a square of through-body porcelain stoneware scored so that a segment can be broken off from the rest of the material after grouting.
The squares can be installed in a regular pattern to create a sequence of geometrical figures, or unevenly in a contemporary form of Venetian Seminato.