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She started by designing her own props for photographic shoots as a stylist, and has gone on to have her designs shown in MoMA NY, SF, Japan and the London Design Museum. Designer and Director at Articolo Architectural Lighting, Nicci Green is a natural born design lover – and an Instagram fan. Here Nicci tells us her virtues and vices, and the people who inspire her most.


Your name: Nicci Green

What you do: Designer and Director of Articolo Architectural Lighting

Your latest project:
Adelaide Skycity Casino and high end residential lighting with various Interior Designers and Architects (too many special treasured companies to only list a few).

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Christian Liaigre
2) Vincent Van Duysen
3) India Mahdavi and Tom Dixon’s Eclectic collection (stone spice grinder, chop long, bash vessel, form bowl and candle scented)

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: I love being outdoors and amongst nature so Boat or bike. When I am on or near the water I feel at peace.

Chair model: Too many chairs I love… but Molteni & C’s Reversi and Glove chairs, Poliform’s Gaston Armchair by Vincent Van Duysen

Residential space: Vincent Van Duysen designs a residential space like no other. Any of his work!

Commercial space: Numerous commercial spaces designed by Tadao Ando

Decorative product: Henry Dean glassware, Piet Stockman‘s Ceramics, Michael Verheyden tableware

Functional product: Agape bath tub OR any lighting from the Articolo lighting collections

Handmade good: Astier de Villatte Objets D’art ceramics, Teixidors artisanal throws and cushions

Mass-produced good: Society bedlinen, Christian Tortu vases

Meal: Anything from the Cicciolina Restaurant menu … all completely delicious!

Restaurant: Zuma Japanese UK

Drink: Buttery Chardonnay… (Very spoiling, special occasion… 2006 Tarrawarra Reserve)

Bar: The bar is always open at home… that’s the best kind of bar when surrounded by family and friends with good music and a buttery chardonnay of course.

Item in your studio: Lumi table lamps on my desk in the office

Piece of technology: Instagram (@articololighting)

Historical figure: Nelson Mandela

Vice: Buttery Chardonnay and dancing like an elastic band and putting my back out (very regular occurrence)

Virtue: Kindness

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you?

For me a .. Design Hunter is a person with a sophisticated eye for detail and difference. Scouring the world for objects, carefully curated with a unique design sensibility. Objects, that are not easily recreated that have taken time for the artisan to perfect. Where the balance and proportion are in harmony. Understanding the layering of items from different cultures, mediums and styles to bring interest and the unexpected to the room or space.

Articolo Architectural Lighting