You can see Piero Gesualdi’s home in Habitus issue 08.
What are your individual creative approaches/aesthetics?
Sara: Creativity to me is an innate
gift, which I express through my love of colour and ideas. I enjoy spontaneous
inspiration, where something inspires me and a million ideas pop out, I allow ideas
to evolve before I think too much about them and then go back and work on and
develop an idea/design, trawling through historical and traditional references
often inspire me further
My aesthetics are wide and varied, I gravitate towards the individual
self expression, the artisanal and the quirky, I admire designers such as Paul
Poiret and Christian Lacroix that fuse traditions with a personal sense of
opulent and decorative style. I can appreciate anything that has been created
with love and passion.
Piero: I am fascinated by scale, proportions and how that works back to a
human scale. I like to work with monochromatic, neutral and monotone colour
palettes so as to bring out the form. I like juxtapositions such as
Decadent/refined, bold design and materials that seduce the senses.
What do you find inspiring?
I find everything inspiring, beauty, the sacred and precious in life, symbols and
Beauty inspires me; currently
jewels and their cuts fascinate me, ancient cultures and the way that design
incorporated natural elements and veneration of the divine.
Piero: Nature inspires me,
environments, elegance, the refined and minimall, where the essential nature of
a design is bought forward. Solitude, cinema, music and of course Italy, my
Where are your five favorite
spots/shops/design locations in Melbourne?
Sara: Sitting and looking at
Mythological fountain sculptures around Melbourne’s inner city parks left over
from the Victorian era
Piero: Visiting Victoria market and having pizza at Doc & Ladro in Carlton
Sara: Husk – Various outlets across
Amor y Locura – Gertrude
Graham Geddes – Armadale
Perfumery – Brunswick st, Fitzroy
Piero: Newtown café
Johnston, Brunswick streets, the whole block
Bunning’s & IKEA
Sara: I like the
renovation of the NGV by Mario
lying down on my back looking at the patterns in the stained glass ceiling.