Giampiero Panepinto is an interior designer based in Milan, which is also the city where he grew up, and where he graduated in architecture at the Politecnico University. He designs interiors for hotels, restaurants, offices and homes both in Italy and around the world. His background is, however, in fashion, and this could explain his approach to a project.
The choice to specifically devote his career to the hospitality industry was inspired by his understanding of the sector’s various requirements and his desire to offer the best possible service that is comprehensive, skilled, and of a high quality. Hospitalityis his world, Gabriele, by nature, loves everything that is repre- sented by good hospitality. His birthplace, Sicily, which is known as the land of hospitality, contributed to the refinement of such sensitivity. Furthermore, his style pays tribute to the history of Ragusa, his birthplace and an incredibly beautiful city with a Baroque flair.
A person’s look will, for example, tell you a lot about them. In the same way, the atmosphere created by a place must immediately give the impression that it’s elegant, refined and unique.
Creating elegant, refined and unique places is Giampiero Panepinto’s mission in life. It requires an almost obsessive attention to detail. Relatively early on in his career he had the good fortune to go on a business trip to Japan and he goes there every year. He says: “I love the Japanese approach, which entails order and symmetry, but at the same time it is based very much on contrasts. I do the same when decorating a room, by trying to create a perfect balance in terms of the harmony and contrasts of the colours, materials and surfaces.
Giampiero Panepinto’s attention to detail extends to everything. He doesn’t only work on the design of a place, but also follows such details as aromas, music, home and kitchen furniture, plants, flowers and accessories. Furthermore, he will often enliven a space by providing his own playful installation art. Indeed, he is far more than a designer: he offers a vision that is both complete and original.