Fabio Calvi was born in 1969 in Pavia. After studying at the Polytechnic of Milan and Brunel University of West London, he graduated in Architecture in 1996. He collaborated with Gianfranco Frattini and later with Ferruccio Laviani, and then opened his own studio in 2004. For eight years he was the art director of all Flos productions, events and sales points.
Paolo Brambilla was born in Lecco in 1973, he studied at the Polytechnic of Milan and the Polytechnic University of Barcelona and graduated in Architecture in 1999. From 2005 to 2013 he teaches Design of the Interior at the School of Design of the Milan Polytechnic. He was a Councilor of the PPC Architects Order of Milan from 2013 to 2017.
The world of the project is investigated through a creative approach in which imagination matters as much as the functional
rigor and control in all the implementation phases. Since 2006, Fabio Calvi and Paolo Brambilla work together with interior architecture (private residences, offices and shops), setups and product design. A consolidated partnership, thanks to the ability to find the balance of sometimes opposed design visions that become complementary to create a unique style, appreciated by professionals and by a wider audience, in particular through the set-ups.
As shown by the many and varied awards for exhibitions (2015 – the project of the exhibition held at the Palazzo della Permanente in Milan on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Flos receives the signal to the Gold Medal for the Italian Architecture of the Triennale di Milano), installations (2015 – the studio wins the “LC50” competition for the installation project in the Cassina showroom in Milan on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the “I Maestri” collection) and exhibition stands (the Zanotta booth project at the Mobile 2015 is selected for the ADI Design Index 2016, while in 2017 the project of the Flos stand at Euroluce 2017 wins the Salone del Mobile. Milano Award for best fitting out).
The working method is that assimilated by the great masters, Achille Castiglioni in particular, and gives life to concepts in which the idea is a synthesis that immediately makes the sense of the project readable; a subtle irony is the accent chosen to express oneself.
Color and light, often seen as a single essential tool for organizing space, become decorative elements in a pure and graphic sense. The superfluous is not contemplated. In a creative landscape in which trends lead to the uniformity of the aesthetic sense, the personality of the Calvi Brambilla studio is always expressed by surprise, placing the client at the center of the story and communicating its products and history with maximum efficiency.
Among the customers of Calvi Brambilla Studio: Antonio Lupi Design, Arketipo, Barovier & Toso, Bialetti, Cassina, Cleaf, Comfort Zone, DGA, Flos, FontanaArte, Foscarini, Frag, Grohe, Molteni & C., Pianca, Pedrali, Saba, Serralunga, Olivari, Tonelli, Varaschin and Zanotta.