The designer Achille Salvagni is known for an aesthetic that combines modernity and restraint with a keen appreciation of age-old skills and luxe materials such as bronze, onyx and mahogany. Salvagni freely acknowledges his debt to the architectural heritage of Rome and its living craft traditions; his designs are made to the highest of specifications for an exacting global clientele. But for all his love of the ancients, he also feels a kinship with more recent masters such as Gio Ponti and Jean-Michel Frank and spent a year and a half earlier in his career studying at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology. Consequently, Salvagni is very much his own man, a contemporary figure as happy designing an interior for a superyacht as for a palazzo. One of his latest projects has been for himself: He opens a new showroom in London this spring.
“I’m drawn to a lot of colors and textures, and I love objects and art,” says Joey Laurenti, CEO of fashion label Sies Marjan. “Mixing those things together is important to me, because it feels intuitive. It’s not dictated by anything other than what I like.” When Joey moved into this address in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood four years ago, everything had worked out for the best. He was searching for a prewar apartment in this specific area to share with his boyfriend, Shane, a doctor, and this one checked that coveted box with two bedrooms and bathrooms. It had the bones and it had the space, but when it came to Joey’s discerning eye, it certainly didn’t have the style.