MARCANTONIO RAIMONDO MALERBA
For me, Marcantonio was the highlight of Salone (Milan Furniture Fair), from the simple pre-crinkled butchers paper used as wallpaper to the uber-upcycled found chic furniture pieces. A simple backdrop for the beauty within. MA claims to be self-taught – all stemming from a love of working & making things. He is very gifted. I found it difficult to choose between the found & restored carved wooden framed 2-seater sofa, reworked with strapped on cushions and the pieced wood nail silver birch armchair with lambswool seat. Not only super talented, I believe he designs commercial interiors as well, he is super cute and had me at his handwritten (in italiano) left & right indication on his shoes.
Note: never say no to his business card, it has many hours of laughs.