Fuorisalone Meets: Federica Biasi

News, Interviews — 21 February 2024
Ph Andrea Pugiotto

A question-and-answer interview with the product designer who has made industrial design her manifesto of independence, moving between contemporary shapes, knowledge of processes, and a passionate love for textiles and natural finishes.


Federica Biasi

Describe what you do:
Design of furniture, objects, fabrics and surfaces, installations and artistic direction.

What are you designing today?
Today I am designing a collection of wooden surfaces.

Outdoor walk or tour in a museum?
Walk in the open air.

Shopping at the local market or night supermarket?
Shopping at the local market.

If you could build a secret passage in your house, where would it lead?
In a garden or on a deserted beach.

The first place in Milan where you would take someone who has never been in town:
I always recommend La Scala, because it is a timeless place that can really transport you back to the past.

Bungee jumping from the Duomo or diving in the Naviglio?
Bungee jumping from the Duomo.

Your first memory related to the Fuorisalone:
I was in high school, I didn't know what the Salone was and one morning in April - it was 2003 or 2004 - I saw an unusual amount of people on the green line of the underground, which I took every morning. I decided not to go to school and follow the flow. I ended up in Tortona, it was the golden years of Tortona, I was enchanted, I fell in love.

Gervasoni, HASHI design, Federica Biasi

What was the very first thing you designed in life?
A coffee table.

Something you have at home that you designed yourself:
The tiles, the chairs and the sofa.

A design object that you would have liked to design yourself:
I would have loved to design Mario Bellini's Camaleonda.

Dinner at a friend's house: what do you bring?
Definitely the dessert, cooked by me.

Where do you buy a special birthday gift?
I design a vase and have it made.

What do you collect?
I collect teaspoons, I started when I was 17.

The thing to never say or ask a designer:
“I wouldn't want it to be too designer…”

Your masterpiece in the kitchen:
Curry and coconut chicken.

If you could only eat one food your entire life, what would it be?
(She laughs) Puree or chocolate!

If you could only have one drink your entire life, what would it be?

If you were a food what would you be?
I would be a brown bread with walnuts and raisins I think, because I have never been normal or classic, but I love simplicity that can stand out.

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