Designer of the day: Marina Moscone – SURFACE

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Here we ask designers to take a selfie and give us a glimpse into their lives.

Occupation: Co-founder and executive creative director of Marina Moscone.

instagram: @marinamoscone

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada.

Location of the studios: Manhattan.

Describe what you make: I make luxury ready-to-wear and accessories for women. My brand is known for its impeccable tailoring, modern silhouettes and unwavering commitment to Italian quality and craftsmanship. I recently launched Casa, a range of products for the home.

The most important thing you’ve designed so far: The architectural and interior renovation of Via Roma, my family’s home in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Describe the problem your work solves: Casa consists of unique pieces for the home that are different from anything available on the market. The handcrafted and custom-designed textiles we use aren’t typically seen in home collections, which is particularly exciting for us.

Describe the project you are currently working on: Marina Moscone Casa is a line of cleverly designed products for the home. I started developing this collection when I was supervising the renovation of my family’s house in Italy, and this project was the creative catalyst that spurred the creation of Casa. The collection mirrors the aesthetic of my ready-to-wear collection and uses many of the same fabrics and textiles. Items include cushions, blankets, pajamas, small leather goods, etc. Casa is a natural extension of the warm yet minimalist vibe of Marina Moscone’s world.

A new or upcoming project we should know about: Casa has just launched in time for the holiday gifting season on www.marinamoscone.com. We are also launching our first collection of handbags which debuts in Spring 2023.

What you absolutely must have in your studio: Espresso Sant Eustachio from Rome; Amaretti from Abruzzo (my native region in Italy); a growing pile of art books; iTunes playlists created by me from my travels; monochrome flowers arranged by me.

What you do when you’re not working: Drink Italian red wine. I’m a knight of Alba wines and truffles, so this is next level. Play tennis. Extend work trips into long weekends and persuade friends to meet me. Life is too short not to take advantage of these kinds of opportunities!

Sources of creative envy (dead or alive): I don’t creatively compare myself to anyone.

The distraction you want to eliminate: Mental clutter.

Concrete or marble? Concrete

High-rise building or townhouse? Townhouse

Remember or forget? Depends

Aliens or ghosts? Extraterrestrial

Dark or light? Dark

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