Samuele Mazza is an interdisciplinary character, a contemporary dandy, an incurable “curious”. To write about him requires a certain literary effort. The character has always moved following the macro cultural phenomenon’s that have characterized our times. In the 80’s (very young) he devoted himself, succesfully, to the fashion business: “I was involved in fashion, when it represented an evolutionary phenomenon… I stopped working with it when the phenomenon was about to be dominated by investment funds and therefore become a product, focused on wide distribution and no longer a cult phenomenon” Mazza affirms. His innate transversality and the need for next experiences will project him across the atlantic reality between Milan and New York, bringing life in the 90’s to a current of artistic events oriented towards recreational art. Shoes, glasses, ties, bras, bags… “I tried to create art from, objects that I love, and that are part of my personal imaginary, l interpreted them artistically and therefore stopped them from bring “short terms” consumable objects linked to fashion shows. I wanted these objects to become” relics” testimonials of a time and a generation mine.l also brought out a series of books that took fashion from an art form to a theory. – Made in Italy – realized for Electa Mondadori.

A series of books on the masters of the fashion industry in fact: “while I was working on the layout of the book about Versace, the murder in Miami happened. at that moment I felt hit by an unexpected responsibility, the stories of various characters that I was writing about were involved in much more than fashion… at that moment the whole word discovered a crime of homosexual reality. The world became aware of the relationship between two men, two lovers, about the connection to financial interests and billions… a” Made in Italy” saga greater than the American soap opera: Dynasty”.

It seems that by an odd twist of fate, Mazza has to change industry every decade. In fact at the beginning of 2000, Mazza falls in love with interior decoration, thanks also to the encounter with a person who already worked in the business; from the furnishing of a new location and restaurant, to the opening of a design furniture shop in Milan. The first “Visionnaire” space: “I wanted to bring to Milan what I saw around the world and that I couldn’t find in the city where I live. A spirit and a way of furnishing freely, without constrictions and restraints of the bourgeaus, without cliché to which Milan is inclined. My eclectic proposal launched a new, narrative, a new urban and non-provincial language.

The name “Visionnaire” , has become a brand, and the concept has created a real market trend. IPE Cavalli, gave “visionnaire” expected, rapid and strong development. Mazza has also created others lines in the past for other producer, such as: mobilidea, mill2 (bathroom collection),world leader stone company Antolini Luigi, Verona.

In Salone del Mobile 2011 he presented his new collections “Colombo Couture”, for Colombo stile,” Quintessence” for Valdichienti, “Saint Babila” for Rivolta” and many new products for Visionnaire by IPE Cavalli. In September 2011 he will participate with a new line of Outdoor furniture at the Fair Abita-Mi in Milan. Coming soon , luxury kitchen design Samuele Mazza produced by Del Tongo cucine. He is also developing new home collection for the important brand Sicis – mosaics , coming soon. The studio it is located in Milan: 1, Piazza Cavour, 1th floor. Above the underground “Visionnaire designer gallery” created by him for IPE Cavalli.

“l have always felt l am a fashion designer,l don’t work with the usual rules of an architect ,l let my self be influenced by current events, by fashions and by emotions….l don’t follow academic schemes and l prefer expressive spaces ,full of life;environments focused not only on usefulness but also inclined towards futility…if useful is good for your body,futile is good for your soul. Those Who knows samuele well ,knows that what is written is limited…his shadings are hundreds, his gestures and ideas thousands, but his style ,in everything that he ,makes ,and will make…is,and will became, is always unmistakable.