Pierfranco Monni is the creative mind of Intrigo design, an innovative ceramics workshop that combines quality craftsmanship with careful stylistic and functional design for the production of a limited series of furnishing and lighting accessories. Being the son of a well-known Sardinian artist and ceramist, Paolo Monni inherits the artistic sensibility of his father, combining expertise and design developed through a training course as an industrial designer carried out at the ISIA Institute of Faenza. Pierfranco is a versatile designer and his ongoing research is based on the contamination of techniques and materials and innovative experimentation that includes different craft sectors. His laboratory, with over fifty years of experience, is a recognized point of the reference for architects, designers, commercial and accommodation activities that wish to stand out with unique high-quality products.
His production is characterized by the variety of collections that follow constant experimentation and research pathways, often in synergy with specific customer requirements. There is a wide range of lighting elements, original shapes and particular care for functional aspects. This is accompanied by the production of furniture accessories, practical and decorative objects of great visual impact, which constantly maintain the high level of craftsmanship and contemporary taste for stylistic design with new ideas and concepts.
The artifacts are made using different methodologies, in line with the philosophy of continuous research and experimentation that characterizes the laboratory, starting from strictly traditional techniques of hand-molding and molding, decorated with slips, glazes and plastic applications, and the use of innovative technologies such as 3D modeling and digital printing with pigments for pottery decoration.
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