From the largest estate in Mumbai to a luxuriously compact yacht, designer and architect Achille Salvagni’s creativity knows no bounds. Even his debut monograph, which Rizzoli released this past fall, sits outside the box. “I much more prefer books where I am surprised by the flow of the arguments and the images,” says Salvagni, who grouped award-winning projects by themes such as audacity, harmony, and heritage.
This spring, Salvagni will debut new pieces at PAD Paris, his first time presenting at the vaunted art and design fair. Simultaneously, he will open his new London gallery, which will feature his latest experiments with Murano glass and stained parchment.
Spring will also bring to fruition many of his long-standing interiors projects, including a total overhaul of a Manhattan townhouse, a 135-foot yacht for an American tycoon, and a 40,000-square-foot residence in Mumbai. “I have this architecture DNA that cannot allow me just to be superficial.”
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2020 Spring Issue under the headline Creative Minds. Subscribe to the magazine.