Friday Five with Luca Nichetto

I met designer Luca Nichetto this past September when Foscarini invited Design Milk on a trip to its home office in Italy, and a tour of the Venice Biennale. Nichetto was one of four Foscarini designers, including past Friday Fivers Vicente Garcia-Jimenez and Ionna Vautrin, to join the group of bloggers to discuss not just their own works, but the hallmarks of good design overall. In addition to creating five lamp styles for Foscarini, Nichetto has designed items in pretty much every home category, including furniture for Casamania and Moroso, Venini vases, and even a porcelain sink and tub. For Friday Five, Nichetto revisits his youth and looks around at his everyday world.

1. Murano, Venice
I grew up in Murano Venice. My work let me travel a lot but this place is always the one where I like to come back.

2. My Grandfather
My grandfather was a Glass Master in Murano. Thanks to him I learned a lot about glass and became the designer I am today.

3. Pilot G-TEC-C4 Pen
I have been using this pen for all my sketches as long as I can remember. I always have one with me.

4. Byredo Parfums
I love all kinds of perfumes and fragrant candles. This brand is one of my favorites.

5. Hans Wegner Y Chair
This chair represents Scandinavia for me. I recently opened my second studio there, in Stockholm, Sweden, so it’s where I spend half my time.

Marni Elyse Katz is a Contributing Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Boston where she contributes regularly to local publications and writes her own interior design blog, StyleCarrot.