In October 2015, Achille Salvagni opened his inaugural Atelier in the heart of Mayfair at 12 Grafton Street in order to showcase his expanding collection of limited edition furniture and lighting pieces. Salvagni, already a prominent architect and interior designer across Europe and the USA has spent the past 15 years working on projects ranging from luxury private residences to hotels and super yachts through his eponymous firm Achille Salvagni Architetti.
The London Atelier draws from a selection of Salvagni’s iconic pieces and places them in an intimate domestic environment allowing collectors and design aficionados to experience in person the uncompromising craftsmanship that goes into each work. Using only the noblest materials; mahogany, rosewood, royal oak, laurel, onyx, bronze and gold to name just some, the works are realised by Rome’s rich collection of skilled artisans renowned for their traditional techniques found in the Vatican City and amongst the cabinet makers of the Quirinal Palace. Continuing this legacy, even the smallest details of the Atelier’s works are the result of an exacting attention to detail, scrupulous craftsmanship and historical reflection, from the patina selection through to custom door handles and hinges. With a couturier’s approach to design, Salvagni is dedicated to retaining authentic touches in his contemporary offering, bringing the decorative grandeur of the Roman Empire into wholly modern pieces.