Personal and professional partnerships take the most courage and run deepest and, when they’re solid, are harbingers of success and happiness. This is the case with Leonardo and Marzia. He is a designer of objects and she is an interior architect. They met by chance during a work trip to South American and immediately realised that their paths would always be conjoined. Different yet complementary characters, in 2007 they set up Dainelli Studio, with offices in Milan, bringing together their individual characteristics and particular strengths. Constant aesthetic and formal research, a distinctive feature of their work, makes for sophisticated design, careful proportions, and harmonious forms, colours, materials and finishes. Their stylistic hallmark has always channelled references to architecture and the Italian design masters. Analysing forms and sections, breaking them down and then reconstructing them in order to create totally new objects is a frequent approach during the creative phase. There’s no shortage, however, of nods to an international and extremely contemporary aesthetic. Dainelli Studio creates interior projects for public and private spaces and has worked with prestigious furnishing companies such as Mogg, Fendi Casa, Fiam, Frag, Fratelli Boffi, Gallotti&Radice, Giorgetti, Lema, Londonart, Arketipo and Porada.