Creative duo DEFERRARI+MODESTI is the mastermind behind Marca Corona’s showroom recently opened in Sassuolo (Italy), in the heart of the world famous ceramic production district. The new exhibition space tells the story of the Emilian company founded in 1741 and showcases one of Made in Italy’s...
DEFERRARI+MODESTI is a multidisciplinary office based in Florence. It was founded in 2010 by architects Javier Deferrari and Lavinia Modesti. Their research covers several fields, from interior design to product design and communication, encompassing every phase of the design process down to the meticulous study of each architectural detail. To top it off, the office curates project branding and communication. Published in several architectural and design magazines (Domus, Living, Abitare, Interni, Elle Decor, Suite, Hinge…), DEFERRARI+MODESTI collaborates with major companies and institutions, including Mirage Granito Ceramico, Gruppo Concorde, Marca Corona 1741, Ex.t, Museo Piaggio and Palp-Palazzo Pretorio. The office was selected for the Adi Design Index 2015 and nominated for the XXVI Compasso d’Oro for the Xgone covering system for Mirage.
Javier Deferrari (Buenos Aires, 1978) studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2002, after moving to Milan, he graduated from the Polytechnic. Following an experience in South Africa, in 2006 Javier collaborated with RRC Architetti in Milan, to develop residential projects in Italy and beyond. In 2008, he joined Stefano Boeri’s office, which led to his involvement in the redevelopment project for La Maddalena’s Ex Arsenale Militare.
Lavinia Modesti (Pisa, 1979) graduated in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture in Florence. Her final project on foldable chairs included Enzo Mari as external mentor. Lavinia started her professional career as assistant to Enzo Mari, collaborating on furniture elements, office components and artistic reproductions. Her professional experience continued in Barcelona at Actar-Arquitectura and then in Milan at Caruso- Mainardi’s office and Boeri Studio.