Set up in 2009, the architectural and design office Barberini & Gunnell, derives from the professional alliance of Francesco Barberini and Nina Alexandra Gunnell.
Francesco Barberini, born in Cesena, Italy in 1978, degree in architecture at the Istituto Universitario di Venezia/UAV; master in garden architecture, master in interior design at the Istituto Europeo di Design – Rome.
He has worked at the ATC Srl – Ancona participating at the planning and carrying out of the injection printings for plastic material in the furniture and automotive sector by taking care of the project’s design and development.
Nina Alexandra Gunnell, born in Marbella, Spain in 1976, degree in Communications at the Bayrische Akademie für Werbung und Marketing/BAW – Munich; diploma in Interior Design at Accademia Italiana – Florence; master in Interior Design at Istituto Europeo di Design – Rome.
She has worked at the Christian Jakusconek Architects office – Siena and at the Fendi HQ/Store Planning Department – Rome.
The office Barberini & Gunnell receives assignments for restructurings and planning specially for interiors in Italy and abroad.
From some of the private orders come out requests for the planning and achievement of furniture in special size, particular and unique that bring the office to become specialists in product and industrial design.
The office Barberini & Gunnell cooperates at the moment with Tonelli Design and Doimo Idea – Doimo Group.
At the same time the office plans and produces objects outside the industrial world; giving birth to unique pieces and limited series.
In these creations, free from bonds of a reproducible project, materials, the most demanded for craftmanlike manufacturing and the most audacious and extreme technical solutions are experimented with, bringing the materials mechanical peculiarities to its peak.
Pieces at half way between design objects and sculpture are set up.
These projects sometimes are jealously preserved in their office as historical memory, sometimes are they put up for auction by international auction societies such as for example the French auction society TAJAN with which the office cooperates assiduously.