“Lo splendore della livrea del camaleonte e il suo disordine quasi entropico sono stati stesi su una forma organica e misurata che ne esalta gli accenti cromatici.”


Design: Andrea Mancuso / Analogia project


cm 36 H x 19 Ø
Fondo: Marrone
Dots: Arancio, ocra, celeste e blu petrolio


Andrea Mancuso

The work of Italian designer Andrea Mancuso strikes a fine balance between the fantastical and the everyday. Originally from Rome, Mancuso spent his early career in London, a creatively formative period that steered Mancuso’s practice towards the experimental and imaginary. He has since nurtured a rigorously research-based approach, deeply indebted to the persuasive power of storytelling.

In 2011 he went on to found his own firm, Analogia Project, which debuted at the invitation of Will Alsop during London Design Week.
He has since lent his unique perspective to brands and institutions like Bulgari, Driade, Fendi, Hermes, Nilufar Gallery, Lema, Perrier-Jouët, Slamp and Wallpaper*, creating furniture, installations and exhibitions that evoke narratives in a way that transcends culture, time and space. His projects have been published worldwide and exhibited in major international fairs.

Since 2017 he has taught the Master of Interior Design course at NABA Academy in Milan

Interview with the author

The Project

What did you like about the idea of interpreting the Riccio pattern?

I had seen this decoration by Nuoveforme and appreciated its cleanliness and expressive rigor, combined with manual skill taken to the highest levels. I really liked the idea of giving my creative contribution to a decoration initially conceived by Alvino Bagni in the early seventies and of re-proposing it in an unusual guise.

What do you like of working with Nuoveforme?

I have already known Nuoveforme for some time, with whom I have already worked on various bespoke projects and special installations. The company still has an enormous archive of colors and finishes, of which it has preserved the recipes and technical secrets. Furthermore, the company continually researches new color possibilities and this always allows us to experiment with new possibilities.

How was the process that led to the concept of your work?
I thought of combining the magnificence and richness of the natural world with the rationality of design in an object, trying to merge these two aspects into a harmonious whole. The splendor of the chameleon’s livery and its almost entropic disorder have been spread over an organic and measured shape that enhances its chromatic accents.