Continuing our featured designer posts, here we catch up Pianezza, the head creative at Miho Unexpected Things, one of our favourite brands here at OceanJ.
Hello, can you tell us your name and where are you from?
Hi, my name is PIANEZZA MICHELE, I am the chief designer of Miho Unexpected Thing and I’m from Italy.
Did you always want to be a designer? Yes!
Can you tell us how your career started?
After attending the European Institute of Design I worked for Futurebrand Giò Rossi in Milan
What other careers you might have chosen had designing not been your chosen path?
I would have liked to have been a farmer, having inherited a great passion from my grandfather.
Tell us about how you start the process of designing / creating something and where does the inspiration come from?
I’m very curious and a great observer; I take inspiration from everything is around me, not specifically related to design. My family company also owns one of the biggest textile archives in the world. It is a great source of inspiration for me as well.
From the initial idea to the completed product…. How long does the process usually take?
It generally takes a few months, but the very first prototype can come out from my hands in one week…
Are there any particular designer you admire?
Do you have an all time favourite piece that you have designed?
Our iconic trophy deer head.
Do you have an all time favourite ‘object’ that you wish you had designed?
For me, this object has not been designed yet.
What is your favourite colour and why?
I don’t have a favourite colour, each colour has some shade and tone that I like.
Can you tell us what we might expect to see in your next collection?
That’s a difficult question because I’m a creative person…I don’t even know it myself yet…
What hobbies do you have?
I’m actually a workaholic, I also run a farm with dairy cows…I suppose that’s my “hobby”.
Where is your most favourite place in the world and why?
Home: where my family is.
Can you share with us something that nobody knows about you?
I have no secrets!
Thank you Pianezza, it’s been a pleasure catching up with you.