Andrew Trotter, the designer of Villa CastelluccioMasseria Moroseta and more recently Villa Cardo, all of which in the splendid region of Puglia, responds to our In10 questionnaire .

Andrew is a designer in the broadest sense of the term. From architecture, interior and landscape design, to furniture and lighting design. All of it while co-directing Openhouse magazine and working as a creative director for top brands. Previously, he worked for Alessi and London Lighting, Anouska Hemple Designs, as well as fashion designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Michiko Koshino and Bless.  

His architectural style advocates landscape preservation and the use of traditional building techniques. Luminous, fresh, and timeless projects. A subtle interpretation of luxury, where nothing appears new.              

Thank  you Andrew! See you soon in Barcelona 

IN10 | ANDREW TROTTER

1. When you were little, you dreamed of becoming…

First a pilot, then a designer of luxury yachts, then a designer of houses.

2. A design that moves you every time…

Luis Barragán.

3. A material, a color, a shape…

Forest green Indian marble; As white is not a colour, then tope; Cubes

4. A dream project…

A house on a cliff or in a deep forest.

5. An unforgettable trip…

India, I was there twice last years, it blew me away, especially Chandigarh and the Institute of management by Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

6. An architect, a designer, an artist…

Louis Kahn; Barragan; Niemeyer (sorry I can’t choose) | Axel Vervoort | Francis Bacon.

7. When you’re not working…

I’m sleeping or travelling.

8. If you had a superpower…

That I could travel instantaneously without flying.

9. If you were to start again…

I would have been designing houses from when I was 20, and not started at 40 (but it’s ok).

10. A question I haven’t asked and you’d like to answer …

Architecture is learnt away from University.

ROME BY ANDREW TROTTER   

¤ A neighborhood to get lost…

-Rione Monti.

¤ An architectural work…

-Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

¤ A place to eat…

-Il Bucatino

¤ A shop that every designer should know…

Mia Via Ripetta

¤ A secret spot…

– There aren’t many secret spots in Roma, but Centrale Montemartini is amazing. 


Centrale Montemartini

Centrale Montemartini



Rione Monti , Roma

Rione Monti , Roma



Mia Via Ripetta

Mia Via Ripetta



Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana

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