Born in 1974, Stefano Bigi grew up between France and Italy. Out of this double culture, he has acquired a taste for the chic and the beautiful . After studying at Art School, he started a career in webdesign within a SSII before becoming self-employed.
It was 10 years ago that he first began to sketch sofas, decorative objects, and his obsession: chairs. However, when he turned 31 he decided to live for his passion :
to design furniture and decorative objects.
Since 2005 he has established himself in Milan and founded his own company: Helldesign di Stefano Bigi.
“Design for me is an infinite, exasperated research towards the right balance between aesthetics and comfort, form and function. I try to create emotion, to invite people to sit or to use my furniture when they see it. My search goes towards those who disregard standards and uniformity, although with different needs and desires. I draw furniture for those who see a chair as much more than a seat with four legs or feet.
I do not intend to create pieces for museum collections; my furniture is made to be lived and to live with its owners. These round and harmonic forms are always looking for an atmosphere, a peculiar environment, a separate space, a space apart, a space to one. Home furniture which is no more a constraint but instead a desire. I also consider comfort at top value, as creating desire is just a side effect of my job. If the design seduces, the comfort develops loyalty from the customer.
A piece of furniture is not just a designer’s output to me: it is the result of the cooperation between the designer’s insight and manufacturer’s technical skills, between the form and the technical imperatives. Achieving a balance between innovation and rationalization is the engine pushing me towards new horizons”.