Aldo Mignone and Isabella Wood of Studio Mignone consider themselves artists who make functional pieces for interiors, rather than furniture designers. ‘We design and solve problems, but our process feels more artistic and intuitive,’ they explain.
This rejection of traditional professional labels is reflected in the pair’s indirect paths towards their practice. Though Aldo has formal training in design and furniture making, he abandoned this tutelage to study performance art instead. On the flip side, Isabella graduated from the National Art School with training in painting and photography, before embarking on a brief career in marketing. In combination, the pair have a killer multi-disciplinary skill set and varied experience in the creative industries.
It was this confident combination of backgrounds that led to the pair’s first successful design – the terrazzo Curve Table. From there, came a range of terrazzo platters, stone side tables, and the jewel in the