Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘luciano giubbilei’ Category

Born in Tuscany, educated in London, landscape designer Luciano Giubbilei┬áblends the heart and soul of his Italian heritage with the rigor and discipline of his academic/professional years spent in London. It is this unique combination of passion and precision that sets his work apart. He describes himself as an interior designer for the outdoors ~ “like interior designers, I consider the texture, style, colour, and atmosphere of my gardens, and particularly how people might interact with the space.” These magical outdoor rooms are altogether alluring yet highly functional works of art ~ perfect for lounging, dining, entertaining and of course, dreaming…

luciano giubbilei 8

“My gardens are about atmosphere…and the simplicity of the design leaves room for real magic – in the dappled shadows of sunlight through leaves on the lawn, for instance, or subtle uplighting through branches after dark. These are features you have to feel as well as see” ~ Luciano Giubbilei, House & Garden

luciano giubbilei 2

above and below ~ Addison Road

luciano giubbilei 3

luciano giubbilei 4

luciano giubbilei 5

luciano giubbilei 6

“We return time and again to the comfortable vocabularies, images, sounds, memories, thoughts and feelings that constitute the boundaries of experience and expression…yet every now and then, we encounter a breakthrough moment – a rare instant when the daunting constraints of possibility melt away and then we gain the courage to focus through new lenses.” ~ Luciano Giubbilei from his book titled Nature and Human Intervention

luciano giubbilei 9

above and below~ The Laurent-Perrier Garden at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show, garden design Luciano Giubbilei, architect Kengo Kuma, and sculptor Peter Randall-Page

luciano giubbilei 10

luciano giubbilei 16

luciano giubbilei 11

luciano giubbilei 12

luciano giubbilei 13

luciano giubbilei 14

luciano giubbilei 15

“I was studying banking and living with my English girlfriend, Sarah, in a walled garden in Chianti. I became obsessed with the lawn, irrigating it every evening, and friends loved coming round for dinner there. One evening I mentioned to Sarah what a great job it would be to create such spaces for other people, and she told me there was this career in England called garden designing.” ~ LG from Telegraph Magazine

lg 5

above and below ~ Morocco

lg 6

“English flower gardens – I just loved them completely. I would go to Kew and to Wisely and write down all the names. But gradually I really got into the structure of gardens. I suppose it all goes back to those photographs of the Gamberaia…I like a strong axis, projecting the lines of the house out into the garden…I try to make everything beautiful at night – trees and pots picked out with uplighters.” LG from Telegraph Magazine

lg 10

above and below ~ Barcelona

lg 11

“My gardens are really installations. I would not want you to compare what I do to an English flower garden, where there is such understanding of nature. This is different and has a different function, and the results can be quite instant.” LG from Telegraph Magazine

lg 1

above and below ~ The Boltons

lg 7

lg 8

lg 9

“Gardens are simply rooms. I’m really just an interior designer, outdoors.” LG from Design Week

lg 2

above and below ~ Holland Park

lg 4

lg 3

opening quote from Design Week Magazine, photographs from Luciano Giubbilei

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: