Maykol Andreotti e Chiara Centrone, founders of Basil Green Pencil, met at the Interior Design Faculty at Politecnico di Milano in 2010, after the Bsc degree Maykol stays in Milan and Chiara moves to London.
“After the degree and the first working experiences we both were in a state of professional dissatisfaction; we were not able to get into the design world we wanted. This is why we decided to make up something that was our own: a creative window which could bring a new air, not just to us.”
They both work full time for design studios specialized in interiors and graphic, but, at the same time, they bring on this personal project with passion and devotion, through their articles they want to make the design world accessible to everyone and break up its typical trait of exclusivity.
“Animalia collection, made of 9 ceramic pieces, where the inhabitants of the animal kingdom are presented in a playful and unexpected way, around the theme of “containing” the minimum essential, typical of our time. Starting from the function of vase then, the empty extremities with their tiny diameters manage to contain elements of a unique and necessary beauty like flowers.”