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ph. Paola Pasini
Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi was born in Rome. She has worked in the publishing industry, as an illustrator, as the head designer of lighting and furniture for the Diesel Home Collection, as a set designer, as an art director and as a ceramics designer. In other words, she is the consummate Creative Master. But what we love most about Valentina is her way of seeing every detail in the world from a new, oblique angle - her work goes against the grain without being dark, and is fresh without being naive.
What was your strongest impression of Sardinia?
First of all, the landscape - the “mineral” presence of these strong rocks, sand, salt that are wedged in between all of the plants and bushes. (You’ve told me about the wild orchids in the countryside in Spring, and now I have to see them.)
And then, the ornaments hidden everywhere - simple and lavish at the same time. The miniature bronze statues in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, the spirals in the eyes of the Giants, the braids, the braids, the braids…
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