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Originally trained as a dental technician, Viennese designer Marco Dessí has since ditched moulds of teeth for collaborations with brands like Wittmann, La Manufacture and, most recently, renowned 200-year-old outfit Thonet. In addition to furniture, his eponymous studio also conceives entire spaces, including an in-progress interior scheme that borrows from the oeuvre of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa. It’s this interest in the past, Dessí tells Azure, that has not only guided his practice over the past decade, but informed the choice of companies he works with as well. Following are a few lessons gleaned from a designer who always keeps an eye on tradition.

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Engaging with the past...
5 Things We Learned from Marco Dessí

For the Vienna-based designer, history, quality and tradition are inseparable parts of the process.

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