Lines, forms, patterns… Light, colour, texture… Objects, pictures, furnishings…
The interior designer’s vocation is to create sublime order from the chaos of beauty.
So says Celeste Dell’Anna, who over the last four decades has rendered his clients’ sometimes clear, sometimes inchoate longings into a science of ultimate comfort and inner peace.
Houses and villas… Private yachts, helicopters and jets… Restaurants and hotels…
Wherever there was space to be beautifully ordered, Dell’Anna has approached the task with scientific precision.
Though an exponent of aesthetic maximalism, indeed one of its coryphées, he has shied away in equal part from the formulaically eclectic and the transiently fashionable.
Science and art may flourish in freedom, he believes, but they gestate in discipline.
Crowned heads… Business moguls… Social grandees…
Dell’Anna has designed for the great and the good of the world, yet money and rank alone do not make the ideal client.
A residential space is not a suit of clothes – whether readymade or bespoke – because not his shoulders and waist, but the client’s very identity is being defined by the designer.
Those who understand and accept this will stand to gain most from Dell’Anna’s science of beauty.