Who are you :
Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli, Mathery Studio.
Your current job :
In which city are you located?
Melbourne, soon back to Milan
A word to define what kind of worker you are :
What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..):
pen, paper, camera and our laptops.
What does your office space look like?
A mint green long table on vintage white legs and a wall full of posters.
What kind of music do you listen when you are working ?
It all depends on what we are doing, we listen to 60s/70s italian music when we are in our workshop and experimental rock and electronic music when we are working in the studio. Quite often it also happens that we need the absolute silence.
Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?
Pen and paper. “Ticking” what we are doing anytime.
What tips would you give to improve productivity?
Working close to a big window.
You’re better than your colleagues to :
We can’t say we are better than other designers,we just have our own style that is very clear, intuitive and sometimes absurd, all mixed with functionality and stories we want to tell through the object.
What is the best advice anyone has given you ?
Sometimes a light bulb works better when is switched off.
What is your best tip for saving time ?
Don’t save time but optimize it.
What is your routine start and end of the day ?
Our day starts with emails and ends in chocolate.
Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go ?
Matteo says Camera, Erika says an empty bag or an empty pocket
(photos: Andrew Diprose)