A few of our most popular LINLEY pieces of upholstery and accessories made their way to an Asylum recently and no it wasn’t to be included in a scene from a zombie movie. The Asylum, a former Georgian Chapel was the location handpicked by Interior Designer Maurizio Pellizzoni for the GQ Bachelor Pad shoot.     GQ July Photoshoot Maurizio Pellizzoni   With the vision to produce something industrial chic, masculine and unique, it’s not surprising that elements from our classic Trafalgar Crystal Ware Collection and the iconic Aston Chair and Aston Footstool were incorporated into the scheme.     GQ July Photoshoot Maurizio Pellizzoni 2   Also making an appearance in the shoot were the Metallic Vases in Gold and Jackson Cigar Ashtray.     GQ July Photoshoot Maurizio Pellizzoni 3   The final two room sets – a living room adjacent to a music room exude luxury but still manage to maintain the beauty of the original structure of the building. To learn more about the shoot, visit here to see a 'Making of' Video.     GQ July Photoshoot Maurizio Pellizzoni 4     THE INTERVIEW   Having seen the beautiful images in July’s issue which bears a resemblance to a trendy bachelor pad loft apartment in down town New York. We at LINLEY HQ were eager to quiz Maurizio about the shoot, here is what he had to say:   What was the inspiration behind the shoot?   Originally set on a living room anchored with a Baby Grand piano, my designs evolved to create two room sets - a living room adjacent to a music room. I set out to translate this passion for design, art and beautiful interiors to GQ readers, but most of all, to challenge perceptions of standard interpretations of luxury. As with all of my projects, it was important to respect the appearance of the original structure of the building. As the location is a large open space, I felt it was important to incorporate some of the architectural features in the schemes.   Why did you choose these LINLEY pieces in particular for the shoot?   I do love LINLEY’s range of products, in fact I always try to use LINLEY accessories and furniture in my interior projects. When GQ asked me to create a Bachelor Pad, I knew LINLEY would be the perfect fit for some of the accessories like the crystal ware and small leather accessories, both are very luxurious and masculine - perfect for GQ readers!   Whilst shopping for the accessories, I saw the Aston chair and ottoman upholstered in slate stripe, I immediately knew they were the perfect pieces to complete my music room as the shape and fabric used was masculine, but at the same time different from anything seen out there.   Tell us about your background in styling?    I grew up near Lake Como and come from a family who work in the business. I moved to London from Italy in 1998, eventually moving into retail and had a brush with interior design. I went on to study interior architecture at London Metropolitan University and freelanced as a window display designer. In 2007 I founded his own interior design firm. My aesthetic is inspired by the glamour of Lake Como, cosmopolitan New York, and daily life in London where he lives. I spent more than a decade as part of the creative team at Ralph Lauren Home where I directed the presentation of collections in London, Milan and Brussels. Aesthetic rigour and discipline reigned and Maurizio developed a meticulous eye for detail.   All wording credited to: Maurizio Pellizzoni, Founder & Creative Director of Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd  


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