Andrea Palladio is seen as the godfather of architecture and for anybody in the design business this name is synonymous with brilliance. When I first entered the design realm this was a name I studied. ” The Four Books of Architecture” (I quattro libri dell’architettura) gained him fame but his various works are what created his legacy. I loved that he did not need expensive materials to create masterpieces. So many of his buildings were just done in brick and stucco. His sophisticated play of perfect geometry in each one of his designs is unbelievable. For me the San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice has always been my favorite. In fact I find this building flawless in its use of balance.
The link between Architecture and Design is never more present that in Architectural Digest’s AD100. Which highlights some of the best architects and designers in the world. When a designer creates they seek that perfect balance and geometry. Some of the greatest architects even create their own line of furniture and other pieces based on architectural principles.
Now a simple blog article will never do a legend like Andrea Palladio justice but lets call it a breadcrumb. If you have the itch for design or architecture then you just found a good place to start. This is the first step I took on my road into the design world and it was a solid one. And next time you are traveling in Italy please check out San Giorgio Maggiore. Then after you do raise a glass to the godfather of architecture and maybe even interior design.