Trained as an architect, Poggioli practiced architecture for 3 years before launching his career as a designer. Being half Italian, he responds strongly to the work of Ponti, Columbo and Sottsass. He designs what he thinks of as “micro architecture” and founded Youth Editions with his first collection in 2017.
Creating furniture driven by pure form. Allowing materials to “speak” and produce works that express creative freedom in a joyful manner minus anything too serious. Furniture which is like sculpture, elegant and timeless. Poggioli has a love for materials and in his own words is “obsessed with form and shape.”
Poggioli as a designer is obsessed with shape and inspired by the art of Malevich, Kandinsky and the architecture of Tadao Ando. He also responds to the playfulness and shapes of mid-century Italian designers. His creations are also material driven with a preference for marble, stone, lacquer and velvet. “I love the poetry of form.”