Elena Bompani has recently joined our Design team. She comes from one of Italy’s most beautiful areas, the Marches, and has a passion for poetry and useless items. If you want to know more about her, read her interview!
Can you describe in no more than 30 words who you are and what you do?
I am a (product) designer who was born as an illustrator, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino. I studied/worked in Milan and in Denmark, I have a passion for drawing, cinema, writing, food, and collecting useless items.
What do you expect from your time at Fabrica?
I expect to experiment and mix different skills and languages as much as possible. I hope to take all the possibilities that will be presented to me, to collaborate with the people I will meet and learn from them, and to create personal and professional ties.
What inspires you most?
I’m inspired by humans, their stories, the things they are able to imagine, create, and build. And by poetry, always, wherever it is and in all its forms, whether in a book, in an image, in an object, in a landscape, or in a particular moment.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Being always open and oriented to the new, open to people, ideas, possibilities, to places and changes, and at the same time having memory, roots, identity, and this is true both in life and in my work. Cultivate my obsessions. And then look for balance. In everyday life, in relationships, in images, in shapes. (When I’ve learned it I’ll let you know).
What do you miss of your home and what do you like of Italy?
I spent a couple of years in Denmark, which was one of the most beautiful experiences I’ve ever had, but this also taught me to appreciate what I have, and for the moment I’m happy to be in Italy. Treviso has a dimension I really enjoy, and Fabrica’s heterogeneous context helps make it look much bigger than it is. And then I will be not too far from home when I miss my hills.