L’Artigianato is a Milan-based design office led by designer and creative director Eric Egan. The studio is characterized by a deep understanding of architectural and decorative history, strong experience in residential and five-star hotel design, as well as a highly respected international approach informed by vast experience working on projects worldwide.
Chicago-born designer Eric Egan first arrived in Italy after completing his academic training at Brown University and Parsons School of Design.
He starts working at prestigious firms such as Gucci – under both Dawn Mello and Tom Ford – and the legendary Renzo Mongiardino interior design studio.
Eric returns back in Milan in 2000 to join the world’s leading hospitality firm Hirsch-Bedner Associates, and completing his MBA at Bocconi University. Afterwards, his own firm Eric Egan Interior Design is founded, with a focus on high end residential projects.
In 2015 Eric establishes L’Artigianato Srl to bring the fine artisanal craftmanship Italy is known for to hospitality design.
Working in collaboration with the British bespoke wallpaper company Fromental, Eric has recently designed Raineri, a custom hand painted chinoiserie inspired by the designs of Carlo Antonia and Vittorio Raineri, brothers who worked in Lombardy and Liguria in the late 18th Century.
Originally developed for the interiors of the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como, the pattern informed by a set of rare antique panels purchased at auction, Raineri’s design invokes the Lombardy style of cosmopolitan and exotic neoclassicism.