ORNAMENTS is a small Italian brand focusing on interior decoration and accessories with a strong connotation of art. It was founded in 2004 by Alessandra F. Borzacchini, who combines ready-made elements with inconsequential materials and technics that create unconventional and uniquely designed pieces.
Words such as transformability, mobility, modularity, stackability, sustainability, durability, and craftsmanship are amongst the many ways to describe the ORNAMENTS' design process.
Embroidered tables, trays with legs made of coffeepots, wooden wine-crates, transformed into delicate etageres, these are only a few of ORNAMENTS' offerings; all from a different point of view on interior decoration (the Ornaments' logo is an eye!), which suggests fluid, not static living spaces. Its creations are elegant, minimal, colorful, functional, narrative, and amusing.
In interior design ORNAMENTS' primary goal in responding to customer requests is to create environments where harmony ties all the elements together, in the aim of delivering a welcoming, comfortable, balanced, healing environment where to live in.
The client who chooses ORNAMENTS shares my vision on interior design and agrees to participate with me in a dialectical exchange.
I was born and raised in Italy, between the central Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea. I have got a classical humanistic education,
followed up with studies on art history, oriental cultures and the Japanese language (in which I graduated in Rome). I worked in fashion in Milan and I made long trips around, but especially to Japan and Southeast Asia. I learned the ancient technique of gilding, stucco and affresco, and I work ceramics, I design dynamic and ironic furniture.
In 2004 I founded Ornaments as an interior decoration firm, beginning in restyling old pieces of furniture as a custom service. Since 2007 I make one-off pieces or small series as self-producer, mixing up design, art and handycraft.
Bringing beauty and harmony to homes is what I wanted to do most in my life and I found in the interior decoration my field of action. In my interior projects I draw on my personal baggage: the warm and calm minimalism of natural materials, light and colors; the textures of fabrics, the carpets of nomads, decorated walls, the stratification of styles and eras, geometry and flowers, neoclassicism and chinoiserie, in an infinite exercise of balance and eclectic lightness. Because life is beauty and we need beauty to live better.
Alessandra Francesca Borzacchini
Roma 2019 - cabine d'artista | abbi cura
Roma 2018 - Tiny Biennale, Temple University
Bologna 2017 - SetUp Art Fair, Handover section for art-design
Berlino 2014 -Selected to DMY INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FESTIVAL
Milano 2013 - Mostra-evento Y.E.D. Young Ethic Design II ed., Fuorisalone Brera
Milano 2012 - Mostra-evento Y.E.D. Young Ethic Design I ed., Fuorisalone Brera
Venezia 2012 - Open Design Italia
Torino 2011 - Operae II edizione; 150 Mani, mostra itinerante
per 150 anni dell'Unità d'Italia
Torino 2010 - Operae Mostra -mercato Design Autoprodotto I edizione