‘I would say that the designer’s ability is to be able to interface with the production, which does not mean to have sudden inspirations. It means rather having a huge historical knowledge, having an extremely large cultural background. It means to know, to see, to have followed and keep up to date. After that, it is not so important to know how to assemble the parts of a vacuum cleaner, for that there are some very good technicians, but instead understand how, by assembling them, it is possible to get some result, which is much more complex'.

Riccardo Rosso, 17th December 2015 Milan