Jul 26

M is for Magni

 

Monogram Coffee Table -above

One thing to know about James Magni is that he is a moving target. This designer is a one man brand with projects that run from decidedly above the curve, to the absolute avant garde. I recently spoke to James about his love of design, where it has taken him and where he is going. 

 
Deneuve Bed
With the design firm, Magni Design, 
and his brand of furniture and lighting, 
Magni Home Collection, to look after and drive, life has become a whirlwind of necessity, creativity and balance for Mr. Magni. 
His newest product effort, through 
Magni Home Collection, is a comprehensive 
lighting line that is quite simply, brilliant. The subdued sparkle 
and seamless congruence makes one wish for a more perfect world. 
The Jewel sconce, seen below, 
is a miraculous metamorphosis of the Jewel series. 
(Pause for applause). 
Jewel Sconce -above
Astair Lounge -below
Gibbons Scroll Side Table 
Jim's projects always demand a certain imprint of personal style.
His edited approach may at times demand items which cannot be easily found in showrooms or shops. So, what does an industrious designer do when they cannot find the exact piece they need? 
They make it.
Thus, Magni Home Collection 
has sprung up as if from seed, to fill that gap. 

His niece, Brooke Magni, was 
drafted into the company and has brought with her a new level of service and expertise. She has since become Director of Operations for the brand. 
The furniture, lighting and upholstery,
the main ingredients of the line, have enjoyed enthusiastic support
throughout the design industry since the launch of 
Magni Home Collection over 10 years ago. 

NoLita Sofa, Hans Console, Paris Stools

 

Moroccan Sectional, Jewel Coffee Table, Madison Club Chairs, Metropolitan Barstools

Mr. Magni's most recent project is outside Aspen in the East Valley area.
It is a study in architectural elegance. The organic personality of the area has dictated in a very specific way the elements that have gone into the design of the house and the beginnings of the interior work, which are now in planning.
"As an architect working as a designer (Mr. Magni earned a masters in Architecture from University of Nebraska at Lincoln), I am consistently challenged to rethink my ideals which instruct my design aesthetic. 
My belief in straight lines has evolved into an appreciation of amorphous and truly organic architecture and the atypical interior design that this structure will demand". 
We will all be waiting to see this finished product. The rendering is, in itself, a work of art.
The structure and setting, though already serene and seemingly perfect, will be taken to another level under Jim's direction.

Actually, it may have met its match.
Aspen/East Valley Project



James Magni; owner
and President of
Magni Design &
Magni Home Collection
To view Magni Home Collection, please visit: http://www.magnihomecollection.com/

*The Deneuve Bed and the Gibbons Scroll Side table are Copyright protected. All images herein are the protected intellectual property of Magni Home Collection.

article by: Cearan Henley
chenley@allan-knight.com
Allan Knight and Associates
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