Identifying the colours for a new style or a new collection is a magical job that, at the same time, requires technical product knowledge and considerable listening skills. Ilaria has to juggle brands’ briefs with designers’ guidelines. Her creativity blends with a full understanding of the materials that can be produced, in an alchemy that Ilaria and her team identify to perfection.
That’s right, her team. Just as colours work together to create the perfect product, Ilaria too does not work alone. She engages in a continuous flow of ideas between herself and the other people who work in this extraordinary office. Accurate choices dictated by the coming together of different skills and professionalisms. A harmonious team, like the multicoloured harmony of a rainbow.
To think that, as a girl, Ilaria wanted to be an interpreter. Instead, she found herself giving meaning, not so much to different languages, but to different colours. Because what she does is all about interpreting. A pair of glasses is chosen for its style, its shape and, of course, its colour. We must give credit to De Rigo, which, with Ilaria’s arrival, was capable of setting up a dedicated office such as this. A space created specifically for what has become the company’s Colour Office. Not that colour design had previously been neglected; the difference consists in the introduction of a veritable work method and the training of professionals that bring a tangible contribution to the realisation of the final product. Ilaria and her team are a concrete example of all this.