The exhibition features many sourced vintage furniture pieces along with ceramic tiles from Akvama Hoffmeyer's File Under Pop. Ossino designed the I Ching wall-mounted heating rails for Italian brand Tubes.

Worlds collide in a Milanese apartment.

  • Words Gabriele Dellisanti
  • Photography Giorgio Possenti

Elisa Ossino and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer are long-time collaborators. They first met in 2002 when Ossino, a Milan-based interior designer, approached Hoffmeyer, who specializes in handmade clay tiles and paint at File Under Pop in Copenhagen, during the renovation of her Sicilian home. “We admired each others’ work,” says Ossino.

A decade or so later, the two set up a design studio, H+O, in a spacious 18th-century apartment in Milan’s elegant Brera district. For Salone del Mobile Milan 2021, H+O has transformed the space into I’ll be Your Mirror—an exhibitionoffering visitors the opportunity for self-reflection through a burst of colorful interiors, meticulous tile design and a selection of furniture.

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