Federico Schilling

Federico Schilling

London, GB



Owner at Flair Studio


Flair Studio Ltd, London, GB, Director, Owner

We are a London based, RIBA chartered Interior Architecture practice that realises creative and inspirational residential, hospitality and retail projects.

We provide design direction, project management and end-to-end delivery solutions to clients looking for quality, design and cost effective interior designs.

Problem solvers by nature, passionate and experienced at the same time, we are here to listen and to tailor our approach by adding value to our clients needs.
Ultimately, we believe in quality design and in well-crafted construction.

Feb 2018 - current

Roberto Cavalli, Milan, IT, Senior Architect and Project Manager

Project Manager being in charge for the shop openings and leading all the aspects of the process: location advice, preliminary design, costs and timing forecasts, making drawings when required, coordinating the internal team and the local or outsourcing consultants, negotiating and appointing contractors and suppliers, making time schedules and checking the budget, organizing site visits and supervising the openings, ensuring the quality standards and checking that follow ups are executed.

Designer for the new Just Cavalli start up and for its biggest flagship store in Milano Corso Matteotti (Sept. 2012) where I designed also the shop window visuals, the special furniture and the VIP rooms.

Designer for themost important Roberto Cavalli stores such as the biggest Cavalli boutique world wide, a 1500Sqm store upon 5 levels located in the prestigious Montenapoleone street. For that shop I designed the entrance and the shop window visuals, the spiral staircase with a 15 meters high LED wall, jewelry and watches displays, special furniture.

Jan 2012 - current

Studio Architettura Beretta Associati, LONDON, Senior Architect and Project Manager

Project Manager for Ermenegild Zegna being in close contact with its Store Planning, Visual and Retail teams. In a six years timeI have opened many flagship stores world wide either using Peter Marino or with Beretta Associati store concept. I was also responsible for adapting / engineering the Peter Marino design and made it feasible for many situations.

Jun 2005 - Dec 2012

Dante Bonuccelli Architect, Milan, IT, Project Architect

I followed some very interesting interior design projects:
- Musée du Quai Branly, I have made the technical drawings of the interior upon the architectural project of Atelier Jean Nouvel;
- Bocconi University: I developed the concept for the rooms and the offices of the new building by Grafton Architects and I have made the restoration project for the historical building entrance, university rooms and presidential oficces;
- Regione Lombardia international competition: interior design concept, ranked 5th in group with Prof. Hans Khollof and ARassociati

Jun 2003 - May 2005

Balzani Imberti architectural practice, Milan, IT, Junior Architect

Junior Architect on housing projects in Milan

Sep 2002 - May 2003

Jan Stoermer und Partners, Hamburg, Germany, Junior Architect

I helped the local architect in coordinating the Italian suppliers for a 300Sqm Max Mara flagship store iin Neuer Wall strasse.
I followed the conversion project of a heritage bank building into an exhibition building called Bucerius Kunst Forum and located in the Rathausmarkt, the very heart of Hamburg. The hole project was financed by the newspaper "Die Zeit"

Mar 2001 - Sep 2002


Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, Masters, Architecture

Oct 1993 - Mar 2001

Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, DE, Architecture

Sep 1997 - Aug 1998

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