Leonardo Annecca’s life
as an architect and designer began at age 11, when he turned
his father’s office-den into a workshop. He spent most
of his childhood in Italy creating furniture models, small-scale
houses, and airplane prototypes. In school, he was one of
those kids who could never sit still for long—he was
always striving for the some more ambitious goal.
Caught in a generation of designers that are often different
just for the sake of being different, Leonardo draws upon
minimalist-inspired design to breathe life into and create
new spatial meanings, providing unique spaces that are not
just aesthetically beautiful, they have soul.
After graduating young from university in Italy with a degree
in economics, Leonardo redesigned his own life, blasting off
into a career that blurred the lines between design, modern
ballet, and architecture. A student and assistant to G. Colombo
at the Fine Art & Design School in Milan, he graduated
in 1994, and then moved to Paris to attend the prestigious
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
In 1997, he graduated with a degree in interior architecture,
and then went on to secure his architectural diploma from
the School of Architecture in Paris in 2003.
Before starting his own practice in Paris in 2003 and in New
York in 2004, he worked with world famous designers and architects
in Paris and San Francisco. During that time he worked on
high-end hospitality projects, including the Victor Hotel
in Miami and Wynn Las Vegas, in collaboration with Jacques
Leonardo’s vision, underscored by his prestigious education
and background, is constantly taking his intuitive approach
to design to a new level. He is always thinking about a new
way of living and connecting sensual experiences with the
spaces we live in. Following his muses, he has become a globetrotting
designer. Along the way, he’s left his footprint in
Milan, Rome, London, Paris, Cannes, San Francisco and New
Warm and fun, a rebel yet a tireless worker, Leonardo draws
an intuitive and energetic vision of design. In a world ruled
by one global economy and style, he has reversed the homogeneity
and uniformity bred by globalization and created a new attitude
and signature style : Happy Minimalism.