Rome, Italy –
DolceQ is Massimiliano and Sonia, a creative duo hailing from the city of Rome, Italy. DolceQ is a sexy lovely world where butterflies, hearts, stars and women live together in a minimal, erotic futuristic style. The pair work across a huge range of projects, from music videos, art shows, designer furniture through to designer toys.
Their style is sexy, seductive and very popular. We were immediately captured by the sultry subject matter and could not wait to share their work with the ANCHORPOINT community.
Selected clients include: Computer Arts, Arena Magazine, IdN International designers’ network, Coca-Cola, Shufflesome, Play Imaginative, Posterlounge, Pimpmyscoota. During the International design contest sponsored by Coca-Cola Company and Play Imaginative (2007), of 4,000 combined entries received from 17 countries, Massimiliano Panzironi’s custom designed “Passione” was selected as one of only 15 winning designs.
Selected press include: Taschen Illustration Now 2, Web Design Index 7, 1001 Face Digital Art, IdN 15th Anniversary Book, Idea Magazine, Defish Magazine, IdN-international design network magazine, Computer Arts Projects, Arena Magazine, Urban.
The couple has exhibited in Los Angeles, Taipei, Singapore, London, Rome, and has participated to Design Festa – Tokyo. Latest events include an exhibition at MAC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Chile in December 2007, and a current group show at Nova 535 gallery, Tampa Bay (Florida). Upcoming events include a set of group exhibitions in Italy (Rome – Milan).
We had a chance to interview them in both English and Italian. Scroll down for the Italian version.
Anchorpoint: Woman are obviously a huge influence on your work. What kind of women inspire you?
DolceQ: Actually I dont know, I dont have any favourite type. I like drawing the beauty in general and women are beautiful, every woman is beautiful when she preserves her femininity.
Anchorpoint: What are some of the most challenging projects you have worked on recently?
DolceQ: We developed the whole scenography for a music video together with Madonnas video director, attended the Design Festa meeting in Tokyo, designed a trexi in collaboration with Play Imaginative and Coca Cola, and at the moment we are working on a set of collabs with some important international companies we cant still talk about 😛
Anchorpoint: Why do you choose to work in vector art?
DolceQ: With vector art you can work everywhere and in every situation, only using a computer. Id love to paint, silk screen and experiment various techniques, but in the end I believe the technique doesnt really matter. What matters is the message, what you want to communicate and even more what the audience thinks you are communicating. Dont you think that if Klimt have lived nowadays and had a mac he would have use it?!
Anchorpoint: What are some of the advantages and challenges of working in Rome?
DolceQ: Advantages and challenges can be put on the same level: coexisting with a city with 2000 years of history is amazing, but sometimes the risk is to think too much of the past and too little of the present. This is the reason why its difficult to pioneer new forms of art in Rome. On the contrary those cities which dont have a past like Rome can be creatively more free, with the tendency to accept new forms of expression and/or innovation.