Michelle Olivers Personality Profile is honoring Jim Magni, designer and creator of Magni Modernism.
Named as one of Architectural Digest’s Top 100 Designers and famed for his signature aesthetic of “Global Modernism”, James Magni’s award winning designs are frequently lauded by the press for sinuous simplicity with strong, sophisticated architectural backgrounds. The New York Times declared, “…prophetic designer Magni, is trim, tailored, as a Jil Sander suit.“ In 2007, Robb Report Luxury Homes honored Magni Design Inc. as part of their “Top 40 Interior Designers” worldwide.
Architecture and design, where projects can take from 3 to 5 years, have allowed Magni to work on his true love — furnishings, art and sculpture — which he believes to be three all in the same. In 1996, when Magni was unable to find items for his projects, he decided to create the Magni Home Collection, sculptural furnishings, rugs and contemporary upholstery that began as a few pieces and have successfully grown into an ensemble the likes of an art collection. Quality materials including luxurious fabrics, woods, metals and finishes, such as cast bronze, hand-polished stainless steel, macassar ebony, rosewood, sharkskin, parchment, leather and recycled materials, create the ultimate look of modern elegance. “Quality is everything to me,” Magni says. “I believe these pieces will be tomorrow’s collectibles.”