Ailanto was launched in the spring of 2017, a culmination of Amanda’s dream to provide a continuation of family tradition and giving back in the long chain of artistic expression. Based in the Protomagno region of Italy, the company reflects the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its hand drawn designs and meticulously matched colors, exentuating the warmth and love of life in Italian lighting.
The unique wallpaper and fabric designs, both custom and bespoke bring interiors to life, providing guidance to both experienced industry professionals as well as the general public. The name itself stems from the wild Ailantus plant that blossoms in the spring all over the Italian countryside denoting the winged seeds which bore Amanda’s first ‘official’ design “Semi”. The exquisitely executed detail of Ailanto’s hand drawn and painted designs is the heartbeat of the company, reflecting all the adventurous experiences of Amanda’s own life and the world around her.
A colourful brand created for joyful living.
From a convent boarding school in England to the pinnacle of Italy’s high society and the mountains around Tuscany that she calls home today, one thing has remained constant in Amanda Ferragamo’s amazing life – her passion and love for artistic design.
Suffering from dyslexia, Amanda’s fascination with art and form developed from a young age to the point where she was sent to study art in Florence at just 16. Having met her husband, raised five children and managed a household, simply put, Amanda’s life got in the way of her artistic endeavours. Although she continued to draw and paint throughout her busy years as a wife and mother, it wasn’t until the Spring of 2017 that Amanda fulfilled a lifelong dream and launched Ailanto.
Today Amanda is inspired by the natural world around her – from the colour in a flower to the shape of a leaf or the way a branch catches the light and its movement in the breeze. Ailanto Design is the product of a lifetime of inspiration, decades of passion and love for artistic expression.
Ailanto Design is Amanda Ferragamo’s legacy.
Ailanto’s co-founder, interior designer Keeley Green, established her London studio after completing a master’s degree in interior design in Florence, Italy.
Keeley’s sophisticated and ever evolving design style is influenced by her expatriate childhood in Africa and Papua New Guinea, as well as invaluable exposure to a range of architectural and design styles from her extensive world travels.
A refined sense of grace, character and keen eye for quality underpin Keeley’s sensibility for ‘relaxed elegance with an edge’. Her aesthetic translates across bespoke commercial developments, boutique hotels and high end residential projects.
Recent successful design projects include the restoration and transformation of ‘The Old Vicarage’, a country home in the UK.
Keeley’s current project is establishing an international design studio based in Brisbane, Australia introducing her defining looks, new products and unparalleled access to antique and artisan pieces from around the world.