Name: Ornella Costanzo
What city were you born in? Messina, Sicily
What decade where you born? 1970's
Three things you remember most from the first decade of your life?
1. The view of the square from my grandmothers balcony which is a square on a little harbor where I grew up.
2. The hat and the umbrella of my grandfather in his studio. A room that was just for him and forbidden for us. He would type and read in there.
3. The floor of the ocean where it would start to get deeper. We called it "the blue".
What is the dessert?
Granita Caffe con Panne e Brioche
Who would you want to eat this dessert with and where?
For sure with my family in a bar near the sea at a table with many, many people eating.
What is the best piece of advice anyone has given you?
Not really an advice, but like encouragement from my Uncle who is dead now. He was a very creative person and open- minded without stereotypes. I didn't see him so often because he lived far away so we saw him only once a year. Each time he would encourage me to follow my path and trust my creativity. He encouraged me to not be scared. I think if he were here today he would say - Don't be scared!
What is your favorite object I can find in your kitchen?
My wooden credenza. If you can't find something in the kitchen you know it's probably in there. If you look in there for sure you will find what you want.
"A person without creativity is an incomplete person." - Bruno Munari
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I don't see myself in only one place. I see myself in a position like a bridge. My life half in a place and half in another. Half in Italy for sure. Maybe I hope in the South of Italy and the other completely open in a worldwide vision. I think really far like Africa or South America. I need something very wild. I don't know how to build this but I would like these two possibilities.
Three most important things in your life?