Photo / text Hadrian Tombak
Editor Shavira Anandiara
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you. Spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.”
Cookies and cream, gin and tonic, or caviar and vodka, this is how I portray the genuine partnership between Franz Bittenbinder and Rusne Valiušaityte, two unique personalities that have been friends for seven years and firstly met in their architecture study. Traveled in sync throughout Basel, Tokyo and Sao Paolo, their chemistry even grew stronger as they always have the same vision, effortlessly share thousands of mutual interests and endless compatibility.
As a German and Lithuanian that fortunately nestled in Via Marsala, Milan, their platonic relationship encouraged them to create their own design studio that offers services related to architecture, visual branding and web-design, called Atelier Marsala.
Some quoted that friendship eventually sinks in time, but I believe this gratifying ship they ride sails just fine. I sincerely wish you luck and I look forward for their future extraordinary projects.