I first came across Riccardo Merlini in the summer of 2014. He was a young designer who was looking to make a name for himself but didn’t have much of a portfolio. Riccardo was doing a lot of design work for clients before I got to know him. I was also working at the time, so I could see how he was going to end up doing more work elsewhere, and I came across his work in the summer of 2014.