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Arianna Noppenberger

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Born and raised in Italy in a close-knit family of five, Arianna was nurtured by her loving mother and guided by her father’s strong values. Unlike traditional Italian norms, her parents encouraged her to travel and embrace independence from a young age. In high school, she delved into classical studies, exploring Italian Literature, Art, History, Philosophy, and Latin, gaining a profound appreciation for Italian culture.

In 1980, Arianna moved to Bologna to study law, earning a master’s degree in law and human resources in 1987. Despite her academic success, her true passion lay in interior design. Determined to follow her dreams, she relocated to Milan, the capital of Italian design, and enrolled in the Interior Design program at Instituto Europeo di Design (IED).

Graduating in 1990, Arianna traveled to California with her roommate to explore progressive architecture, inspired by greats like Frank Lloyd Wright, Schindler, and Neutra. In Laguna Beach, she met Horst Noppenberger, and they married two years later.

Arianna joined Horst Architects, working for seven years while gradually mastering English and adapting to her new environment. She was involved in every project phase, from drawing in the office to visiting construction sites and leveraging her legal background to manage business aspects.

In 2002, Arianna founded Aria Design, Inc., a firm specializing in high-end residential design. Guided by principles of timeless elegance and restrained simplicity, Aria Design has become renowned for its high-profile projects along the Southern California coastline. Arianna’s frequent trips to Italy for inspiration and new products have been instrumental in shaping the firm’s unique aesthetic.

Aria Design collaborates with prominent architects, builders, and designers to produce projects of enduring quality and distinction. This approach has earned the firm a long list of satisfied clients and recognition in national and international publications. Arianna’s journey from her Italian roots to her current success in California is a testament to her dedication, passion, and unique vision in the world of interior design.

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