Photo creditsAllegra Martin
The project, through the use of fine materials and sophisticated details, aimed to revolutionize the appearance of this apartment which had almost completely lost traces of its original character.
The substantial ‘apparatus’ of custom-made furnishings contributes to the subdivision and optimization of spaces while the careful research and selection of materials and furnishings gives the apartment its rediscovered character.
In a late nineteenth century building, a few steps from Parco Sempione, an apartment on the first floor had lost over the years almost all its distinctive decorative elements.
The presence of strong structural constraints did not allow to meaningfully modify the layout of the rooms which has been altered starting from small gestures.
In the living area, a flexible partition in black iron and fluted glass separates the kitchen from the dining room.
The corridor, hinge point between the entrance and the sleeping area, is entirely covered by a bespoke blue lacquered wood paneling. All the accesses to bathrooms, laundry room and several storage spaces are hidden behind the panels.
Great care was taken in choosing the materials and in the laying details, from the black and white marble checkered floor of the entrance, to the oak parquet laid in a French herringbone pattern. The same laying pattern has been used in the master bathroom where floors and walls are cladded with precious Breccia Capraia marble.