Project Name: Private Apartment, Milan, Italy
Architectural Group: crisitiana vannini | arc
Principal Architect/Designer: Cristiana Vannini
Other Consultants: Ornella Suriano + massimo caiazzo (color consultant)
Project Year (Duration): 2012
Project Type: Residential, Renovation & Interior Design
Image Courtesy: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
A German artist naturalized Milanese and her apartment in a historic building in the city Centre of Milan.
The building dates back to 1892, conceived as a Hospital. It became a theatre in the thirties, then a cinema and an arcade (at last).
The Architect and the client wanted to retrieve the spaces’ retrò stylistic vocation and, on the other hand, to completely transform the original apartment layout.
The Aim of the project was to create a dynamic layout over the old basic one, with light and airy spaces furnished with design and art pieces.
The founding points of the design intent were the creation of focal points and perspective alignments, attention to details and light treated as a material.
The joinery unit separates the living and kitchen area from the bedrooms and bathrooms area.
A pair of big sliding doors divide the kitchen from the living, finished to match the joinery unit, inspired by the fifties streaked Italian motif called “rigatino” and treated with a transparent gloss paint which gives them an iridescent look.
All the ceramic floors are inspired by the historic handcrafted “graniglia” floors.
The original beamed ceiling has been restored and reinforced and given a new life considering the chromatic design of the surfaces conceived in collaboration with a color consultant.
FURNITURE AND COMPLEMENTS:
living sofa: Flexform
carpet: design by Elena von Hessen
living small table: 1970s small steel table
leather sofa: Biedermeier
2 tables near the kitchen doors: Panker Design
big artwork with monkeys : artist Ernst Kahl
sculpture: artist Anna Bogouchevskaia
kitchen: custom furnishings
corridors: custom furnishings (bookcases)
Corridors: FLOS_ WAN SPOT (ceiling)
Main Bathroom: Egoluce yoda (mirror lamps)
Small bathroom and kitchen: FLOS_ button /minibutton (ceiling)
Small bathroom: XAL_ corner (mirror lamps)
kitchen, main bathroom, small bathroom: 14oraitaliana, iGattipardi
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