Reflective Apartment Milano
This is a project to restore and refurbish an apartment on the top two floors of an elegant 19th century apartment block. The client was connected with the world of contemporary art (the Viasaterna Gallery is on the ground floor) and the project took this into account by ensuring that the meticulous details and "coups-de-théâtre" lived harmoniously side by side with the apartment block's Raumgeist.
In the Piazza Cadorna area in the heart of Milan’s sophisticated middle-class society, an 8-storey 19th century apartment block was renovated and redesigned with great care, in a project that investigated and managed to achieve that difficult balance between contemporary spaces and respect for a building’s past. The restoration of the most cherished parts, the marble, the mouldings and the decorations inherited from the old building found a way to legitimately coexist with the contemporary choices of the project’s numerous details. The importance placed on the noble vintage elements, such as the brass, the wood panelling and the large mirrors, reformulated adopting new codes and creative solutions, bridges the gap between the old and the new in a well-structured dialogue. The result is a reflective and sophisticated home suspended in an indefinable period in time, somewhere between the past and the future.