By Rosaria Zucconi — photos by Settimio Benedusi
Kitchen — p. 180
Antonio Gnoli’s ideal space for writing, reading and thinking We all internalise space in a different way, which we modify according to our own needs. Antonio Gnoli, philosopher, writer and journalist, is perfectly aware of this, and is at ease in this small, quiet apartment. He is happy to spend time alone here, devoting himself to his passions: reading, writing and the joy of art. And cooking, which for him has a dual value. “A way to acquire a certain manual ability and a chance to spend time with just a few habitual guests and new people I’d like to get to know, to talk about everything”. A close look at the life of her client gave the designer Alessandra Marino the chance to design a home to be worn, with elegant sobriety. The design is simple, focusing on the need to accumulate and organise books in all rooms, through essential furniture and modules. “Antonio moves from one task to another at the same time: one desk alone is not enough”, adds Alessandra Marino, amused. “Luckily the house has a fine terrace with a view of Rome. To remind him that outside of his shell, there is a lot more”.