Form and essence
SOFT COLORS AND PRECIOUS MATERIALS ARE THE RECURRING FEATURES IN THIS LARGE APARTMENT IN MILAN.
This house in one of Milan’s best neighborhoods is quite large, since it was once an office space. Its potential was glimpsed by the owners, a couple always on the move. The 400 square meters on two levels required a major structural overhaul to create a traditional domestic setting around a long corridor that divides the daytime and night-time zones. To underline the linear rhythm, the ceiling is crossed by a series of brass lamps by Venicem (the Mondrian model, customized), while the doors in brass and glass have a geometric motif. The decorative effect is emphasized by the Rubelli fabric. The interior design is by Selina Bertola and her studio, Nomade Architettura. The neutral colors include dove gray for the stucco on all the walls (Istinto by Giorgio Graesan), burnished brass for lamps by Henge and Venicem, and Emperador Gray marble in the main bathroom. The floors feature Parquet Clio oak in large planks, except in the corridor, where a herringbone pattern features brass borders. In the living-dining zone to the right, the comfortable sofas from a previous home are arranged around a TV cabinet designed by Nomade Architettura. The studio has also created the geometric bookcase produced by Effearredi. The Ring lamps by Henge occupy most of the ceiling, and return over the custom dining table by Del Pero Artisans, with a gray marble top. The tailor-made kitchen by Effearredi features Miele appliances. The master bedroom offers maximum privacy, with two large wardrobes by Nomade Architettura. Cream colors abound on the upper level, while dark facings make the semi-basement with a relaxation zone, swimming pool, spa, sauna and fitness space more dramatic.