Esprit de géométrie
LINES, GRIDS, COLOR FIELDS: IN A 19TH-CENTURY APARTMENT IN MILAN, A GRAPHIC GAME EXPANDS ACROSS THE WALLS AND CEILINGS. Nowadays work activities often invade private life, and the home becomes a sort of headquarters: dwelling, studio, showroom. As in this apartment in Milan, where the design adapts to contemporary needs with lines that combine and intersect in rectangles, squares, triangles, circles, geometric forms. The owner is Sonia Cocozza, a design journalist who has created her own interiors. The starting point was a compact flat with a terse style and elegant details. There was nothing to reorganize, just material to be shaped with imagination and creativity, to generate a dynamic home with a strong visual impact. The trigger of inspiration was wallpaper, Impression d’Orient (designed by Laura Pozzi for Londonart), joined by other stimuli: contemporary art, light and shadow, a tile, a fabric, an intuition. The leading role is played by a series of wall paintings made by hand by the decorator Pablo Butron, alternating with the wallpaper to produce an unexpected pathway of signs. The dynamism amplifies the perception of space, making it unpredictable, fragmented. The apartment becomes a versatile multitasking facility. The dining, kitchen and living areas perform multiple roles. In spite of its small size, this house of many volumes narrates a voyage through signs, colors, fabrics and life experiences.