Chi­na in Mi­lan

ELLE Decor (Italy) - - English Text - by Ro­sa­ria Zuc­co­ni — pho­tos by Na­tha­lie Krag

Con­tem­po­ra­ry de­si­gn mee­ts si­gns of an­cient orien­tal cul­tu­res. In an apart­ment that re­veals unex­pec­ted af­fi­ni­ties Na­tu­ral light ca­res­ses or il­lu­mi­na­tes sha­pes, ma­te­rials and co­lours in a do­me­stic land­sca­pe, stu­died in eve­ry detail by the ow­ner Nar­ghes Sor­ga­to, wi­th the col­la­bo­ra­tion of the ar­chi­tect Da­vi­de Cre­mo­ne­si for a new ar­chi­tec­tu­ral spin on spa­ce. “In my ho­me, I ha­ve fi­nal­ly ga­the­red to­ge­ther pie­ces that we­re lo­ve- at- fir­st- sight im­pul­se pur­cha­ses, along wi­th 1930s briar root fur­ni­tu­re craf­ted by so­phi­sti­ca­ted ar­ti­sans and 1960s Cas­si­na arm­chairs, items re­trie­ved from the beau­ti­ful ho­mes of my grand­pa­ren­ts, ad­mi­rers of new Ita­lian de­si­gn. An­cient and con­tem­po­ra­ry art along­si­de ul­tra mi­ni­ma­li­st dé­cor and ar­chaeo­lo­gi­cal finds that tell beau­ti­ful sto­ries,” ex­plains Nar­ghes. “In the con­tra­st bet­ween an­cient and mo­dern, Ea­st and We­st, I ha­ve di­sco­ve­red unex­pec­ted af­fi­ni­ties be­cau­se I be­lie­ve that true beau­ty kno­ws nei­ther ti­me nor bounds,” she con­ti­nues. “The rug plays an im­por­tant ro­le, a con­cep­tual spa­ce whi­ch, th­rou­gh a sym­bo­lic uni­ver­se, tells of hi­sto­ry, art and tra­di­tions, cul­tu­ral and spi­ri­tual va­lues.”

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