The complete and radical renovation focused on redistributing the areas to make them more usable. The old gives way to the new with a focus on recovery, where colour and its geometry, in contrast with neutral tones, shape new scenarios, in a continuous play between what’s horizontal and vertical, curved and linear. As you walk through the rooms, you see a “story” where each area is characterised by a play of colours, with black and its derivative tones being the connecting thread.
The apartment, which is about 90 square meters, was redistributed in order to get a bigger living area, a more comfortable bathroom, and more storage space in line with the new living standards.With 35 square meters, the living area is the heart of the apartment, while the island kitchen in royal blue – a chromatic monolith made by Cesar Cucine is the heart of the project and is placed in the centre of the room to highlight its beauty.
The colour of the kitchen is also used for the entrance corridor, whose passage has been rounded to create a barrel vault; it’s like a long, royal blue tunnel, as if to anticipate the story ahead.In the kitchen and entrance corridor, the iroko wood floor was removed and replaced with cement material in the same shade of blue used in this area, like a carpet that identifies this functional space without real limits.
The geometric and chromatic elements are the heart of this project. To highlight the handcrafted component of this retro-style project, the kitchen walls feature 3D tiles with a triangular section, the Rombini Triangle by Mutina in the glossy glazed version with a bright colour. In keeping with the retro style of the project, the light blue Smeg refrigerator fits in without strong contrast. Combined with the kitchen, the living room is a unique environment with high ceilings and a rectangular shape.
The long, brighter walls, pierced by windows and the two doors leading to the sleeping area, are painted in a light ash colour, contrasting with the light Celadon green on the short walls and its darker version on the ceiling. A contrast also exists between cold and warm tones; the colours used for the walls contrast with the rust coloured sofa.
The common thread behind the whole project is represented by black references, like the Flos lamp “model 265” whose arm draws a perspective line in the space, which is reflected in the decorative motif of the wool and cotton carpet by Bianco di Karpeta. Karpeta preserves the ancient art of hand-made carpets, blending traditional artisanal methods with modern decorations.
Interior Design: chromastudio; Styling: Elga Ancona + chromastudio; Styling assistant: Samuele Capra + Federica Castaldi; Photographer: Riccardo Gasperoni;