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Interior design project that integrates vintage objects in a contemporary way

Vintage and contemporary apartment in Milan Italy and Partners
Interior design project that integrates vintage objects in a contemporary way it has been modified: 2021-07-19 di Benedict Flowers

Interior project by the Italia and Partners studio in Milan in the Città Studi district, which integrates vintage objects from different parts of the world, enhancing them in a contemporary key

Pieces of furniture, paintings and vintage objects from different parts of the world, collected with passion over the years and reunited in the new Milanese apartment of a cosmopolitan couple with two children, become the strong points of an interior project that manages to integrate them. and enhance them in a contemporary way.

Inserted inside a new architectural structure built in Città Studi, a historic Milanese district, and characterized by innovative technologies, including a “smog-eating” façade, geothermal heating and cooling systems, photovoltaic panels and refined home automation systems, the apartment has an area of ​​about 150 square meters and is completed by large covered terraces, which make it very bright.

The interior layout was entirely edited by the Italia and Partners studio, which wanted to give particular importance to living area, with a very large and airy room, a kitchen open to the living room and the living area. Welcoming the wishes of the owners and the taste of the members of the family, the interior project was oriented towards a refined style, contaminated by vintage elements of very different origins and moods, from different periods and with ethnic references, for a very current metissage effect. and of character.

The result is a warm, welcoming environment, with personal touches and vintage references, which can be found, for example, in a vintage record player or in an old leather armchair, a reminder of the hostess, contrasted with a new Lema product, made of crossed leather. The interior design always moves in a game of references between the materials used, for example velvet, which covers the chairs Bonaldo distributed around the large table in heat-treated oak, also by Lema, and taken up in the decorative cushions distributed on the large sofa, also by Lema. 

Furthermore, on the back of the great room - behind the large customized piece of furniture, made to a design by the studio in canaletto walnut and with the upper part in brass - a boiserie was positioned, which stands out on the shade chosen to paint the walls. 

"To enhance and make the boiserie stand out", comment the architect Matteo Italia, “We chose a pastel color for the walls, a particular shade of sage green, which gives the whole a further touch of warmth. To divide the living area from the kitchen, we inserted two sliding doors with a golden mesh inside, by Lualdi, to create a see-through effect and maintain a wide-ranging effect in this area of ​​the house. To accentuate this effect we have kept the whole kitchen very neutral, with a predominance of white, with which a rustic oak table, left raw, dominated by a large painting of modern art, with strong colors and essential lines, contrasts in a very decisive way. and pop. "

All the doors in the house are also by Lualdi and have been chosen so that they perfectly match the boiserie. The flooring is entirely in heat-treated oak, laid in a herringbone pattern.

The lighting of the living area is very discreet: "We decided to use iGuzzini white laser blades, totally retractable", comments Matteo Italia. “We wanted to highlight, above the dining table, the geometric play of Vibia's lights, while, right in the center of the living room, we inserted a bio-fireplace designed by us for Biofireplace, which will soon go into production. The model will be called Cavour and was initially born on a custom project for this house. "

All curtains of the apartment, both in the living area and in the sleeping area, are by Dedar: here, in particular, the Zen model was chosen, characterized by a retina effect, and in a slightly golden version, always with a view to making them communicate with the objects distributed in the various rooms with a series of references (for example with the top of the brass sideboard and with the lamps).

Passing in the sleeping, the master bedroom is accessed from a small hallway, entirely decorated in a delicate light blue shade, while the wardrobes have fabric-covered doors, with a metallic finish on the edge. Entering the bedroom, the eye is immediately captured by the splendid wallpaper by Gucci, with a floral motif of great scenographic effect and the dominant blue, taken up in a darker shade in the velvet of which Lema's bed is covered. The lamps chosen for this room are the NH by Artemide, which contribute to making the environment always very warm and welcoming.

A particular object stands out from the rest of the furniture: a small Japanese sideboard, placed in a corner of the room, an element of charm and evoking distant stories.

The bathroom private of the master bedroom is made of gold calacatta, completed by a parquet flooring, again laid in a herringbone pattern, as in the rest of the house.

"The mood we wanted to give to this apartment, in all environments, was one of extreme warmth: we wanted to build piece by piece a modern but very welcoming house, with some retro touch", concludes the architect Matteo Italia. "The final result was born from a continuous discussion and dialogue with the hosts, whose wishes we have collected and interpreted the taste and ideas, to the great satisfaction of all. "

THU the link to the website of the Italia and Partners firm.

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