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Contemporary interior design in a historical apartment in Lucca

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Contemporary interior design in a historical apartment in Lucca it has been modified: 2014-10-14 di Benedict Flowers

 

It is located a few steps from the Cathedral of Lucca, within the ancient walls of a XNUMXth century building, theapartment old renovated and "re-edited" by the designers Marco Vincenzi e Andrea Caturegli in the name of polite respect for origins in a contemporary key.

A recovery job, then, that at the same time never fails to impress with exploits completely original and unpublished.

Starting fromlarge living generously lighted from natural as well as artificial sources - how not to mention the beautiful Artemide lamps and Fontana Arte - which reflect the linear, clean and rigorous design of the comfortable sofa made by a local craftsman, but also the table of classic inspiration that Studiòvo has recovered and enhanced with a modern “look”.

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Adjacent to the living area, separated only by a retractable door in frosted glass, thecozy kitchen with a rectangular shape, also dominated by clear and bright furnishings and accessories. Here, wall units and furniture in lacquered wood with oak essence alternate with surfaces in Carrara marble; and to capture the attention, that wall that you just do not imagine, with its exposed bricks that restore an industrial allure to the entire environment.

And to witness the constant and fruitful dialogue with the past, an old "refurbished" trunk, used by the owner's grandfather at the beginning of the twentieth century during crossings in America. Right next to this "memento" located in the living room, small stairs lead to the sleeping area, consisting of two bathrooms and a beautiful double bedroom; a real attic with ancient beams on display. In this room, all the furnishings were designed by Studiòvo and made to measure, with an eye more than ever to the excellence of Made in Italy. It is no coincidence, therefore, that here too the choice for lighting solutions fell on the very Italian Fontana by Fontana Arte and Elica by Martinelli Luce.

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If rightly think are the warm teak floor, the choice of soft colors and high quality furnishings combined with a healthy harmony with its origins are the strengths of this apartment, just imagine looking out the skylight located in the bedroom or opening one of the living room windows: it is the panorama of the ancient city with its 100 bell towers and its historic walls to represent the true, "great beauty".

Photo credit: Giorgio Leone

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