Six interior design studios, including Kingston Lafferty Design and T.ZED Architects, completely renovated a room in the 1930s L’Appartamento for commercial platform Artemest during Milan Design Week.
Each designer created their own style for the L’Appartamento exhibition in an apartment in Milan’s 5Vie district, using furniture, lighting and art from brands, designers and artists represented on the Artemesto platform. was unveiled.
“We are reviving this stunning apartment and discovering how different interior design studios, each with their own unique style and design approach, collaborated with Artemesto to create an inspiring and surprising interior that celebrates the beauty of authentic Italy. We wanted to show what we can create,” said Artemesto founder Ippolita Rostagno. .
At the entrance, Dubai-based studio T.ZED Architects aimed to “set the tone for what’s to come” by preserving the room’s character and adding carefully selected pieces.
The studio has chosen a mix of off-white, cream and brown furniture, with copper and leather finishes complementing the green tones of the richly patterned period wallpaper.
Mirrors such as the Sibylla mirror with console by Ettore Sottsass for Glass Italia and the Ithaca floor mirror by Atlas Projects were placed to illuminate and enlarge the space, while at the same time highlighting period details.
In an adjoining room, Dublin-based studio Kingston Rafferty Design has created a sculptural monolithic block that appears to glow with a soft golden sheen in the center of the space, creating a sense of “what a living room should look like.” The aim was to ‘challenge visitors’ sense of what should be done.
This block divides the room into two distinct spaces and includes a mirrored space that the studio describes as a “gallery of light.”
On one side of the block is a casual living room that evokes a sense of playfulness through the use of oversized brightly colored furniture, including the Osaka Blue sofa by Pierre Paulin for La Cividina.
The other side has a rich palette of jewel tones, creating a more decadent atmosphere.
The large terrace leading from the living room was reworked by Miami-based studio Moniomi, who aimed to create an outdoor room that felt like an indoor space.
The studio uses a combination of large-scale upholstered pieces, gridline patterns, and graphic black and white, softened by lush greenery to reference the outdoor location.
The design language here features saturated colors and layered patterns, and references the studio’s Hispanic roots, including the Nuovola 01 dining table by Mario Cucinella for Officine Tamborino.
Another US-based designer, Nina Magon, created the L’Appartamento dining room by playing with monochromatic hues to enhance the authenticity of the original finishes here.
Sculptural furniture such as Delmond Studio’s Trompe L’oeil Trois dining table topped with clusters of Flow.[t] A pendant lamp by Nao Tamura of Wonder Glass has been added to the space.
In the bedroom, Dubai-based studio Styled Habitat delved into the history of the 1930s, translating the romance of the time into the modern era and evoking a sense of timeless glamour.
Capturing the experimental and avant-garde trends of European modernism, Styled Habitat features pieces such as the Czech chair by Hermann Czech for Gebrüder Thonet Wien and the Carré Pinzi Murano glass chandelier by Luci Italia. We lined them up to juxtapose the old and new.
Finally, we learned about L’Appartamento’s hallways and studios from Paris-based interior designer Anne-Sophie Pailleret’s first reaction when she saw the apartment.
The elongated hall is covered with hand-textured Tra 1100 wallpaper by La Scala Milano Wallcovering, contrasting with the geometric Alphabet tiles for Nine-Fifty by Margherita Rui on the floor.
The walls are further decorated with Nymphea wall lamps, a collaboration between Giovanni Botticelli and Paola Parronetto, which act as gallery-style light groups.
In the studio room, Pailleret combined warm colors and graphic patterns to create comfortable, curved furniture.
Photo provided by Artemest.
L’Appartamento will be held from April 17th to 23rd, 2023 at Via Cesare Correnti 14, 20123 Milan, Italy. Check out his Milan Design Week 2023 guide on Dezeen Event Guide for lots of other exhibitions, installations and talks taking place throughout this week.