The house underwent a radical restructuring by our studio in collaboration with architect Roberto Adorno. Situated in the Lake Garda area, this home overlooks the region’s unique panorama, distilling, reverberating and transforming the soft light which pervades inside. The interior design has achieved an artful balance of domestic functionality and evocative yet modern aesthetics, expressed through forms and materials new and classic, linear and unusual.
It’s this light which defines each room: the windows are transparent walls visually connecting the indoors and outdoors, in a continuum that determines the relaxing atmosphere of this home. Owing to a mirrored wall, and to custom-manufactured luminaires of crystal glass designed by our studio, the light in the entrance hall is refracted by the gold-leaf surface of the console. Opposite the mirrored wall an outsize-stripe decoration introduces us to themes we will encounter in other zones of the house: reflected in the mirror, this motif elongates the perspective towards the living room and kitchen area.
Antiques, objects found at Tuscan street markets, and furniture made to our own design, all contribute towards creating a suitable atmosphere for the owner of the house, a collector of a multitude of fine objects from all over the world. For these, we aimed to find a fitting collocation: hence the display cases in the dining area, whose assertive geometrical line balances the sinuous forms of the table and chairs.
The motif of an Indian tile is used, in varying dimensions, to embellish the wall of the dining area within the spacious kitchen, as well as those of the ground-floor foyer and guest bathroom. The same element of décor is echoed in the choice of fabrics; and in the lamp-shades of the LED lights. These achieve a hierarchy of illumination that creates the appropriate atmosphere in every room at every hour.