Monday, 14 June 2010

Viva Italia!

Just between you and me, I was actually an Italophile long before my obsession with France, so its not ironic that I ended up marrying an Italian-Australian. Italy's contribution to the world of design is certainly not small, and this apartment is testament to that. It's filled to the brim with masterpieces by some of my favorite artists and designers including: Ico Parisi, Gio Ponti, Maurizio Tempestini, Seguso and Lucio Fontana. Plus, I'm loving the cool calm colour palette...its soo soothing. I'm honestly not sure how long a place this minimal would look that way with me living in it, but its nice to daydream. It certainly would be a nice respite from the craziness outside in this city!















Photographed by Giorgio Baroni for AD Italia March 2010.


Speaking of Italian design, that reminds me - there is a new book on another of my favorite Italian designers, Angelo Mangiarotti, now available online from Stout Books. This one is definitely going on my wish list!


And for football fans around the world, especially supporters of the Azzurri, I'm looking forward to watching Italy's first game in the World Cup later tonight (if I can wake myself in the early hours of the morning). Either way...Viva Italia!

6 comments:

columnist said...

Indeed, wonderfully serene and clean (lines), but I'm never sure how anyone lives in such minimalist surroundings. The view from the desk in the library is utterly charming.

qerat said...

I fell in love with the overall design and with the individual pieces.

Thomas P. Fuchs said...

Wow, what a lovely palette. Lavender is definitely the color of the moment. I need to find a way to incorporate it into my designs www.otium-nyc.com. I too am a Italophile but I have the pleasure of working on Murano, Italy. Thanks, Thomas

Concrete Jungle said...

Somehow makes me think of France all that lav.....

Loved finding your blog!

Victoria Bellow said...

What an amazing space! It seems so serene and peaceful. I really love the cool calm colour palette!looks so cozy and relaxing!wonderful post!

dwellinganddesign said...

This post is making me miss Italia tremendously.
Thank you :)