Private Residence: Brescia (IT)

10 Apr

Set on the hills of Franciacorta in Brescia, a 16th Century private residence has undergone a dramatic facelift. The original structure – of near monastic proportions – has been subject to a considerate iconoclastic rival. Architect Roberto Falconi’s design is respectful of the structure’s history but is distiguished among neighbouring equivalents by its unprecedented interior combinations, acute contrasts, global fusions, overlapping epochs and artisan techniques. Monochrome coverings and plaster are the stage for a decorative scheme typified by radical ornaments and ancient artefacts. The rhythm and mood of the space is in sync with Maioloini’s musical passions and appreciation for the arts.

Owner: Giacomo Maiolini (Time Records).

Lighting Design: Leo Di Carlo.

Architect: Roberto Falconi.

Sofas: Driade and Edra, Vase: ‘L’antipatico’ by Fornasetti/Bitossi Ceramiche, Side tables: Knoll. Wavy storage unit: Michele De Lucchi for Alias. Throw: Ivano Redaelli. Cushions: Fornasetti.

Bespoke LED totem: Flos

Chairs: Emeco, Fireplace: original.

Marble TableAldo Rossi, CandelabraNagel, ChairsCrinoline di Patricia for B&B Italia, Suspended LampsPhillipe Starck.

CupboardScrigno di Edra.

Sofa: ‘Boa’ by Campana, Storage (mirrors): Massimo Morozzi for Edra, Egg Chair: Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen,Metallic Tree with Flowers: Driade.

Photos: Andrea Ferrari & Germano Borrelli.


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