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Living Italian-style


The Italian magazine DDN, which disseminates design news and culture throughout Italy and all over the world, features four residential projects in Milan. Their diversity and design approach are a perfect expression of what “living Italian-style” means.


Studio wok, along with Carolina Carpaneda Studio, has renovated the penthouse in Ca’Brutta, an historic building between Via Moscova and Via Turati, that was the first major work by Giovanni Muzio, who was working with the architect Vittorino Colonnese at the time. Inspired by Joe Colombo’s assertion that furnishing will disappear and “the habitat will be everywhere,the Attico alla Ca’ Brutta boasts a reworked, more open layout, with coverings, materials and fixed furnishings that dialogue with the historic features of the building in some of the spaces. Then there’s a Thirties building that is home to POSThome, the first smart and welcoming home designed to a concept by Claudia Campone, founder of Thirtyone Design & Management. The idea came to her during the first lockdown and, with the input of the companies and craftspeople, it became a collective project in pursuit of innovation and sustainability. It’s a domestic and technological environment, with spaces for home working and meetings, as well as for product exhibition. The flat on the fifth floor of an ancient palazzo in the centre of Milan, with views over the basilica of San Simpliciano and the Sempione Park, has been redesigned as a pied-à-terre for a young manager. It’s a space with a powerful personality, in which the designer furnishings are offset by customised animalier fabrics and marble details. Lastly, Brera Contract has designed Amber Dust, an apartment on two floors, in which the spaces form a visual dialogue between colours and finishes: the wallpaper, the furnishing accessories and the styling allow each room to be diversified and personalised. It’s a group of eccentric homes, each very different to the next, in which the harmony between the colours, the finishes and the furnishings becomes the protagonist and proof of great taste. A perfect example of contemporary Italian design.





Original text: Luisa Castiglioni

Photo/s: Chiara Cadeddu

Published by: Design Diffusion World srl

Original article published in the latest issue of DDN

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1 September 2021