This Milanese Apartment Bridges the Gap Between a Memphis Aesthetic and Old-School Italian Glamour
When the Madrid-based firm Puntofilipino set out to design this apartment in Milan, the goal was not only to find a style that somehow bridged the divide between period interiors and a more contemporary, Memphis-inspired aesthetic, but also to serve as a kind of rebuke to the austerity of mid-century modernism. We’d say they hit the mark. There’s nary an inch of untreated surface in this space. In the dining room, wallcoverings become almost three-dimensional, with a nature-inspired mural creeping over the crown moldings and bumping into a black-and-white marbled motif that frames arched doorways and continues throughout the apartment. In the kitchen, fluted terracotta and brick red tiles add a sense of drama to the marbling and terrazzo flooring, and in the bedroom, patterned ceramic tiles offer a graphic contrast to the more subdued furnishings. Throughout, there are fun shapes and pops of color courtesy of lighting by Atelier Areti and Pani Jurek, a dining set by indoor-outdoor brand Da A Italia, and truly epic handmade deep blue fridge by the ultra-traditionalist Officine Gullo.
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