design et al are pleased to announce that Spagnulo&Partners have been shortlisted in the International Design and Architecture Awards 2016, for a Residential £2.5-5 Million (Property By Value) Award.
The clients’ refined style and passion for contemporary art required an interior design concept to interpret a completely new language outside the traditional ways of expression and complement the architecture of this exceptional private villa in Milan. Designers Igor Rebosio and Federico Spagnulo have reinterpreted artistic movements, from modernism to cubism, to create a design theme inspired by the exquisite curving form of the property’s central spiral staircase.
The interiors draw together a complex combination of elements united by a single vision, thanks to the uniform treatment of reflective and iridescent surfaces and a repeated palette of brown, grey, bronze and cream. Materials are luxurious and sumptuous. Taylor Interiors focused their concept on comfort and personal wellness, designing the exquisite bathrooms as miniature spas and the walk in wardrobes as tiny boutiques. Suspended ceilings are finished with LED lights to suggest a variation of lighting moods for day and night.
In the basement, a private living room leads to a spa area with sauna. The Turkish bath follows the design theme with curving walls, finished in Sicis mosaic. The stunning indoor pool is also curvaceous in form, ensuring every element of the property is aligned with the overall creative vision.
Living spaces are organised across three floors. The large living room, dining area and kitchen on the ground floor are the heart of the house. The curved windows overlook the garden, flooding rooms in natural light. To accelerate the light reflections further, multifaceted consoles and bronzed mirrors have been used to striking effect.
Every detail is expertly curated into unconventional and highly stylised interiors. Materials, forms and details present a unique form of eclecticism. A fluid duality of cubes and curves, straight and sinuous lines, is presented in a combination of effects and finishes that works together harmoniously. Within the architectural structure of the space, rounded pillars are presented alongside sharp-cornered cuboid ceiling details.
On the first floor, the master suite echoes the curvaceous theme with an elliptic shaped bed by Visionnaire. The master bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a panel of smoked glass, evoking the stylish elegance of a luxury hotel. A floor level Duravit Jacuzzi bathtub is the centerpiece, set upon a finish of dark Emperador marble.
The games room on the lower ground floor is set out like an informal dining room complete with a card table. Bespoke bookshelves are slanted and angular and the table is elliptical to present another clever interpretation of the unique style presented in this exquisite villa.