Flaviano Capriotti Architetti, interior design between memory and art
Flaviano Capriotti Architetti,
In Milan's centre, in Via Revere adjacent to Sempione Park, stands Torre al Parco, a residential building designed by Vico Magistretti and Franco Longoni and built between 1953 and 1956. The twenty-story tower is a symbol of a bygone era and an important testament of the city's residential architecture. In one of the apartments on the top floors of the building, the Flaviano Capriotti Architetti studio was commissioned to create a new interior design that meets the needs of the young owners, professionals and art collectors. With the studio's intervention, architect Flaviano Capriotti chose to completely redesign the apartment's original layout, for a project that is respectful of the existing historical context, but guided by a functional approach that would make the rooms comfortable and adequate to the clients' contemporary needs.
The finishes of the original apartment have been preserved, creating a dialogue with Magistretti's architecture and with the concept of a refined, sober and bourgeois residence, characterised by the high quality materials used and by the spaces. An important need of the new interior was to showcase the clients' art collection, combining it with custom furnishings and design objects. The entrance to the apartment thus becomes a small art gallery, where the works take centre stage enhanced by a diffused and soft light obtained thanks to the shape designed for the false ceiling. The artistic motif continues in the study where, alongside small sculptures and a collection of early publications, we find various design icons including the Eclisse lamp designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, the Luisa chair created by Franco Albini for Cassina and the table designed by AG Fronzoni for Cappellini. Other works by masters of Italian design including Gio Ponti, Antonio Citterio and Michele De Lucchi elegantly furnish the large and bright living room.
Masterpieces of art and icons of Italian design thus become the leitmotif that unfolds in all the interior design spaces, creating the image of a refined and elegant apartment where a perfect balance between memory, art and design is attained.
Images courtesy of Flaviano Capriotti Architetti photos by Andrés Otero
Architects: Flaviano Capriotti Architetti
Location: Milano, Italy
Photo Credits: Andrés Otero