Pierattelli Architetture, Interior design in Florence between past and present

Pierattelli Architetture,

Iuri Niccolai,



Interior Design,

In a 15th-century building in the heart of Florence, Pierattelli Architetture's interior design project for an apartment preserves the charm of the place and its history, yet mediating it with natural materials, signature pieces and custom-designed solutions.

Pierattelli Architetture, Interior design in Florence between past and present

In Florence, in Borgo San Frediano, one of the city's most characteristic neighbourhoods, where narrow allies packed with craftman's shops intertwine with new boutiques and bistros, the Pierattelli Architetture studio has created the restyling project for a 240 square metre apartment located in a historic 15th-century building. The project seeks to restore a sense of elegant and functional cosiness to the home, capable of reflecting the identity and charm of the place, together with its history and eclecticism.
Important pre-existing artistic elements such as the precious frescoes and coffered ceilings that characterise the apartment's spaces are a testimony to its rich past. Elements that the architects have enhanced with their interior design. In fact, to emphasise the painted ceilings, the architects chose a neutral colour palette for the walls. In addition, spacious and bright spaces have been defined using custom-designed solutions and natural materials. The strong-point of the apartment is the large living area, where the living room is interconnected with the kitchen and dining room, while the bedrooms remain more secluded.
To create the entrance, the architects designed a custom-made element consisting of a curved panel with a brass base and a ribbed oak structure. The curved line characterising this element is also taken up by the furniture in the living area. For this space, the architects chose semi-circular-shaped furnishings such as the Venise sofa, designed by Gabriele & Oscar Buratti, and the Archibald armchairs by French designer Jean Marie Massaud, which harmoniously combine with the handcrafted bookcase designed by the Pierattelli Architetture studio itself. The apartment is completed by the study, the two bathrooms and the two bedrooms for which Pierattelli Architetture has designed elegant headboards in American walnut that become the separating elements from the wardrobe space. Iconic signature design elements and artistic photographs by Hervé Saint Hélier accentuate the different rooms, contributing to the sophisticated elegance that pervades the entire apartment.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Pierattelli Architetture photos by Iuri Niccolai

Project: Appartamento San Frediano
Location: Florence, Italy
Architects: Pierattelli Architetture
Area: 240 m2
Date: 2022
Photos: Iuri Niccolai