Entries in Italy (81)
This home really speaks to me. A modern structure with concrete and steel elements, raw wood kitchen cabinets, and a random mix of modern, rustic and industrial elements for the decor. Gorgeous. The only negative I see is I absolutely detest tile floor in a living room. Via Le case di Elixìr.
It does not take long when perusing the portfolio of architecture and design firm Luigi Fragola that they are based in Europe (Florence, Italy in fact). Those brilliant folks on that side of the world really know how to make a space stunning with attention to architectural details. The shelving, cabinetry, floor tiles and colours used in these spaces is really knocking my socks off.
A house should be a reflection of both the essential and what is really important to you. If that is the case, good luck with deciphering the home of Italian designer Carlo Mollino (1905-1973 Turin). The apartment located in a picturesque two-story 18th century villa on the Po River, was never his actual home. He simply never lived there. Mollino designed the rooms from 1960 through to 1968 as a lavish and intricate settings for one of his more obsessive photographic interests, female portraits to create an inexplicable, vast collection of erotica.
(Text: Magali Elali Photography: Bart Kiggen)