This very colorful apartment is in northern Italy’s province of Bergamo, a locale known for its dramatic landscapes of alpine peaks and valleys. This space offers a dramatic backdrop for daily life much like its province. The 1,700-square-foot home’s riot of different hues was orchestrated by Edoardo and Giulia Anna Milesi of Italian studio Eduardo Milesi & Archos.
Colors punctuate and define the different areas of this eclectic penthouse designed—not surprisingly—for a couple of art collectors, in which “every detail is thought out and realized to give life to a comfortable, intimate, and uncluttered home,” as the architects say. The living area is a seamless open space lined by windows that open to a large panoramic terrace with a breathtaking view. Inside the loft, different materials repeat and interact with each other in a playful exchange that guides visitors to discover the various rooms, “sometimes concealed by secret doors and at other times revealed through small details.” A notable feature of the apartment are the walnut and birch partitions, which effectively divide the space. Oil-treated light oak floors are found throughout most of the apartment while the kitchen island is treated with a bold turquoise resin. In one of the bathrooms, ceramic tiles provide color while in the guest bathroom that task is left to the bright wallpaper.
The apartment’s interior design features a juxtaposition of custom-made furniture along with classic design objects collected over the years by the homeowners—a couple who are enthusiastic collectors of art and design objects from Italy and beyond. In the bedroom, the iconic Traccia table by Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim is paired with the wooden Dodicesima Notte bed by Luca Meda (here its headboard has been left unupholstered). The bedroom also has a blue Edo chair by Kisho Kurokawa. The stars of the living area, on the other hand, are the two polychrome Wink armchairs by Toshiyuki Kita for Cassina, which contrast with the sleek lines of the DS-450 sofa by Thomas Althaus and the solid wood Barrel chairs by Frank Lloyd Wright which are placed around the custom-designed dining table that divides the living room and the kitchen.
This colorful apartment was first published by AD Italy.