Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

 

When Dimore Studio got their hands on this 18th century Milanese Palazzo, they conceived the apartment as “a container for contemporary life.” Approached as a place to house collected objects, the designers curated a series of pieces from distant times and places. These pieces have been arranged in refreshingly unexpected combinations.

 

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

 

Although there is a subtle hint of a vaulted ceiling above, the dark, velvety walls divert your attention to the objects at eye level, which are luminous in comparison. This invites us to engage with the space more intimately. The space is understood as a series of human scaled vignettes rather than a singular volume or gesture. It’s not outwardly grand in terms of scale but it is certainly grandiose. This has much to do with the richness of the palette – silk rugs, oxidised metals, aged timbers, glossy table surfaces and textural artwork. The opulence of these textures mixed with the drama of the natural lighting imbue this space with a sense of theatre.

Although the objects have been sourced from alternate times and places, they have been brought together with a contemporary Milanese sensibility. The lusciousness of the textures and theatrical nature of the space undoubtedly carry the stamp of a Milan design practice.

Text by Ella Leoncio for Yellowtrace.

 

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Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio  |  Yellowtrace

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.

Milano Solferino Apartment by Dimore Studio | Yellowtrace.


[Images courtesy of Dimore Studio. Photography by Emanuele Zamponi, Davide Lovatti and Beppe Brancato.]

 

About The Author

Ella Leoncio
Contributor

Ella is a design obsessed architect from Melbourne and author of the blog 'pages from my moleskine'. She specializes in residential architecture and currently works in a senior design role with an equal focus on architecture and interiors. Things that really float Ella’s boat include; designs that frame an experience, innovative material explorations, textures and light, clarity and simplicity. She is addicted to learning through making and doing. Her free time is spent sewing, knitting, knotting, folding, moulding, shaping, dyeing... Contemporary dance is another great life passion of hers. In fact, Ella is convinced that dance and architecture are two dialects of the same language.

12 Responses

  1. Lauren

    I love Dimore Studio too, recently discovered them and they are the best at pure understated luxury. LOVE This one is just amazing!

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