“We would like a house which feels like a South holiday colorful »
We thought of the house as a visual promenade from the ground floor to the second floor, providing a universe to each level. As soon as we enter, we find ourselves immersed in a pink box with its sunny shades like a salty come back from the beach-end of day. The boundary between interior and exterior space is subtle, given that the space is perceived as a large, covered terrace from the entrance to the garden. The upper floor was designed as a complete double master suite, with the bathroom overlooking the garden and green landscape. Very bright, the upper floor is experienced as an independent floor where the round circulation facilitates the flow and a slightly more contemplative lifestyle over the garden.
For the sake of consistency in relation to the strong purpose of materials and colors, for the furniture we choose, there is a clear reference to brutalist furniture in the whole house, except for the living room in the ground floor which is more related to the seventies. Indeed, one can find some brutalist furniture such as the daybed of Pierre Chapo in the dressing, the dining table in the style of Carlo Scarpa and the bench we designed ourselves in the dining room. The outdoor furniture from Mallet Stevens also fit into the modern theme of the house. This links us to Mexico and its post-modernism era. The wall lights from Goffredo Reggiani’s master bedroom also support this purpose. For the other lighting throughout the house, there was a reflexion given to all the lamps for a sake of uniformity: they are signed Hans Agne Jakobsson. To compensate for the brutalism of the chosen furniture, some pieces of furniture such as Mario Bellini’s Amanta sofa or Vico Magistretti’s Caori Coffee table provide a seventies feeling to the space with a more mannered side.