In the kitchen, the chairs are by James Irvine for Cappellini
In the kitchen, the chairs are by James Irvine for Cappellini , and the Boffi vent hood is covered in glazed ceramic tiles by Domenico Mori.
Lissoni, who has designed furniture for Knoll,
Living Divani, Cassina, Boffi, Kartell, and Glas Italia, among other brands, tried to keep his own creations to a minimum here.
“When I plan a house, I don’t like to put too many of my things in it,” he says.
“Can you imagine? It would be so boring.” Instead, there are chairs by Gio Ponti and Le Corbusier, Indian antiques, African artifacts,
and a rug made from fragments of vintage Oriental rugs stitched together.
That patchwork aesthetic extends to the terrace,
where a table custom made from salvaged floor tiles looks out over the hills.
On the terrace, the sofas were designed by Lissoni for Bonacina, and the ceramic stools and tables are by Paola Navone for Gervasoni;
the flooring is tinted cement.
The upper floor consists of a master bedroom, a bathroom, a library, and an office furnished solely with a long table found in a junk shop.
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom have a narrow balcony—with no railing.
“I didn’t like the idea of interfering with the view,” he says. What’s more, there are no guest rooms.
“The house is public during the day and private at night,” Lissoni explains. “Guests arrive, relax, eat,
and in the evening they leave. The area is filled with beautiful bed-and-breakfasts.” สถาปนิก