Historical dwelling

Milano, Italy

A renovation of a historical dwelling in the heart of the old city of Milan and an interior design where the materials, the light and the furnishings renew a timeless historical space, between memory and contemporaneity.

A redevelopment of the inner envelope, characterized by large white rooms and high ceilings with cornices, through the renovation of the surfaces and the restoration of the original window frames.

The leitmotiv is the white color declined to the various elements and materials of walls and ceilings, as opposed to a rich stone carpet in the colors and in the inimitable natural drawings of the “arabescato orobico”. Prestigious italian marble in the gray-pink color variety. A stone quarried for over a hundred years in the upper Brembana Valley, in the Province of Bergamo.

The new doors have been handcrafted on the model of the original ones, with the addition of a boiserie that enhances the quality of the space with the quality of the workmanship of the high-level artisan carpentry.

All the works, the custom-made furniture and lighting are the result of a detailed project aimed at achieving the best result, as an integration of the design concept, beauty and functionality. A subtle attention to detail, no excesses, no ostentation.

Mies van der Rohe and Adolf Loos have taught us that “less is more” and that the project is finished not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

But as in every work about the house design, it was an act of love with the modesty of a technician: to imagine the unfolding of life in the house, to prepare the scene, to set up a space of daily life, of intimacy, where allow a certain thing happening, to set the table, to hug. So every interior project is enriched with people, private facts, love stories and repentance, which overlap with technical issues of moisture, of color and material to prevail and reconfirm every time life and love are stronger than the construction.

Project and work supervision

Massimiliano Gamba


Project: 2016 | 2017

Construction: 2017 | 2018

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