Simplicity in Tuscany
A simple concrete home, enjoying green Tuscan vistas from it’s perch on top of a hill was inspired by the naive drawings of houses by young children, according to architect Piero Lissoni.
This simple, yet modern home is the architect and designers own weekend retreat.
Bright, open spaces, a loft style second floor, unadorned white walls, light timber flooring and black window frames comprise the entire interior scheme. This living space is warmed up with the navy tapestry style rug, some rustic wooden accents comfy looking sofas.
Separating the living and kitchen space is some glass cabinets (Ex-Libris’ storage unit with glass doors and shelves designed by Lissoni for Porro in 2010), the clear glass with black frames tie in with the homes door’s, and they appear to be a part of the building rather then furniture. They are perfect for this use, their thickness offers a definite divide, whilst the clear glass maintains the openness of the space, the fact that they are not full height leave the room feeling open plan and spacious.
On the other side of the divider, the designer has used his own kitchen design, customised to suit, with the island bench also forming an informal dining area.
The gorgeous outlook from the kitchen. The light timber furniture keeps the overall look modern and light, yet brings a much needed warmth and textural element to the interior. These chairs are ‘Carugo’ chairs by James Irvine for Cappellini, available at cult. (Or for a more budget take on the look, try the FG170 dining chair at Orson & Blake).
The super slim steel of the black staircase forms a stark contrast against the white wall, taking it beyond just a set of stairs into an over sized sculpture or artwork.
The master bedroom is certainly fuss free, with the furniture selections standing by the minimalist aesthetic. The fabric bed and paper lantern do serve to soften the space just enough.
This bed is another piece by the designer for Living Divani.
The master bathroom continues the refined craftsmanship of the kitchen, although with a luxurious customer marble vanity. The square cut, slim marble keeps it slick, the slim mirror that runs to the ceiling serves to emphasize the high ceilings and spaciousness.
The downstairs bathroom enjoys the same level of refinement, although this time with a more space conservative stone basin (by Lissoni again for Boffi).
Photographs by Wichmann + Bendtsen Photography
Architect/Designer: Piero Lissoni