An interior design project characterised by rooms marked by light and materials. These include cement tiles and ceramic slabs from the brand

If it is true, as Charles Eames maintained, that "details are not details but they make design", this intervention, marked by clean spaces, brightness and warm atmospheres, is proof of this. Each project is a personal story, a careful study to express values and traditions, an interpretation of space as a refuge of being. And it is important to shape the idea together with the client, to make them participate in the design steps to obtain good results. Starting with the choice of materials, including ceramics.

These were the starting points for architects Mohamed Keilani and Claudia Famiglietti who, with general contractor Open01 Monza, renovated a 140-square-metre flat inside a building dating back to the 1970s/80s close to Monza's historical centre, characterised by the presence of a large floor-to-ceiling window on the façade. They used Del Conca Group ceramics for the cladding of some rooms.

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A large open space

The fragmentation of the spaces in relation to the large surface area required an intervention that radically rethought the living area, transformed into a large open space where the living area dialogues with the dining area and kitchen. The designers concentrated on a fluid distribution of the rooms, with the aim of making them more liveable, favouring natural lighting, also through the use of wide and deep optical cones, capable of highlighting the clear division between the living and sleeping areas.

Different material languages

The spaces are defined by a different material language and custom-designed and made-to-measure elements in strong connection with the floor-to-ceiling glazing. In addition, the golden warmth of anodised aluminium is the 'fil rouge' of the entire project. The living area is characterised by the presence of warm materials and anodised aluminium elements, contrasted by a forest green backdrop that punctuates the passages and cuts of light.

Antique flavour

Entering the bedrooms and bathrooms, the formal cleanliness of the spaces gives way to an atmosphere with an antique flavour thanks to the ceramic cements of the Paris collection by Ceramica Faetano, in the Bercy Nero decor and in the small 20x20 cm size, which bring back an Art Nouveau atmosphere of times gone by. Patterns with a strong visual impact, which narrate the art of the ancient ceramic craft tradition and give life to new, dynamic creative suggestions for covering contemporary environments.

Small formats

These small formats are increasingly in demand to visually delimit certain areas of the home or enhance niches and walls, and are even more often chosen in combination with large ceramic slabs, in particular the cement effect of Ceramica Del Conca's Timeline collection. Ceramica Faetano's cementine proposal is completed with the London collection, with its more neutral tones that recall the graphics of the 60s and 70s, and Sorrentina, where floral patterns intertwine with geometric motifs for a vintage charm.

Design icons

The proposed collection of ceramics becomes, thanks to its solid colours in shades of black and white, a distinctive element that breaks the detached rhythm of the cold-toned walls and dialogues with iconic design pieces such as the Mad Chair by Marcel Wanders for Poliform, the Ombra chair by Paolo Lissoni for Lema, the Alamo table by David Lopez Quincoces and, again, the Flos and Artemide lamps.

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