9.2.13

A home in Spello designed by Paola Navone

I´m spending a quiet Saturday at home, sorting through papers and magazines, going through my to-do list, contemplating things that have recently happened and thinking about things in the near future. It´s raining outside, absolutely pouring to be honest, and I´m snuggled up in bed with my dog snoring away at my feet, surrounded by magazines and my laptop. Going through my bookmark folder, I came across these images and decided to share them here with you, although I know that many of you have seen this home featured somewhere before, in magazines or on blogs. This is the home of hotelier Andrea Falkner Campi and her husband, Feliciano who runs a publishing house in Italy. Together, Andrea and Feliciano live in Andrea´s hometown of Spello in the Umbria region in Italy. Their home is huge, 500 square meters of open space with ceilings, almost 10 meters high. This 17th century industrial building had been empty for almost 60 years when Andrea and Feliciano bought it and set about renovating the whole place. The Italian design legend, Paola Navone was in charge of the interior design but Paola has one impressive portfolio, having worked as an architect, designer, interior designer and art director plus more, for prestigious clients such as Armani Casa, Alessi, Natuzzi, Swarovski and Gervasoni. Update! Andrea contacted me and told me that the sofa I had previously credited to Paola for Gervasoni was in fact a sofa Paola designed for Linteloo. Doesn´t change the fact that I absolutely love it and would love to have it in my living room. Thanks Andrea:)
The five Koushi lamps hanging over the massive dining table are designed by the American photographer Mark Eden Schooley. The dining table itself is 6 meters long, made from thick, and I´m guessing, extremely heavy planks from the Kauri tree, found in New Zealand. The floor tiles are designed by Paola and handmade in Morocco. 
There are so many details that I love in this house. I love the industrial features which you see in particular in the kitchen but also in the steel structures of the upper passageways and how the industrial details blend beautifully with objects and details of Moroccan origin.
I´m particularly smitten with the massive beams, which like the brick walls, are painted white, making stark contrast to the furniture and fireplace. 

 The bathroom sink in the shape of a pie form, is designed by Paola for Flaminia
The bathroom tiles on floors and walls are also designed by Paola for Flaminia and handmade in Morocco. 

Photographer Max Zambelli
Text based on original text by Mille Collin Flaherty for Rum magazine
















1 comment:

Petra K. said...

ich liebe Paola Nawone ♥
Wunderschöne Bilder !
Liebe Grüße
Petra