I am going to show you today a truly original apartment in Venice designed by the studio Marcante Testa. This is the first apartment completed in the renovation of a nineteenth century building in a small canal near San Marco.
As you know I periodically ponder on the concept of originality (see my post about the Salone del Mobile 2015 and Salone del Mobile 2017) because I believe it is really difficult to do something new these days. Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa managed to mix Memphis studio inspired objects (to know more about Memphis Studio and see the inspired Kartell collection, read here) , vintage glamorous brass elements, unusual combination of colors and iron frames and furniture in bright colors.
I would have never said that all these things could look good together but they somehow do and the result is interesting and very balanced.
I love the idea of ‘framing’ the doors and windows and to encapsulate the kitchen with iron structures.
I love the fact that on the page dedicated to the project on the Marcante and Testa website you can find out, room by room, where all the furniture is from.