When Andrea Falkner-Campi and her husband, Feliciano Campi, bought an abandoned tobacco-drying plant warehouse in the Italian region of Umbria, they were sure that only Paola Navone would transform it into their dream house. Paola Navone, a major figure in the world of Italian design, is known for marrying modern design with traditional handcrafts. Though she has created a wide range of products as well as distinctive interiors for shops, hotels, and restaurants, she rarely does domestic interiors, but this 200-year-old one-room over 5,300 square feet building with a 30-foot-high ceiling drew her attention.
The first thing I spotted in these images was the amazing combination of tiles and wooden floor in the dining area. Novone didn’t want to have this old massive wooden dining table sitting on top of the parquet, so it sits on a 'carpet' of hexagon tiles that she combined with the wide oak flooring. 'The table is so big, so important,' explains the architect. 'You can’t make a statement with a chair'. Custom Koushi pendants by photographer Mark Eden Schooley hang above the dining table.
The bathroom's floor and shower are tiled with custom Moroccan tiles designed by Navone. The same selection of tiles decorates a corridor on the first floor. In the seating area, a trolley found at a flea market functions as the coffee table alongside a Navone-designed sofa for Linteloo. Huge curtains of Indian cotton drape the vintage iron-framed bed and the double-height cabinets in the bedroom that hold the residents’ clothing.
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