AD Italia: Cappellini Residence; Where the Past Meets the Future
It is the perfect American dream, the American dream of millions of New Yorkers (and not only): that of living inside a tower, one step away from the sky, in one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. And if for some (perhaps most of us) it remains just a distant wish, for others it seems to become reality. With its breathtaking view directly on the skyline of the Manhattan district – one of the largest commercial, financial and cultural centers in the world, as well as the beating heart of the Big Apple – Residenza Cappellini is the renovation project in which past, present and future come together them giving life to a breathtaking penthouse . Taking part in the work were the great Giulio Cappellini (as the name of the project suggests), founder and artistic director of the Italian furniture company of the same name, and the Parisian designer Guillaume Coutheillas, founder of frenchCALIFORNIA , the interior design studio and world-renowned branding.
Residenza Cappellini is a multicultural project where the past meets the future. It is the contamination of different heritages, cultures and design philosophies that make this house quite contemporary .” Mixing together the DNA of FrenchCALIFORNIA with that of Cappellini entirely made in Italy : the challenge was to best express the personalities of both through a multicultural project, which combines contemporary living with the traditions of the past, exemplifying the emblem of the house eclectic style typical of the twenty-first century. Past, present and future. These are the three key words that accompanied the hard collective work carried out by Coutheillas and Cappellini, for the creation of this artist’s penthouse with a breathtaking view directly onto the skyline of the Manhattan district
On the upper floors of the dizzying residential tower, the apartment – which would seem to want to touch the sky with a finger – thus combines their sophisticated but also eclectic aesthetics, to interpret Cappellini in a new light: placing the furnishing accessories in the context of a house intended for an art or design collector , in the company of objects of various genres and decades. Showcasing themselves here are iconic pieces such as Dolmen by Giulio Cappellini and the Embryo chair by Marc Newson, which combine harmoniously with the Kasthall carpets, «including an exclusive prototype of The Edifice carpet designed by Marc Thorpe and created with the Kasthall’s custom design team,” lamps by Foscarini and artwork provided by Salomon Art Gallery located in Tribeca.
Featured wallpaper: Lyric in colorway Doric and Colorwash in colorway Vanish
Article by Ludovica Stevan
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