Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors

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April 8, 2014
With Milan Design Week in full swing, we take a look at some of our favorite Italian homes.
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  The light-filled central room of this Tuscan home allows for a nearly alfresco dining experience. The Fucsia pendant lamps are by Achille Castiglioni. The couch in the living area is by Antonio Citterio. Photo by Jacob Langvad.  Photo by Jacob Langvad.

    The light-filled central room of this Tuscan home allows for a nearly alfresco dining experience. The Fucsia pendant lamps are by Achille Castiglioni. The couch in the living area is by Antonio Citterio. Photo by Jacob Langvad.

    Photo by Jacob Langvad.
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  This modern home in Northern Italy matches warm colors of dark wood with the sleek minimalism of white seating. Near the sofa by Piero Lissoni for Cassina is a Bourgie lamp from Kartell; on the large table, made from old roof beams, is a Taccia lamp from Flos. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.   Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

    This modern home in Northern Italy matches warm colors of dark wood with the sleek minimalism of white seating. Near the sofa by Piero Lissoni for Cassina is a Bourgie lamp from Kartell; on the large table, made from old roof beams, is a Taccia lamp from Flos. Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

     
    Photo by Helenio Barbetta.
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  In the seating area of this Umbrian home, a trolley found at a flea market functions as a coffee table alongside an expansive Navone–designed sofa for Linteloo. Custom pendants by photographer Mark Eden Schooley hang above the dining table. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.  Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.

    In the seating area of this Umbrian home, a trolley found at a flea market functions as a coffee table alongside an expansive Navone–designed sofa for Linteloo. Custom pendants by photographer Mark Eden Schooley hang above the dining table. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.

    Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.
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  This spacious residence in northern Italy was once a farmhouse. “This was a farmer’s house, and they stored crops here,” says the resident, Guido Chiavelli. “We knew right away this was the spot that we wanted to have our own room.” Photo by Helenio Barbetta.   Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

    This spacious residence in northern Italy was once a farmhouse. “This was a farmer’s house, and they stored crops here,” says the resident, Guido Chiavelli. “We knew right away this was the spot that we wanted to have our own room.” Photo by Helenio Barbetta.

     
    Photo by Helenio Barbetta.
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  For the floors of this spacious Umbrian home, interior designer Paola Navone used hexagonal Carocim tiles of her own design. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.  Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.

    For the floors of this spacious Umbrian home, interior designer Paola Navone used hexagonal Carocim tiles of her own design. Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.

    Photo by Wichmann + Bendtsen.
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  The connection between inside and outside spaces was a central guiding thought in the design of this Tuscan home. Photo by Jacob Langvad.  Photo by Jacob Langvad.

    The connection between inside and outside spaces was a central guiding thought in the design of this Tuscan home. Photo by Jacob Langvad.

    Photo by Jacob Langvad.
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