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Modern Classics: Dwell's Favorite Italian Interiors

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With Milan Design Week in full swing, we take a look at some of our favorite Italian homes.

Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, is a celebration of the revolutionary artists and architects who wanted to burn down old Italian institutions so a new culture could rise from their ashes. Rather than accept this negative view of tradition, later generations of Italian designers took an entirely different approach and decided to build on the rich history of their country. The results of combining tradition with edgy modernity are nowhere more succesful than in contemporary Italian interior design. Here is a look at some creative Italian interiors from the Dwell archives.

Though it’s inside, this light-filled room allows for a nearly alfresco dining experience.
The sitting area and office are on the second floor, reached via the catwalk.
A 200-year-old factory in Umbria is transformed into an inviting home by designer Paola Navone.
The top floor holds the Chiavellis’ bedroom suite, with a dressing room and built-in spa.
For the floors in the kitchen and throughout, Navone placed hexagonal Carocim tiles of her own design.
Podere 43 allows for an endless array of leisure activities like ping-pong.
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