Interior design by Studio Marco Piva (SMP)
From the designer:
The interior design project by Studio Marco Piva for this private home, located in the heart of Padua with a panoramic view of the entire city, emphasises the existing spaces and highlights the historical character of the Art Nouveau architecture of the building.
The aim of the project was to develop a functional continuity between the architecture and the interior design, in accord with the requirements of the owner who wanted to create a refined and elegant home environment, one that is contemporary yet complements the monumental features of the building with the pre-existing works of art and furnishings that the owners wanted to retain.
In line with the building's architectural features, some emblematic elements have also been reproduced inside, such as the imposing doors.
These have have been enhanced with large glass panels, and double height proportions to create an osmotic dialogue with the outside and give the house a luxurious and monumental character, perfectly integrated into its surroundings.
The result is an exclusive home, whose cladding and finishes have been completely custom designed, featuring detailed bespoke elements in all the rooms.
These elements include the use of precious materials such as marble – carefully redesigned and reinterpreted both on the surfaces and on the cladding – through to the metals used both to accentuate the approach imposed by the architecture and to highlight the contrast between the various materials.
The latter includes the wood and glass finishes which, combined with the lighting system, create spectacular plays of light and shadow.