Italian architect Piero Lissoni has designed a west London showroom for furnishings model DePadova, arranging its interiors to resemble a luxurious penthouse.
Occupying the primary ground of a David Chipperfield-designed constructing in Chelsea, the DePadova showroom has been created by Piero Lissoni to boast various living-room fashion set-ups.
That is the primary brick-and-mortar DePadova house to open within the UK. The model made plans to broaden its presence globally after being acquired by Boffi in 2015, and has since established branches in Milan, Paris, and New York.
“We selected Chelsea as a result of it is Chelsea,” Lissoni advised Dezeen, who can also be artwork director of DePadova. “For me its such a vibrant quarter, stuffed with attention-grabbing locations – outlets, eating places, design shops, stunning buildings. The group there’s additionally like a small village.”
The showroom has been completed merely with white-painted partitions and pale gray linoleum flooring. Mild floods in from expansive panels of glazing, which overlook the boutique-lined streets under.
“To be [called] minimalistic is a implausible complement – I am Milanese, I wish to be easy and for there to be a pure understatement in fashion, in life. And a bit of little bit of magnificence – that could be a essential phrase,” defined Lissoni.
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“A few of us design very cleanly, and others like issues to be a bit noisier, however ultimately its solely a dialogue about language. I favor my semantic to be extra subtle, extra calm, extra silent.”
On the time of its opening, the showroom featured a collection of sitting room-like areas dressed with stone-coloured sofas designed by Lissoni himself, spherical lamps by Elisa Ossino, and marble-effect storage cupboards by Boffi’s sister firm MA/U Studio.
Partition partitions had been traded for a collection of 606 Common Shelving Methods – initially designed by Dieter Rams – which have been dressed with numerous way of life props like books and classic baggage trunks.
The rear of the shop additionally had a bed room and toilet show space.
DePadova was based in 1956 by Fernando and Maddalena De Padova, who started by promoting Scandinavian furnishings out of a small retailer in Milan.
In addition to designing interiors, Piero Lissoni has additionally created various merchandise for famend Italian manufacturers. Earlier this 12 months he launched a collection of marble bistro tables for Salvatori, in addition to a modular couch system for B&B Italia which he described as a “platform for all times”.
Lissoni has additionally lent his aesthetic to luxurious superyacht firm Sanlorenzo, rebranding its boat present lounges and honest cubicles at Artwork Basel Miami Seashore.