WORLD Luxury & Lifestyle: FIRENZE | 10-2020 - Pierattelli Architetture
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WORLD Luxury & Lifestyle: FIRENZE | 10-2020


World luxury & lifestyle is a series made up of five magazines created to accompany tourists during their stay in the main Italian cities. In the FIRENZEWORLD issue the magazine dedicates an article to Maison Ache.

It is immersed in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, in one of the most authentic Italian landscapes, the house that a French family has chosen to transform into a haven of peace. The character of the building has been preserved in respect of the typical architecture of the place, while the interior spaces have been reinterpreted by Pierattelli Architectures according to a balanced mix of tradition and modernity and ethnic suggestions. In the interior design Pierattelli has chosen to articulate rational and eclectic environments, which combine local materials with elements of distant countries that are part of the family’s memories, custom-made furniture with design icons and marble busts. All spaces are permeated by the colors and natural suggestions of the place and, through large arched openings, the gaze runs towards the Tuscan countryside. Serena stone is used for floors, finishes and decorative components, while terracotta floors evoke the warmth of the earth.

The three levels of the house are connected by a spiral staircase in pietra serena which becomes an element of recognition of the project. The first floor is dedicated to the sleeping area, while the remaining two are used for common life. Alongside design pieces, such as the famous Lounge Chair by Charles & Rey Eames for Vitra, the Miss K table lamps by Philippe Stark for Flos, Birdie by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Foscarini, the 2097 lamp by Gino Sarfatti for Flos, the Long Island sofa by Roche Bobois.

In addition, there are complements made to measure by Pierattelli Architectures. Made with local materials by local artisans, these clean design furnishings combine modernity and tradition. For the living room they have designed Flat: a low cabinet in canaletto walnut, whose feet recall the shape of the beams of the villa and the red shelf the color of terracotta. The farmhouse boasts a large terracotta yard that rests on an area originally used as a lemon house and now converted into a gym, with a pool from which to enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley.