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An enchanting apartment by Fabrizio Casiraghi, Venice

The bijou one-bed apartment in Venice created by architect and designer Fabrizio Casiraghi took two years and exceptional skill in sensitive curation and bold pairings to evolve as this charmingly eclectic and enigmatic space.

Italian Casiraghi designed the apartment for his agent, Julien Desselle, who while based in Paris, bought the Venetian space as a retreat. “I wanted a designer who was Italian, who would understand Venice” Desselle told the NY times. His firm represents architects such as Joseph Dirand and Studio KO, as well as Casiraghi.

In/Out: Venice Apartment

In/Out: Venice Apartment

If an apartment has only one style, it’s like a person dressed all in pink. Fashion is only interesting when someone mixes a silk dress they bought in India with a handbag from Indonesia. That’s what I tried to do here — mix provenances, epochs.
Fabrizio Casiraghi

In/Out: Venice Apartment

In/Out: Venice Apartment

Although only 30 years of age, the creativity of Casiraghi is impressive – bold experimentation with colour, proportion play, contrasting pieces (neon lights paired with ancient mirrors) and mixing eras with aplomb.

In/Out: Venice Apartment

It was a leap of faith and a little bit of a test, choosing Fabrizio, but I sensed that he could create a place unlike anything else in Venice.
Julien Desselle

In/Out: Venice Apartment

In/Out: Venice Apartment

The journey of collecting, curating and creating for this apartment took over two years and displays a wide array of objects and finishes that contrast and complement effortlessly and beautifully in a limited space. Hues combining sage green and french pink, with deep rich red accents, Pierre Frey fabrics used throughout against original Terrazzo flooring, 1930’s vintage sconces, 18th-century Chinese screens, and panels of lacquered wood for the library.

A layering of eras and styles, a unique and fabulous pairing of Chinese and Italian influences edited perfectly for this intimate space in a historic neighbourhood…

In/Out: Venice Apartment

In/Out: Venice Apartment

When the Italians design for the French in Italy, magic happens…for the full feature and tour visit the NY Times feature.

Credits: NY Times
Photography: Danilo Scarpati

One response to “An enchanting apartment by Fabrizio Casiraghi, Venice”

  1. Fiona Garrett-Benson says:

    Thanks for this feast for the eye, most delicate, subtle & sensitive vision. Just love the blend of different styles, old & new. Best thing I’ve seen in ages.

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