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Rastelli for Villani Home 22.12.2021

San Frediano, in the Oltrarno area, is one of the coolest and most fascinating neighborhoods of Florence. Historic artisan workshops and trendy places run along its network of narrow streets and sidewalks, creating a lively, fresh, eclectic atmosphere. Beside the most genuine and traditional spirit of the city you can also capture a young and trendy mood. Right here, in Via Villani, in a historic building that dates back to the early 1900s, the scenographer and designer Erica Briani Pereyra directed the renovation works of an apartment of 180 square meters, overlooking the charming square Piazza San Francesco di Paola on one side, and the Convent of the Sisters Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy on the other side.

By imagining the architectural project and the furnishing choices for her home-studio, Erica Briani Pereyra has been inspired by contemporary art and the colours of Le Corbusier. Wishing to preserve some of the most historical, original, and therefore characteristic elements of the apartment, she succeeded in enhancing them by playing with the use of colour. Especially in the kitchen, bright and vibrant tones create a pleasant and harmonious contrast with traditional furnishing elements, almost vintage, thus enhancing the essential style of R1 kitchen, a model designed by the architect Ulisse Narcisi for Rastelli.

R1 is a ‘kitchen-system’ designed to fit any need. Extremely linear and rigorous volumes can in fact always be customized thanks to countless elements, accessories, and a wide range of colours and finishes, as shown in the composition made for Villani home.

It is designed as a wall L shaped kitchen featuring base and wall cabinets, tall appliance housing units, the sink, the hobs, and finally a large worktop. The central kitchen island, besides offering additional storage space, becomes a gathering place and can be also used as a snack bar. What is surprising, however, is the use of colour, specially chosen to create original contrasts: while the matt light grey finish was chosen for the wall and tall cabinet doors, the base cabinets are in golden yellow finish, which also reappears on the tall unit side panels; the island, on the other hand, features doors in Red-orange finish.

Bright colours also stand out in other areas of the kitchen: the back panel and part of the floor are blue, while a decorative pattern in yellow surrounds the window accentuating the light that passes through it. Moreover, consistent with the game of contrasts, retro-flavoured elements combine with the R1 minimal style, such as the plate rack with a traditional taste and a finely restored antique table.

R1 thus fits into the historical context of Villani home in its most colourful guise, ‘breaking’ the rigour of the apartment and its own lines thanks to warm and embracing shades. A customized project, with attention to every detail, which shows once again Rastelli’s productive flexibility.


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