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6 Feb

Johnny Depp,for Maurizio Galimberti

J ohnny Depp is one of the most famous and versatile actors of our time. Maurizio Galimberti is an Italian photographer known for his Polaroid Mosaics. For the popularity and success of his unusual representations of faces and landscapes, he has participated as a portraitist in numerous editions of the Venice Film Festival. In 2003 his portrait of Johnny Depp ended up being the cover of the English Times Magazine, in September of the same year. SoFarSoNear is proud to have the opportunity to translate the famous portrait in a limited edition rug, signed and certified by the author. Each carpet is hand-knotted with wool and viscose by skilfull artisans in Nepal using techniques passed on from generation...
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11 Jan

Azucena,Brand Repositioning

Named after the gypsy in the Italian opera Il Trovatore, Azucena was founded in 1947 by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Ignazio Gardella and Corrado Corradi Dell’Acqua. The three architects, all based in Milan, created the brand to bring together a number of collections to furnish buildings they had designed. Azucena has always been held in the highest esteem as an Italian brand, combining formal elegance, understated luxury and an aesthetical purity in its collections, all manufactured to the highest standard. Azucena was recently acquired by B&B Italia with the aim to preserve it's rich Italian heritage. SoFarSoNear Studio did meet the family owning the brand few years ago. Since the start, the relationship was one of complicity and...
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30 Nov

Milan,Penthouse steps from Duomo

Located in the historical center of Milan, in a modern building from the 70s, this apartment enjoys a view over the roofs thanks to the small terraces that surround the penthouse. The goal of the project was to keep the original plan and revisit the layout of the rooms and the overall decoration. A real challenge considering that the apartment was in a tremendous state, due to years of neglect. The premise had to accomodate a couple with a child and their furnishing, including a fully equipped kitchen, coming from the previous apartment. The moodboard developed specifically for the project features classic elements combined with modern ones. The colour palette mixes neutral tones, like taupe for the walls of the...
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30 Nov

Milan,Apartment in Brera

Living "in Brera", as they say in Milan, is a real privilege. The area is one of the richest in history and beautiful architecture of the past, but also of premises in front of which in the evening there is a young crowd that celebrates the ritual of meeting again. Therefore, our project goal was not only to create the right interior, but also to protect the privacy of the owners from possible noise outside. The apartment has a surface of 150 square meter and is located on the sixth floor of a modern building. The owners, a couple of professionals, love to collect ojects and art during their travels. Entrance, large living room, kitchen, master bedroom, guest room...
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29 Nov

Mood,Protective

In a world marked by demographic and technological transformations, this trend channels a desire for a noiseless, empty neutral space.  There‘s an increasing need for individuality, safety and a sense of well-being. The house becomes a nest, that isolates and protect us. The colours are soft and subtle with nuances that reminds us of haze and dusk.  Maroon and a saturated pink give warmth to a rather cool palette. Material and finishes are translucid, opaque, diaphanous, providing a calm and relaxed environment.

Solitude and silence are the ultimate luxury.

Source: Mix Magazine, Trends in Contract by Trevira CS. Photos: Mix Magazine, Interior Design, SoFarSoNear...
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28 Nov

Mood,Exuberant

In a world that feels ever more threatening, a little diversion and distraction is attractive indeed. Movement, improvisation, surprise. This trend is expressed creatively in experimental approaches to materials, colours, products and styles. In terms of design, it is joyful and informal, sometimes extravagant.  The colour palette features vibrant yellow, fuchsia and emerald green combined with faded black and sand to give a dramatic effect. Materials and finishes are visually exciting. No more soft and subtle, but glossy and iridiscent. The house is exuberant, hedonistic and reflects the importance of living in the moment.

The message delivered by the exuberant mood is: Visual impact is all.

Source: Mix Magazine, Trends in Contract by Trevira CS. Photos: Mix...
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