This aesthetic balances classic elegance with pure modernism. Furnishings are often on a grand scale and crafted of luxurious materials such as marble and leather, and upholstery is low, deep, and lounge-y. Rooted in the work of Gio Ponti and the Italian rationalists, this style shares DNA with the Bauhaus movement, but it doesn’t shy away from the occasional flourish of ornate pattern and texture.
Elements of the style
Timeless, luxurious materials such as leather, marble, stone, and elegant wood veneers
Low, lounge-y sofas and chairs that balance modern lines with deep comfort
A black and neutral palette accented with chrome and lacquer
Classical forms juxtaposed with pure modernist ones
Occasional flourishes of ornate pattern, bold color, and texture
“The most resistant element is not wood, is not stone, is not glass. The most resistant element in building is art. Let’s make something very beautiful.” —