Artemest presents l’Appartamento

Did you visit the Artemest apartment during Milan Design Week? By collaborating with six leading interior designers they transformed an historic Milanese mansion into

Artemest, the online destination for artisan crafted Italian furniture and home décor, created an opulent showhouse for Milan Design Week curated by Elicyon, GACHOT, Rottet Studio, Studio Meshary AlNassar, Tamara Feldman Design and VSHD Design.

The exhibition showcased over 170 Artemest artisans, brands, and artists in the distinctive Milanese mansion Residenza Vignale. Each of the six interior design firms were tasked with transforming a designated room.

The flower room by Studio Meshary AlNassar

Entrance & Flower Room – Studio Meshary AlNassar High ceilings and a majestic staircase welcomed guests to the sumptuous entryway and flower room designed by Studio Meshary AlNassar. The entryway (image at top) was conceived as a functional space with a narrative undertone, featuring earthy and desaturated tones and layered materials. The flower room, in contrast, drew inspiration from surrealism, with pastel hues and a sculptural wood cabinet.

The cocktail room by Elicyon

Cocktail Room – Elicyon Charu Gandhi’s selection of pieces from the Artemest collection features links to both the early and mid-20th century, with contemporary twists and accents. The result is a soulful yet vibrant interior that resonates with the authenticity and heritage of the setting with an emphasis on textural depth and softness that plays a key role in creating a cocooned and sensorial atmosphere.

The dining room by VSHD Design

Dining Room – VSHD Design The dining room, curated by VSHD Design, proposed a dialogue between modernist and baroque aesthetics, staged around a dinner table setting. Within the space, the heavily ornamented baroque walls and ceiling engage in a conversation with the sleek, clean-lined modern furniture.

The living room by Rottet Studio

Living Room – Rottet Studio This classical space, in a palette of golden brown and mint green, featured a large sofa upholstered in mink velvet and curved sofa in a blush suede. Dark walnut wood chairs, topped with curly Tibetan ecru, add a playful element. The material palette also includes pale Venetian glass, light green marble, raw and semi-precious minerals, glowing Rubelli fabrics embedded with LED thread and one of Rottet’s signature surfaces, dichroic glass.

The bedroom by Tamara Feldman Design

Bedroom – Tamara Feldman Design For the bedroom Tamara Feldman crafted a layered interior that nods to her Mexican heritage. Her extravagant choice of furniture and décor pieces, by a selection of Italian artisans and artists, bring the outdoors in by incorporating the colours of the foliage seen through the large window: yellows, greens and gold tones, all of which play beautifully against the terracotta coloured walls.

courtyard garden at Artemest Milan
The courtyard by GACHOT

Courtyard – GACHOT Concluding the tour of L’Appartamento the courtyard was designed as an outdoor living room, blending indoor comfort with outdoor aesthetics. Various furniture groups, including multiple lounge areas, a dining table and a custom bar, were in a rich colour palette including chocolatey browns and deep greens, accentuated by blushes and burgundies.

I asked Marco Credendino, CEO at Artemest, how the company chooses they craftspeople it represents. “We have a dedicated team that travels throughout Italy, visiting all the main manufacturing districts, looking for the most representative and talented craftspeople. We personally visit the workshops and see products to meet the craftspeople in person, learn their story and check the quality of the pieces that we decide to carry on

“One of my favourite possessions is the Miya glass table that I have in my Milan home. The piece is part of an exclusive limited-edition of 50 tables designed by Elena Salmistraro in collaboration with Cappellini for Artemest. The collection is the crystallization of a creative dialogue between the designer and the visionary Architect and Art Director Giulio Cappellini, in the creation of an iconic glass artwork of timeless elegance.”

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