INTERIORS ISOLA BIANCA
Milan, Italy | 2009
Photographer: Johannes Muller
A small, bright and comfortable apartment, just like a hotel suite. In a large city like Milan apartments smaller than 50 square meters can become 'pleasure islands', if designed and refurbished with style and a sharp eye for details that make life comfortable. 'White island' is the name of the apartment located in a historic part of Milan closely behind the Garibaldi train station.
At the very address, Via Pollaiuolo 9, we find a liberty house, which also appears in a book of Architecture, edited by Mursia Editore. After its renovation from top to bottom the apartment seduces its visitors already at first sight. The simple and straightforward kitchen overlooks the white lounge that contains very few elements, all in harmony with each other: a sofa, a library hosting the TV screen, a table and 4 chairs which all are small masterpieces of craftsmanship. Like a hinge towards the sleeping area the door pays a tribute to Moschino with its drawings typical of Moschino’s style.
The bathroom instead reminds of Armani for its sober gray stone floor and the long mirror that achieves a stronger depth and more air for this space equipped with a library wall. The bedroom is only apparently minimal. A dominant framework mimics one of the classical Hermès scarves with its famous "Kelly en perles."
Two sliding doors hide a cabinet of large wardrobe space lit by a spotlight. To top it off, the room contains two large windows and a door that leads onto a balcony with artistically decorated balustrades. The bright daylight virtually floods the silently peaceful apartment and double window panes keep the busy city traffic noise outside out from this “metropolitan suite”.