Is it a Roman residence or a luxury boat ready to set sail? From the innovation of architect Giorgia Dennerlein comes Casa Farnesina, a project that sums up rigor and fluidity through continuous lines, transparencies and custom-made interiors. The owner, an entrepreneur with a great passion for boating, left Dennerlein a raw fabric to be shaped as he chose, an open space with only columns to support structure and imagination. Dennerlein intervenes by breaking the traditional pattern of subdivision of space and imprinting the design as if it were a pied dans l’eau, without sharp edges, sophisticated and tailored. Everything has been designed and handcrafted with a work of high carpentry, where the walls have the warm texture of wallpapers ARTE effeitalia and DEDAR that refer to the linear horizon of the sea when it is calm or the streaking of shells.
The flooring is a single skin that runs throughout the house, a beige-colored Turkish travertine stone with no veining. The floor heating is just one of the many devices that make the residence domotic and high performance technology. The architect chooses to optimize the overall dimensions, thinking of life at the water’s edge, studying and realizing large pills and cabinets that serve as backdrops to separate functions and environments, such as the one in the living room that also incorporates the fireplace and where the Absolu and Sherazade sofas by EDRA stand out like solos in an orchestra in front of a refined GLAS low table. For the banquet, the table and chairs are by BAXTER. The only dark note is the DAYTONA console table.
This shell-like soul finds its natural backing in the ceilings, on which large ceilings treated with silver leaf are carved to reflect the light, creating a play of reflections and transparencies, marking the importance of light in the design philosophy. The impression of touching the pines with one finger continues in the main bathroom, where the high quality finishes with RITMONIO satin brass taps of the highest level jump to the eyes.
In the sleeping area, the volumes dominate more than the furniture, contained in the dividing panelling, and the suite soul of the Roman residence immediately emerges: the fifth with its porthole mirror, the refinement of the only piece of furniture, Scrigno by FRATELLI CAMPANA. Dennerlein’s attention to detail has thus created a miniature world perfect for those who want to feel with one foot on the water even in the center of Rome.
Project: Casa Farnesina
Architect: Giorgia Dennerlein