The perfect recipe


Interior Designer

Zenucchi Design Code


Laura Beretta

Natural backdrop and environment are the focus of the design.

In Vigano San Martino, in the vicinity of Bergamo, where the Tonale and Mendola roads cross the Val Cavallina, you can stop and listen to the explosion of the sounds of nature, delicate and harmonious, and those of man, of his work and daily gestures that also improve living comfort. The result of an accurate design idea was, for example, the work of architect Laura Beretta, who renovated and extended, thanks to the remaining space, two small, narrow and tall villas in this part of the province of Bergamo, joining the two volumes with a body on the ground floor, fitted with large windows. The house is now completely immersed in the enchanting landscape of the Val Cavallina, even if it steps outside its physical boundaries, to confront nature outright, which becomes a furnishing element with ever-changing scenarios. Natural backdrop and environment, in fact, are at the heart of the design, the focus of all attention, the reference for all compositional choices in this project. The new structure stands on a hillside and it is precisely when the sun goes down, at sunset, that the relationship with the landscape reaches its visual apex, making it the undisputed star of the valley. Tradition and modernity come together to tangibly mark a new landscape skyline and restore the awareness that architecture can still play a fundamental role in the difficult relationship of bringing man and nature closer together, bringing them face to face and making them interact. The studio then designed the architecture as regards compositional layout and distribution of living spaces, down to the details and the choice of different finishing materials used.

White is the prevailing colour in the rooms.

The spaces created are the result of layouts that give the architecture a contemporary impact, while preserving the history and original characteristics of the space. Charming design touches, provided by Zenucchi Arredamento, pop up here and there, such as the Groundpiece fabric sofa by Flexform, the Diamond table by Molteni&C, and the leather chairs by Poltrona Frau, all of which are the living room’s star furnishings. Steel and wood then alternate in the kitchen, in the Phoenix model by Varenna, where there is also a round table with a bronze concrete base and glass top by Molteni&C, and Grace chairs by Poliform. White, however, is the prevailing colour in the rooms, whose architecture is defined by a cantilever beam that runs across the entire façade, adding a horizontal element. By redistributing the interior rooms, the staircase has been revisited as a white sculpture in a glass case, a material that recurs in all the rooms. The large windows erase the boundaries between inside and outside and make nature the main decorative element. Architect Beretta also made the material and colour choices based on this principle of a close relationship with nature. Like the choices for the walls, plastered white like the window frames and contrasting with the vigorous wooden floors. White dominates, only broken up by the black marble of the shower and sinks also in the large master bedroom, created in the attic, which is completely open and characterised by the presence of the leather and fabric Bretagne bed by Poltrona Frau.

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