Have you ever heard of Visionnaire? It is a concept store and design gallery which, as on the first page on their website, represents “A wonderful story in the heart of Milan”. The company, funded in 1959 is based in Bologna, a beautiful city not far from Milan where the first University of the western world was founded in 1088 (yes you read right… XII century)
On the hills outside Bologna there is a XVII century family home where the artistic director of this brand of luxury furniture lives with her family. The majestic staircase, the brick wall, the beams on the ceiling tell an ancient story, the contemporary furniture speak about Italian design and the philosophy of the brand.
The large living room has subtle neutral colors, with a pop of red on the ottoman. The impressive chandelier, the sofa, the bookcase are all designed for Visionnaire.
A mix of styles in the kitchen with sleek dining table, Ghost chairs and a fun interpretation of a banquette.
White chandelier, white lacquered kitchen cabinets and the warmth of the wooden beams.
The kitchen opens to a sunny terrace.
In one bedroom sun and fresh air enter through large windows, an ornate chandelier contrasts with contemporary art on the wall.
A bathroom with aqua colored mosaic, a voluptuous, unexpected chandelier and a large mirror reflecting the artistic ceramics on the opposite wall.
Almost all furniture and accessories in this house were created by a team of designers expressly for Visionnaire as for this very unusual glass bookcase.
All images by Max Zambelli
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