In August we are all spending our summer holidays in our country and, inspired by this, we are featuring an overview of some of the most influential Italian interior styles.
Please find below a first intro and stay tuned because next weeks we will be covering these styles in more details.
What’s your favorite one?
4 New Interior Styles from Italy you should know by now
Style 1 / Modern Mediterraneo
Modern Mediterraneo style is inspired by the Mediterranean region’s calm sea, olive trees, sacred nature and its bright and energetic colors.
This style brings to life the traditional look and feel of Southern Italian Mediterranean homes but with a new modern twist: a minimalistic approach that explores warmer neutral colors and organic shapes.
Style 2 / La Dolce Vita
The Italian style La Dolce Vita refers to the Italian mid-century design era (the 1950s), a period after World War II, where there was a strong aspiration to recreate the world. La Dolce Vita inspires emotions and embraces new hopes, and it fits perfectly in this moment of uncertainty we are living in, where we also need to create a “new world”.
The style can be achieved by choosing soft pastels and round shapes, by removing anything excessive, redundant and useless, and by adding some pieces of iconic Italian furniture.
Style 3 / New Minimalism
Today’s minimalism is different from the clean-lined perfection of the past years. Contemporary minimalism is not about the idealized absence of things, but about using the absence of things to enhance the meaning of what we chose to retain.
Nowadays, the New Minimalism style is about choosing the stories we wish that our homes will tell. Definitions of luxury are also changing and impacting New Minimalism.
For many of us, luxury nowadays means time and quietness, and this reflects directly in interior design.
|| Discover more about the New Minimalism in this blogpost ||
Style 4 / Modernico
Far from Scandinavian minimalism and at the same time opposed to bohemian atmospheres, Italian style Modernico mixes geometries and bold use of bright and desaturated colors as well as precious materials such as metals, marbles, velvet, terrazzo with rough finishes.
Modernico is a style inspired by several past influences: the 20s and 50s combined with the 80s and the Memphis design movement, all blended within a contemporary minimalistic approach.