The Italian architect Fabio Fantolino presents his private home Casa Mille, a self-willed, minimalist design with an elegant use of colour. The furniture and walnut wood accents create a modern ensemble that is proof of his studio's talent.
Fabio Fantolino is an architect and designer who founded his self-titled studio in Turin in 2001. The architectural firm does projects ranging from residential architecture to interior design for public buildings. The team led by Fantolino tries to find a good balance between aesthetic choices, customer taste and innovative design technologies in each project.
Textures alternate between smooth glossy elements and matt, rough materials.
Casa Mille is designed in a palatial building from the nineteenth century that was originally owned by Count Callori. The original house was extended in 1930 with a workshop and horse stables. Due to the good location of the workshop, the architects decided to transform it into a living space and a dining room. Fantolino chose a poured concrete floor because according to him ‘it reflects the historical soul of the house and invades the contemporary part with an industrial finish.’ The other floor in the apartment is a herringbone parquet that blends nicely with the historical background of the house as well. Because hardly any details of the former interior could be preserved, Fantolino decided to use colour to give the rooms more character. At Imagicasa, we generally prefer project with a softer colour palette, but Casa Mille is a wonderful exception. Fantolino knows how to skilfully integrate red, blue and green in the the apartment. The dining table has a cherry red tabletop, all kitchen cabinets are blue-green finished with bronze handles and the glass partition has blue accent windows. The interior is characterised by arched openings and walnut wood accents. Round shapes such as the curved furniture and the wall openings alternate with straight lines such as the wooden panelling, the windows and the wall cabinets. Textures also alternate between smooth glossy elements and matt, rough materials. Fantolino adds: ‘The materials in each room chase and contrast, enhancing each other in their finishes.’
Photography by Giorgio Possenti