Apartment in Turku \ Maurizio Giovannoni

• June 17, 2012

Roman designer Maurizio Giovannoni recently has completed the interior design for an apartment unit in Turku, Finland.

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Apartment in Turku, image courtesy Maurizio Giovannoni | Photo by Mikko Ala-Peijari

The apartment is a little penthouse (about 65 mq.) in Turku, Southern Finland. Before renovation, too many walls and doors blocked the spaces and the passage of light, and the most beautiful view of the historical sites of Turku was on the bedroom side. My principal goal in this project was letting the light flow in and creating a relaxing living room where my customer could do his creative work.

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Apartment in Turku, image courtesy Maurizio Giovannoni | Photo by Mikko Ala-Peijari

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Apartment in Turku, drawing courtesy Maurizio Giovannoni

The partial demolition of walls was a natural consequence, along with reversing the location of the bedroom and living room. After fixing this, we decided on the overall “concept” together with my customer, organizing all the details that colored the white spaces. That happened during my customer’s visit to Rome (due to my impossibility to travel in that period), and via 4oo e-mails between Turku and Rome. The result is what I now consider my style: a blend of cultures. There is nothing that stimulates me more than to study different countries and make some cultural themes recognizable but never intrusive in the project. In this case, the floor is covered with parquet of white ash, the shelves are birch and the kitchen table is also birch but colored with heat. Wood is a omnipresent element in this flat as it constantly is for Finnish people, but the real attention is catalyzed by the nature theme pictured on wall paper, carrying colours and contrasts and a typical Mediterranean “courage”. The furniture itself is a mix of the 2 cultures and of past & present: the grandmother’s armchair is a piece of Finnish vintage from the sixties as is the red floor lamp. The arc framing the wall paper is the famous Twiggy by Foscarini and the suspended lamps are Italian as well:Olimpia by Ideal Lux. Everything fits together in perfect harmony!

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Apartment in Turku, image courtesy Maurizio Giovannoni | Photo by Mikko Ala-Peijari

+ Designer

Architetto Maurizio Giovannoni
Studio: Via di Val Fiorita, 88
00144 Roma

+ All images and drawings courtesy Maurizio Giovannoni

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  1. [...] The apartment is a little penthouse in Turku, Southern Finland. Before renovation, too many walls and doors blocked the spaces. The goal in this project was to lett the light flow in and creating a relaxing living room. The furniture itself is a mix of the 2 cultures and of past & present: the grandmother’s armchair is a piece of Finnish vintage from the sixties as a red floor lamp. The arc framing the wall paper is the famous Twiggy by Foscarini and the suspended lamps are Italian as well: Olimpia by Ideal Lux. Everything fits together in perfect harmony! via [...]

  2. Cecil says:

    Hi! Love the work and the appartment!
    Where can I get that wallpaper?