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The subject of today’s Facebook post “If these walls could talk” is an image from the Palazzo Orlandi.
A late 18th century home, Casa Orlandi is located in Prato, a famous textile city close to Florence. Richly decorated by one of the main Tuscan fresco painters of the day, Luigi Catani, the house was meant to convey a blend of the rising middle class and the ancient aristocracy.
Unoccupied for 20 years, the house was renovated in 2007-2008 by Italian architect and founder of b-arch studio, Sabrini Bignami.
The finished project marries restored frescos that had been covered by thick layers of white paint, with contemporary pieces from the mid century to present day. Saarinen tables and chairs, 1960’s lighting, original floor tiles, and local brocante pieces mix together
to create an eclectic environment worthy of a lively design conversation.
Take a look here and tell us… “If these walls could talk, they would say…
Photos via Flickr