At Home: A Studio Room in Rome, 1970s

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This spacious room has big windows which are ideal for an artist. It has been simply yet imaginatively decorated.

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Light and interchangeable pieces of furniture have been specially chosen so that the can be moved around easily, according to the needs of the moment. Even the cupboards, normally a fixture, have been fitted on coasters to enable them to be moved around and to vary the aspect of the room as the designer intended.

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In front of the big window, two Artemide tables are placed for the work area. The Zanotta sag bags clustered in the middle of the room make a congenial choice of seating which can be moved at will. Near the door leading on to the terrace is the sleeping area which consists of a simple bed, small storage and shelving units and brightly-coloured laminated cupboards fitted on coasters. The metal ‘Palm Tree’ by Schifano, pictures by well-known modern artists, various posters and other objects combine, sometimes with unusual combinations (like the juxtaposition of Lenin and Superman) to create an unusual and highly personal arrangement.

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A white plastic dummy sits astride the water-heater. Rope and wood sculpture is by Cintoli. The necessary electrical fitments, which are usually concealed, have been exploited as a decorative feature in this interior.

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Text by Franco Magnani and photos by Anghinelli. Scanned from One Room Interiors, 1979.

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