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Sottsass and Pollock Inspire Studio Atomaa’s Vibrant Interior

A House of Crimson Flames, Milan, IT / ATOMAA

In the vibrant space of an apartment in Milan‘s Brera district, a multifunctional totem takes center stage, creating a dynamic and interconnected atmosphere. The entrance is bordered by a mirrored surface, distinguishing the living area from the kitchen. A bar area extends towards the cozy sofa, while a wine cellar finds its place near the dining table. This new configuration, brought to life by studio Atomaa, breaks away from the traditional layout of Milanese flats, eliminating barriers and creating a lively environment.

A House of Crimson Flames, Milan, IT / ATOMAA

To achieve the seamless merging of rooms and dissolution of partitions, the intervention introduces a variety of doors. Each door is unique, some standard, some double, and one even resembling a wall that reaches up to the ceiling. These doors, along with the totem, transform the space into an open and dynamic place, free from the confinement of traditional room divisions.

A House of Crimson Flames, Milan, IT / ATOMAA

The totem itself is adorned with Alpi Sottsass cladding, a design by Ettore Sottsass from the 1980s, originally featured in the Memphis collection. The chosen red texture highlights the nuances with its veins, paying homage to the designer’s unconventional language and unique combinations.

A House of Crimson Flames, Milan, IT / ATOMAA

The apartment is a burst of color and excitement, with graphic geometries and textured surfaces adorning the walls. The only exception is the black and white bathroom, which seems to stand out from the rest.

A House of Crimson Flames, Milan, IT / ATOMAA

The floor, formed by drops of pigmented concrete, combines the essence of the Milanese underground, the color choices of Pirellone linoleum, and the artistic chaos of a Jackson Pollock painting. On the other hand, the aubergine-colored platform resin perfectly complements the deep blue of the second bathroom, creating a vibrant and immersive environment.

Image courtesy of Francesco Stelitano