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Chromatic Tones and Creative Filters: Antonio Di Maro’s Eccentric Loft in Naples

Eclectic Loft, Naples, IT / Antonio Di Maro

In a historic Neapolitan palace located at the end of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a small 80 sqm apartment has been completely transformed by architect Antonio Di Maro to meet new needs. The result is an eccentric loft that showcases a radical architectural transformation, blending contrasting styles to showcase the past and present without any creative filters or reservations. The apartment is characterized by the use of a few but strong chromatic tones.

Eclectic Loft, Naples, IT / Antonio Di Maro

Considering the small size of the apartment, reminiscent of naval design, every inch of space has been carefully calibrated to maximize its usability. The kitchen block, made of laminated gold leaf, dominates the space, breaking any chromatic logic. This product was made possible by the skilled hands of Italian craftsmanship.

Eclectic Loft, Naples, IT / Antonio Di Maro

An expansive yet lightweight staircase seems to defy gravity with the help of slender metal tubes fixed to the vaulted ceiling. The raised platform covers only half of the nearly square apartment, creating a full-height view that conceals the sleeping area with 12-millimeter polycarbonate panels, allowing shadows to play with light and dark.

Eclectic Loft, Naples, IT / Antonio Di Maro

Iconic design pieces, along with 19th-century Neapolitan paintings, furnish the small apartment, seemingly oversized and out of chromatic scale. One notable example is the Botera by Miniforms, which boldly fills the living space.

Eclectic Loft, Naples, IT / Antonio Di Maro

Upstairs, at the center of the walk-in closet and at the foot of the bed, statuesque armchairs named “Vermehlla” and “Getsuen” Luly, works of art created by Fernando and Humberto Campana and Masanori Umeda for Edra, find their place.

Eclectic Loft, Naples, IT / Antonio Di Maro

Antonio Di Maro’s architectural vision has transformed this historic palace into a unique and captivating living space, where past and present coexist harmoniously.

Image courtesy of Dario Borruto