The designers behind the Milanese collective Studio Paradisiartificiali keep their identities anonymous, and their project teams global, connected by Skype and Teamviewer and the like. But their work always has a clear point of view. This 1,100-square-foot apartment in Milan is a prime example. It's a collaboration with the Mexican artist Guillermo Flores Orbeh that travels through time collecting influences and objects from mid-century Italy, the Memphis movement, and global jungles.
“The design centers around the mixing and matching of a few, simple geometries amidst the luxuriant vegetation of an imaginary garden,” the collective states. “The effect is that of a votive temple, an architecture born to celebrate domestic rituals.” A clear color story—dusty pink, cool green, and white, enlivened by Orbeh’s botanical mural in the dining area—keep the focus on vintage treasures from the likes of Gio Ponti. “When a house represents living in its most intimate form,” they say, “it turns into a home, a physical and mental extension of its inhabitants.” An also, in this case, a timeless design.