The Modern Oriental trend has evolved, combining Japanese lacquer and ornate gilt details with a sprinkling of classic Italian glamour. It was becoming clear that a new simplicity and elegance was emerging in interiors – an aesthetic that owed a lot to Japanese style, Ornate intricacy – as seen in the delicate sheen of lacquerwork, or the precise brushstrokes of a hand-painted mural — perfectly matched with contemporary design. A mixing in of traditional Italian glamour.
The result is a look that combines glimmering luxury with Zen-like calm. A prime example is this top-floor apartment in a 1960 block in Milan. The brief asked that Eligo Studio research the style of traditional Italian interiors, while also incorporating different global influences. This is how the deep burgundy, delicate gilt details, black lacquer and flax-coloured wall coverings associated with Japonisme found themselves sharing space with a 19405 Italian chandelier, Murano glass lighting and walls painted the same pale blue as Lombardy skies.