Jon Albistur leads an open gallery with a collectors' aura.
“We imagined the children riding bicycles around the house, a very viscontiana image,” says the architect Jon Albistur.
The place had been the extension of an architecture studio and a showroom.
It was a century-old space disguised as modern, an incongruity. But on this second floor plan of a mid-nineteenth-century palace in the center of Madrid, it had been stripped of its past.
It was completely diaphanous, white, with plasterboard ceilings and a black moqueta.
Albistur then designed the modular sofa to accommodate a couple of collectors and their two children, along with the entrance table from a Chinese biombo. There are also unique pieces from the mid-20th century by Perriand, Cadestan, and César Manrique.
The open gallery still has an Eames leather Lounge Chair from the '50s and a desk designed as a tribute to the Autoprogettazione series by Enzo Mari. Gucci luggage and a recamier that only got better with time are just a few more highlights.
It's all about timeless and outstanding decoration. Each little corner of this colossal 300-meter second floor received an art collection which they took years to collect.
The rooms are connected through patios, leading to other large rooms that enhance the smallest details perfectly thought for the construction and design of this place.
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