When Alexandre-Camille Removille moved from Paris to Milan 5 years in the past, his most important concern whereas looking for a spot to reside was the view. “An important factor is what you may have a look at outdoors, as a result of that is your window into the world,” Removille says whereas seated at his workstation in a nook of the eating room. “The view is the whole lot…. I used to be at all times searching for one thing that may give you a perspective.”
Now, to the charming sound of chirping birds, he can see Torre Branca, the landmark designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti, framed by the greenery of Parco Sempione. Pure mild pours into his eating room, bathing the nice and cozy wood flooring which can be left uncovered. As a substitute of including a visitor room, Removille opted for extra dwelling areas to entertain visitors. “It’s a very simple place to keep up,” he admits.
Throughout the 1,184-square-foot condo that Removille shares together with his pet, an Airedale terrier named Pollock, life seems to be like a scene from a Luca Guadagnino movie. Situated inside a Twentieth-century constructing, the minimalist dwelling has a quiet sophistication about it. On the similar time, it’s stuffed with character due to an assortment of dialog items that Removille gained at auctions, discovered at flea markets, or sourced from galleries. Because the Europe, Center East, and Africa communication and advertising and marketing director of Bottega Veneta, he appreciates good design (and has the superior style to again it up). Regardless of this pedigree, the artistic isn’t targeted on ostentatious decor.
“You don’t wish to make your area pretentious,” Removille says. “It’s very exhausting these days for folks as a result of they attempt to symbolize one thing, they wish to exhibit.… I don’t care, I simply wish to really feel at dwelling.” With this understated angle prime of thoughts, Removille labored intently with Studioutte to modernize the area whereas respecting the constructing’s authentic Nineteen Twenties structure, which cofounders Patrizio Gola and Guglielmo Giagnotti describe as distinctly Milanese. Main with a heat and minimal strategy, the pair discovered distinctive methods to replicate Removille’s persona throughout the condo. “It was a continuing dialogue with the consumer,” says Giagnotti. “[Removille] is a collector, so he has an outlined concept of the area and what to showcase.”
Due to a concentrate on performance, each merchandise in Removille’s dwelling performs a task in his artistic course of. Whereas most individuals reserve their espresso tables for books, Removille prefers to put his out on the eating desk (a classic Bentz design by Jeff Miller for Baleri Italia, paired with S43 chairs by Mart Stam). “Having a library generally is boring as a result of you may’t see your books,” he asserts—whereas explaining how he edits the stacks based mostly on his temper. “Additionally, it’s good to have one thing that may be visually pushed…. In a method, it’s extra dynamic.”
In fact, these aren’t the one books that he turns to for day by day inspiration—Removille shops the remainder of his assortment within the again room by the service stairs, alongside together with his different residences in Paris, Berlin, and New York. He thinks that the design of sure books, like Gaetano Pesce’s Come Stai?, a collectible artwork e-book commissioned by Bottega Veneta, need to be absolutely displayed. “It is a e-book that it’s essential to placed on a desk, you may’t simply put it in a library,” Removille says. However greater than the tales advised throughout the pages themselves, the artistic feels just like the books that we acquire paint “a portrait of your self” as a lot as the opposite items that construct an inside.