Project Domus FS

  • Year
  • Location
    Bari, Puglia [Italy]
  • Designer
    K1 ArtStudio - Stefano Carlone / Vincenzo Berlingerio
  • Client
  • Photo Credits
    Berenice Verga

Project Description

The flat owned by a young couple, is a 120sqm space that had a classic 1960s conformation with a long, dark corridor, oversized rooms and two long, narrow bathrooms. The place was built with arches, niches, decorative backdrops and an enveloping terracotta-coloured stain.
The living room is a large, bright space dominated by the warmth of wood-effect stoneware and terracotta walls, the old corridor that hid a pillar has given way to a distinctive double arch that glues together the more operational functions of the entrance and kitchen. 
The sleeping area is accessed through a coloured box that echoes the connection with the terracotta. 
The two bathrooms have been redistributed to accommodate all the client's requests. The first purely intended for guests, with a paper with a strong decorative impact and neutral and luminous tones. The master bedroom is an example of optimisation of a large room that had previously been undervalued. The walk-in wardrobe at the back is screened by an asymmetrical half-wall that becomes the back of the bed with bedside tables. The neutral tones of the walls and accessories are well contrasted by the strong colour of the bottle green upholstered bed. 

 "Certainly in approaching a new work challenge, the fundamental components for our creative process are mainly the dialogue with the client, the perceptive sensations provided by the space and the story we try to create and tell with our design intervention." 


Who is the designer?
The project is curated by K1 ArtStudio, a young studio founded in 2014 that focuses on architecture and interior design. Consisting of arch. Stefano Carlone and designer Vincenzo Berlingerio, whose aim is to create tailored and innovative design proposals characterised by the strong decorative and scenic impact that makes each work unique and inimitable. Their precision and attention to detail, which allows them to create specific solutions for each situation, is transformed into an attention to all phases of the work, which allows them to follow the customer from the purchase of the property or business, to the design and supervision of the work, up to the final fitting out and delivery. 

How did your passion for architecture/interior design come about?
Both members of the studio soon chewed on their passion for 'beauty' through various artistic manifestations such as design, decorative arts and set design. Subsequent academic and artistic paths pursued individually allowed for a complementary training that, combined with the personal cultural background created over time, created a balanced and complete collaboration between the two professionals. 

In your opinion, what role can a door play within a project?
The door, for us, has a strong decorative value on a par with other solutions. It is an element that simultaneously separates, unites, conceals, creates curiosity and marks a space. In our designs we try to characterise them as much as possible. We can say that we 'play' with doors by colouring, masking or covering them according to the needs, atmospheres and contexts we have to create

What made you choose Ermetika products?
We have been incorporating Ermetika products into our work for some time now. Right from the start we have appreciated the complete practicality and versatility of the products, which are well suited to our needs, which are always different. We cannot hide the fact that we are fond of flush-to-wall solutions that fit well with our design choices, in addition to that strongly decorative component that sets us apart. Even in this project, where most of the doors were concentrated in the distribution corridor, we chose the flush-to-wall version to work with complete uniformity between wall surface and door. This allowed us to best realise the volume characterised by a central terracotta-coloured 'tongue', bringing the doors into line with the colours chosen for the other walls, and to best characterise the service space and the individual rooms in the sleeping area.