Cassina Contract, a subdivision of Cassina, an Italian company engaged in interior design, have designed public реас in Residenze Libeskind – a complex of residential apartments in Milan, which was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind for the grand urban project CityLife.
The project is almost finished – the construction of the quarter will be completed by 2015 in the historic center of Milan, amidst a park covering an area of over 360,000 square meters. It will include office towers, several residential complexes and well-developed infrastructure. The project is getting attention not only for its magnitude, but also for the prominent architects who are working on it – Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind.
Daniel Libeskind designed one of the office towers in the central square and the complex Residenze Libeskind consisting of five houses. The architect invited the bureau Cassina Contract to align the internal space with elegant high-rise buildings with broken facades, glass balconies and wooden shutters in accordance with their appearance.
Italian designers and Daniel Libeskind have been cooperating closely for several years and during this time they managed to work well together, so no one doubted the success of this collaboration. Cassina Contract completely undertook the work on the interiors of the lobby and halls in Residenze Libeskind houses, from the decor to the technical work.
Designers reacted with trepidation to Daniel Libeskind’s concept and his overall architectural philosophy, aligning the interior space of the complex of luxury apartments in accordance with its extraordinary appearance.
Broken lines and shapes, little furniture and lots of glass, cleanliness, functionality and simple lines – in these restrained interiors there is nothing superfluous or accidental, everything is subordinated to the architectural rhythm, originally given by Daniel Libeskind.
There is little furniture and interior items are not many either, but everything here was designed specifically for Residenze Libeskind, or these are items from the classic collection Cassina I Maestri – armchairs, sofas, tables and rugs designed by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret.
The opening of Residenze Libeskind complex was held on February 7, but all construction work in the cluster CityLife will be completed only by 2015.