Federico Delrosso Defines Post-Industrial Exquisiteness, Remodels Factory
All remodels are wonderful works of metamorphosis, spaces which had seemingly lost hope, but receive a new lease of life, thanks to the genius and creativity of the designer’s touch. These twin lofts in Southern Milan were designed by Federico Delrosso, to serve as his home, as well as that of fashion designer Alessandro Sartori. The interiors are exquisite minimalism, yet the most extraordinary thing about them is that they were once… a factory. On the ground floor of the two lofts there are mirrored hallways, open kitchens and apertures onto small private gardens. There are long dining tables with tall, bar-like chairs, one bathroom per loft and the floating staircase, around which Delrosso actually conceived the rest of the two spaces. By creating two variants of what is essentially the same object, he obtained a staircase with the consistence of origami in one loft, and a nearly immaterial one in the second loft, with crystals for treads, “a simple white stepped line (painted iron), which developed upwards.” There is so much artfulness to the two designs that mirror and play off each other, that it is best to let the images speak for themselves. The bathtubs, the kitchens and lounge areas, the photography chosen to grace the walls, they all speak of sleekness, contemporary timelessness and a type of sensuality that is no way obtrusive.
Federico Delrosso, a working architect since 1996, has created a design studio active in all fields (residential, commercial and offices). The practice’s designs are characterized by a sense of immitigable grace, which stems from Delrosso’s linear and rational formal solutions, paired with the emotion and innovation which he employs in choosing the materials. Delrosso believes that “architecture must have a soul – it’s own soul that is echoed in every detail. Light and shadow must be delicately balanced to reach the unique and magic point. It should have an independent voice from the people who made it and those that live in it – created by man and for man.”