MILAN STYLE Italian Mid-Century Classics

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home concrete Carrera marble fireplace Roberto Rossellini black white photo Juergen Teller ad campaign photography

Murano. Saarinen. Mies. Starck. Carrera. Fornasetti.

Fashion designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s home in Milan strips down two adjoining 1930’s terrazzo-floored apartments to its architectural bones and inserts layers of contemporary structural elements and Italian mid-century classic furnishings in tones of gray, black, wood, and amber. Each piece appears hand-picked and carefully placed so minimally, almost in appreciation of its aesthetic form and pure function. The entire space is a highly-sophisticated study in restrained modernism — the perfect dose of traditional detail, architectural mischief, and design history homage.

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home dining room 1960s Italian chairs Saarinen table Murano chandelier

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home dining room parquet floors interlocking gray paneling walls

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home bathroom white claw foot tub black vintage chandelier Nero Marquina marble walls floors

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home kitchen terrazzo floor Philippe Starck La Marie chairs stained glass doors

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home bedroom light gray walls Artemide white tufted headboard wood herringbone floors fur blanket

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home library pop out shelves terrazzo floors

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home library hallway terrazzo floors

Alessandro Dell'Acqua Milan home living room checkered terrazzo floors Barcelona chair



get the look mid-century Italian

No.1 ‘Ira’ by Jamie Nelson / No.2 ‘Chateau de Versailles’ / No.3 ‘Mela’ Glass Chandelier / No.4 Murano Glass Handkerchief Vase / No.5 Saarinen-Style Black Marble Top Tulip Table / No.6 Fornasetti Small Plate and Fornasetti ‘Bacio’ Candle / No.7 Black Modern Steel Sconce / No.8 Mies van der Rohe ‘Barcelona’ Chair / No.9 Walnut & Black Leather ‘Tate’ Dining Chair / No.10 Fox Throw



Architecture by Hannes Peer Architects; photography via Elle Decor 

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

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