This is a rather special villa design, with its main focus on an open interior garden that can be seen, enjoyed and accessed only from the lounge. The garden is based on the traditional Zen Garden, although it could be in any style, and its purpose is to bring the natural beauty from the outside, inside. In this particular case by using a fountain, a pond with koi fish and water lilies, stones, rock, bamboo, evergreens and a dominating red maple tree at its core. The minimalism of the garden reflects the architecture and design of the interior, with its contemporary Asian touches.
Natural materials are used throughout, and nothing is more natural than the two vertical gardens on each side of the floor-to-ceiling onyx panels extending high over the fireplace. Cool clean lines everywhere, with walls of glass bringing the outside in and flooding the room with natural light.
The Catellani & Smith Fil de Fer main lights in the lounge are almost invisible in the daylight – you can read an interview with the designer of these lights on our blog.