Friday, July 31, 2009

Bathed in artistry

The stucco bas-relief of a bath wall in the Milan penthouse apartment of Aldo Pinto, founder of legendary fashion house, Krizia, was sketched by Piero Pinto, Aldo's brother, and painstakingly executed by local craftsmen.

It is safely out of the cookie cutter formulas for high end bath details and, in my estimation, creates a warm and alluring feeling, as all places of relaxation should.

Credit: Italian Style, Catherine Sabino and Angelo Tondini


Eileen said...

A unique invitation to serenity for sure!
All the best,

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Yes! There is a building in New York City, at 65th and Lexington, with similar ornamentation, called Parge House, in reference to its molded-stucco decoration, ie pargeting. It was the work of Albert Sterner, who created it between 1922 and 1924.