A Homelike Cathedral

AD Italia

Its modest appearance veils any clue of what awaits visitors once inside. Large glass doors reflect a line of trees and it is only when they are opened that one is surprised by the immense white space inside (440 sq. metres). With its columns, large facades and arches it truly resembles the nave of a church.

Restoration works were, of course, carried out in order to make the Tabacchificio liveable, but according to architect Raffale Centonzone this was done without any particular stress: “the idea was to maintain its industrial appearance as much as possible while combining interior design styles”

The furniture is an eclectic mix of pieces originating from the last century, antique family furniture and contemporary creations (chosen for the kitchen, bathroom and general lighting). In addition to this is a magnificent collection of vintage design pieces and small car models.

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