Italian craftsmanship comes to LA in this eclectic Venice Canals apartment
Boffi Los Angeles celebrates a juxtaposition of textures in a waterside bolthole
Traditional European design codes bring quirky chic to a home on the canals of Venice, Los Angeles. The house, from Italian brand Boffi, celebrates both light and dark in a juxtaposition of texture and style.
Boffi draws inspiration from his traditions of Italian craftsmanship for the kitchen, powder room and main bathroom he curated, bringing cohesion to the living space with a design that connects the areas through homogeneous parallels.
‘Garden’ sanitary ware, Piero Lissoni design in dark gray PVD
The kitchen plays on monochrome patterns, with an island made up of matte black lacquer cabinets and a white Calacatta countertop giving the space a bold graphic identity. Lacquered metal appliances and open shelving add an urban touch.
Minimalism is found in the bathroom. Here, a vanity unit is topped with dense Italian Carrara marble, a choice that’s both stylish and practical thanks to its durable and stain-resistant properties. For all its solidity, the marble is given a fluidity through a cascading design that pours the stone down the sides of the cabinet. The apartment’s distinctive darkness is encapsulated in Nero Sicilia’s impermeable Dark Micromosaic tiles, which extend from floor to ceiling.
The ‘Open’ kitchen designed by Piero Lissoni, with open shelves with built-in hood and a ‘Camaleonda’ sofa by Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
Marble is also prevalent in the bathroom, where countertops provide a tactile foil for Domenico Mori’s handmade clay tiles and white cabinetry, their lack of hardware creating a clean canvas. The lights and accessories, in stainless steel, add a sharp modernity.
The Venice Canals apartment is Boffi’s latest project, building on the firm’s fully integrated design brand that epitomizes Italian elegance, with an emphasis on Italian craftsmanship and bespoke tailoring for hassle-free living situations. §
From top to bottom: garden patio with “T.45” armchair by Archivio Bonacina, for De Padova; main bathroom with accessories from the ‘Blade’ collection in the same finish as the fixtures; main bathroom with the ‘Free Zone’ collection in matt white lacquer contrasting with the handmade clay tiles by Domenico Mori and the Boffi ‘Gio’ lamp suspended from the ceiling; kitchen with ‘K14’ model island and Calacatta marble top and matt black lacquered cabinet