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Combination of Historic & Contemporary

August 25, 2015

In a collide of architectural history and contemporary furnishings, the studio of Giraldi Associati Architetti is a piece of art all it’s own. Modern day design fills the walls of this palazzo located in Florence Italy.

The owner of the practice Fulvio Giraldi was faced with the challenge of making the space his own only by adding furniture and not interfering with the original architecture that dates back to the Italian renaissance. He transformed the space to what it is today the only way he could, saying “We played with what we could.” Adding contemporary style accessories and furniture throughout the building created a juxtaposition of old and new, elegant and edgy.

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From the moment you enter reception you are greeted with an intricately carved archway and a custom steel lacquered pendant.

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Above the custom shared desks, two oil paintings from the 1600’s are set in the plaster ceiling. The original art that spans the entire studio often draws in a crowd, “we are always opening our doors to art historians” says Giraldi.
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In another shared office lives an original Murano glass chandelier that illuminates the custom wallpaper added to this room.

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Original and added decorative elements are found throughout the entirety of the palazzo. And interesting combination of history and modern accents that make this firm what it is today.

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