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Our studio is located in a very peculiar location, Casa Campanini, a prominent Art Nouveau building in Milan.  It was vital for us the idea of setting our studio in a location not only inspiring  and welcoming, but also with a deep historical connotation in order to solidify our relationship with the city. In fact, the building is an intense aesthetic expression and above all a physical display of  a prosperous era in Milan.

Casa Campanini was built between 1903 and 1906 by architect Alfredo Campanini, who later inhabited the building. With no doubts this was one of his most successful achievements: he had the freedom of designing his own house with no restriction. Considered as a landmark among Milanese historical buildings, its main visual features are the concrete caryatids on the facade, at the main entrance, and the interior, which has many polychrome glasses, friezes, and frescos, all in an Art Nouveau style. The heritage of ancient times is preserved today by the porter, who lowers and raises the iron gate every dawn and sunset with bare hands while carrying on a fascinating tradition.

Photo by Henrik Blomqvist

Our studio is located in a very peculiar location, Casa Campanini, a prominent Art Nouveau building in Milan.  It was vital for us the idea of setting our studio in a location not only inspiring  and welcoming, but also with a deep historical connotation in order to solidify our relationship with the city. In fact, the building is an intense aesthetic expression and above all a physical display of  a prosperous era in Milan.

Casa Campanini was built between 1903 and 1906 by architect Alfredo Campanini, who later inhabited the building. With no doubts this was one of his most successful achievements: he had the freedom of designing his own house with no restriction. Considered as a landmark among Milanese historical buildings, its main visual features are the concrete caryatids on the facade, at the main entrance, and the interior, which has many polychrome glasses, friezes, and frescos, all in an Art Nouveau style. The heritage of ancient times is preserved today by the porter, who lowers and raises the iron gate every dawn and sunset with bare hands while carrying on a fascinating tradition.

Photo by Henrik Blomqvist

Alfredo Campanini

(Gattatico di Praticello, 30 July 1873 – Milan, 9 February 1926)
He was an Italian architect and entrepreneur, active mainly in Milan. Considered one of the leading representatives of Milanese Liberty, Campanini begun his career with the Universal Exposition held in Milan in 1906, however he owes his fame to the design of residential buildings that are renowned as the best in Milanese Art Nouveau architecture, such as Casa Cambiaghi, Casa Tosi and Casa Campanini.