Modamica Valembro boutique in the province of Bergamo, Italy, has been subjected to a recently completed renovation by architect Massimo Castagna. Leading the project, Castagna has shaped more than 700 square metres of space over two levels, reinventing the facade and outer area as well as revisiting the internal fit out. The interior employs industrial materials, yet is warm and cosy "a place where you can stop and enjoy the present, where you can escape the speed of time" says Castagna. Well known for his role as art director and head product designer for furniture manufacturer Henge, the company's tables, shelving systems and light fittings incorporate the designer's trademark materials such as burnished brass, steel and wood and are at home set against the concrete, steel and glass structural materials.
Henge is available locally from David Shaw Limited.