Antonio Pitagora Interior Designer: tell us about your philosophy and style.
My brand AntPitagora originated in 2014 from a background built up in the fashion design sector and from working with the great names in fashion, including Fendi, Valentino and Dolce&Gabbana. My style embraces all aspects of fashion and design. It is characterised by a unique concept, in which shapes, colours and materials express creativity and a contemporary spirit. My high fashion roots give me a more meticulous but unconventional vision, make my work in the building sector distinctive and let me underline my Italian identity.
Let’s discuss the project for the renovation of an attic in the heart of Barcelona. What were the most interesting aspects? What were the client’s requirements?
It’s my second project in this city: a super attic of 110 m2 in area with a terrace of 35 m2 offering a stunning view over the vibrant heart of the city. It was a real challenge: the flat has an unusual fan-shaped ground plan and it wasn’t always easy to create rooms with modern design which would also be convenient in everyday life.
The aim of the restyling was to provide contemporary yet very sensual interiors, without ever forgetting functional concerns. Every space is designed to be lived in at any time of day, eliminating the superfluous and making full use of every corner to create concealed yet practical areas. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors enabled me to design retracting panels and interplays of solid surfaces and empty spaces. For the decorative part, I chose several internationally famous local artists, who produced works specifically for the attic, accentuating its glamorous side.