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editor’s letter • “We were inspired by Venice—the architecture, the history, the monumentality.” —Vincenzo De Cotiis
Super Bowl • Lina Bo Bardi’s invitingly concave chair still seduces more than half a century after its debut
A Little Bit Country • In the foothills of Spain’s Guadarrama mountains, a Madrid design duo finds creative room to breathe
Cafe Culture • Viennese flavors, Klimt colors, and Wiener Werkstätte flair spice up the design menu
Bronze Age • At the new Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London, Sir David Adjaye hones the fine art of surprise
The Italian Job
FAMILY RECIPE • The Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi understood the fine art of the knockout, creating wow moments on every surface of his fabled projects. Today, his great-grandson Nicolò Castellini Baldissera is upholding that tradition, teaming with Pictalab to translate his forebear’s floors, gates, mosaics, and more into 11 new wallpapers. pictalab.com
The Best of Both Worlds • At her San Francisco home, emerging architect Monica Sanga cleverly bridges past and present
BURNT WITH CURIOSITY • Five favorite new candlesticks fan our flames of delight
Deep Dive • On the site of a historic pool in Lagos, a bold new complex celebrates Yoruba culture
Facial Expression • Designer Lucia Massari tackles the history of Murano glass head-on
A World of Wisdom • Faced with the daunting realities of climate change, thought leaders across design fields are reimagining the ways we live, work, travel, and build. So what are the sustainable strategies of tomorrow? Established and emerging voices agree: Small changes yield big results.
A CENTURY OF STYLE • From editor-in-chief Amy Astley and Architectural Digest, AD at 100 celebrates the most incredible homes of the past century, showcasing the work of top designers and offering rare looks inside the private worlds of artists, celebrities, and other fascinating personalities.
PALACE INTRIGUE • Vincenzo De Cotiis writes the next chapter for the historic Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, situated on the banks of Venice’s Grand Canal
COLOR THERAPY • Under the skillful ministrations of Carlos Mota, a modernist manse in Lima, Peru, gets a vibrant makeover
design notes • DETAILS THAT MAKE THE LOOK
ANGLES OF REPOSE • On the coast of Lebanon, WORKac designs a strikingly geometric seaside getaway for a visionary client
fertile imagination • British landscape designer Jinny Blom breathes new life into a Cotswolds garden
wish fulfillment • Decades after first falling in love with a neighborhood in her native Madrid, designer Isabel López-Quesada makes one of its historic houses her own
VISION QUEST • Architect Raffaella Bortoluzzi of Labo Design Studio conjures a sublime retreat for serious art collectors on eastern Long Island
From the Shadows