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The Invention of the Past: Interior Design and Architecture of Studio Peregalli

Written by Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli, Foreword by Hamish Bowles

  • October 11, 2011
  • Hardcover
  • Design - Interior Decorating
  • Rizzoli
  • 9-3/4 x 12
  • $75.00
  • $80.00
  • 978-0-8478-3665-9

About This Book

The Milan-based interior design and architectural firm Studio Peregalli presents for the first time their breathtaking environments that capture the classic elegance of the past. Studio Peregalli is the master of making interiors look brilliantly timeworn. Partners Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli have a distinctive ability to work in virtually every historical style-from Renaissance to Victorian-to create interiors that are atmospheric and magical, conjuring up a real or imagined past.
The Invention of the Past profiles the firm’s domestic and public projects, including residences for such leading families as the Etros and the Zegnas. Organized by house elements-facades, libraries, dining rooms, bedrooms, and other spaces-the book focuses on their opulent and whimsical furnishings and old-world craftsmanship. Studio Peregalli juxtaposes authentic works of a particular period with replicated pieces to create an illusion that becomes something real and evocative. The book features lush color photographs of their oeuvre, along with reproductions of drawings, maquettes, and plaster models.

About the Author

Studio Peregalli, founded in Milan in the early 1990s by philosopher Roberto Peregalli and architect Laura Sartori Rimini, has created exceptional interiors and architecture for projects in continental Europe, England, and New York City. Both worked for the legendary architect Renzo Mongiardino. Their work has been featured in The World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, House & Garden, and other leading publications. Hamish Bowles is the European editor at large for Vogue.

Reviews

  • "Whether they are building a 19th-century-style Moorish pavilion from the ground up or restoring a palazzo in Milan, Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli of Studio Peregalli use an exacting attention to detail and history to create interiors that look beautifully timeworn. (Their skill echoes lessons learned from their mentor, the late Renzo Mongiardino.) Elegant rooms—decorated in a staggering range of styles and periods—are paired with drawings and models in this comprehensive look at the firm’s work." ~Architectural Digest
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