Living Divani @ Fano Summer House
Hosted by leading interior design magazine "design et al", The International Design & Architecture Awards reward the best in design from across the globe. We are glad to announce that our UK-based dealer Staffan Tollgård Design Group has won the Interior Design Scheme - Europe with its Fanø Summer House project. The Fanø Summer House fuses architecture, interiors and environment. It is a place to decompress, to connect as a family and appreciate the bigger, more important picture. The island of Fanø has always been a special place for the clients and their family: the Danish-born wife spent her summers as a child there, and in turn her family has owned a summer house there for over a decade. The family fell in love with the simple yet striking buildings that architect Knud Holscher had completed in the past. Having worked with Staffan Tollgård on their home and commercial premises in London, they invited him to join their design journey. For this project the red thread chosen was the visual and sensory connection with a uniquely Danish natural setting. This was expressed by fusing inside with outside as seamlessly as possible, using vernacular and true materials as simply as possible. Comfortable, functional minimalism was the goal so that the clients could enjoy every space to its fullest and detach from the buzz of city life left behind. Perfect in reaching this objective was a wide Extrasoft composition. Placed in the center, this iconic modular sofa signed by Piero Lissoni, represents a revolutionary product to suggest and enjoy a 360° view. Presented in the shades of gray, Extrasoft becomes a graphic symbol in space, with geometric effects that suggest a next step: the chance to personalise a living space freely choosing materials, combinations and preferred colours, turning what here is pure abstraction into something real.
ph. Richard Gooding