Banda creative director and CEO Edo Mapelli Mozzi says the townhouse’s inherent beauty set the tone for a high level of craftsmanship throughout. “The character of the building inspired much of our design intent which hinges on organic textures and organic materials. By working with such a powerful and historic ‘shell’, we could balance it with more contemporary interior design,” Edo adds.
The townhouse spans three levels; the kitchen, dining room, library, living space and ‘snug’ (a small room designed for relaxation) on the ground level, with three bedrooms on the level below and a lower-level cinema room and wine storage. The Obumex ‘Joseph Dirand’ kitchen is the heart of the townhouse, that, in Edo’s words, balances “old and new, hard and soft.”