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A huge photography buff, Sozzi installed an 8-foot-tall portrait of the Italian actress Silvana Mangano, taken by the late photographer Mario De Biasi, to see as you enter. The screen siren hangs above a console made out of rope by the French designer Christian Astuguevieille. On top is a Burmese fertility goddess that Sozzi found in an antique shop in Europe.
The 1,000-square-foot apartment is Sozzi’s sanctuary for the rare moments at home. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, and two living rooms, one of which is outfitted with his Adriano purple sofa, covered in velvet with a side table in gold-brushed oak, and the white Wanda sofa. Sozzi’s designs can be found at Promemoria.
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The home is near his two showrooms in Milan where the internationally famous and captains of industry come to see his handmade wares—furniture that has decorated hotels such as Brown’s in London, Cheval Blanc Courchevel, and the Shangri-La in Shanghai, as well as stores for Cartier in Geneva, Brioni in New York, and Graff Diamonds in Moscow. The Gacy armchairs are covered in crocodile and cocco-printed leather.
Color plays a crucial role in Sozzi’s designs, and pink and purple are his favorites…He doesn’t has afraid of using bright colors like red or purple.
The Bassano dining table is made out of rosewood with an inlaid top and bronze base, and the Molly chairs are covered in velvet. He picked up the fish sculpture, made out of Murano glass, in Venice.
One of the designer’s favorite features of the apartment is the custom Angelina kitchen, with rosewood and bronze details and a black marble Marquina top from Spain. A Murano glass chandelier from the 1940s hangs from the ceiling. Kitchen utensils include salt and pepper shakers from Alessi and knives from Laguiole.
His new book, Romeo Sozzi and Promemoria: The Designer Behind the Most Beautiful Furniture in the World , details Sozzi’s collection of frogs, among other things. These ceramic green ones are gifts from friends who bought them in France. Next to the fireplace is the Sozzi-designed Walt bergere in blue, with a base made out of beechwood.
In the master bedroom, the oversize custom walnut headboard is etched with a design made from a Japanese fan. Textiles for bed linens, tablecloths, and other finishings come from internationally famous names such as Pierre Frey, Dedar, and Larsen.
A white Carrara marble sink has a wood finish and custom leather-upholstered storage units.
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