When design meets the mountains: a loft flat in Courmayeur that plays with the contrasts of different types of wood combined with iron and glass.
On the top floor of a building in Courmayeur, a 1970s flat has been transformed into a contemporary alpine designer attic.
The story unfolds as soon as you enter the living room, dominated by a large wood-burning fireplace with a large exposed chimney completely lined with a single sheet of wax-treated iron. Light is provided by the dormer windows on the pitches of the gabled concrete roof, framed and embellished with old fir wood cladding. On the floor, the flush-laid antique oak parquet is combined with the old fir wall panelling.
All the handcrafted furnishings, combined with the modern design of the light fittings and the LED light cuts in the woodwork, contribute to the creation of a contemporary mountain environment.
The choice of fabrics for the curtains, sofas, armchairs and seating recalls the typical mountain check and tartan, creating a modern contrast with the selection of more Nordic iron accessories and finishes. The considerable height of the flat suggested the construction of a mezzanine to be used as a suspended relaxation area with an iron access ladder and glass parapet. The windows of the pentagonal house become open paintings of the Mont Blanc nature.
The team involved for this house: