A sophisticated exploration of materials, extreme customization and obsessive attention to detail are the values that distinguish this design project by architect Egidio Panzera at Milan’s Vertical Forest. The expert use of materials and seamless dialog between indoors and out generate a domestic oasis in the city’s epicenter. The harmonious combination of materials and custom solutions and the ability to conceal that which is not meant to be seen are the design pillars of an apartment custom-tailored to fit the owner’s personality like a bespoke suit.

Everything, down to the smallest detail, was taken into consideration ‒ the space is sculpted by light, emphasizing the materials while underscoring the overlapping planes and juxtaposition of spaces.

The Groundpiece sofa designed by architect Antonio Citterio, shown here in a stand-alone version featuring two cowhide-clad console armrests that serve as handy table top surfaces and shelves for storing objects of all kinds, was chosen to furnish the living room. Elegant Bangkok ottomans upholstered in skillfully woven cowhide and Guscio armchairs upholstered in luxurious leather complete the room’s decor.

Architect: Egidio Panzera