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n immense living room, glazing all around you and the sun on the lake pours inside this space lighting up pieces with a refined design: this young family’s new home is a masterpiece of contemporary interior design.
We are in Lake Ceresio, better known as Lake Lugano, in a small town surrounded by the landscape and with an evocative name too: Paradiso (lit. paradise). In a privileged location, a stone's throw away from the capital of the Ticino canton, at the feet of Monte Salvatore, a spectacular mountain that rises approximately one thousand metres above the lake.


Facing a large lakeside view terrace, there’s an area of the living room with a more contemplative feel, here two icons of modern design take centre stage: the LC2 armchairs by Le Corbusier (Cassina) and the Lounge Chair by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra.


The result of joining two apartments together, this new home occupies an entire floor, giving life to a large and bright space with a majestic 360 view. A central block formed by the technical compartment of the stairs and the lift divides the apartment into a bedroom area that faces the mountain and an open-plan living room that faces the lake. Here, besides a kitchen and a dining area, we have a living room with a TV and Hi-Fi and facing a large covered terrace, a seating area in which the Lounge chair by Charles & Ray Eames and two LC2 armchairs by Le Corbusier invite you to contemplate this wonderful view.


Outdoor furniture by B&B and Paola Lenti. On the right-hand side, the Nido armchair, design Patricia Urquiola.

The covered terrace of this apartment at the penultimate floor has an incomparable view over Lake Lugano. Outdoor furniture by B&B and Paola Lenti. On the right-hand side, the Nido armchair, design Patricia Urquiola.


At the penultimate floor of a residential building, this apartment benefits from a large covered terrace, a veritable outdoor living room. Thanks to glass parapets, there’s an open view of the landscape, whether you’re outside or happily sitting in the warm living room.


Extra-light shelves subdivide the spaces. Near the dining area, the iconic Nuvola Rossa bookcase designed by Vico Magistretti in 1977 for Cassina. In the background, in the entrance, the Sciangai coat hanger by Zanotta.

In the area of the living room set aside for a TV, large and extremely comfy sofas invite you to relax.


Paying great attention to choosing colours in the right shade has resulted in a harmonious scheme. A combination of shades of grey and black-and-white was chosen for the pieces that have an extremely light structure such as the Zenit bookcase designed by Giuseppe Bavuso in 1997 and there are pleasant splashes of colour too. Adopting the same grout-less resin floor throughout the project confers to all the spaces an elegant feel with an airy and homogeneous effect. This forms the perfect backdrop for showcasing the contemporary design icons that decorate the space.


An intersection between living room and kitchen, the dining area has an intimate and welcoming feel. The Saarinen table and Conference chairs by Knoll, Skygarden chandelier by Flos.

The focus of the dining area that acts as an intersection between the living room and the kitchen, is the Saarinen table designed for Knoll in 1957. With its classic oval top in Calacatta marble and its elegant pedestal, this design icon is the archetypal table. The scheme’s intimate and convivial feel is completed by Conference padded chairs, designed by Saarinen as well in 1957 and Skygarden by Marcel Wanders, a large semi-circle-shaped chandelier that is internally decorated with a floral garland in plaster.

A breakfast bar in white Corian connects to the corner kitchen between two low-level units clad in wood. And around it, the colourful Masters stools by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell. K20 kitchen by Boffi-Kitchen.

k20 kitchen by Boffi

With an interrupted monolithic feel, the kitchen units have groove-less and handle-less fronts in wood veneer and a contrasting light-reflecting top in steel. Integrated in the wall, cupboards and appliances disappear from plain sight.

zona notte e area relax usata con home cinema. Salvioni design solutions

Decorated with soft, soothing tones, the bedroom is large enough to be divided into a sleeping area and a relaxation area that acts as a home cinema.

A retractable screen, attached to the false ceiling at the back of a thin partition, comes down for projecting films. And there’s a small desk with a simple silhouette, perfect for working in the quietest part of the home.

Each room has a prevailing colour: green in one, orange in the other. Carpets by Paola Lenti, wardrobes by Poliform, Tip Ton chairs by Vitra. In the foreground, on the Tip Top coffee table by Kartell, the I Ricchi Poveri-Toto lamp by Ingo Maurer, on the desks the famous Tolomeo lamps designed by Michele De Lucchi for Artemide

Bathrooms with a simple, clean aesthetic, decorated with cabinets and fixtures by Antonio Lupi.

Bathrooms with a simple, clean aesthetic, decorated with cabinets and fixtures by Antonio Lupi. The architects created a partition wall with practical recesses to separate the bathtub from the WC and bidet.


A perfect home, especially designed to enhance the quality of the space and the modern design icons that decorate it. A small paradise devoted to beauty, perfect for spending treasured moments with family and friends. This magnificent project was overseen by an interior designer from Salvioni Lugano, the Swiss office of the Salvioni Design Solutions network, who has overseen every single detail, from managing the building site to choosing the colour of the curtains. The owners are going to have a hard time deciding on their favourite spot!



Design project

Lake apartment renovation
Lake Lugano, Switzerland 

Renovation and interior design:
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Salvioni Milano Durini
Via Durini 3, Milan, Italy



Courtesy Salvioni Design Solutions

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