Parioli penthouse

Location: Rome
Product: Medoc
Collection: Natural Genius
Architects: Studio Crachi
Year: 2018
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Carried out by Studio Crachi in Rome, the design for the conversion of 300 square metres of attic space in the Roman district of Parioli has been a testing ground for experimenting with finishes and materials.

Studio Crachi, apartment in Rome, wood flooring Medoc Natural Genius by Listone Giordano.

The project involved salvaging some of the more strongly characteristic components of the existing architecture and integrating them with new elements in such a way as to create a warm and contemporary atmosphere. The sliding doors were restored and updated with their brass details, that recall naval architecture, dating back to the last renovation in the mid 1970s. The marble floor, found under parquet from the 1980s that was removed, underwent restoration and was integrated with a series of rectangular modules made using Medoc Natural Genius wood flooring by Listone Giordano.

Studio Crachi, apartment in Rome, wood flooring Medoc Natural Genius by Listone Giordano.

Characterised by their trapezoidal shape and sawn-edge finish, this parquet gives the floor a contemporary yet handcrafted look. Medoc is part of the Natural Genius collection, a far-reaching project that aims to celebrate genius in the most diverse expressions of art, music, graphic design and architecture. With Natural Genius, Listone Giordano is the first company in the field of wood flooring to rely on the creativity and inventiveness of numerous talents in diverse cultural sectors to come up with designs for contemporary wood surfaces.

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Studio Crachi, apartment in Rome, wood flooring Medoc Natural Genius by Listone Giordano.

The Medoc Natural Genius version by Michele De Lucchi and Philippe Nigro, used in the Rome project, is characterised by the original trapezoid design similar to the tapering of the trunks of trees, freely inspired from the form of old planks: “When you still used planks that were not squared-off so as to not waste any wood”. The imprecise sawn cut of the surface (or sawn surface) exalts the effects of the light, the textural feel and the three-dimensionality of French oak. At the same time, the tones of colour obtained via natural treatments with oil give the oak a worn appearance, simulating the effects of exposure to weather.

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