A GREAT MAN, A GREAT MIND
Savona 18 Suites, housed in a typical Milanese railing house, with over a century of life behind, the object of an interesting renovation by the designer Aldo Cibic, based on the preservation of the architectural image of the historic building, that is a typical example of a Milanese court representative of the "style" of the Milanese residential courts, typical of the early twentieth century.
A perfect balance between the retro structure, expertly recovered without distorting it and the contemporary furnishings and décor. A large house with a minimalist concept located in the Navigli area of Milan, a few steps from Via Tortona:
"Savona 18 I lived as a big house, an intimate and welcoming place in the center of the fashion and design district of Milan. The lobby is a cozy living room, with lots of different fruits that stand together; at the entrance the counter, reminiscent of an out-of-scale Tibetan furniture, the yellow tile bench, along with the graphics of the walls, in contrast to the neutral tones of the room, create an effect of warm minimalism. In the courtyard, one lives the profoundly Milanese experience of living in a railing house, while the mural is the citation of an incomplete, poetic skyline in its soft colours."
Aldo Cibic. Artist and Designer
Aldo Cibic was born in Schio (VI) in 1955 and is approaching the world of self-taught design. In 1977 he became a member of Sottsass Associati, and in 1981 he was one of the founders of Memphis. An innovator by vocation, far from gender labels and stylistic constraints, Cibic immediately adopts "experimentation as a practice". At the end of the eighties he founded the studio Cibic and in 1991 he launched "Standard", his first self-produced collection. Projects such as "The Solid Side" (1995) and "New Stories New Design" (2002) encourage a dynamic relationship between man and space and propose an original way of designing places with respect to social dynamics. With the same vocation "Microrealities" (2004) and "Rethinking Happiness" (2010). In 1989 he founded the studio Cibic & Partners; in 2010 he started the Cibicworkshop. Aldo Cibic teaches at the Politecnico di Milano, the IUAV of Venice and the Domus Academy, and is an honorary professor at Tongji University in Shanghai.