The inspiring painting
A very special painting inspired the project of the whole living room in terms of forms, materials and colours. Here is the story by its designer, Daniela.
“The painter was Celso Maggio Andreani, a deaf-mute restorer, born in Mantua in the earliest twentieth century. You can guess all his life in this silent, brilliant, amazing painting.
The picture itself is the portrait of the moonlight on a modern building facade, in the dark night of Milan sky. It is realistic and abstract at same time and – I think – at the highest level. It highlights the different surfaces of plaster on a wall and the effects of time on it.
Isn’t it astonishing how you can describe in a painting the way time is passing by in your life? Just think how difficult is to tell the same thing by words. That’s how the rich and deep meaning of this painting inspired the wall and the room around it.”