Few changes needed to renovate the new Roman home for a young couple in the Parioli district, aimed primarily at the creation of a second bathroom and a second bedroom.

The limitation in the interventions, dictated also by the constructive characteristics of the apartment, risked to mitigate a project that instead found redemption precisely in the finishes and careful selection of furnishings, thus transforming the couple of young customers, totally unaware of the world of interior design, in passionate partners of the selection process of the various furnishings completions.

Project name: lassica con brio
Architect’ Firm: Filippo Bombace
Website:  www.filippobombace.com
Lead Architects: Filippo Bombace
Other participants: Teresa Paratore architect
Project location: Rome – Italy
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Built Area: 110 m2
Photo credits: Serena Eller Vainicher

Brands / Products


Parquet Corà finish Rovere Sahara laying french herringbone


Sofa Mayor by &tradition (design Arne Jacobsen) Umbrella stand Duo by Mogg


Model Lab13 by Aran colour white and sand oak with top in natural quartz Fenix color white malè

Wall coating Ceramica Sant’Agostino collection Terre Nuove, décor Caleido Light Stool Norm by &tradition

Living/dining room

Extending table Hula-Hoop by Imperial line, dimensions 140 x 90 cm, in white lacquered with snow oak top

Chair Visu Chair by Muuto finish oak

Sofa Louis small by Meridiani, covered with Tinto fabric by Zimmer Rohde

TV stand Portobello by Maison du Monde, in solid oak Bookcase Opal by Maisons du Monde, in black painted metal Painting by the Polish artist Margherita Lipinska

Side tables House Doctor in lacquered iron Wall colors by Bludiprussia colorificio

Little table Hebanon 1830 Paradox model in canaletto walnut with top in rosewood inlays, bois de rose and ash, dimensions cm 75 x 85 h (large) and cm 50 x 50 h (small)


Hinged LInvisibile doors with handles Lama by Olivari, superanthracite satin finish

Bathroom 1

Ceramic wall covering in porcelain stoneware Marazzi TecnicaN neutral tortora, size 60 x 60 cm

Ceramic wall covering in glazed stoneware tiles Tonalite series Tavella diamond, size 7.5 x 15 cm, white color

Washbasin Ceramica Flaminia series Pass 62, color white Washbasin cabinet and mirror in two finishes of artisan design Shower tray Catalano new verso size cm 90 x 72

Shower cabin Disenia free corner, extra-clear glass, polished chrome finish WC Catalano Sphere Newflush

Geberit drain box, white sigma 01 plate

Zucchetti sink and shower faucets series pan, glossy chrome finish

Bathroom 2

Ceramic wall covering in porcelain stoneware Marazzi TecnicaN neutral tortora, size 60 x 60 cm

Ceramic wall covering in Tonalite glazed stoneware tile series Silk color mink glossy finish. size 7.5 x 15 cm

Ceramic wall coating in glazed porcelain stoneware Mutina series Tex, blue color Washbasin Ceramica Flaminia series Pass 62, color white

Washbasin cabinet of artisan design Alape round mirror with integrated light

Disenia wave shower tray in Aquatek, dimensions 130 x 70 cm

Disenia square shower enclosure in niche double sliding extraclear transparent glass, WC and bidet Catalano ZERO suspended, Wc Newflush

Geberit drain box, black 20 sigma plate

Zucchetti washbasin, bidet and shower faucets series pan, matt black finish

Double bedroom

Hebanon 1830 Iris model with iridescent onion-colored velvet upholstery, legs in galvanized rose gold steel, dimensions 62 x 68 x 78 h bedside tables Portobello by Maison du Monde in solid oak abat-jour &tradition Flowerpot model designed by Verner Panton Frette linens


Recessed ceiling lighting Deep Ringo by Delta Light, white finish Ceiling Surface lighting Boxy by Delta Light, white finish Pendant Circus by Innermost, various colours and dimensions Chandelier Leaf by MM Lampadari, finish glossy copper Floor lamp Dots by MM Lampadari, finish glossy copper

Window curtains

Zimmer Rohde fabrics

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On the tastes of the 1930s inevitably transmitted by the building, a pavement of oak parquet laid with a diagonal French style is developed, to underline the main axis of the dwelling and a delicate work of painting works that marks the existing arches and frames. space between the tones of white, of blue dust and of antique pink.

On this warm and comfortable basic lay-out are then inserted the various furnishings, taken from the world of Scandinavian design and that instead of the Italian tradition, according to a story that recounts the flavors and stylistic and material choices of the ’50s design – ’60, combining historical icons with even contemporary pieces, in a pleasant general harmony.

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In the sleeping area a walk-in closet bordered by a double sliding glass side by side of the bed. The bathrooms are set up with a right mix of vintage flavors with more contemporary elements: in particular, the washbasin compositions are based on an artisan design, such as the bathroom accessible directly from the bedroom, worked in laminate in various colors.

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The lighting, partly minimal and built-in, combined with the most lively suspensions or even elements of recovery, thus gives the light accents and the right brio to the young home.

Filippo Bombace, was born in Rome where he graduated in architecture with full marks and honours and where he opened his own professional office, the Oficina de Arquitectura.

The professional activity, fully documented by Italian and foreign specialized publications, interviews and films made by networks of the sector and others, is characterized by several projects related to residential complexes, private residences and stores, both in Italy and in the world; the specific typology of projects has allowed a particular deepening of the expressive possibilities of the materials, of the execution techniques and, above all, the study of the suggestive and “compositive” qualities of the integrated light with the architecture design.

In addition, he places side by side at the architectural scale the design activity of furniture elements – often characterized by their convertibility and integration with the light, elements for the bathroom, and the search for possible interactions between the world of design and music, recognizing both the same compositional approach.


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