Piero Lissoni completes inaugural UK showroom for DePadova - architecture and design

Piero Lissoni completes inaugural UK showroom for DePadova



Italian architect Piero Lissoni has designed a west London showroom for furniture brand DePadova, arranging its interiors to resemble a luxury penthouse.
Occupying the first floor of a David Chipperfield-designed building in Chelsea, the DePadova showroom has been created by Piero Lissoni to boast a number of living-room style set-ups.

This is the first brick-and-mortar DePadova space to open in the UK. The brand made plans to expand its presence globally after being acquired by Boffi in 2015, and has since established branches in Milan, Paris, and New York.
"We chose Chelsea because it's Chelsea," Lissoni told Dezeen, who is also art director of DePadova. "For me its such a vibrant quarter, full of interesting places ? shops, restaurants, design stores, beautiful buildings. The community there is also like a small village."
The showroom has been finished simply with white-painted walls and pale grey linoleum floors. Light floods in from expansive panels of glazing, which overlook the boutique-lined streets below.
"To be [called] minimalistic is a fantastic complement ? I'm Milanese, I like to be simple and for there to be a natural understatement in style, in life. And a little bit of elegance ? that is a crucial word," explained Lissoni.

"Some of us design very cleanly, and others like things to be a bit noisier, but in the end its only a discussion about language. I prefer my semantic to be more sophisticated, more calm, more silent....
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