Officine Gullo and Aquazzura: Fashion Meets Design

For his new Venetian home, the founder of Aquazzura has chosen a tailor-made Officine Gullo kitchen in a turquoise palette

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Officine Gullo and Aquazzura: Fashion Meets Design
22/07/2021 - Luxury artisanal creations merging design and fashion. Andrea Gullo, Director of Officine Gullo, and Edgardo Osorio, founder and Creative Director of the Italian luxury footwear brand Aquazzura, have created a tailor-made kitchen for the Venetian residence of Osorio, Palazzo Corner Spinelli, in the San Marco district of Venice, on the Grand Canal. 2. Palazzo Corner Spinelli

2. Palazzo Corner Spinelli

The residence dates back to the end of the fifteenth century and is characterized by architecture that is representative of the transition from the Gothic to the Renaissance in Venetian art, evidenced by the façade on the canal.
An Officine Gullo kitchen was installed on the first floor in Osorio’s apartment, tailor-made by the designer, his residence and his brand. Upon discovering Officine Gullo, one of the aspects that most struck Edgardo Osorio was the richness of the colors and the attention to detail curated in Florence.
3. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

3. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

A turquoise kitchen with nickel finishes was created for him. The cooking appliances and refrigeration at professional performance level fit perfectly into the environment, characterized by a striped painted parquet floor and hand-decorated walls. Exotic animals, flowers and brightly colored trees recall motifs of fine 18th-century Chinese porcelain and transport the observer to an exotic garden and to distant places, as Osorio tells us: “the initial idea for the kitchen came about after visiting Villa Necchi in Milan. In the villa, there’s a room that features a hand-painted winter garden and I immediately fell in love with it. I always wanted to create a kitchen that resembled a living room and to do so I retrieved botanical drawings from the 18th century from which I drew inspiration for the trees and plants I wanted to use, mixing the flora of different seasons of the year.”
4. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

4. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

Osorio’s creativity was supported by Officine Gullo’s tailoring, following the designer’s wishes by forming a one-of-a-kind kitchen just as the Creative Director of Aquazzura had imagined: “during the renovation of my new home in Venice, I was looking for a special kitchen that was truly unique. I’ve never been a big fan of kitchen environments and for this reason I wanted to design one where spending time was a pleasure. I wanted to reproduce a winter garden that was filled with color, animals, and trees from different seasons of the year. The walls are all hand painted and Aquazzura’s iconic logo, the pineapple, is featured in the doors and knobs for a whimsical and personal touch. Creating this means the kitchen has truly become the heart of my home.”
5. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

5. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

The environment was designed based on Edgardo Osorio’s specific needs, to accommodate special moments spent with family and friends: “I’m used to organizing many private events and occasions, and my kitchen is often used for dinners and lunches with friends who come to visit me in Venice. Gullo kitchens are beautiful, colorful, full of unique details and handcrafted in Florence. For this reason, it was important that the first project for Aquazzura Casa was to be carried out with a company that could create an extraordinary kitchen environment that above all shared our values.”
 
The collaboration will continue with a new project that will be presented at the next Fuorisalone 2021, a capsule collection that will be presented at the next Fuorisalone 2021: a limited-edition series of Officine Gullo hand-painted cooking ranges decorated with the patterns of the new Aquazzura Casa tableware collection.


Officine Gullo on ARCHIPRODUCTS6. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

6. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

7. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

7. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

8. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

8. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

9. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

9. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

10. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

10. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

11. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

11. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

12. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

12. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

13. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

13. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

14. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

14. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

15. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

15. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

16. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

16. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

17. Edgardo Osorio

17. Edgardo Osorio

18. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

18. The tailor-made kitchen for Palazzo Corner Spinelli

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