kauri wood

Industrial Styled Conversion

This industrial style renovation by designer Paola Navone, transformed a 200-year-old factory into an inviting home in Italy. With a impressive 52 windows this incredibly light and open home contains stunning features from huge swaths of Indian cotton draped over the vintage iron-framed bed, double-height cabinets used as wardrobes to custom made tiles, furnisher and lighting. What a transformation from what started its life as a silkworm farm.

Above: Clever use of up cycling can be seen with the use of a trolley found at a flea market, being used as a coffee table. Alongside an expansive Navone–designed sofa for Linteloo. Custom pendants by photographer Mark Eden Schooley hang above the dining table.

Above: The massive dining table—39 feet long, made of kauri wood thousands of years old, and designed by Mario Botta—sits on a intricate carpet of tile.

Above: The loft’s bed and bath areas are equally compelling. the owners bought this stunning old iron-framed bed at a flea market which now takes pride of place in the room, swaddled mostly in white Indian cotton.