There is a boundary beyond which living takes on completely different facets. Classic points of reference shift to a scale that differs from the ordinary, where lifestyles are unconventional. As are proportions. In this case, ‘custom-designed’ takes over, becoming – this time – routine, a necessity for every millimeter of a square meter, in pursuit of total, satisfying exclusivity. This design process was adopted for the interiors of two Russian private residences – one close to Moscow and the other in Siberia – entirely furnished by Visionnaire, which has made high-end tailored products its company philosophy, mirroring a clear market trend aimed at increasingly contemporary luxury.
The riverfront Siberian villa nestled in a fir forest features a similar approach to design, dictated by the taste of the mature local market. Passionate about design, architecture and art and eager to enjoy a green space in their own homes, Russian customers choose top-end interior design solutions and select products that are technical and highly distinctive; products that can express uniqueness in all aspects of the project. Hence the green heart in a house just outside the city of Krasnoyarsk, an intimate, relaxed space located inside the building. Transparencies have been used to accentuate materials such as wood, with its warm colors, and marble, which is used in several areas. The dining area is a banquet of materials: an extra-long table, another version of Revenge, is used for conversation and dining, combined with the Jera chairs, part of the capsule collection designed by Steve Leung, a celebration of modernity with glossy lacquered solid wood, a backrest and caps made of chromed aluminium, a curved plywood shell covered on the outside with leather and fabric upholstery. The area also contains the blue velvet Hemingway bench designed by Samuele Mazza and the bamboo silk rug designed by Giuseppe Viganò.
The two living areas alternate soft and hard materials. A notable inclusion is the Kingsley series of upholstered furniture designed by Giuseppe Viganò, which plays with enveloping shapes, coating them with polished stainless steel and leather upholstery. Legend, designed by Fabio Bonfà, also reinterprets capitonné workmanship, combining leather and fabrics with brushed metal. The Elder Un floor lamp, redesigned by Bonfà, references the ‘70s. The outdoor and spa areas, essential to contemporary Russian lifestyle, feature the same bespoke luxury approach.
A villa just outside Moscow consists of one thousand square metres spread over three floors with a breath-taking terrace. It exclusively contains top-end furniture, enabling minute details to form a majestic ensemble in all the rooms. The combination of muted colors and the precious marble, inlays and wood form a backdrop to the customized details of the total look, which is immediately visible in the entrance hall. Here, positioned in the centre of the room, is the sculptural Lavinia bench, featuring a twin seat decorated with studs and a large-mesh cast brass chain. Its profile is emphasized by its reflection in the mirrors which, along with wood and metal, make up the panels of the adjacent Windsor boiserie. This effect leaves you speechless, not least in the areas designed for receiving guests, which immediately reveal what ‘stuff’ the interior design firm and the client are made of.
The double-height living room is enhanced by the linear design and barely discernible capitonné with visible stitching of the Legend sofa, which is lit by the warm light of the Brunilde chandelier through curved cones attached to a chromed brass central spear. Meanwhile, in the dining room, you can admire the top of the Revenge table, designed by Alessandro La Spada with a graphic inlay, consisting of 5 types of marble, which rests on a steel structure.
The ‘70s-inspired Clem upholstered chairs, made of brass and covered with white nubuck, along with the blown-glass Swanson chandelier, accompany business dinners or formal evenings. Another room takes inspiration from Neoplasticism, a tribute to artist Piet Mondrian predominantly featuring geometric shapes and rigorous volumes, and contains the Babylon collection, consisting of sofas made of nubuck and metal elements, the Galahad chandelier designed by Philippe Montels with its champagne-colored aluminum flakes and Swarosky pendents and the Solstice table, made of laser-cut stainless steel and glass. Here, as in other areas, the art gallery is exclusively designed by Visionnaire. The sleeping area is a dress tailored for the owners. It contains five bedrooms with bed frames and headboards upholstered in nubuck leather and a dressing room furnished with the modular Annie wall system, which alternates customized mirrored surfaces with draws and leather shelves.