An Italian Revival: Venetian Plaster & Mid-Century Travertine
Finished with a thin veil, a certain luminosity is created through soft strokes of plaster on interior walls. Quietly transforming a space, this modern revisitation of Venetian Plaster lends a certain warmth to minimal interiors and pared-down living spaces. The effect is a stillness that creates the perfect backdrop to weighty, mid-century travertine furnishings. Popularized through the 70’s and 80’s, these vintage pieces in the style of Italian designers Angelo Mangiarotti and Mario Bellini have seen a resurgence in design. Travertine tables and heavy pedestals are fine works of art in and of themselves, adding a museum-like quality to otherwise bare space. From these classical materials used across the centuries comes a modern yet ethereal revisitation of depth and sculptural movement.