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Inspired by the Renaissance masters, a family home becomes more than just black and white.

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Inspired by the Renaissance masters, a family home becomes more than just black and white.

The word ‘monochrome’ gets bandied about a lot in interiors, and indeed, the duo-tonal black and white palette is one that is often employed.  Occasionally though, we see a project that truly understands the extreme power that bold contrasts of light and shade can have within a structure’s overall composition.

Charged with creating a “modern, minimal and beautiful” home, Jean-Pierre Biasol of Biasol Studio looked to a technique famously employed by Rembrandt and Caravaggio.  “Chiaroscuro, translating to “light-dark” in Italian, inspired and guided the design language of Casa Chiaroscuro as we balanced natural light and dark surfaces to create both voluminous and intimate spaces that have a calming effect,” he says.

As a home to a young family, spaces were needed for being together, for solitude and for large family gatherings.  “The design brief gave us the freedom to use colour and materials in a way we hadn’t seen before.  Floor to ceiling glass windows, sliding doors and a central skylight provide the light, and we designed bold compositions of black oak joinery against a tonal palette to provide depth and contrast in the large, light-filled spaces and to denote the places where the family come together,” he says.

Biasol designed the home’s impressive bathrooms to be deeply immersive spaces. The master ensuite is a luxurious retreat with Fibonacci Stone’s Eventide terrazzo tiles used on the walls, floor and splashback, and its ability to work within lighter or darker spaces is superbly realised here.

The family bathroom, is similarly striking, but here the lighter, more neutral Flannel Flower creates a calm cocoon with a lovely sense of warmth.

“This is a beautifully conceived and executed project by Biasol,” says Fibonacci Stone’s Creative Director, Michael Karakolis.  “I never tire of seeing black contrasts against our products and this one takes it to the next level. It also demonstrates the ability of our products from different collections to complement each other, as here we have products from the Neues and Intuit ranges working alongside in a project with a really impressive outcome.”

 

 

Eventide, from our Neues collection, where architecture and nature collide in an ode to the hard-edged beauty of Brutalist forms.

Like the moments between day and night, when the light ebbs and flows, Eventide has the ability to appear either warm or cool. Almost fossil-like in appearance, mixed amongst the small grey shapes and base are handsome flecks of warm orange, amber and olive green.  Eventide combines the strength of appearance of a bluestone, with the complexity of a stunning terrazzo.

 

Flannel Flower, from our Intuit collection, where history, nature and memory converge, evoking rich memories and a beautiful sense of familiarity.

A subtly gentle fusion of patterns that resemble a pale, traditional terrazzo, the characteristics of Flannel Flower bring to mind a recognisable and reassuring form. A gentle mix of warm grey and fresh white Carrara marble conflate within a light grey base to an almost translucent neutral in which, en

 

Like all of our products, Flannel Flower and Eventide are stocked items, with no lead time or minimum order quantity (MOQ) – ensuring that you experience no project delays, no need to re-select, and have no disappointed clients.