MARCELO LUCINI is known throughout his native Argentina and around the world for his artisan-made home and fashion accessories. Marcelo’s passion for his country’s natural resources play an integral role in how he designs and he travels extensively to source the unique organic materials used in his creations like bamboo, bone, cactus, horn, onyx and a precious metal called alpaca.
Marcelo’s shop Airedelsur in Buenos Aires has garnered plenty of press attention since it opened in 2004. And if you are already a fan, many of his home and fashion accessories are sold in the U.S. at Neiman Marcus, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman. I began researching Marcelo because so many of his original designs were being featured in fashion and design magazines that I thought it might be neat to see where Marcelo spends his down time. Lucky for us, Marcelo’s Buenos Aires apartment was featured recently in Australian Vogue.
Marcelo’s apartment mixes a purple and grey color palette with parquet floors, mid century furnishings and contemporary art for a thoroughly modern feel.
1950’s rockers sit atop polished parquet floors.
Two 1920’s industrial stools sit in front of a 1960’s console table and a piece of Marcelo’s favorite expressionist art.
In the dining room, purple walls mix flawlessly with Empire furniture.
In another view, a 1950’s atomic light fixture adds to the mix.
A close-up of the atomic light fixture and an interesting mantel display.
For a bit of humor, tiki-fringed stools in a living room seating area.
And in the bedroom, what looks to be a Fornasetti chair, an off-center starburst mirror, a fur-topped bed and a spooky human sculpture keep things interesting.
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