Husband and wife duo Demetrio Zanetti and Veruska Gennari handpick the vintage and contemporary furniture they showcases at their gallery Demos Mobilia in Chiasso, Switzerland, one of the largest design shops in Europe. Not surprisingly, their own home, located in the Swiss-Italian city of Lugano, is filled with a glamorous mix of old and new. We’re particularly intrigued by their chandelier-lit eat-in kitchen. Get the look with the following elements.
Above: A kitchen that stands ready for dinner parties, the light-filled space features a modern chandelier, marble-top table, stainless steel appliances, and a checked stone floor.
Above L: Nestled in a corner, a fireplace and a midcentury classic lounge chair (see below). Dishes are kept on open shelves for easy access. Above R: By the entry, vintage Italian vases are displayed on a ebony-molded plywood CTM coffee table by Charles Eames.
Above: The Marble Top/Elm Base Dining Table from Crate & Barrel is available in three sizes (from 48 to 72 inches wide); prices start at $999. The table is also available in a Marble Top/Dark Steel Base version.
Above: Made by Swiss manufacturer Horgen Glasus, the couple’s Massive Wood Dining Chairs date from the 1960s. They’re available via Demos Mobilia; inquire about pricing. For a similar option, consider the Afton Chair with Wood Seat in a walnut finish; $399 from Room & Board.
Above: Handcrafted in Schoolhouse Electric’s Portland, Oregon, factory, the Chandelier Sergeant Green Lamp has a hand-welded steel base in a green finish, and its six exposed bulbs hang from adjustable braided-cloth cording (choose red or khaki); $285. Also consider British firm Bowles and Linares’ steel and silk-cord Farol Chandelier, the light pictured on the cover of the Remodelista book.
Above: The Marset Polo Wall Lamp, designed by Joan Gaspar, comes in black and white; $495 via OLighting.
Above: The 36-inch Bertazzoni Professional Series Pro-Style Gas Range with six sealed brass burners is $4,349 via Designer Appliances.
Above: A 36-inch 600 CFM Wall Chimney Hood by XO is $649 via Amazon.
Above: The metal-framed Borsani P40 Lounge Chair, designed by Osvaldo Borsani in 1955 for Italian company Tecno and a favorite among architects, is still in production. It’s available in leather or fabric, and in a black or satin nickel base finish, starting at $10,197 at Hive Modern.
Above: A vintage ebony molded-plywood CTM Coffee Table by Charles Eames for Herman Miller is available via 1st Dibs for $2,200.
Above: Demos Mobilia offers a variety of Vintage Ceramic Vases from Italy and Germany.
Above: The Bulb Vase in aqua is $66 from Heath Ceramics.
Above: Architect Silvia Song’s Nested Maple Bowls start at $149 at March in San Francisco. Read about her work in Moody Blues: Silvia Song’s Indigo-Dyed Bowls and More.
Above: Italian-made Organic Dinnerware is $18 for a mug and $21 for a dinner plate at Hudson & Grace in SF.
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