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PAINTED BLUE

Eletta Home Staging and Lispi & Co together to set up a farmhouse between Cortona and Montepulciano, in Tuscany.

When a story is authentic, it can only go straight to the heart. For this reason, when I looked around Emanuele Lispi’s showroom (www.illettoabaldacchino.it), on the banks of the river that crosses the fields across Città della Pieve, I immediately understood that his work would match perfectly to enhance the farmhouse where I was planning a home staging service.

 

Emanuele is really young and on the ball too, with bright ideas and proud of his work and his family, who has been working wrought iron since 1920’s. Classic material, wrought iron, which Emanuele has decided to interpret in a modern key by creating the Lispi & Co brand, – illettoabaldacchino.it. Together with his father, Claudio, he transformed the confusing workshop into a showroom where it is a pleasure to get lost. With a cocktail in hand (because here there is also a real bar counter, and Emanuele is a great barman) I wander between beds, sofas, armchairs, tables and many other pieces of furniture with a modern and unique design. And there I see it: the perfect bed to give character to the master bedroom.

 

 

Enrico” is a double canopy bed, in wrought iron, with simple and clean lines, which stands out both for its Maratea blue, so intense and bright, and for its tips and joints, forged as it was once. Absolutely magnificent with the blue and red geometric pattern cushions. And next to the bed, I think the Meta aluminum chair would be perfect; it’s handmade in painted aluminum. Designed by the well-known designer Giulio Iacchetti, in collaboration with Internoitaliano, it shows metal nails and rivets that refer to the construction style of the racing car bodywork of past decades.

 

“Meta” is also a stool, in the same bright blue.

 

My tour goes on and I find “Pigna”, a canopy in wrought iron with more modern lines. Its peculiarity? The turned cones placed on top of the four pillars. Its whiteness matches with the grays palette I had studied for the room with a sloping roof. Pigna is one of the models you can find on the website www.illettoabaldacchino.it

 

 

The authentic character of “Patricia” the console, in the kitchen; it’s made of round tubular, with a woven hand-woven sheet under top. Above is the “Zinco” lamp, a unique piece which is the result of an experiment by Emanuele, who used acids on galvanized sheet metal and made the lampshade by weaving wire, then painted it zinc yellow.

When I propose to Emanuele to put his furniture “in the window” using them to stage Casale Tuscany Wine, he does not hesitate a moment. “What we create in the workshop are not simple objects, but stories of our lives,” explains Emanuele. I can only agree, because this is exactly what I do at every home staging: I tell a story, I show potential buyers a place to live. Lispi & Co thus also became part of the Eletta Home Staging project #MettiInScenaLaTuaArte. 

Casale Tuscany Wine is for sale through the real estate agency Rolling Hills Italy. Soon the complete article with all the photos!

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