Bachelors Of Design
Condé Nast House & Garden|February 2019
Bachelors Of Design

Filled with pieces by design luminaries, a gritty Milan apartment is the newest home of the Dimore Studio cofounders

Lee Marshall

Milanese design partnership Dimore Studio has made a name out of creating stories for its clients to live, shop or work in. It’s a relief, then, to discover that when Dimore Studio’s cofounders Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran make a home for themselves, they’re firmly in first-person mode. Part diary, part autobiography, the pair’s new Milanese apartment is the least obviously ‘designed’ of their interiors to date, despite the fact that nothing is out of place. The paradox is explained by two musings Emiliano lets drop as he and Britt show me around. The first: ‘A house isn’t just walls and tables, it’s also things like the glasses you choose and the placing of a cushion – you can’t go down to that level of detail with clients.’ The second: ‘We like houses that are “wrong”.’ Put the two together to unveil the secret of Mr and Mr Dimore’s new home: obsessively controlled dissonance.

Not a couple, Britt and Emiliano are friends and professional partners who also happen to live together. They first met in the late 1990s and an immediate creative and personal rapport was forged that would lead to the founding of Dimore Studio in 2003.

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February 2019