Mediterranean charm, stories of light and colours
The history of the Mediterranean is a very ancient one, originating in the beautiful natural landscapes suspended between sea, sun and welcoming coastlines. The context has generated an age-old tradition – one which has shaped residential styles, bringing out the beauty of the typical materials: stone, sober and elegant: white lime-wash, reflecting the sunlight; wood, to contrast the pale colours; ceramics, handmade and colourful; wrought iron, for beds and light-fittings; and natural fabrics such as linen and cotton. The colours, too – blue, white and yellow – provide a visual account of the extraordinary charm of the Mediterranean, a meeting place that has always been a crossroads of peoples and cultures.
These collective images have come down through time, arriving in our modern day with all their grace and lightness and enabling surroundings to be created in which we experience a harmonious contact with nature. Just a few clever touches are needed to give an architectural project a Mediterranean charm: for example, by giving more space to natural light and choosing simple furnishings, embellished with colourful majolica-ware or with accessories that evoke the marine world.