Casa Campanini

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Casa Campanini
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The entry gate
Casa Campanini is located in Milan
Casa Campanini
Casa Campanini
Casa Campanini is located in Italy
Casa Campanini
Casa Campanini
General information
Architectural styleArt Nouveau
Address11, Via Bellini
Town or cityMilan
CountryItaly
Construction started1903
Construction stopped1906
Design and construction
ArchitectAlfredo Campanini

Casa Campanini ("House Campanini") is a prominent Art Nouveau building in Milan, Italy, located at 11, Via Bellini.[1] It was realized between 1903 and 1906 by architect Alfredo Campanini, who later inhabited the building.[1]

A main visual feature of the buildings are the concrete caryatids located at its main entrance, by the sculptor Michele Vedani, which represent an obvious reference to those of Palazzo Castiglioni (by architect Giuseppe Sommaruga), another prominent Art Nouveau building of Milan.[2] The wrought iron gate, designed by Campanini himself[1] and realized by Alessandro Mazzucotelli (a renowned representative of Milanese Art Nuoveau sculpture)[2] is decorated with flower patterns; similar decorations are also found in the internal lift cage, also in iron.[1][2]

The interior of the palace has a number of polychrome glasses, friezes, and frescos, all in an Art Nouveau style; some of the inner rooms still house the original furniture and pottery. Notable decorations, representing cherries, are found on the ceiling of the internal yard.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e V. Lanza (1993), p. 55
  2. ^ a b c Casa Campanini Archived April 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

References[edit]

  • Attilia Lanza (1993), Milano e i suoi palazzi: Porta Orientale, Romana e Ticinese. Libreria Meravigli Editrice.

Coordinates: 45°27′57″N 9°12′15″E / 45.4657°N 9.2041°E / 45.4657; 9.2041