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Flat Eleven Is a 50 sqm Flat in the Heart of Florence

Studio Pierattelli Architetture reimagined an apartment in the heart of Florence, Italy, as a contemporary 50-square-meter flat full of comfort and functionality. Despite its compact size, Flat Eleven feels open and lacks for nothing as the reconfiguration splits the interior into two levels making it feel more spacious.

Pierattelli Architetture custom made the furnishings so they would be size appropriate and not take up unnecessary space. A lacquered wooden bench covered in denim cushions extends down and forms a planter box for added greenery.

A rounded arch helps define the living room and kitchen spaces while acting as a focal point in both. French herringbone parquet floors unify the entire interior and brighten up the space with its light color.

Cantilevered stairs lead to the upstairs bedroom and store a bicycle underneath and out of the way.

Photos by Iuri Niccolai.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.