Our natural affinity for anything Italian is evident in the way we enjoy their pizza, pasta and wine.

We admire their taste and flair for fashion and design. But more than all this, we love the way Italians continue to redefine style, elegance and craftsmanship.

Italy is home to some of the greatest minds and talents like Enzo Ferrari, Leonardo da Vinci, Andrea Bocelli, Christopher Columbus, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo Buonarroti, making the country and its people the epitome of timeless beauty and sophistication.

And for centuries, Italians have continuously set the benchmark for all things superior—from shoes to clothes down to the interiors of their homes—without having to sacrifice comfort.

Luckily, Filipinos can have a taste of that true Italian living through Century Properties’ Versace Home-designed Milano Residences.

Launched in late 2010, Milano Residences is one of only five Versace Home interior–designed properties worldwide. The others are Hotel Plaza in New York City, Palazzo Versace both in Dubai and in Australia and Damac Tower in Beirut.

The 53-story residential tower being built at the Century City in Makati will showcase the distinctive mark of the Versace Home.

According to Century Properties Group Inc., the entire amenity area of the Milano Residences will be designed by Versace Home, allowing the project to have that authentic Italian flair.

“Amenities of the residential masterpiece—from the grand lobby to the library, business center, swimming pool and juice bar—will be draped in genuine Versace Home aesthetic,” the company claimed.

MILANO Residences is one of only five Versace Home interior designed properties worldwide.

Personalized services

Future residents can also choose to have their units designed by Versace Home or be adorned by branded fine furniture pieces.

“Aside from showcasing Versace Home’s great interior detailing in the Milano’s common areas, we are giving our residents the flexibility and distinction of extending this exquisite experience into their own private space,” added Robbie Antonio, Milano project head and CPGI managing director.

“Versace Home is offering personalized interior design services for Milano’s unit owners,” Antonio added.

According to him, residents who chose to have their units designed by Versace Home will have exclusive access to the brand’s fine home collection and the rare luxury of having their own residence adorned with the art of essential living—as what the brand is highly known for.

“The Versace world is not just expressed in fashion, but in the full spectrum of art and creativity. From our love of beauty come tailor-made interior design services and home furnishings that tell of a genuine lifestyle—one that truly shows what ‘Made in Italy’ is all about,” said Gian Giacomo Ferraris, CEO of Gianni Versace SpA.

And such exquisite details are evident in the Versace Home line—from linens, tapestries, pillows to furniture, silverware, and glass and porcelain pieces.

Superior craftsmanship

“To be surrounded by finely crafted pieces will be the daily pleasures of a Milano resident,” Antonio claimed, adding that “superior craftsmanship of one-of-a-kind and tailor-made pieces from the brand will be showcased in Milano.”

Currently, a bubble sofa—statement piece by the brand—can be found at the Milano showroom in a pattern exclusively created for the building’s grand lobby. A sunburst coffee table made of a crystal top and steel frame structure complements the sofa’s whimsical appeal.

Dining chairs upholstered in rich black leather and steel chrome tables engraved with the iconic fret speak of Versace Home’s creative play of the classical and modern. Couches and pillows wrapped in purple velvet upholstery, crystal, glass and steel table lamps as well as porcelain and silver tableware from the Rosenthal collection are also some of the items on display at the Milano showroom.

“Milano residents will enjoy substantial value and will be proud of owning both an incredible investment and a symbol of a lifestyle never before seen in Manila,” Ferraris concluded.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer | Mar 10, 2012