“The work we have put in designing Perfect Darkness involves tiles, as well as carefully selected pieces from brands we were lucky to work with,” says Akvama Hoffmeyer. “And then there’s the element of music.”
The desire to give the installation an intrinsically homey feel led Akvama Hoffmeyer and Ossino to collaborate with Italian musician Stefano Ghittoni, who has filled the empty apartment with a playlist combining different compositions and genres, as well as audio clips from a selection of films. “It will make you feel like you are walking in your own apartment, where different genres of music randomly play one after the other, and someone in another room is watching a movie,” explains Ossino.
Akvama Hoffmeyer says that her favorite room in the apartment is the kitchen. Here, tiles cover most of the space and form patterns. Midnight blue and off-white tiles carpet the floor, and scarlet red ceramic coats the Ossino-designed furniture. “We wanted to create a space wrapped in different colors, where design pieces contrast the surrounding walls and where music gives a somewhat suspended atmosphere,” she says.
“The tile became central throughout all rooms—we wanted to revitalize the object by bringing it out of kitchens and bathrooms and into places where you wouldn’t traditionally see it,” adds Ossino.
Milan Design Week 2019
Via Solferino 11, 3rd Floor
Monday, April 8
6pm – 10pm (Open Preview)
Tuesday, April 9 – Friday, April 12
10am – 7pm
Wednesday, April 10
10am – 6pm
Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14
10am – 4pm
Kinfolk is an exhibiting partner at Perfect Darkness.