Photo: Alessandra Ianniello / Living InsideThe interior of Patrizia Moroso's family home in Italy, as seen in Elle Decoration #greenissue

The large cedar home of Patrizia, Art Director of Moroso, almost disappears into the forest it lies in. Not only is the decor a vibrant collection of both originals and more recent Moroso designs, but the home of this design royalty also shatters preconceptions of green living.

Photography: Alessandra Ianniello / Living Inside
Photography: Alessandra Ianniello / Living Inside

I wanted to capture the luxury that urban life cannot provide – having space and time all around you.

The environmentally conscious home of Patrizia Moroso, Art Director of artisanal furniture manufacturer Moroso, is a large cedar structure which almost disappears into its wild woods surrounds in Udine, Italy. With cork-insulated walls, solar panels and water collection tanks, this home shatters many preconceptions of what eco housing looks like. The dynamic colorful interiors have the Moroso brand written all over them, with a mix of new designs from recent collections alongside original prototypes from the 62-year span the Moroso family-business has been at the forefront of European design.

Photography: Alessandra Ianniello / Living Inside
Photography: Alessandra Ianniello / Living Inside

We brought European designers and African artisans together, to create these gorgeous structures so the focus is set on the value of contemporary design and traditional procedure.

Patrizia had the assistance of none other than Patricia Urquiola and Martino Berghinz in renovating this family home which crosses the boundaries of creative showroom and private space. Patrizia says of the African-infused designer Italian space ‘You can go on a journey right here and explore different cultures’. Trust us, this is one journey you do no want to miss out on so see the full feature in our current issue, on shelf.

Photography: Alessandra Ianniello / Living Inside
Photography: Alessandra Ianniello / Living Inside

Original Text Monica Baio. Photographs Alessandra Ianniello / Living Inside



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The Green Issue edition of ELLE Decoration South Africa will be on the shelf of your nearest magazine retailer from 28 September. Packed with sustainably stylish interiors, it’s full of all your favourite features and decor tips plus the green spaces of Patrizia Moroso and Pietro Russo. Order your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @ELLE_Deco, sharing your #GreenIssue #DECOselfie