Look! Villa Planchart by Gio Ponti

atla-092408-villaplanchart.jpgVilla Planchart, perched a hilltop in El Cerrito in Caracas, Venezuela, and built in 1956 by Gio Ponti, is one of the classics of the modernist movement. Here Ponti designed not only the house, but most of the furniture and the decorative objects as well. It's a great example of how lighthearted a home can be when the imagination is given free rein and allowed to express the personality...

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We especially love the creative use of colour, the wild tilings both inside and outside the home (the garden was designed by Burle Max) and the ceilings. Usually neglected, here they are given exuberant shouts of color and pattern and design. For more photos, click here.

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[images: Casa Vogue Brasil via Karina-Elbeso.blogspot.com]