Palazzo Brusati Bonasi

Architecture, a symbol of human genius, requires a scrupulous attitude and a great deal of meticulous work. The plaster walls are painted in different colours to match pre-existing paintings. The wooden floors are a strong sign of continuity. The staircase is made of stone with marble inlays. The pattern of the inlays discloses the geometric theme of the painting in the central hall, which may be found yet again in the large skylight designed from scratch. A deep understanding of traditional processing techniques, reviewed in the light of technology and contemporary taste, was required. This brings us back to that very special teaching and exchange relationship between architect and craftsmen pointed out by architect Tobia Scarpa: the necessary condition for the best project to become the best creation.


Walnut wood doors. The floor consists of interlocking solid oak planks, the fixing is carried out with glue and screws located at the two ends of the plank, the hole containing the screw is padded by flushed nails in oak. The planks are placed to form a central design, surrounded by a perimeter band with an interlocking dual wenge wood strip.


Doors made of marine multi-layer plywood veneered in walnut, embedded profiles in wenge wood which create a symmetrical mirrored pattern are located on both sides of the door. Coupled nails in walnut with a diameter of 20 mm, hinges and "egg-shaped" knobs, all made of cast brass, are placed at the corners of each mirrored pattern.


The frames are made of solid shaped oak. Outside the brass dripstone is flush mounted in the lower crosspiece. Inside, the glazing beads consist of diagonally jointed brass bars, fixed to the frame by Allen screws arranged in pairs.


The structure of the staircase consists of drawn iron bars, welded together. A single and continuous side profile, constantly 10 cm wide, follows the entire ramp. An "L"–shaped bar makes up the fastening and fixing structure of the risers and treads, made of solid Bubinga wood. The handrail and railing is made of iron rod and completed at the top by a brass cylinder of the same section.