“A slow and entertaining stratification of objects, loves and friendships”. That is how Claudio Lazzarini and Carl Pickering, architects and collectors describe their home, an art filled industrial loft in Trastevere, the historic center of Rome. The 19th century building has a long creative legacy, having played host and studio to many a famous artist, including more recently Cy Twombly, Gino De Domicis and Aleghiero Boetti. It was love at first sight for the couple, who painted the walls white and moved in.

A Donald Judd – esque installation of shelving in the hallway, opening up to a light-filled living room decorated with vintage furniture, prototypes by Lazzarini Pickering and modern art.

A 1970 Cameleonda sofa by Mario Bellini is draped with an antique Aboriginal fabric.

Verner Panton chairs surround a table by Lazzarini Pickering. Overhead, a light sculpture by German artist Florian Neufeldt. Artwork by Hamy Armanious.

Photos by Felix Forest