Living: A Spare Design for Living

What does a designer like Giorgio Armani do with three homes? Simple. As if they were so many jackets, he unconstructs them. Just a simple sweeping-clear, a concentration on line and form and spare the decoration.

His Milan apartment, on a dead-end street only a short walk from his office in Palazzo Durini, is a sort of luxury-class version of a Japanese monk's cell. He shares the seven rooms with a gray Persian cat named Micio. Except for Micio and a Japanese screen, practically everything in the living area was designed by Armani...

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