We’ve seen many old factories and commercial spaces which got transformed into private residences or apartments but we’ve never seen a soap factory in this position. There’s a first for everything so here we are, talking about what used to be an old soap factory in the center of Milan Italy. The factory is now a series of loft apartments and gives us no clue about its past and initial role.
But let’s focus on a specific loft and take a closer look at it. This is a space transformed by industrial designer Federic Gooris and Architect Werner Silvestri. It’s a dream home for its owners and a great family residence.
As you can see, there’s a strong industrial vibe here and that’s no surprise considering the designer that worked on the project. But the space is also modern, simple and very chic. The arches brick ceilings and the wooden floors are amazing and very charming.
What’s nice and interesting about this space is the combination of simple, raw and glamorous details. The space serves as a home and office for the family that owns it. It has an interesting layout with a glass-encased staircase with a very elegant and chic vibe. The living area is where it’s easiest to notice elements that are reminiscent of the building’s past such as the factory-style windows.