Wanderlust Wednesday: Inside Tangier
Photography by Guido Taroni / Foreword by Hamish Bowles / Introduction by Umberto Pasti
A white-walled city perched between Morocco and Europe, Tangier was long a haven for the literary and artistic avant-garde—and black sheep—of Europe and America. Now a new generation of residents are blending color, pattern, and taste to create an interior aesthetic all their own. Inside Tangier explores a selection of these exceptional properties and their eccentric inhabitants—from antiques dealer and collector Gordon Watson and interior designer Frank de Biasi to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and antiques dealer Christopher Gibbs—providing rare insights into the sometimes bohemian, sometimes extravagant, but always stylish “Tangerine” lifestyle.
Nicolò Castellini Baldissera is the great-grandson of renowned Italian architect Piero Portaluppi and an accomplished interior designer in his own right. His commissions have taken him across Italy, to Paris, Gstaad, Tangier, South Africa, and New York. Based in London, he has had a home in Tangier for over a decade.
Milan-born photographer Guido Taroni has shot campaigns for some of Italy’s leading fashion houses and regularly contributes to a variety of noted publications including Architectural Digest and Cabana. Taroni’s first book—The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision—was published in 2017 by Rizzoli.
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