Arborea Itaim
- São Paulo

2020 - ongoing
Fields of intervention: interior design,
landscape design, graphic design

Lissoni New York is proud to have designed the interiors for Arborea, a residential project in the Itaim district of São Paulo, Brazil. The interiors were designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding architecture, creating a flowing continuity between inside and outside. The constant presence of vegetation and the light modulated by wooden screens are distinctive elements of the rarefied and evocative interiors. It begins at the entrance, immersed in dense and rich vegetation that gently accompanies visitors into the building. Inside, the public areas of the residential tower draw inspiration from the forms and styles of Brazilian modernism, which are reinterpreted in a contemporary key and related through careful use of color and materials. A palette of local woods and stones accentuate the sophisticated atmospheres. In a continuous interplay between European and local influences, objects and furnishings of contemporary design mix harmoniously with Brazilian vintage and form a backdrop for antiques, works of art by emerging artists and traditional pieces. The project includes the entrance lobby, a large library and lounge where a sculpture made of woven wood stands as a centrepiece, a gym with a Pilates area and indoor pool in dark stone, a Spa containing a sauna, steam room and ice pool, and a beauty salon for residents. The guest experience is completed outside with a secret garden for outdoor activities and tennis courts.

Lissoni New York developed the interiors for the typical apartment, which reflect the same balanced dialogue between Brazilian and European tradition, while the coordinated identity, from naming to graphics, was conceived by Lissoni Graphx to lend the project further coherence and uniformity.


79 Mercer Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10012 - USA
O +1 646 590 8006

LISSONI® is a registered trademark of Piero Lissoni.


Web Design / Tommaso Cavallini; Text / Alice Caudera, Laura Cucchi, Susan Ainsworth, Benjamin Meyers; Translation / Richard Peace; Content management / Giorgia Maretta, Laura Presti, Constanza Coscia; Web development / Fri-web. All contents of this website are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of Lissoni New York.