Our recent fixation with Italian do-ups brings us to a recently renovated apartment complex in Mantua. Located within is the raw, yet highly sophisticated Casa RJ. Italian architecture firm Archiplan Studio masterminded the refurbishment of the luxury apartment, calling upon an experimental and highly variable use of unexpected materials — blonde parquetry flooring, dusty exposed brick, nude slatting on the walls, bare ceilings, white plaster walls, Pierre Jeanneret inspired rattan chairs and brushed metallics. The muted colour palette is interrupted only by a few bold furnishings in the opulent living room — a space that embodies the apartments rich and opulent history. Explore the interior below.