“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

“The Eye Comes First”: Inside Delfina Delettrez’s Rome House

In the trendy Testaccio neighbour-hood of Rome, nestled between a mechanic’s garage and an immigration lawyer’s office, is an unassuming passageway that leads to the home of jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez. Once an abandoned brick factory, this dimly lit bunker brimming with curiosities is completely secluded from the world; in fact, it is so cloistered, so littered with treasures, it resembles a sort of modern-day pharaoh’s tomb. DANILO SCARPATI “It feels like being in a cave,” says Delettrez of the space, which she found by chance and bought with typical impatient…

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