Inside Tangier: House & Gardens
Nicoló Castellini Baldissera and Guido Taroni
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 cook and artist Soufian Lezaar 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 architect and interior designer in his own right. Based in London, he has had a home in Tangier for over a decade.
Photographer Guido Taroni has collaborated with some of the most important fashion houses and contributed to leading fashion and interior design magazines. Taroni’s first book The Interiors and Architecture of Renzo Mongiardino: A Painterly Vision was published in 2017 by Rizzoli. He lives in Milan.