Presided by effort and will, it is the ideas and fantasies of our team's members that vowed to accomplish the final result. “Impostor Syndrome” wouldn’t be an inconsiderable term to coin our apprehensions each time we reach it, but the process always proves to be thrilling.
With luck and privilege, we perambulated through several cities across its dearly held palaces, museums, galleries and private collections - from Lisbon to Paris and Milan, as well as from Parma to London and Madrid - in order to unite the separate parcels that constitute Scala Regia 2.
The Arts - be it the most extraordinary objects secured in museums, the creative product of exceptional artists and taste makers, or even the savvy artwork enthralled in great interiors - built the support where this issue took form. As so, over the entire process and completion of our private endeavor, were the available and kind voices of all the contributors.
"The most beautiful flowers grow in the mud. You need dirt to create beauty
Largo al factotum. The tastes and flavours of both director and producer Julien Landais. Interview by Scala Regia and photography by Dorothée Murail.
in «JULIEN LANDAIS, THE BLUE PRINCE»
"Everytime I've felt my life had become too reasonable, I beseeched folly to interced for me
Editor, graphic artist and collector primus inter pares: an interview with a myth, by António Filipe Pimentel. Photos by Carlo Vannini, Massimo Listri, Pierre Roffe and Yann Monel.
in «FRANCO MARIA RICCI, THE MAN BEHIND THE COLLECTION»
The magnificent marriage of two historic houses produced the cover for this issue. For one day, the high craftsmanship of Maison Schiaparelli was encapsulated by the golden walls of the Hôtel Particulier de Lauzun, one of the oldest parisian palaces. Photography by Dorothée Murail and art direction by Diogo Mayo.
"Instead of gaiety, here was freakery. Instead of timelessness, here was panic
Immerse yourself in a surreal wonderland alongside English novelist Duncan Fallowell.
in «SALON GASPARINI, A PSYCHEDELIC NARRATIVE»
"A beautiful house can be a source of happiness, it depends on the relationship you have with aesthetics
A good laugh is sunshine in the house, as Thackeray said. Hence, Roberto Peregalli and Laura Sartori Rimini, like a touch of Midas, present the past to the future. Photography by François Halard, Massimo Listri and Simone Storelli.
in «STUDIO PEREGALLI, MASTERS OF THE PAST PERFECT»
A redhead enchantress entices two young boys into her trapping lair, the Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida. Photography by Élio Nogueira and art direction by Diogo Mayo.
"Sometimes my most favourite thing to do is absolutely nothing
Bright young thing. The portrait of an ebullient and talented mind provided by the Proust Questionnaire and the photography of Hugo Rodrigues.
in «PATRICK CHURCH, THE UNRESTRAINED IMAGINATOR»
"The question is far more important than the answer. It implies curiosity, an act of intelligence
Baroque and dreamlike. Take a dive in the words and works of an artiste extraordinaire. Text by Pedro Rei.
in «CONFORTABLY PROVOCATIVE, THE ARTWORK OF JOÃO FIGUEIREDO»
"It did not help as the doctors prescribed cocaine as a cure for his addiction to opium
Jacques, the damned aristocrat. His descendent, Viveka Adelswärd, writes down the scandals of the baron's life during the Belle Époque.
in «JACQUES D'ADELSWÄRD FERSEN, THE TRAJECTORY OF A LIBERTINE»
Having an art museum devoted to our team is intensely special. The eyes of the hieratic figures stood out temerous yet marvellous. Inside the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga’s collection, we selected a few to pair with fashion accessories. Photography by Miguel Domingos and Raúl Chan Caldeira, art direction by Pierre Roffe.
Editor-in-Chief | Creative Director
António Filipe Pimentel
Raul Chan Caldeira
Special thanks to
Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida
Cédric Edon & Maison Schiaparelli
Hôtel de Lauzun
Labirinto della Masone
Mission Cinéma/Paris Film
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
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