Casa Baglioni: interior design project
Spagnulo & Partners has signed the project for Casa Baglioni, a new address in Milan of the group Baglioni Hotels & Resorts, member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
Located in a Liberty-style building from 1913 in the lively Brera district, Milan’s hub of art and design, Casa Baglioni offers an authentic, intimate hospitality experience, discreet but also warm and enticing, inside refined settings that take their cue from the artistic and cultural energy of Milan in the 1960s, a historical period marked by movements, innovations, artists, architects and designer who made the interaction of art forms into their main territory of research.
“The Brera district has been an incredible source of inspiration for the design of Casa Baglioni, which now becomes a new landmark in the city: a place of hospitality and welcome for tourists and residents, an eclectic space that is a tribute to Milanese art, culture and culinary excellence. Every detail has been developed to offer an authentic experience at a very high standard, starting with the selection of exceptional works of art on view in the various public and private spaces of the hotel,” says Federico Spagnulo, Founder and Senior Partner of Spagnulo & Partners.
Precisely as the name suggests, Casa Baglioni reflects a new concept of hospitality, where the settings – thanks to a refined combination of colors, materials and textures – are like those of an elegant home in the Brera zone, sophisticated, welcoming and precious at the same time.
The lobby lounge, the 30 spacious and luminous guestrooms and suites on six levels, the dining room and the wine room of the restaurant helmed by award-winning chef Claudio Sadler are beautifully furnished with custom creations, all designed by Spagnulo & Partners. The influence of the 1960s spreads through the entire design, from the rounded forms of the beds and desks to the choice of typical materials from that era, like walnut combined with brass and marble, the fabrics of the upholstered furnishings with geometric patterns, the paneling and wallcoverings, and the floors in Italian herringbone parquet in the rooms, and in terrazzo for the restaurant. The Clara and Claretta chairs, entirely covered in fabric, have been designed by Spagnulo & Partners for the hotel, and are now available in the Rubelli Casa collection.
The reference to the art and design of the years of the avant-gardes can be seen in every detail: the carpets suggest works of art by Enrico Castellani and Agostino Bonalumi, while the diamond pattern ceilings of the guestrooms and the floors of the restaurant are based on the geometric effects and colors of the 1960s utilized by Giò Ponti. The lamps in the rooms and bathrooms reference sculptures by Fausto Melotti, while the large chandelier by Panzeri at the entrance is a composition developed by the architects as a reminder of the neon structure by Lucio Fontana on view at Museo del ‘900 in Piazza Duomo.
In collaboration with the Stefano Cecchi Trust Collection – Fondo per l’Arte, selected works enhance all the various spaces of the hotel. Visitors can thus admire the creations of great Italian and international artists, including Enrico Castellani (Superficie bianca, 2003), Agostino Bonalumi (Bianco, 1973 and Bianco, 1974), Carla Accardi (Assedio Rosso, 1955), Hans Hartung (T1963-U2, 1963 and T1963-K28, 1963), Christo (Running Fence, 1974), as well as objects from the “Cromie Domestiche” collection of the designer Gala Rotelli: items in colored and transparent glass are juxtaposed with artisanal metals and ceramics decorated by hand, in an ode to simple, linear archetypal forms, in relation to intense primary and secondary hues.
Type of project: 5 Stars Luxury Hotel | Member Of Leading Hotels Of The World
Size data: 3.300 sqm – 30 keys
Special features: Fit Out and FF&E, Custom-made furnishing, Lighting design
Services: Turnkey interior design project
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Photos: © Diego del Pol