On the occasion of the SIA Guest Rimini luxury hotel fair (October 2018), Gian Paolo Venier rethought the usual hotel room as an unplugged and multisensorial environment: drawing from the carefree atmospheres of his childhood the designer created a fresh and nonconformist suite in which technology was not welcome. Made in collaboration with mary& – and other excellent furniture & design brands – “Sottobosco” was an unusual concept of hotel room, in constant balance between indoor and outdoor. The open and fluid space facilitated the contamination among the various environments and suggested a cosmopolitan and casual lifestyle. Designed as a fresh and regenerating oasis, where to feel at ease away from haste and stress, the suite was defined by textured surfaces – in shades of white, black and green – and by custom furnishings of relaxed elegance chosen from the catalogues of mary& and the other brands, in a suggestive choreography of full and empty volumes and of matt and glossy elements.
A non-finished-looking texture covered the walls and framed the ceiling in semi-transparent fabric from which a lush nature emerged. On the floor a herringbone ceramic flooring run seamlessly from the entrance to the wet area and also enriched the high headboard of the queen size bed which was flanked by a pair of ceiling lamps. In the bathroom/open-spa area, two large basins in rough concrete dialogued with the tailor-made wall at the end of the room realised by mary&. Finally, a note of musk – made to measure by the noses of an Italian brand – enriched the sensory experience, in an invitation to let go, lulled by the dreamy atmosphere.