It reflects all of Bulgari’s values and embodies the indissoluble bond with Rome, the city where the maison was founded 140 years ago. It rises in Campo Marzio, a stone’s throw from Via del Corso and Piazza di Spagna, in the golden “trident” of high fashion and shopping, in a historic location with a strong symbolic value, opposite the Mausoleum of Augustus and the ‘Ara Pacis. The interiors are inspired precisely by the Augustan age, an expression of luxury at the highest levels, in which craftsmanship plays a primary role: from the mosaics to the handmade fabrics, to the Ginori vases from the 1930s, to the creations in Venetian crystal. Completely renovated, the 1938 rationalist building now houses 114 rooms, in addition to the common areas. The central theme of the interior design project, curated by the Italian studio ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, is colour, strongly represented by marbles and particularly rich textures. Barovier&Toso was chosen to illuminate various rooms, including the Bulgari Suite, the largest and most prestigious in the hotel. In the private dining room, eight “dolls” from the Spinn collection are suspended on the large oval table, creating a custom-made installation that fits ad hoc into the circular cut in the ceiling. The lighting chosen for the dining room of another suite is very different, featuring a very elegant pair of Gallia floor lamps. Lastly, Spinn returns to the entrance of the premises destined for “Il caffè”, inspired by the Belle Époque, with an Italian menu from breakfast to dinner curated by Niko Romito and a bespoke bar counter installation. The sequence of Venetian crystal elements resonates with the preciousness of Murano glass art and creates a bridge with tradition through a personalized installation with a contemporary taste.
PROJECT: ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
REFERENCES: Bespoke Spinn suspensions, bespoke bar counter installation and Gallia floor lamps