The goal of Villa Crespi’s restyling was to respect the building’s eclectic style while also giving it a new interpretation. By contaminating the residence’s existing features with newly designed elements, the project followed in the footsteps of past interventions, which made Villa Crespi an elegant architectural “eccentricity”.
The renovation focused on Antonino Cannavacciuolo’s Michelin-starred restaurant, the cocktail bar and the garden; materials were paired in a variety of combinations, celebrating the villa’s sumptuous frame. In the restaurant, the hue of the walls was toned down and the lighting system overhauled to make the space cozier and more theatrical. Hybrid objects that gradually change from mirror to glass were installed to both reflect the surrounding architecture and let it transpire. The most outstanding element in the cocktail bar is a sculptural and precious Calacatta gold marble counter.
In the garden, tying in with the villa’s Moorish style, six green islands complement the new paving. In their exotic excess, they define evocative perspective cones between the facade and the lake, returning the beauty of a real veduta to the villa.
The botanical balance, in its ideal alignment of full and empty spaces, inspired the Innesti collection, the custom series of Ikebana vases designed for Villa Crespi.
A classic tableware element, the champagne bucket is reinvented as an independent decor piece for Villa Crespi.
The handbag hanger is the smallest element in the line, a detail that contributes to making clients’ experience exclusive.
The restaurant gueridons are fixed or mobile: the latter can be extended or compressed.
As the most precious element in the restaurant, the sideboard is completely built in Calacatta gold marble and champagne-color sheet metal.
Mobilia, the custom furniture collection, integrates classic and traditional stone elements with more contemporary matte black iron structures.
January – April 2018
INSTALLATIONS AND ART
Sara Ricciardi (Innesti)
DOORS AND WINDOWS