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, with the help of Filippo Cannata, 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, with a sheet metal base and black iron bottle holder.
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.
January – April 2018
INSTALLATIONS AND ART
DOORS AND WINDOWS