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ZPSTUDIO has recently accomplished the design for the Alfieri9 Hotel in Florence, a nice 8 rooms hotel-de-charme placed in the very heart of the city centre. Custom designed furniture and decor are mixed with vintage objects, to create a stylish vibe. Opened in june 2015, the hotel occupies the main floor of a XIX century building, close to the Piazza D’Azeglio park. When recently bought by an entrepreneur of the hospitality sector, the former boarding house was totally renewed into a “home from home” welcoming hotel.

The overall art direction was curated by ZPSTUDIO, who where in charge to redesign and direct the architectural refurbishment of the building, in addition to the furniture, decor and identity design direction of the new intervention. To accomplish this, every aspect has been taken care of down to the finest detail: from custom made wallpaper to the styling of each set of furniture, both for the public spaces and for private rooms. The choice of tunefully mixing vintage pieces to contemporary or custom made furniture has given a unique and charming mood to the interior setting.

In the huge and bright dining room close to the main entrance, formerly a narrow corridor, is Vittorio Alfieri himself to welcome the hotels’ guests with his austere gaze, stemming from a big re-worked version of his famous portrait, from the Uffizi Gallery; being it further surrounded by reprints of Alfieri’s florentine memorial by Canova. The main wall is covered with a Wall&Deco “Plissè” wallpaper; table and buffet, and the kitchen vetrage are designed by ZPSTUDIO. Ceiling lights by Tom Dixon.

The floor covering is made with Grandinetti encastic marble-cement tiles in abstract patterns; in the bathrooms a similar kind of encastic tiles (by the italian manufacturer Etruria) has been used to create a geometric decor. The ceiling lighting of the public areas, the brass sconces and lampshades in the rooms and bathrooms are designed by ZPSTUDIO.

Photography by Margherita Caldi

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