Friday, 19 June 2015

Hotel Veronesi la Torre

Hotel Veronesi la Torre

Hotel Veronesi la Torre, was born of the renovation of an ancient monastery which combines the flavor of the building with the charm of the modern SPA
A mix of elegance and modernity, charm and luxury, which makes it unique atmosphere for those standards just not satisfied.

This design hotel in Verona offers 86 suites and rooms. A valuable space and originally built to make you feel at ease guests, also has 2 luxurt apartments.

The qualità of the hotel Veronesi la Torre are the size and the interior furnishings ranging from the Renaissance to Italian design. The first facet of the originality of this structure is given by the elegance and refinement of sophisticated design furniture. For this reason every room has been dedicated to the designer that gives its name and for which we remember design different emotions; rooms in different styles, in the singularity of the designer and contemporary designer, where you want to tell:

Over 60 years of  history, Cappellini furnishes the finest homes around the world, satisfying requests from time to time and different desires without imposing a binding "style", its own way Cappellini projects, remaining tied up to its traditions while using modern design products, contaminating cultural heritage with the results of the work of the best international designers, each time creating different housing solutions.

Castellani & Smith
1989. "Catellani and Smith" is born and start the adventure for creating and producing lamps begins; the first catalogue, -" oggetti senza tempo", timeless objects, contains the "Turciù" collection allowed the personalised interaction/manipulation of the object.

Luciano Bertoncini
Born in Geltre in 1939, Luciano Bertoncini, moved to Treviso and started working for the architect Vittorio Rossi's Studio gaining experience in building and design brands. In this period designed the bed Zattera and the living rooms furniture Italian Look which contributed to define the Italian modern furniture. He met the designer Joe Colombo, art director at Elco, who included in this catologue the coat-stand Gronda (winner of the 2nd prize at the Abet Print contest in 1971). After the unexpected Joe Colombo's death, he realized the executive phase of this project for the exhibition "Italy: the new domestic landscape" at the Moma in New York. With this Office in Treviso, he engages in design and architecture.

reativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: an extraordinary combination of factors, along with a strategic vision of distribution have contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. A leader in design, Kartell addresses an international clientele with a collection unique in originality, variety and depth of range. In its 60 years of activity, Kartell has won an enviable string of prestigious international awards, including nine Compasso d’Oro prizes (the most recent were awarded to the Mobil chest of drawers in 1995 and the Bubble Club sofa in 2001). In 2000, the Guggenheim Museum dubbed the Kartell Museum the “best industrial museum”. Kartell was created in 1949 and boasts 60 years of history, masterfully recounted through a product line unique for its variety and originality, composed of objects that express the language and atmosphere of the period in which they were created, but at the same time, are absolutely contemporary, and bear many other values and messages. All this has made them an integral part of the domestic landscape.

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Monday, 18 May 2015

Stenal Wellness and Sports

Stenal present their wellness project.
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The connection between wellness and sport is a hot topic nowadays: the first edition of the European Week of Sport, that will take place from 7 to 23 September, is going to be an important occasion of meetings and activities taking place across Europe to promote sports participation in EU Countries. The event will be organized in accordance with the guidelines of the European Commission and the support of HEPA Europe - Health-Enhancing Physical Activity - a network that works to improve health through physical activity.

This is why we want to tell a good story, that involves one of the Italian most cutting-edge facilities for sports: the Swimming Center based in Rovereto, a lovely town near Trento, in the North of Italy. Built in 1984 and the flagship of sports in the Province of Trento, this structure knew how to revive and expand its already very rich and full offer, being the reference point for the practice of both competitive and non-competitive swimming.

The Center, soon before the extension works, was equipped with two indoor pools - one 25-meters long and the other for relax purpose - two swimming pools located in schools, and a large area with the summer olympic pool, the baby pool, a swimming pool with trampolines for diving and a “fun” pool with two water slides.
During year 2012, a project financing involving the City Council of Rovereto and the temporary joint venture formed by 2001 Team – the Company that manages the Centre since 1993 - and Carron Spa made it possible to build a brand new pools area and an amazing SPA.

The wellness area in the intention of 2001 Team had to meet the tastes of the many visitors of the Centre - thousands of users of all ages – and of the athletes, for which muscle relaxation is an essential part of training.
Stenal realized three different sauna cabins: a bio-sauna, made of precious wood Hemlock, a particular texture that has no knots in view, where you can breathe the balsamic steam and where the climate is hot and humid; a Finnish sauna from the renowned Topclass line with panoramic glass front; a dry sauna with halotherapy, with salt panels on the walls made of salt grains coming from the famous Sicily caves. 

For lovers of the atmosphere and the ritual of Mediterranean Turkish bath, a large hammam from the Customer line offers a moment of intense relaxation and detox, welcoming guests in changing lights with  soft chromotherapy, thanks to the spotlights on the ceiling that recreate the magic of a starry sky .
The ice cabin from Stenal Polaris line is ideal for cooling down after a sauna or steam, improving blood circulation and health of the entire body; this is why 2001 Team chose to have it in the wellness zone. Seats are made of refined CorianTM, a refined material very pleasant to the touch.

Along the wellness path, users can enjoy the emotional showers, with amazing atmospheres of water effects and chromo-aromatherapy, and lie in a comfortable relaxation room.
The Centre, moreover, has now a new pool area, equipped with a multifunctional 25m pool, a recreational pool with water games and whirlpool, two gyms and new changing rooms, reconfirming itself as a place where modern sport and wellbeing meet and fulfill each other.


Monday, 11 May 2015

The brand new SPAS: the restored complex of the Baths of San Pellegrino

The great opening took place by the end of 2014: the new Spa complex, born from the restoration of the ancient thermal baths of San Pellegrino in the North of Italy, is ready to leave you breathless.

The recovery of the former glory the Spa of San Pellegrino required an investment of the total value of 25 million euro and a hard work, aimed to the skillful restoration of one of the most important example of Liberty style in Italy. 

The result is one of the biggest thermal Parks in Europe, developed on almost 10.000 square meters - 6.000 mq of wellness areas and 3.200 mq of the historical park of the renowed spring water “Fonte di San Pellegrino” – with more than 40 thermal practices.

San Pellegrino has always been considered one of the most valuable Thermal complex throughout Europe due to its historical and natural heritage. Since in the Eighteen century, San Pellegrino became one of the most loved thermal station for the particular properties of its waters, rich in minerals and beneficial components for the body. Its painting, luxury rooms, colonnades, ceiling fascinated its guests with a timeless, refined atmosphere that charmed famous people like the poet Carducci and Queen Margaret; today the impressive artistic heritage of the early Twentieth century has been unearthed thanks to the careful works of restoration of frescoes and architectural elements.
The project of the New Spa was developed from the architect Mauro Piantelli of the “DE8 Architects Studio”, in collaboration, regarding the thermal program, with Quadratec S.r.l, the engineering company branch of QC Spa, and from the architect Marco Ferrari. The SPA zone, realized by Stenal srl – a Company specialized since 1980 in custom made Wellness and Spa equipment – consists of ten prestigious cabins, born from a long research in design and materials. All of them are melted with the symbols that recalls the fortune and fame of San Pellegrino, like the water bubbles that are reproduced on the sauna’s wall like in the photo or the silhouette of the renowned “Cinzano” bottle of water that appears into the steam bath.

A complete wellness experience among saunas of different types, biosauna, turkish baths, emotional showers, ice and salt cabins, where each rooms tells something of the precious history of this place.

A wide massage area and nine swimming pools indoor and outdoor complete the offer of this pearl of the Valle Brembana, a valuable occasion for revitalization of the area even in view of Expo2015. 


Press Release


Contemporary and sophisticated design meets Sicilian ancient building techniques as well as powerful and vigorous aesthetics.

Monreale , a characteristic town in Jato valley, is famous for its cathedral, a millennial solemn monument that combines different styles with references to Northern Europe architecture and Arab art. This mixture of genres is typical of a territory like Sicily which, in the course of its history, has known domination and influence of diverse cultures: Greeks and Romans in the ancient times, Byzantines and Normans in the Middle Ages, Spanish and Bourbons in the modern era. A continuous succession of traditions and customs that gave rise to a strong and lush character .
In fact, these are the stylistic characteristics of the " Casale del Principe", a sumptuous agritourism farm surrounded by the walls of a monastery of the XVII century that appears to be suspended in time. In the sixteenth century a lookout tower stood in its place; two centuries later, a convent of Jesuits found its residence. This residence was replaced by a fortified farmhouse in contemporary times.
Today, the farmhouse is a main step of the Sicilian gastronomic routes for its typical organic
products and, in particular, thanks to the production of an oil with high organoleptic characteristics. In 2012, in order to complete the range of accommodation, the Rizzo family, owner of the property,
decided to create within the structure a wellness center with a spa, a rather ambitious project that involved the renovation of an area of the Casale almost completely in ruins; The project also included the creation of seven themed suites and the restoration of some external areas.
The concept behind the project was to reflect the peculiarities of a place so steeped in history and tradition without falling into mere trivialization of the Sicilian style. From here, the meeting with Alberto Apostoli has happened in a natural way, given the attitude of the Veronese architect to communicate with the "genius loci" in all of his projects and his particular affection for the land of Sicily.


For outdoor areas, Apostoli designed many terraces on different levels and nature trails for the
discovery of decorative and medicinal plants, spices, fruits and all the biodiversity; particularly
"lush" due to the presence of a freshwater aquifer under the area, unlike the rest of the territory that is much more bleak. From one of these paths, the guests arrive at the main entrance of the spa whose facade is characterized by two large windowed arches and a rose window made according to ancient local techniques .


The Spa at Casale del Principe is characterized by its relationship with the extraordinary
architectural complex in which it is placed, the nature and its flora so rich and unique. The concept
avoids the creation of artificial spaces, but is characterized by a particularly strong identity, creative
and versatile synthesis of the Sicilian culture and the “ability to build" from its craftsmanship.
The result of this relationship is the creation of sensory and lively space, in which every detail of
construction has been designed to exploit the most authentic materials and construction techniques
of the region, as well as to emphasize the particular geographical location. The Spa is spread
over two levels and it integrates smoothly with the first floor, in which seven suites were included to
dedicate them to the territorial values

On the ground floor there is the main attraction of the wellness center, a cabin for treatments carried out in a "cocoon" or large basket, six meters high and floating on a pool. The basin defines the main shapes and contributes to the creation of spaces. This particular "place" has been designed to provide guests with massages and treatments with essences and products typical of the Sicilian territory, in a very unusual and maternal room. The construction technique, used by local craftsmen, involves the use of natural cord grass marsh wicker over a metal structure. The scent of the "straw", spread by this real sculpture can already be felt from the hallway that leads to the old farmhouse suites. Next we find the reception desk crowned with a beautiful graphic 10 meters long that recreates the image of the Cathedral of Monreale all along the corridor that leads to the humid area.
At this level there are also treatment rooms, a windowed sauna, a hammam divided into a calidarium and a tepidarium, emotional showers and a relaxation room.

Downstairs, the swimming pool was built in an underground structure, obtained by digging into the bare rock; the same rock becomes the subject of architecture and decorative art. From here it takes life to three-dimensional stylized floral elements that rise along the back wall, to model the ceiling in the form of petals, a symbol of the local biodiversity. The mosaic that covers the pool follows this upward movement, rising from the bottom of the water along the central column, which becomes the trunk of this concept tree.

As a trait d'union between the three levels (suites, spa and swimming pool), the impressive staircase in painted steel became one of the most distinctive architectural elements of the structure. Going up the stairs you can see the most beautiful parts of the farmhouse, each time discovering a different glimpse, a new spot, a new light or an unexpected shade.
Apostoli sums up the project: "the space is aesthetically very homogeneous although it offers technologically innovative solutions, details made by local craftsmen of ancient tradition and a particular attention to the territory and its ancient culture. I tried to make the most of the space available to excite the guests through simple and unique objects, combining layout, material and sensory atmospheres. The mountain that dominates the structure and the morphology of the surrounding area helped me to develop the concept of this project; I wanted to express my design simply emphasizing the particular form of the location and through the discrete surprise generated by a number of creative inventions although related to Sicily" .


For the realization of the suites, Apostoli together with the property studied seven different spaces,
inspired by culture, tradition and the Sicilian environment.


“The stone symbolizes strength. On the rock we symbolically build our future . It is
the main material of architecture from which no one can ever emancipate as architects. Materiality is
the main theme of this suite, starting from the floor in blocks, to the sinks made of a block of stone,
monolithic elements whose three-dimensionality is emphasized by the back-lighting”.

“Wood is a material that I love; it finds its full expression in this suite with a definite but refined taste." You can say that everything is wood but the wall; the floor, the lighting fittings made from longitudinally sectioned trunks of olive tree and the coating of the bathroom”.

"Sicily is the quintessence of the history. I felt it was necessary to devote a space to the antiquity of the island in which the experience of a stay must also synthesize a territory. A stylized structure with columns refers to the architecture of the great Greek temples in which the four-poster bed represents the central “naos”. A tribute to the acropolis of Monte Jato, less well known but no less important than the other acropolis of the region".

“Water is the element that symbolizes purity, birth and life. A space dedicated to water is an attempt to give “visual solidity” to a unique and unusual as well as fascinating and magical building material. The bed is encased in a Teak platform that floats like a raft on the floor of a deep blue color. On the same platform a round tub has been inserted”.

“citrus fruits are treasures of Sicily, fragrant, colorful and pleasant to the touch; a product of the land rich in sensory. I tried to give to citrus fruits an adequate space with irony and creativity. The colors as the predominant element .
The bed and the walls are rounded, a simple but effective reminder to the shape of the fruit, while the blue coating for bath and shower represent water that gives them life”.

 "culture is food for mind and Sicily is the cradle of a millenary culture. I dedicated to culture this large suite "Open space": The square shapes and the clear division of colors emphasis the partition of the room, where sleeping zone and bathroom are separated by a simple low wall"

“the essence of art is the need to represent the world around us and our emotions. Given the importance of art in Sicily, I instinctively decided to design a room that would evoke this basilar human need.
A dark wall highlights some handmade frames of white chalk that include representations and architectural details of the ancient Greece theater. On the other side of the room, a wall with vertical strips, represents art in its more modern and minimalist form”.

Photos: Luca Morandini

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Easyflair - Realizes for you unique furnitures

Easyflair  was born from a work’s experience grown inside of the “Prisma Decor Casa & Contract Srl” company, that’s present for more than 25 years in the trade of the home furnishings and of the contract, company that exports in the whole world.

Inside of the company is present an extended magazine of rough mobile and dedicated spaces for the setting of fornitures for  the Hotel Contract and fornitures for the beauty.
In the beauty’s show-room is possible you may realize how cabines can be divided and furnished… from the reception desk to all products and equipments dedicated to beauty.

Having a ns. carpentry we work so much about design and custom-made using natural woods like the ash, the oak … up to the laminate; so we can satisfy the ns. client’s requirements customizing the fornitures from forms to finishes.

Beyond follow the client for all that regards the fornitures end the equipments, we can support him even in the porject’s presentation, infact we avail of the collaboration of the architect “Tavellin”; the work of this last isn’t limited to the simply drawing but it includes all the preliminary investigations of the designer at ASL and common, project’s presentation that includes practice for the hygienic sanitary opinion, Designing Practice Building, stacking of the property, security plan, the design of the installations as DM n.37 of 22 January 2008.

Easyflair is a young reality and dinamic able to porpose solutions, colors and unique materials giving style and elegance for any element.

The project is followed in the smallest details and particulars in all its phases, from drawing to its realization; all the process is interspersed of coordinated interventions of  technical works, plant and finishes high aesthetic.