Il Sereno Lago di Como has introduced its “new” Penthouse Suite will launch in June 2021. Famed architect Patricia Urquiola and hotelier Luis Contreras have joined forces to replace what native newspaper La Provincia di Como has known as “the most effective Penthouse on the earth.”
Whereas the prevailing Penthouse has constantly been rated among the many finest on the earth, in accordance with Il Sereno, the duo wished to surpass this with their new imaginative and prescient. The interiors are impressed by basic post-war Italian glamour, “La Dolce Vita,” modernist Italian designers, Como silks and the design of Il Sereno itself. Furnishings will embody a combination of latest, bespoke items by Patricia Urquiola, in addition to a few of her newest design initiatives, such because the Fats-Fats Couch from B&B Italia designed for Il Sereno and classics from the likes of Franco Albini and Gio Ponti.
The Penthouse will showcase use of wealthy supplies, together with Canaletto walnut ceilings, Palissandro Blu stone partitions and Ceppo di Gre native stone flooring. Right here, the Ceppo di Gre stone can be included in an progressive means: Venetian terrazzo flooring can be mixed with geometric tiles of Ceppo for a “new but basic” look. The bed room wall can also be fabricated from Ceppo, specifically grooved to offer further texture. One other native stone, the inexperienced Verdi Alpi, covers the lounge wall.
Accessed by a separate elevator, there can be roughly 1,600 sq. toes of residing area, together with a 320-square-foot terrace, plus an extra 538-square-feet of grass backyard across the parameter. There’s a massive lounge with eating area, two bogs and principal bed room, sleeping as much as 4.
Main French botanist Patrick Blanc has additionally returned to Il Sereno to design a vertical backyard, which is able to seem on the brand new constructing’s façade beneath the suite. The residing wall can be seen from the lake and can work together with the façade of the constructing and the neighboring Mirroir du Lac.
Improvement Timeline: The unique plan was to construct solely throughout winter when the lodge was closed, in order to not trouble friends, resulting in a three- to four-year timeline to finish building. As a substitute, on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lodge’s subsequent closure, building may have concluded simply 18 months after breaking floor in November 2019.
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