Grand Hotel et de Milan

Grand Hotel et de Milan

Architect
DIMORESTUDIO
Location
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Project Year
2019
Category
Hotels
Silvia Rivoltella

Gerry’s Bar | Grand Hotel et de Milan

DIMORESTUDIO as Architects

Over 150 years of Milanese history told from the perspective of a hotel.

 

From Giuseppe Verdi to Maria Callas, Hemingway, Marcello Mastroianni, Helmut Newton and Amii Stewart, the Grand Hotel et de Milan has always been the favorite venue of composers, artists and illustrious characters. In the heart of Milan, a few steps from Teatro alla Scala and facing via Montenapoleone, the Grand Hotel et de Milan has a new look thanks to Dimorestudio, which reinterpreted the historical yet modern, eclectic taste of the most iconic hotel in Milan.

 

The discreet and refined Gerry’s bar now flourishes through delicate touches of pink, rust and golden hues. A rich palette of pinks and greens, precious velvets, silks and jacquards establish a common thread between the hall and bar, infusing new life in the marble surfaces, the works of art, the 19th-century fireplace, the ancient table and the terrazzo flooring.

 

Bottle green and orange hues are respectively juxtaposed with bordeaux and muted pink embroidery. Compelling floral patterns on smooth fabrics adorn the hall sofas, while exotic and liberty motifs stand out on the cushions and stools of the bar area.

 

Furniture pieces are also embellished with fringes, which are present on newly added pastel colored lampshades in pleated raw silk. The soft, welcoming diffused light creates a profusion of pale pink accents, the same tonality chosen for the paint of the walls. The optical effect of the carpet revitalizes the hall with its colorful geometric patterns, both blending and contrasting with the classic ambient.

 

The ensemble endorses the sophisticated retropolitan allure of the private lounges – refined after-theatre scenarios that can be fully lived until late at night. The result is a unique intersection between past and present that perpetuates the charm and timelessness of Grand Hotel et de Milan. Dimorestudio knew how to recreate an enchanting impact, in a place where time seems to stand still.

 

Dimorestudio, the architecture and interiors studio founded by Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci in 2003, was able to bring a new contemporary appeal to a place that represents a milestone for the history of hospitality in Milan, managed by the Bertazzoni family for three generations with passion and dedication. The Dimorestudio team’s intervention respects the essence of the spaces, which uniqueness lies in their ever-changing narratives, in their historical pieces and the rooms that have been discreet spectators of well-known guests and memorable stories of politics, love and fashion.

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