Palazzo Avino inaugurates The Pink Closet, the boutique designed by Cristina Celestino
An exquisite element joins the spaces that already make up Palazzo Avino: The Pink Closet.
In the magical atmosphere of the historic dwelling perched on the picturesque cliffs of Ravello, an exclusive boutique designed by the architect Cristina Celestino is opening.
The colour pink, the symbol of the Hotel, and the sea are the starting point for the project which follows a signature look developed ad hoc to establish a dialogue with the building and its surroundings. A cosy and sophisticated scenario perfectly balanced between the land and sea, where nature has been transposed in regular geometries.
The boutique stands a few yards from the hotel entrance and access is through a store window looking on to the street. After you cross the threshold, the perception is that of being in a contemporary grotto, with shadows of the sea that fade out in the depths. In a setting of dusty pink which characterizes the walls and the high ceilings with a soaring cross vault, on the floor inlaid polychromatic marble stands out, recreating the changing shades of the seabed: from the tones of aquamarine green to liberty green and to Aegean pink.
The space is characterized by the echoes between finishes and materials which connote the architectonic elements and the furnishings, between smooth and textured surfaces and others that are more finished and lacquered.
Transparencies and reflecting surfaces of antiqued mirrors pervade the space and some accessories to recall the surface of the sea, while the walls are partially covered in enamelled ceramic shells in a mixture of shades of pale green and pink, blending on to the walls until they disappear.
The central island is a functional microarchitecture covered in mirrors on the side facing the entrance and in soft nabuk leather on the side facing the fitting room.
The space, filled with original shapes and exquisite details, discreetly reveals showcases with wonders, small chairs and furniture with delicate volumes designed for the occasion, while the fitting room is a soft and padded niche, covered in decorated carpet.
Completing the design with refined decorative touches, two large suspension lamps inspired by the world of jewellery, a rotating mirror with an incorporated visor and an exquisite micro-mosaic in marble and mirror enriching the frame of the showcase.
" I imagined an intimate and feminine place with a delicate atmosphere, a “room of wonders” to hold clothes and accessories resulting from attentive research and Cristina has created this dream with the poetry and elegance that distinguish her. I wanted my “closet” of dreams to become reality and now it has a real and defined shape thanks to this project,” Mariella Avino, Managing Director.
“The Pink Closet comes into being as a small piece of architecture which encloses and harmonizes different colours, materials and textures, so that visitors, from the moment they cross the threshold, can enjoy an immerse visual and tactile experience.
It is a project that aims to be a hymn to beauty, in all its forms, that could only take shape in the extraordinary setting of Palazzo Avino” Cristina Celestino, Architect.
1. Rocaille – wall covering by Fornace Brioni - design by Cristina Celestino
2. Pulsar - pendant lamps by Esperia - design by Cristina Celestino
3. Nebula - carpet by Besana for carpet on the floor and in the changing room - design by Cristina Celestino
4. Budri marbles for the floor inlaid polychromatic marble
5. Bottonato wall covering in coloured and antiqued mirrors and marbles by Antique Mirror - design by Cristina Celestino