Trend Alert – Classical Improvisations
It is wonderful to see the expanding trend toward classically inspired designs for walls, furniture, decor and accessories.
Creative guru Andreas Lackner (Creative Director, perfectprops ) is the latest designer in a genius series of creatively inspiring reworks at the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. He was given a couple of rooms at the Hotel Altstadt Vienna in hip Spittelberg, the artistic “SoHo” of Vienna’s 7th district with instructions to embrace the hotel’s philosophy of familiarity, comfort and above all, authenticity. Here is his fantastic classical improvisation.
Lackner was drawn to the view from one of the windows – a view that ushered a fabulously imaginative take on times-past complete with an edge of rough-lux and a touch of sheer opulence.
“The old church tower with its weathered facade exudes something of the old Vienna which is no longer so easy to find today”. “The muted colors – from beige to concrete – are based on those of the surrounding facades”, says Lackner, and “concrete deliberately creates a break to the cozy ambiance”.
Stucco panels and wall coverings, based on photos of the church façade, frame a sultry, interior combo of brown & taupe, while gold, bronze and silver shine up against a stunningly elegant black stained parquet flooring. Large bold prints by artist Josef Fischnaller complete the scene of this beautifully distorted concept of a tale of Vienna in times past, cleverly inspired by the weathered church tower.
Not sure about the weathered stucco……
More Classical Improvisations.
Ashford Castle spa, County Mayo- IRELAND. The spa’s indoor pool, which features a mural by ceramic artist Jane du Rand.
19th Century Chapel Home – Located in Manhattan’s Central Park West neighborhood, this condominium has the glamour of the recently renovated St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Four Seasons Hotel, Florence, Italy
Gerard Butler Loft, New York City
After it was first created in 1978 for the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, the Proust armchair became a historic and iconic symbol of twentieth century furniture design. Just a couple of years ago, designer Alessandro Mendini helped design Proust Geometrica for Cappellini. This chair is$14,880.
Exterior Proust Arm Chair in white from YLiving $1449. Cast in polypropylene.
Neoclassic Collection Tray Table
I would design my bedroom around this gorgeous duvet.
Wisteria offers some very nice classical improvisations.
Medieval Mirrored Tray
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