On Capri, the villa that once belonged to Countess Enrica Manfredi, now part of the 5-star luxury Punta Tragara Hotel, will soon find a new look with the 1940s interior design by Giorgia Dennerlein.
Villa Enrica is one of the three bodies that form the luxurious accommodation complex of the Hotel Punta Tragara of the Counts Manfredi on Capri, a unique belvedere with 16 rooms titled “Mare Sole” overlooking the bay and pool and to which Giorgia Dennerlein will give a sumptuous new interior thanks to a complex restyling effort.
The “dress” that Loto Ad Project’s founding architect has in mind finds its sartorial imprinting in the hotel lobby: he will then look back to the 1940s, when this Le Corbusier-designed modernist icon opened its doors to personalities such as Wiston Churchill.
The Art Suite will be redesigned by architect Giorgia Dennerlein, who, knowing architecture and genius loci well, will make it an extension of the surrounding landscape. The Capri sea ideally enters the suite through three arches, molds walls and furnishings of its own color and movement, the water becomes a pattern and everything seems to float and encourage navigation to the maximum comfort.
A total immersion supported by a blue-veined onyx floor that meets a strip of blue agate and tells of waves crashing on rocks, of suggestive sea caves. The marble tongue also becomes the noble and architectural element that bisects the space and connects the salle de bains, (enclosed behind a wall of wanded glass with Glass Italia doors and a dividing cabinet by Seventyonepercent that mounts taps Venezia series by Fantini) with the transparent resin blu bathtub by Antonio Lupi on the platform in front of the maxi glass window, an ideal boat that floats seamlessly between indoors and outdoors.
In the Art Suite we play with surfaces, used to divide or unite, defining moments of life inside this luxurious nest facing the Faraglioni in the Bay of Naples. Also at the pool are two bubble chairs by Eero Aarnio, an iconic seat from the 1960s that functions as a suspended nest, transparent bubbles to recapture the lightness of the maritime and holiday atmosphere.
Art, architecture, and design define a private universe for sophisticated flaneurs, a journey through sculptures, furniture, and walls that draws heavily from the season of Good Design, conceived for a betterment of life through experiences that combined aesthetics, innovation, and functionality. Giorgia Dennerlein combines them perfectly in an interior design that exalts creativity, her own as well as that of Constantin Brancusi and Giò Ponti, respectively on Casamance’s “L’atelier di Brancusi” limited edition wallpaper, and in the roof tiles from the Blu PontiI collection produced by Francesco de Maio.
The environment is domotic, worthy of the latest generation of boating, customized and made refined and flexible through a concept that breaks down or makes barriers transparent, frees the furniture from any constraints with respect to the architectural layout. The swivel bed, for example, finds its center in the open space, it is the island within the island on which to set one’s course with respect to the horizon, outside and inside the Art Suite.
The circularity of the 1960s is the graphic and conceptual sign that feeds the sense of gravity, the attractive force between different forms and materials composed in a harmonious and sinuous embrace. From the entrance to the round walls on the opposite edge of the room, everything curves, moves and warms the atmosphere. Contributing to this is the embossed bouclé woven paper Curve by Arte and the wall installation in the sleeping area, a sort of mantra capable of refracting light and stimulating balance and to which a resin bench lends itself as a pedestal that equally references the clarity of water.
The Mediterranean is the thread that unravels in the outdoor design as well: a small pocket balcony with Vondom, Baxter and Dedon furnishings is the obligatory access to the rooftop terrace. Here, the blue and white decors signed by Giò Ponti in 1960 for the Parco dei Principi in Sorrento become sea underfoot even at this height.
The geometric patterns and colors of the ceramics dialogue with the skyline, weaving an endless web of shades of blue that will frame the evenings of tourists and their guests. Talenti’s outdoor kitchen is dedicated to them, where exclusive menus signed by Michelin-starred chef Luigi Lionetti can be enjoyed.