Now at its third edition, Elle Decor Grand Hotel is born from an idea of Elle Decor Italia -an international design and trends magazine- starting from a reflection on the constant evolution of the concept of hôtellerie.
With "Invisible Rooms", Elle Decor Italia presents a project-installation by the international studio Neri&Hu, founded by Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, with offices in Shanghai and London. Multi-disciplinary architectural and design studio, it works worldwide on interior design projects, master planning, graphics and product design.
"Invisible Rooms" is Neri&Hu's first interior design project in Italy, where they have been working with established brands of Made in Italy for years. In the installation are featured even two pieces designed by the Chinese duo for Artemide, YANZI and NH, beautifully reigning in that delicate atmosphere.
“Invisible Rooms” is inspired by travel and discovery, the main theme of Italo Calvino's novel "Invisible Cities", published in 1972, which sees Marco Polo in conversation with Kublai Khan, Emperor of the Tartars. Text-cult for generations of architects and designers, it becomes the opportunity for Neri&Hu to recreate a fantasy world inside a historic Milanese building with the intent to amaze the traveler of the 21st century thanks to the narrative, developed at a design and visual level, which integrates with the functions of different environments. From the lounge-shape, to the restaurant-snowfall for an ideal collective banquet, from the room-voyeur to the library-self-portrait of the collector, to the courtyard where you can find the sky and the memory of the city.
A real pop-up hotel open to everyone that invites you to stop for a cup of tea in the oriental tradition, for a classic aperitif and new inspiration or to experience an innovative menu created for the occasion immersed in an atmosphere where the suggestions of the East meet the reality of the West. And where to discover the latest trends in the theme of hôtellerie.
Open October 5th – 21st
Exhibition time: 10.00 – 21.00
via S. Andrea 6