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Description of the i-SUITE Hotel Interior by Simone Micheli
The i-SUITE interior architectural plan lies its foundations in the concept of modern luxury I developed after a thorough and targeted thinking. During the “XXX Congreso Colombiano de Arquitectura” ( 30th Colombian Architecture Convention) which took place in Barranquilla (Colombia) in 2007 I asserted: “ …the new luxury does not mean immobility or habit, but rather freedom and movement. It is a light and a stirring thought, at any moment we are able to choose where and how to live and to reinvent the environment we live in.
As for architecture the new luxury is related to the idea of regaining the beauties and the truth of our daily life together with our inner feelings. It is more connected with vacuums than with plenums, more with mind than with body. It does not mean opulence but rather transparency. I am talking about possible places where yours and our histories are echoing in the shape of visual, olfactory, tactile and auditory essence. I am telling you a story which has its roots in the past and in the tastes of exotic places but at the same time it is near and next future oriented. This future I am referring to is not made up of mimesis, emulation but rather it reprensents the truth and the oneness which envelope and protect us in order to live instead of just surviving in a restless and alienating reality. I am talking about non-places, natural habitats where the deepest and the most genuine personality of each person emerges and where anyone can establish a symbiotic relationship with himself and with the nature which created us.
It has visual and inner harmony, it is the mirror of our mood which becomes calmer and stabler. Spirituality and beauty involve us in a aesthetic experience with all that is around us and with all we build with our body and mind. All this leads to the birth of a new place suitable for the inner growth but also for the development of our present or future family which is proud and grateful for having the chance of enjoying the cohesiveness the family is surrounded by. Daily relations and interactions as well will benefit from this cohesiveness by being enriched with passion and enthusiasm.
I aim at making man the main focus of the attention by stirring up his senses by means of shapes, images, colours, lights, materials and by creating a scenario hovering among trascendence and immanence, concreteness and abstraction, dream and reality.
I am referring to spaces in the world, where man represents a fourth dimension worth studying and to be sensorially satisfied. Moreover, each element in these spaces bring man back to the origins of time when everything was pure and simple.
In my opinion the word luxury could go beyond the limits of its meaning.
Nowadays living in a luxurious sphere means being able to love and being loved in a genuine and absolute way, it means being surrounded by simplicity and let have our attention drawn by watching a grass blade waving in the wind. It means regaining the truth of life, living by appreciating the beauty of each day and by growing through the intangible physicity. It means reconsidering, dreaming, starting to love again without asking anything back, giving without having anything back. It means building without destroying, creating processes having a strong ethical sense and capable of becoming generators of healthy beauty. This is how I see luxury, which does not mean opulence and redundancy but rather the essentials, ethical gestures contents oriented, free spaces with scattered basic elements. I wish to create new stories connected with the world of the wonders having no bonds with tradition, I aim at symplifying and improve the life of man by eliminating all the unessential and undesired elements in the space he lives in”. The interior architecture of the i-SUITE seems to embody the meaning of these words. It represents an hyperrealist portrait related to the dimension of ethical luxury I pursue by means of my architectural works. i-SUITE is ready for living in an informal way as a work capable of converting experience into memory. i-SUITE enables our guests to go beyond the borders of reality and to live in dreamlike almost surreal space and time dimension. i-SUITE is a tridimensional area where everything becomes simple and extraordinary at the same time where the contemporary man can discover his natural/artificial known/unknown habitat. In this wrapped place serotonin, endorphin and adrenaline levels of the visitors skyrocket!
This lively place enables our guests to smile,to relax, to meet and have conversation with other people. This is an unforgettable area which enables our guests to enter a dimension of freedom, beauty and uniqueness unconsciously ”.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The NYC Delft Porcelain Series. Ha! I want some! Take a realllly good look at it.
A reusable shopping bag is in there! aaaah genious design!