Best Design Projects dedicates today a post to Lissoni Associati, founded in 1986 by Piero Lissoni, an architect, designer and art director in Italy. Lissoni has specialized in hospitality, having developed hospitality design projects around the globe, many of them became iconic among the hotel design industry.
The Conservatorium Hotel occupies Amsterdam‘s former music conservatorium, built in the 19th century. The new hotel interior design respected the original gothic feeling of the building, while new elements, such as the covered glass courtyard, were added to create a contrast between antique and modern.
Filippo La Mantia’s new restaurant in Milan is a modern take on the Sicilian tradition. Filippo’s passions for music, photography, motorbikes are beautifully rendered in the design of architect and friend, Piero Lissoni. The restaurant interior design was furnished with selected or custom designed by Piero Lissoni: a bookcase takes up an entire wall, not with books, but with Richard Ginori’s porcelain and anthropomorphic vases of Caltagirone.
The Mamilla Hotel is situated near Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. The interior was conceived as a labyrinth, with particular attention to both natural and artificial lighting. I love the center and side tables from the following picture.
Located in the Emirate of Ajman, Al Zorah is a luxury resort with waterfront living and includes a hotel, private villas, restaurants, a spa, swimming pools and a private beach. The main hotel is composed of separate buildings connected by light walkways, with shallow water pools that extend over the inner courtyard where the main restaurant and amenities are situated. The overall mood is inspired by a contemporary approach to traditional oriental architecture.
The St. Vincent Resort & Casino hosts two hotels, a congress center, a spa and the Casino, creating a citadel at the foot of the Alps that overlooks the valley of the Dora river. The new and the old buildings are now connected by glass-enclosed pathways which enable the guests to move around freely. An underground tunnel connects the hotel with the Casino, which has been fully renovated.
Scala is a kosher restaurant in the heart of Jerusalem, targeting several type of tourists, diplomats, businessmen and local food lovers. The interior architecture combines great elegance with an urban lifestyle and contemporary taste.
Piero Lissoni has received widespread international recognition for his work and, as a result, he has been inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in New York (2005) and has been nominated Honorary Member of the Altagamma International Honorary Council in Rome (2015).