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Mandarin Oriental Milan hotel recently lauched two new suites designed in tribute to two of the city’s design icons, Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti. Adding to its collection of well-appointed guest rooms, the luxury hotel Mandarin Oriental Milan recently unveiled two specialty suites conceived in tribute to two of the city’s design legends, Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti.
To give life to this the project, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners Architecture, were call to duty! Piero Fornasetti and Gio Ponti collaborated closely on numerous interior design projects and together created several furniture pieces and this was an unique opportunity to give to hotel’s visitors a chance to see their own furniture designs to outfit the 1,076 square feet of interior space in each suite, Premier Suite sponsored by Gio Ponti and Milano suite by Piero Fornasetti.
The Milano Suite, dedicated to the virtuosity of Piero Fornasetti, is a modern interior design reinterpreted by his style. The walls and ceilings are swathed in his atmospheric murals of surrealist cities and esoteric scenery, complemented by sumptuous jewel tones and rich wood floors. High ceilings give way to a vast wall space that hosts a gallery of the designer’s decorative mirrors.
In the dining area Fornasetti’s distinctive Capitello chairs belly up to an Ultime Notizie table, while the lounge playfully mingles his minimalist Fly cocktail table with the cushy silhouettes of his Guscio sofa and Boss armchair, all unified by a characteristic grayscale palette.
If the Milano Suite is an emphatic expression of a design master, the Premier Suite is a subdued one. Reflecting the singular minimalism of his muse, Gio Ponti, Citterio cast a sophisticated assemblage of modern furniture frames, natural materials, and polished accents.
A Sarfatti chandelier illuminates Mangiarotti’s stately marble Eros table alongside a cozy edit of the architect’s own Simpliciter sofa, an L. Caccia Dominioni lamp and chairs, and a table by Franco Albini. But the prized feature is an original console table by the maestro himself.