Grand Hotel Duchi d’Aosta - Rooms | Concept 2
The design of the new rooms was divided into due concepts and began with the requirement that they describe the connotative aspects of the city of Trieste: complexity, contrast, and reflection.
The second concept has allegorized complexity by creating an accommodating service space in contrast with and separated from the sleeping area. A secret door concealed among the room’s plaster moldings divides the two environments. Upon entering, one is greeted by a contemporary space with fine textural surfaces: a dark wooden ceiling, a terrazzo floor, concrete resins, and, above all, a wall of marble (Fior di Pesco Carnico, Port Laurent, and Palissandro).
An Omnidecor etched glass partition separates the entrance and closet area from the bathroom, while the walk-in wardrobe formed in an alcove borrows the acidic tones of the marble grain.
All the materials are echoed by their reflections in a large, round mirror hanging on the marble wall above the basin. Passing into the sleeping area, one is greeted by classical hues: the plaster molding encloses marmorino walls and the solid-color carpet with iridescent speckles harmonizes with the satin curtains. The bed is guarded by a large tailor-made padded headboard with tilting wings that protect and embrace the bed. Two Catellani&Smith lamps warm the wall surfaces with golden hues and fine restored antique furniture occupies the space and denotes the historical significance of the site.