Philippe Starck never ceases to amaze us. In his latest creation, the brilliant and somewhat crazy French designer has converted a former aristocratic home in Venice into a hotel. Created for Design Hotels, Palazzina Grassi promises a "magical world of mirrors, glass sculptures, rare books and vintage objects." True to form, Starck will surprise you with transparent glass wardrobes and nine custom-made Murano glass works by the artist Aristide Najean. This imaginative five-star hotel houses only 16 bedrooms and 6 apartment suites, making it super exclusive experience for the nouveau riche.
Don't you just love the lovely, spooky details?
Emanuele Garosci, creator of Palazzina Grassi, says: “There was a need in Venice for something new, to go against the traditional way of thinking about Venice – Starck was the answer. Palazzina Grassi is more like a private club, a combination of a hotel and very unique spaces where guests can live as a Venetian.”
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