An old goldsmith’s workshop right in the centre of Bologna becomes a little boutique hotel consisting of nine highly original suites: relaxed atmospheres, complete freedom of movement and unique designer architectures are the distinctive traits of this new space developed by Astoria Hotel and dedicated to those looking for a comfortable and intimate experience in a refined and relaxing setting. Commissioned to architecture studio Biondi Architetti under the watchful eye of surveyor Stefano Curioni, the project was made possible thanks to the versatility of the No Code by Viva line, in its wood, stone and leather versions. “The aim - explains Claudia Biondi, the architect that carried out the project - was to create a global, highly recognisable project which at the same time enabled us to create apartments with a very unique and definite character. Places in which to relax, work and spend quality time. For this reason we focused closely on light, on natural colours, on large spaces, creating a sophisticated yet highly original and new style. The No Code collection was vital for giving the suites character, allowing us to play around with the surfaces and create coordinated but unique spaces, each of which with its own personality”.
Palette and textures: details that make the difference
Each of the nine suites is unique thanks to little design details created from the material and colour combinations of No Code, in the wood, leather and stone versions. In some suites the floors made with No Code Wood, chosen in the 20x120 cm size with waxed oak and saw-cut oak finishes, have been combined with 60x120 cm No Code Leather wall coverings in the finishes raised grain and crocodile-print to create a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere that is both modern and relaxing at the same time. In other rooms, to create an even more intimate and cosy atmosphere raised grain No Code Leather has been used for the floors in combination with No Code Crocodile-print for the finishing touches: thanks to the visual and tactile softness of the surfaces, the result is a seductive and cosmopolitan, sophisticated and welcoming environment. Other suites have been completely designed with No Code Slate, using contrasting colours - Antracite, Avorio and Grigio - to play around with depth and patterns and give the space a more architectural and elegant feel.