(Italy) – Palazzo Barovier&Toso, designed by Calvi Brambilla, is a unique site on the banks of the Rio dei Vetrai in Venice which takes it’s visitors through the history of Barovier&Toso’s centuries-old lighting designs.
The 900 square metre space underwent a complete renovation of its internal spaces, on three levels, to narrate the unique story of a brand founded in 1295.
“To make the new Palazzo a reality, we have thought about a space where history and the contemporary can coexist, as the two primary essences of Barovier&Toso,” says Paolo Brambilla.
“We have been able to harmoniously combine an essential, modern interior design concept with the majesty of Murano glass, enhanced by a context full of light and reflections,” Fabio Calvi adds.
The project is based on a contemporary reinterpretation of the typical architectural features of historic noble palaces: from the panelling to the floors in Venetian terrazzo, to the layout of the rooms, all the way to the colour that sets each room apart.
This choice becomes the fil rouge of the whole building, offering a unique visual experience, in tune with the works of art by Jason Martin, Brigitte Kowanz and Astrid Krogh, included as a tribute to the Venice Biennale.