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Aficionados of design, architecture and interior concepts of style hotels will love flicking through the series of magazine directories illustrating the hotels, travel culture and lifestyle. Anchored to specific genres of hotel design, The Aficionados print editions: Farmhouse Fabulous, Casa Gorgeous, Blueprint Beauts and Neu Heritage take the reader through the creation narratives.
A sourcebook for hoteliers, travellers, style aficionados and for those who want home inspiration, these compilations showcase the interiors from a one-bedroom Highland refuge to the cocooning forms of a mountain retreat. From the rural tribes to eclectic townhouses, the boho villa to the striking piece of architecture perched in the mountains.
Nature, provenance and originality headline these selected hotel creations dating back to the 13th century to today, new creations to passionate stories of restoration in four editions.
For the devotees of authentic originality, we reference the outposts of intricate Italian design, meticulously detailed hotel spaces using the icons of Italy in their unmistakable chemistry, sometimes in the guise of rich Medici reds, a minimalist sanctuary and others that hug a blaze of magical terrazzo.
Featuring 21 hand-selected hotels over 148 pages and 189 colour photographs, Alchemists of Italy is the new handbook for those who love to travel in style and reside at hotels that go beyond the cookie-cutter design. The starting block of design in many of the hotels could be found in a Corinthian column, a convent's herbaria decked in cotta tiles, a classic Olivetti typewriter, a carving from Carrara marble, the tales of wealthy merchants or a table light from Atollo by Vico Magistretti.
From a 13th-century Venetian-Byzantine palace, aged monasteries transformed for the hip pilgrims of today, gorgeously chilled re-born hotels that celebrate 'Cinematic Italian' to a once abandoned hilltop Tuscan village, salvaged by a man who fell in love with the views over Val d'Orcia.
Meet the Alchemists of Italy.
Discover rural interiors wrapped in raw linens, putty coloured throws, vintage corduroy and woollen fleeces: this is Fabulous Farmhouse. Salvaged flagstone floors, exposed timbers and chunky stone walling frame these rural-inspired beauts from Tuscany to the Czech Beskydy Mountains, a sanctuary in Mallorca to the wilds of Scotland.
Bold rural architecture rubs shoulders with traditional sustainable conversions, whilst interiors dart from hymns of Scandi design to the rustic textures of the land, using time-old generational materials. A rural design magazine which neatly pulls together those country-style retreats with stunning photography and descriptive text. Your escape-to-the-country itinerary.
Supported by a team of curatorial owners, architectural visionaries and reactionary savants, a confidence in design means that anything is possible – it’s here you see an unashamed use of bohemian flair and rebellious flamboyance – and why not? Saluting outposts of style that confidently address the past whilst putting a relevant sheen on architecture, interiors and feel-good vibes, our Neu Heritage heroes are an eye-catching bunch.
From the classic Alpine inns to the historic culture dens, (which include an aged wonder that dates to 1350, the oldest hotel building in this genre), the modern traditionalists to the chic and sleek soho-inspired style outposts, you’ll find every filament of Neu Heritage intwined in our Wunderkammer collection.
Lead architects Matteo Thun, Alexander and Armin Pedevilla, Peter Pichler, Noa*, Tilla Theus and Jensen & Skodvin are just some of the design studios featured in this edition Blueprint Beauts.
A fallen tree, a volcanic outcrop and the inheritance of an aged house were just some of the touchpoints that put these hotel outposts on the serious design map; our Blueprint Beauts. The magazine from The Aficionados, tells the stories of how these Blueprint Beauts transfigured from reams of architectural plans to the structures they are today.
Casa GORGEOUS captures the design manifesto of the urban townhouse, the statement villa and the little mansion in the countryside. Inspired by your childhood stays with cosmo Aunt Margorie, these hotel interiors border on the eclectic, housing personal collections, addictions and amusement. Random in design, these outposts of curative design are those fun little places that hum to the tune of intellect, clever staging and a passion for layering of objects; heirlooms, abstract art-works, mid-century to Belle Epoque, kitsch to aged oriental rugs.
A wunderkammer of small beautiful guesthouses from the townhouse villa to the coastal mansions and modern interpretations to the classic genre of the casa. Townhouse interior style and design from Lisbon to Rome, the Cyclades to the Atlantic.