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India's Trump Towers feature best interiors Donald Trump Jr "has ever seen"

President Donald Trump's son has praised the work of Matteo Nunziati, who used Italian marble to decorate the newly opened Trump Towers in Pune, India.

The Milan-based interior designer decorated every room in the pair of 26-storey residential towers, using only furnishings from Italian brands.

To mark the completion of the project, Donald Trump Jr attended the opening of the second tower, called Tower B.

"Donald Trump Jr has expressed a strong appreciation for the high level of the interior design project, stating that it could be a London or New York project, and the finishes would still be the best residential ones he has ever seen," said a spokesperson for Studio Matteo Nunziati.

Italian marble features heavily in the interiors, from the columns of the grand lobbies through to the floors of the apartments.

Silk georgette and silver travertine marble covers much of the walls, floors and columns of the reception area, with traditional Indian motifs carved into the stone. Twisting bronze sculptures are scattered throughout the lobby.

Products by Molteni & C, B & B Italia and Fontana Arte are among the furniture pieces chosen.

The design team said it aimed to produce an "atmosphere of cosy and timeless elegance" in the residences.

Modular linen sofas are set against the marble floors to invoke a European style sensibility. Intricate glass chandeliers by Italian brand La Murrina hang over the dining table, which is separated from an open-plan living area by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.

A "decorative library" with shelves of wood and glass divides the entrance of each apartment from the main living area.

On the dedicated podium floor, residents can make use of an outdoor pool with fitness and yoga areas, two massage rooms, a reading area, a business centre and a whole room given over entirely to playing poker.

Each one of the 46 residences occupies an entire floor of the tower, offering over 566 square metres of accommodation.

Indian English-language daily newspaper Business Standard reported that prices for a property in the tower started at 150 million Indian Rupees (£1,653,000).

The residential complex is situated in the Kalyani Nagar district of Pune, a city in the western state of Maharashtra.

The project was developed by Pachshil Realty, which is licensed to use the Trump name.

Work began on the twin towers in 2011, and was completed in 2017. Trump Jr attended the inauguration in late February of 2018.

CNN money reported that a selection of potential buyers were flown to New York to a reception hosted by Trump Jr in January, ahead of the official opening.

The Trump Organization is the holding company for the business ventures of President Trump. Based out of Trump Towers in New York City, it overseas the Trump-branded residential towers, hotels and golf courses around the world.

President Trump still owns the company, but it was put into trust overseen by Trump Jr and his brother, Eric Trump, before he took office in 2017.

The Washington Post reported that there are an estimated 50 properties around the world that bear the Trump name.

Photography by Max Zambelli.

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