Boxx Creative looks to outdoors for design of Italy's Albergo Miramonti hotel
The scenic landscape of a small town in northern Italy informed the interiors of this hotel, which London-based studio Boxx Creative has given a contemporary overhaul.
Originally constructed back in 1958, Albergo Miramonti's formerly "tired and dated" interiors have been revamped by Boxx Creative to feature a variety of calming, natural hues.
"Albergo Miramonti provides a tranquil place where guests can experience total relaxation in their surroundings, reconnect with nature, and re-balance," explained the studio.
"Materials were selected for their authentic properties and link to the surrounding environment."
The three-floor hotel is situated two hours outside of Milan in the small town of Corteno Golgi, a year-round tourist destination that offers skiing, fly fishing, hiking, and porcini mushroom-picking in the surrounding forests.
It has been run by the same family for three generations, who tasked Boxx Creative with "aligning [the hotel's] design with its location".
The studio first went about reconfiguring the hotel's poorly organised floor plan to establish rooms suited to different types of guests – for example, there are now a series of sizeable Family Suites that include bunk beds for children.
"The client also wanted to get rid of [the hotel's] kitchen and self-catering elements, which allowed us to fit in more bedrooms," added the studio.
Panelling on the bedroom walls has been painted sage green or deep blue, complemented by ochre-yellow or wheat-coloured bed throws.
Stone washbasins in the bathrooms add to the natural decor theme, along with oakwood desks and side tables that have been crafted by a local artisan.
Planks of timber clad surfaces in the hotel's communal lounge area, which has been dressed with worn leather armchairs, shaggy cushions and vintage map prints.
The building's external facade has been updated with a coat of burnt-orange paint, intended to evoke "the changing seasons and naturally rich Italian colour palette".
Similarly to Boxx Creative, Block722 Architects designed the interiors of the Olea Hotel in reference to the rugged Grecian landscape – shreds of rattan, chutes of bamboo, and offcuts of wood appear throughout its interiors.
Photography is by Mariell Lind Hansen.