Luxury hotel collection J. K. Place has introduced a third boutique-style hotel to its existing venues in Florence and Capri with the recently opened J. K. Place Roma. For the design and decoration of their latest property in the Eternal City they once again turned to Michele Bonan to cast his sybaritic take on elegant eclecticism with a contemporary point of view. I was immediately drawn to the classic-modernism of the main lobby, a vast classically proportioned space with a soaring ceiling, awash in shades of limestone, and symmetrically arranged lounge areas. It’s ordered elegance is evocative of a modern day Palladian villa with a dash of David Hicks. Mirrors imitating roundels above each door and Greco-Roman-style busts and marble consoles introduce a classical note while Cubist-style art and mid-century-style furnishing inject a modern vibration. A luxurious stylized graphic design for the carpet introduces the only pattern, if you don’t count the heavily veined marble door surrounds. It’s a modern classic that will stand the test of time for years to come. Tutti classico!
Photography by Massimo Listri for AD Italia, February 2014.