HOSPITALITY AND CONTEMPORARY ART
FOR THE FIRST ATEMPORARY ART APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF TRENTO
Consisting of three “mini lofts”, Casa Trentini is a residence dating back to the 1800s, located in the historic centre of Trento, two hundred metres from Piazza del Duomo, in which a new concept for interiors joins with contemporary art for a novel open-plan idea in which comfort, artistic development and aesthetics coexist in harmony.
Casa Trentini caters to a discerning clientele who wish to stay for short periods in the Trident City and enjoy an all-round experience of both contemporary culture and the beauty of the surrounding area..
The undisputed stars in Casa Trentini are the walls of the three apartments , which play host to CARTE, a contemporary art project outlined on wallpaper, curated by Giovanna Felluga. Thanks to the participation of internationally renowned artists, entering Casa Trentini becomes an immersion into artistic activity. Donatella Spaziani, Riccardo Previdi and Patrick Tuttofuoco are the first artists invited to begin a visual story which, just as in a relay race, will evolve over time, giving space to other artists and different environments. Each loft will change its identity with constantly updated wallpaper designs, which will translate from a purely decorative language into tools of artistic creativity.
CARTE is a challenge that shift artistic research towards new space-time horizons, thanks to the particular support, wallpaper, which opens up infinite possibilities of placement and infinite dimensional possibilities.
Giovanna Felluga, curator of the project
CARTE is not only an art project, it is an opportunity to reflect on the history and nature of wallpaper.
Giovanna Felluga, curator of the project
Contrasting with art are the design and realisation of the interior, personally created by Fabio Pasini from the architectural firm Krej, who has developed a new living solution, an alternative to the classic furnishing concept: at the centre of each room there are installations of iron and laminated glass which become, from time to time, parts of the lived environment. Every detail has been designed and made to measure by local craftsmen. The materiality of the furnishings fits into a global restructuring concept of blending shape and colour together, with dark floors and ceilings creating harmonious and yet functional spaces. The neutral décor defines the space, thus leaving the walls free for the wallpaper to unfold, offering a unique artistic-architectural experience.
The wish to offer a previously-unseen living space has led to the establishment of a dense supplier network who have designed limited edition and custom-made projects, creating a fascinating hidden history behind every object: from the RANDA seats, stools and armchairs by LucidiPevere for Arrmet personalised for Casa Trentini by Riccardo Meterc – king of weaving who has been able to re-imagine the classic Thonet chair produced in the famous Manzano chair-making – with interior glazing, the colour and transparency of which have been specially designed by Po.Lo Glass, one of the leading companies in the sector.
Acting as a catalyst for the care shown by other production companies sensitive to art and contemporary culture, Casa Trentini also enjoys the support of illycaffè by hosting a dedicated corner inside each apartment and of Pinin Pero, sugar producers famous for their collection of artist-designed sugar sachets, who have created a unique sachet.
This all springs from a single thought, carried forward over the years by AtemporaryStudio and its two owners, Samantha Punis and Giovanna Felluga, in which art and design become a lens through which every gesture of our daily lives can be seen, and in this case they become an integral part of the concept of hospitality, travel, holiday and sojourn. After years in which homogenisation and franchising have levelled the tastes and the important differences of every culture, the AtemporaryApartments, of which Casa Trentini is the pilot project, wish to underline and exalt the special qualities of each place, person and context that characterises and lives within them.