The new boutique hotel Paradis Pietrasanta opened its doors in the summer of 2021. Conceived for a unique stay in the heart of Tuscany, it is located 40 minutes from Pisa and an hour from Florence, in the town famous for the art of living and sculpture, nicknamed the "little Athens" because of its proximity to the famous marble quarries of Carrara. In a medieval palace, completely renovated respecting the original architecture and enhanced by the the best contemporary design with numerous pieces from the Porro catalog, the hotel stands out for its unusual mix of eras, suggestions and colors, for an atmosphere of great charm and relaxation.
In the heart of the building, in the old weapons room with its stone walls and terracotta ceilings, is the restaurant set up like a gallery of plaster casts: you can eat comfortably seated in the Frank armchairs designed by Piero Lissoni for Porro in a delicate salmon-colored fabric, which gives peace and harmony to the environment by recalling the colors of the bricks and wood. Freely inspired by French decorative design, the Frank armchair by Piero Lissoni brings new comfort and expressive possibilities to the dining room: its design unites in a harmonious unicum 3 distinct elements, the soft and enveloping shell-shaped backrest, the solid and sturdy metal legs that gain momentum thanks to the circular and variable section, and the upholstered seat sprung with thick elastic straps, for superior comfort.
Chosen instead for the table with a view of the city, the Voyage chair by GamFratesi with a black stained maple structure, exposed on the back and sides, on which is applied an elegant leather upholstery, with a sober and very elegant look.
The rooms and the suite, distributed on two levels, overlook corridors decorated with works of art that end with a loggia on the fortifications of the city.
Porro’s Boutique Mast system, with its nautical lightness and graphic linearity, is a pass-partout between the sleeping area and the living room, allowing maximum freedom of expression for floor-to-ceiling or wall compositions. Inspired by the masts of a boat, Boutique Mast is characterized by metal uprights with a circular section on which it is possible to apply large cantilevered shelves in the form of "glider wings": a new concept of walk-in closet or container for the living area with which to create aerial compositions of great visual impact, fully customizable custom solutions. Between the vertical sequence of metal elements, available in Iron or burnished brass, and the horizontal sequence of projecting wooden elements, it is in fact possible to insert free compositions of open modules or closed storage units at will, preciously finished with a 45° cut, choosing your own finishes from the 17 woods and 26 colors of the Porro sample collection, which can also be mixed within the same module. Among the numerous vintage pieces, the desk, accompanied in perfect harmony by the Voyage chair by GamFratesi, with a black stained maple structure and black leather upholstery, with precise lines inspired by the 1950s, in a game of suggestions and contaminations.
Use: Restaurant and boutique hotel
Location: Pietra Santa, Lucca (Italy).
Year of realization: summer 2021.
Porro products: Frank armchairs, Voyage chairs, Boutique Mast systems