Il Palazzo Experimental by
15 January 2021
This Venetian palace could almost have plunged us into a fairy tale. The difference is that the interior designer Dorothée Meilichzon has managed to make this typical Palazzo an atypical place by mixing Venetian craftsmanship, Memphis style and ancient influences. She gives us the background to this daring hotel project, designed for the Experimental Group.
The origins of the Il Palazzo Experimental project in a few words :
Venetian craftsmanship revisited!
An adjective to describe the atmosphere & mood of the Palazzo?
Your favourite word in Italian?
Your references for this project?
« The Venetian architects Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) and Gae Aulenti (1927-2012), antiquity, the lagoon, the façades of Venice, the Memphis movement, symmetry … and so many others. I also immersed myself in the project by listening all day long to podcasts about Venice ».
A trip off the beaten track in Venice?
« I especially like the Lido and walking in Venice at night: it’s incredible there’s nobody left. For the anecdote, I got married in Venice, on that occasion I had the chance to visit many beautiful palaces. In my list of Venetian places to explore, there are also the gardens of the Fortuny factory. It’s right in front of the hotel on the island of La Giudecca ».