A tribute to design in one of Italy’s most beautiful seaside resorts: Blu di te House is a boutique hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure, in the Gulf of Tigullio, where all the furnishings are for sale
The guest house, curated by Michele Concina, designer, president of Fondazione Fernanda Pivano, Enzo Sanfilippo, fashion art stylist, his wife, Cinzia Berta, and Christel Chabrol, interior designer and buyer, is located in a house spread across 1,500 square meters, and is a highly refined hospitality project including bedrooms, a spa, a restaurant offering local food, a terrace with swimming pool and an exclusive hair stylist.
Each of the 20 rooms is different and is furnished with vintage design pieces such as unique pieces by Ettore Sottsass, Arne Jacobsen, de Sede, Braakman, Robin Day, and a couple of pieces from the 1958 Exposition Universelle. Even the ceramics for the table are unique pieces by Richard Ginori.
The renovation took about two years and has uncovered the original finishes, where possible, or selected new materials in line with the spirit of the place. Floors are made of turquoise and pale pink concrete tiles contrasting with grey and black marble aggregate; brick walls and woods complete the marine atmosphere.
The furnishings are for sale, therefore the rooms are constantly changing, while the atmosphere and service remain the same. In addition to local gastronomic products for meals, Blu di te House offers a spa with hair stylist and, upon request, a 10-meter fishing boat where you can have lunch or dinner during cruises, even at night. [Roberta Mutti]