Dorsoduro 979/a Rio Terà Antonio Foscarini
29 guestrooms, including 4 Junior suites and 2 Studios
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Roberto Luigi Canovaro
A revived merchant’s townhouse almost 500 years old provides the setting for Venice’s Ca' Pisani hotel. The building’s traditional elements are on full display – but look closer and you will discover a futurist palace.
The polished, geometric forms of the Futurist movement of the 1930s and 1940s that designers Roberto Luigi Canovaro and Pierluigi Pescolderung have decided to include in their concept is amplified by works created by the renowned Italian artist Fortunato Depero. All the while, the original architectural features of the former townhouse are integrated, such as the exposed wooden beams over the hallway. The design theme is continued in Ca' Pisani's restaurant, La Rivista, where sparkling blue tables underscore an easy-going, dreamy atmosphere.
“Starlight” is the name of the special type of masonry – which creates the effect of small, shining stars – developed for the bathrooms in the hotel’s 29 guestrooms. Each bed in each room is an original piece from the 30s and 40s collected from all over Italy by the Serandrei family, Ca' Pisani’s owners. Finer details in silver and amaranth and the one-off wooden inlays on each guestroom door only add to the individuality of the hotel. The location – a low-key, picturesque part of the city – contributes to the calming effect of the interior designer’s clean, sharp lines. Ca' Pisani hotel is a special Venetian spot, where one can experience the successful melding of two very contrasting design eras.