BAXTER: LOUNGE BAR DONEY | WESTINE EXCELSIOR ROME | 2014
This year Baxter is dressing with a new look the Doney Lounge bar of The Westine Excelsior Rome, one of the most imposing classical palaces placed along the most famous and prestigious street of the Capital, that is Via Veneto.
The concept which lies at the heart of this restyling draws inspiration from a close analysis of the 50s and the 60s. A union decreed by colours, matter and design, which give the ambience a middle-class aspect, typical of a club of those years.
Blue, grey and cognac finishes and shades become the predominant nuances, emphasized and enhanced by combinations with materials such as the brass of the tables and the lamps, and the hemp of the wallpaper, with this last one characterized by texture which draw inspiration from the patterns of the textile archive.
The main piece of the fitting-out is the Dolly Armchair by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas, developed in the small-sofa version, too. It’s just through this product that the architect and designer proposes an innovative reinterpretation of the classical Bergère. A product with an expressive strength that makes it unique and precious, also thanks to the details, carefully analyzed.
The mix of the seats is as usual eclectic and unexpected and the armchairs, recovered from old antiquarians, are upholstered with leather with unusual shades of colours. It’s just through these stylistic and artistic choices that the architect Massimiliano Fuksas has reinterpreted the classic atmospheres of the past, giving them new life, but always managing to preserve and enhance their original belonging.
Here is, then, how a very intimate and cosy ambience is born, an ambience which expresses the elegance and the refinement of a domestic luxury, absolutely not impudent, where it’s possible to talk quietly, enjoying the welcome of a special place.