Adding another jewel to its London crown, Bvlgari Hotel London unveils the colourful new look of The Bvlgari Lounge along with a little sweet indulgence…
Following the recent unveiling of Bvglari Hotel Paris, the brand’s London property has had a revamp of its own, with its refreshed interiors and the launch of a one year residency by eminent Italian pastry chef and chocolatier Gianluca Fusto, the reimagined and newly defined space features a new ‘Dolci’ experience, as the hotel welcomes Fusto to The Bvlgari Lounge, and launches Il Cioccolato.
The hotel called upon renowned architectural and interior design firm, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) – the practice that designed the original hotel interiors – to create a fresh look true to Bulgari’s heritage as the master of coloured gems. The Bulgari Lounge offers elegant all day dining in the comfortable glamour and considered taste of a beautifully appointed modern Italian living room. Inherently Bulgari in style, the new look reveals gem-coloured rugs made of wild silk in emerald, blue diamond and citrine. This fresh injection of colour is offset by cognac-hued leather sofas, armchairs in neutral tones, Calacatta marble coffee tables and a central table in black oak. Particular focus is given to the Bulgari eight-point star which is embroidered in gold on bespoke green silk wall hangings. A custom made raised polished chrome and silver mesh partition transforms the space into its own distinct destination, with smaller seating areas and half-height curtains in a soft bouclé sheer creating a cosy intimacy – the perfect spot to enjoy food and drinks at any time of day.
“The Bulgari Lounge is much loved locally as a relaxed and elegant space for gathering in style, depicting the considered taste of modern Italian comfort,” said Patricia Viel, CEO and co-founder of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel. ” We are excited to reveal a colourful new design to take Bulgari Hotel London into its next decade at the heart of Knightsbridge.”
A further aspect of the refresh is the addition of artworks from the Bulgari Archives; vintage adverts from the Dolce Vita era featuring images of celebrated actors and models Virna Lisi, Benedetta Barzini and Marisa Berenson adorned with iconic Bulgari pieces.
With an Italian eye to every detail, ‘Dolci’ – covering everything sweet on the menu – will be served on delicate porcelain plates and dishes with a floral design by Italian manufacture Ginori 1735. While the ‘Dolci’ themselves, crafted by Gianluca Fusto, who has been described as the ‘Italian architect of modern pastry’, have been developed with the same exquisite vision as Bulgari gem designs. Using only the most precious ingredients, the minimalistic design reveals complex textures with bold and unexpected flavour combinations. The beautifully crafted chocolates capture subtle flavour notes in masterful and unexpected combinations, such as Porcini and Black Pepper, and the limited edition boxes and seasonally inspired creations make exceptional gifts for all.
So, on that note of seasonal gifting and exquisite Bvlgari craftsmanship, who are you going to treat this Christmas with a box of Bvlgari Dolci?
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