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A Sustainably Designed Hotel in the Mountains of Northern Italy by Boxx Creative


London-based design studio Boxx Creative recently completed the interior redesign of Miramonti, a luxury boutique hotel, in the mountains of Brescia, Italy. Located just two hours from Milan, and surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Miramonti, meaning mountain view, draws its name from nature. Boxx Creative, chosen for their approach to local suppliers and longterm sustainable options, redesigned each floor of the hotel, creating interior schemes that draw on the elements of earth, fire, air, water, wood and metal.

A deep terracotta facade evokes the changing seasons and rich natural Italian colour palette, while the bedrooms' complementary green and blue colour schemes, punctuated with deeper accents, are both balanced and calming. Materials, selected for their authentic properties that link to the surrounding environment, include natural stone wash basins, carved wooden bedframes, solid trunk coffee tables, round metal bedside tables and soft natural fabrics. 

Nicola Keenan, Interior Designer and Co-founder of Boxx Creative says “We always focus on quality and environmental impact in our work. All design details have been fully considered across the hotel. Carpet made from recycled fibres line the corridors and is inlaid within the sustainable, hand-crafted wooden flooring. Locally sourced and sustainable materials were used wherever possible and the build contractor was chosen for his energy saving principles and employment of workers within the area.”

The majority of the furnishings were made completely bespoke by a talented artisan in his local workshop. The bedrooms feature wooden headboard panelling, metal framed open cabinetry storage and sturdy desks, each thoughtfully hand-crafted. The unique hand-made wooden flooring with individually controlled underfloor heating system, adds warmth and grounding to each room. Beautiful reeded glass panelled doors with curved frame detailing provide privacy to each en-suite and rippled wooden under-sink cabinets hang beneath attractive natural stone basins.

In addition to understanding the sustainability goals of the Miramonti owners, Boxx Creative were able to bring their artistic vision of the hotel to life. Lighting was incredibly important, and for this element Boxx Creative chose Italian designed, Flos feature pendants in each of the en-suites and Scandinavian inspired adjustable wall lights to create an appealing focal point in the bedrooms. 

Boxx Creative worked with Mariell Lind Hansen, the Norwegian interiors and architecture photographer whose artistic style beautifully captured the eclectic mix of natural, Scandinavian inspired and made-to-last design.

Photography by Mariell Lind Hansen

Wouldn't this be the perfect place to unwind after a visit to Milan Design Week? A beautiful tranquil place where guests can experience total relaxation in their surroundings, reconnect with nature and re-balance, Miramonti is now on my wish list of places to stay! 

Images courtesy of Boxx Creative

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