CAPRISUITE guest house

In the heart of the ancient village of Anacapri “above Capri”, the CAPRISUITE is an exclusive cocoon for refined aesthetes. The locals say Anacapri is “what Capri used to be like, many many years ago”. Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva, a young architect from Napoli, designed this hideaway in the remains of a 16th century convent, beside the San Michele church. Two simple rooms, designed in hues of yellow and blue, in tribute to the sun and the Mediterranean sea. There, you’ll be living alongside designer furniture, modern art and luxury (look at the bathrooms!).

CAPRISUITE
Via Finestrale, 9
80071 Anacapri
+39 335 528 0647

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Credenza designed by the architect. Waxed iron structure, wooden recovery doors and antique for opening

Credenza designed by the architect. Waxed iron structure, wooden recovery doors and antique for opening

Another amazing thing to know about CAPRISUITE: the architect designed a lot of the furniture himself, like the credenza above, and they are available for purchase in the CAPRISUITE shop ! How cool is that? Most of the tableware, like dishes, coffee cups, pitchers and jugs, are also available.

And the tour continues at the two bedrooms.

The blue room, with a basin-bath in front of the window and along the wall a metal mantle fireplace.

The blue room, with a basin-bath in front of the window and along the wall a metal mantle fireplace.

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Vaults several hundred years old, cement tiles from early twentieth century, the memory of the place confronts the radical modernity.

Vaults several hundred years old, cement tiles from early twentieth century, the memory of the place confronts the radical modernity.


Hand painted bedspread signed by Livio de Simone. A resumed fantasy created in 1972 for Capri.

Hand painted bedspread signed by Livio de Simone. A resumed fantasy created in 1972 for Capri.

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Arrange the bathroom in these cramped walls was nearly  impossible.  It only took a wide swing door opened to the bedroom, a sink placed at the window and horizontal striped fabric Livio de Simone protected by plastic to give the illusion of space. Gray resin on the floor, as in other parts of the house.

Arrange the bathroom in these cramped walls was nearly impossible.
It only took a wide swing door opened to the bedroom, a sink placed at the window and horizontal striped fabric Livio de Simone protected by plastic to give the illusion of space. Gray resin on the floor, as in other parts of the house.


Pictures from:
http://www.caprisuite.it
http://www.cotemaison.fr

A post by Lise

 

Morse Felt Studio

Earlier this year, I discovered a nice studio here in Lyon, when I received a forwarded email at the office for a Christmas sale. I wish architecture offices could be spammed with more of these talented creators newsletters.
Morse Felt Studio is a Lyon-based textile creation studio with a passion for artisanal wool felt. I like how this studio establish a relationship between traditional material and contemporary design: neon colors, geometric forms. Their cushions or rugs are not mass produced, it took hours of labour to define the design, choose the wool samples, transform them into felt. I like the idea to have fashionable home decor pieces that are handmade using traditional techniques. Morse felt studio seems to me an interesting alternative to Society6, this webshop offering thousands of designs printed on whatever you like, even though I’m the owner myself of two Society6 throw-pillows and I (have to) like them very much because I spent 4 hours choosing the design.
I wasn’t able to attend their winter sale, but I won’t miss the next one. I spotted the IDA and HOLDA collections.


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MORSE is Elisabeth Berthon and Chloé Lecoup. Elisabeth is a felt maker, fashion designer, daring, resolute and spontaneous. Chloé is a felt maker, textile designer, perfectionist, reflective and contemplative.

Both are convinced that it is necessary, in today’s world, to reassert the value of natural fibre textiles and to prioritise production methods on a human scale. They develop their own collections and crafts unique pieces, limited editions or bespoke creations in collaboration with design agencies, architect practices and set designers.

With the desire to popularize a still undervalued material and to grow from new encounters and experiences, MORSE felt studio is constantly on the lookout for projects and partnerships in harmony with its values. They offer courses for beginners and experienced people to learn how to create scarves, beanies, skirts, gloves, purses, bags, cushions, rugs, etc. using different techniques.

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Felt is a durable, renewable and biodegradable textile. An excellent insulator of heat and sound, it is also anti-static, non-allergenic, self-extinguishing, a controller of humidity and absorber of pollutants. It has intrinsic properties which help to maintain a healthy interior that is pleasant to live in.
It is a natural material that combines aesthetics and comfort but its huge potential has not yet been fully realised. However, its various qualities place it at the heart of debate about the contemporary habitat.

WOOL + HOT WATER + TRADITIONAL + SOAP + MANIPULATION + TIME = FELT



Find more information about MORSE felt studio on their website http://morsefeltstudio.com
All pictures credits Morse Felt Studio.

An article by Lise.