Claudia Sigismondi-hotel De Rougemont Hotel, Residences, Spa

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(Excerpt) Interview with Claudia Sigismondi : Frank Scott: What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?. Claudia Sigismondi : When approaching this project, we’ve examined many possible styles of contemporary interiors for the chalets, as well as the traditional elements of the local architecture and we tried to offer our own personal vision. The key element of our concept was the connection between the interior space to the beauty of the landscape outside. .Frank Scott: What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?. Claudia Sigismondi : The design had to meet many different expectations and needs, and find a balance between the local tradition and the international vocation of the place. We wanted to achieve a style that blended timeless elegance and modern luxury, combining local materials and traditional craftsmanship with innovative design solutions and creative decor. .Frank Scott: What are your future plans for this award winning design?. Claudia Sigismondi : The interiors were designed to reflect the spirit of the place, while offering something new and up-to-date in order to meet the needs and expectations of today’s travelers. I hope that our contemporary design has added interest and a twist of surprise to these interiors and to the overall holiday experience. .Frank Scott: How long did it take you to design this particular concept?. Claudia Sigismondi : It has been quite a long job, which lasted almost 3 years. The hotel was an existing building, so we had to fit our concept to the existing space and to the size of the previous rooms. Thus the necessity of finding solutions that could improve the perception of the space itself. In our intent of increasing the sense of space, we conceived each room as a unit, each one with different features. The 33 rooms have different interior layouts, we customized the design to offer tailor made solutions to each one. .Frank Scott: Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?. Claudia Sigismondi : The project was carried out from the concept of the standard room. The size of the room was given, so we had to develop an idea that could make the most out of it. We imagined our room as a wooden box opened on a side to the exterior landscape, and we placed a mirrored glass cube, the shower box, in the middle of the space: its presence would have started a series of multiple reflections, a link between the indoors and the outdoors. The key element of our concept was the connection between the interior space to the beauty of the landscape outside: this link could turn the stay in the room into an inspirational experience of authenticity. .Frank Scott: Is your design being produced or used by another company, or do you plan to sell or lease the production rights or do you intent to produce your work yourself?. Claudia Sigismondi : Our design was customized for the job and it has been produced and set by IHD Interior Haut Design. .Frank Scott: What made you design this particular type of work?. Claudia Sigismondi : The balance between natural and artificial is the key concept of the project. The interiors are stylish blend of the traditional authentic charm of a mountain chalet and the sharply contemporary design of today's luxury resorts. .Frank Scott: Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?. Claudia Sigismondi : When approaching this project, we’ve examined many possible styles of contemporary interiors for the chalets, as well as the traditional elements of the local architecture and we tried to offer our own personal vision. .Frank Scott: Who is the target customer for his design?. Claudia Sigismondi : The contemporary Alpine resorts are conceived to fulfill the desires .[ End of Excerpt: Read complete interview with Claudia Sigismondi on Hotel De Rougemont Hotel, Residences, Spa at design-interviews.com ]

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