Surrealism and Mediterraneanism. In reportage and videos produced for Case da Abitare and yoox.com by art directors Metz + Racine, fashion and design travel to the Amalfi Coast and stay at the first-ever Design Hotel, conceived by Gio Ponti in the 1960s. It's the beginning of a fantastical and fun adventure in which clothing and design objects come to life.


In the bedroom, a "muse" relaxes in a pose à la Guy Bourdin. On the window sill, Dolce & Gabbana accessories, Muuto glasses and Hay fabrics peep through. Lemon-yellow tea pots, multicolor necklaces and Prada accessories catch some rays on the terrace, mingling with the optical graphics of region's famous majolicas. The botanical gardens surrounding are transformed into a wild forest populated by Flos lamps, Kartell vases and a Sibilla chair reflected in a magic mirror. The Sorrento sun and lemons meet in a dialogue with centerpieces, carafes and a Memphis plate, as an almost anthropomorphous sculpture. Meanwhile, at the pool on the diving board, a Tahiti lamp by Ettore Sottsass contemplates a dip. It certainly is hot.

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ABOUT

Furniture, design, travel, culture, personalities, technology, business: these are the main themes of Case da Abitare, the interiors, design and living magazine. Devised by Tyler Brûlé, the man behind Wallpaper and Monocle, and edited by Francesca Taroni, Case da Abitare is written not merely to be read, but to be experienced. Each issue features the most fascinating interiors on the international stage, as well as homeowner interviews. It's a design journey that takes you somewhere truly unforgettable.

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