8408 Hillside by SAOTA

8408 Hillside is a contemporary residence located in Los Angeles, California, designed in 2019 by SAOTA.

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G.T.DESIGN signature contemporary rugs were chosen to furnish the interiors of 8408 Hillside, a private estate perched on the hills above Sunset Strip with spectacular views of Los Angeles.

A project of world-renowned architectural firm Saota in collaboration with Woods + Dangaran, the residence uses the linear aspects of natural materials such as steel, concrete, and glass to blend the indoors with the natural elements of the outdoors of the house. The estate, conceived as a self-contained resort with covered outdoor terraces enclosed by a pool and set among lush landscaping, is steps away from a design masterpiece, the iconic Stahl House, a mid-century modern residence designed by Pierre Koening in 1960.

The interiors of 8408 Hillside are curated by MASS Beverly Hills, a leading luxury design showroom, that selected G.T.DESIGN for all rug designs in the project. In-Canto, a collection of hand weaved contemporary rugs in a shimmering bamboo viscose, is featured on the living and night areas’ floorings. The rugs’ platinum shades match the cold color palette, while the seductive texture of the yarn adds a soft element to the interiors’ clean lines and sturdy building materials.

In-Canto is the product of G.T.DESIGN’s extensive research in textile fibers, particularly in the use of viscose in rug design. The shimmering properties of In-Canto‘s bamboo viscose (also known as bamboo silk) are maximized through skilled contemporary manual weaving, creating an incomparable tactile volume that is compact, seductive, and sensual. The brand’s extraordinary experience acquired through years of work with viscose yarns, selected exclusively from top-quality sources, resulted in several breakthrough rug collections such as the bestseller Kama and In Touch, made in eco-friendly Tencel.

G.T.DESIGN combines artisanal techniques and craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology to create luxurious custom-made products. Using top-quality natural materials and high-performance technical yarns, G.T.DESIGN’s signature collections and bespoke creations have an unparalleled attention to detail. Working alongside architects and interior designers to integrate the textile element in their project, G.T.DESIGN has shifted the perception of contemporary rugs from accessory to an essential component of interior design.

Photography by Andrea Pancino


- by Matt Watts