Vipp Palazzo Monti: A Luxurious Pop-up Hotel in Brescia
Experience the charm of Brescia, Italy, in a way like never before. Step into an old masters painting as you enter the opulent gates of the 13th century Palazzo Monti and explore the liveable installation imagined by Danish interior designer, Julie Cloos Mølsgaard. Vipp Palazzo Monti is the 7th entry in Vipp’s guesthouse portfolio, a deconstructed hotel concept involving leading architects and designers.
The suite boasts Vipp’s minimalist furniture and lighting collection against a backdrop of ornamented décor and art pieces. Enjoy an espresso and chat with the three current artists participating in Palazzo Monti’s residency program and explore the city’s UNESCO heritage sites and endless streets of osterias full of charm and Italian delicacies.
About Vipp Palazzo Monti Pop-up Hotel
A 13th Century Palace Gets a Contemporary Makeover
Halfway between Milan and Verona, nestled in the heart of Brescia, stands a 13th century palace decorated with frescoes from 1750. Since 2017, Palazzo Monti – under the aegis of curator and founder Edoardo Monti – has opened its doors to more than 200 artists in residence. Now, the baroque frames of this historic building take on a new dimension with a pop-up hotel by Danish design brand Vipp.
A Liveable Installation by Danish Interior Designer Julie Cloos Mølsgaard
Vipp Palazzo Monti is the 7th entry in Vipp’s guesthouse portfolio – an exploration of architectural archetypes turned one-of-a kind bookable venues. Entering the opulent gates of the palazzo is like stepping into an old masters painting. A voluminous staircase framed by pastel frescoes leads to the first floor, where three consecutive rooms, including a hallway, a salon and bedroom with adjacent walk-in and bathroom, have been transformed into a contemporary suite. Here, Vipp’s minimalist furniture and lighting collection is set against a backdrop of ornamented décor and art pieces.
Green Detailing: A Reminiscence of the Region’s Interior Style
The ground floor houses a combined kitchen and dining area, where a modular V1 kitchen island from Vipp in matte black takes centre stage in a curious dialogue between contemporary industrial design and historic Venetian frescoes. Locally crafted jade tiles and green detailing pay homage to the region’s interior style from the 1600s.
A “Once-in-a-Lifetime” Experience
Waking up in the ephemeral space of Vipp Palazzo Monti – the only guest beneath 3-meter-high fresco-adorned ceilings – is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Guests are invited to enjoy an espresso and chat with the three current artists in residence in the communal space. They can even visit the artists in their workspaces on the top floor of the palazzo, with scenic views over Brescia’s historic neighbourhood boasting UNESCO heritage sites and endless streets of osterias full of charm and Italian delicacies.
Photography by Irina Boersma César
Visit Julie Cloos Mølsgaard- by Matt Watts