aldo cibic — the italian architect and designer who co-founded the memphis group — has transformed a typical milanese apartment building into a new design hotel. titled ‘savona 18 suites’, the venue has been conceived as an intimate and friendly destination within the city’s lively tortona district. the restored structure has been filled with the vibrant contemporary furnishings that cibic is known for.

the reception desk reminiscent of an off-scale tibetan cabinet
image by adelaide saviano (also main image)



the lobby of savona 18 suites has been designed to feel like an art gallery, with the reception desk reminiscent of an off-scale tibetan cabinet. meanwhile a yellow mosaic bench, together with the wall graphics, contrasts the room’s more neutral tones. a variety of sofas, carpets, chandeliers, mirrors, and other accessories — designed by aldo cibic — add splashes of color to the living room and ‘petit café’.

the hotel’s lobby has been designed to feel like an art gallery
image by adelaide saviano



an inner courtyard, conceived as an open-air living room, has been filled with sofas and armchairs, while the large courtyard — that the most exclusive suites look out on to — is designed to be a space open to all. the boutique hotel consists of 43 rooms, with different paintings, colors, and material giving each room a unique character and personality. additionally, items within both the rooms and the common areas can be purchased by guests, a gesture intended to signify the growing relationship between interior design and customer experience.

design items within the hotel can be purchased by guests
image by adelaide saviano

different paintings, colors, and materials give each room a unique character and personality
image by adelaide saviano

the hotel’s dining area
image by matteo piazza

the boutique hotel consists of 43 rooms
image by matteo piazza

the inner courtyard has been conceived as an open-air living room
image by adelaide saviano

the courtyard features a mural designed by cibic himself
image by matteo piazza

the large courtyard is designed to be a space open to all
image by adelaide saviano

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