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Giudecca, Venice, Italy

Interior Architecture, Furnishing

900 m2


Noé Berton (Project Manager), Lilly Mohrbutter

Mariangela Zanzotto Architetto (Architect), Atelier Girot (Landscape Architect), Artichoke (Kitchen Design)


Nestled within the historical tapestry of the Giudecca, the site boasts a rich legacy dating back to the 13th century, having passed through the hands of illustrious Venetian owners such as the Giustinian family between the 13th and 15th centuries. Over time, the Giudecca and Venice, separated by a canal, have maintained a unique relationship of recognition and opposition. While Venice basks in the limelight of its grand stage, the Giudecca has embraced a discreet charm, shifting from agriculture to industry as Venice transitioned from commerce to tourism. The Giudecca's enduring isolation sets it apart, preserving an essential quality lost in the transformation of Venice into a peninsula. Stone-paved campi characterize one side, lush giardini and orti adorn the other, and even the ferro on the gondola's prow symbolizes the Giudecca's distinct independence.

Against this backdrop, Studio JK embarks on the revitalization and furnishing concept of this historical site, spanning 900 m2 next to the Garden Eden. Our approach embraces an Italian spirit of high-class design, influenced by Venice's historical connection to worldwide trade. We focus on using local materials such as paper silk and glass, weaving them into the design to reflect the Giudecca's unique character. Studio JK's design philosophy combines Italian-designed classics and vintage furniture from the 50s, creating an eclectic atmosphere inspired by figures like Jean Cocteau, Gabriella Crespi, Venini, and Albini. This blend pays homage to the past while adapting to the demands of the contemporary landscape, resulting in a space that radiates sophistication and timeless elegance. With buildings all around the green courtyard garden, this place becomes a silent oasis and a green escape in the crowded city of Venice.

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