Hong Kong brings to mind images of colourful, closely set apartment blocks and narrow alleyways of shops and shoppers. But, a few minutes drive from the city centre, the roads begin to wind up through forests and into mountains that tower over the metropolis.
The true nature of Scandinavian design doesn’t end with minimalism.
The frenetic rhythm of the morning commute as the Tube whooshes through the tunnels below the city. The synchronised spontaneous ballet of thousands of umbrellas popping up against the light drizzle falling from the blue-grey sky.
The French consulate in London estimates that there are between 300,000 and 400,000 French people living in the British capital, making it the sixth largest French city in the world. And, as a cosmopolitan and integrated as London is, it is still possible to find small corners of the city where French is the first language, such as Le Beaujolais near Covent Garden, the oldest wine bar in London, or Maison Bertaux in Soho, a patisserie founded in 1871.
A home, a haven of understated glamour which is reflected in every detail, through artful use of texture, form and materials, and stamped with an indefinable, inimitable sense of style.
Lake Garda, where the placid water, mountains and sky are balanced in an elemental harmony, has long been a source of inspiration for writers and thinkers. Despite changing hands between the French, Austrians and various Italian states, little has changed for the largest Italian lake since Catullus and Dante, Byron, Goethe and Tennyson were drawn here by the surprisingly temperate climate and the scent of the hardy citrus trees; the water as famously clear and tranquil now as when the Romans, 2000 years ago, founded one of the best preserved ancient sites in northern Italy.
The Brouwersgracht in Amsterdam’s Jordaan district takes its name from the breweries that once lined its banks, but while noise and activity has long since disappeared from the broad, tree-lined canal, the stately houses and warehouses of the brewers remain.
Everyone knows New York. From its iconic skyline – the skyscrapers, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – to the hot dog vendors, yellow taxis and Times Square, New York is one of the most recognisable cities in the world.
You wake up on a Saturday morning to shafts of sunlight filtering in through the windows of a charming fifth-floor apartment in St Germain and the smell of coffee wafting from the kitchen.
The Puerta de Alcalá stands proudly in the centre of Madrid. Erected in 1778 and the first triumphal arch to be built in Europe since the Roman period, it is a symbol of Madrid, the subject of popular songs, and – in the three tall, elegant rounded arches – inspiration for the Salvatori apartment in the city.
Singapore, often referred to as the “Switzerland of the East” is a fascinating mix of futuristic structures, lush vegetation and an incredibly high density of buildings. Design, art and technology blend together and manifest themselves not only in the architecture of this diminutive island state, but also in a high-rise loft designed in signature Salvatori style.
“Were it not for shadow there would be no beauty” writes Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki in his 1933 essay In Praise of Shadows.
Every year thousands of tourists, Italian and foreigners alike, flock to the coastal areas and the islands of southern Italy, falling in love with their picturesque villages, shimmering blue waters and magical atmosphere.
Long weekends along the coast offer the perfect getaway whether you are in search of adventure or simply want to lie back and relax by the sea. When it comes to filling your days, you are spoilt for choice, with boat excursions, walks along the cliff, browsing local markets for that perfect handcrafted souvenir and, last, but not least, enjoying delicious seafood lunches and sunset drinks looking out at the glorious Mediterranean.
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, your first time in the city or your tenth, one cannot come to Paris without taking some time to walk along the dark green waters of the Seine. Lined by some of the best examples of mid-19th century Haussmannian-style buildings, and offering postcard views of the city’s famous sights – the bridges, river islands and Notre Dame; the d’Orsay and Louvre museums – the Seine flows through the heart of the city.
A city of love, legends and intriguing history is the setting for a contemporary boutique hotel that is in perfect harmony with the splendour of its environment. Located in a historic building lapped by the waters of the lagoon, this jewel in the crown that is one of the world’s most enchanting cities is the perfect spot for a dream getaway. We invite you to step into another world and discover a hotel where restrained elegance nestles perfectly among architectural splendour and breathtaking views.
A historic and charming seaside resort on the coast of Lisbon, Cascais is a tourist destination suitable for all ages. A mix of Portuguese fishing tradition and the affluent climate of 19th century nobility can be found in the town as well as in this Salvatori-style villa, characterized by elegance and minimalism.
1.6 million New Yorkers call Manhattan home, spilling out onto its grid of streets and playing their part in creating the rhythmic chaos that is synonymous with one of the world’s most famous neighbourhoods. Amid the chaos, however, is the extraordinary expanse of green that is, of course, Central Park. And it is here that we find harmony and Salvatori style, in a gorgeous apartment that serves as a refuge from the exhilarating, but sometimes taxing, pace of the city that surrounds it.
From its roots as a simple village through two dynasties, a republic and a host of international events that have shaped it, today Shanghai is a vibrant, multicultural melting pot and the largest and most developed city in China. Often referred to as the “Pearl of the Orient”, it is divided by the Huangpu River into Old and New Shanghai, the geographical epitome of the extraordinary fusion of tradition and innovation that illustrate the idea that “yesterday and tomorrow meet in Shanghai today”.
Stone is merely the starting point from which you remove the excess to leave only the essential. These words perfectly describe this Salvatori interior design project tucked away in the heart of the Tuscan capital. Clean, understated lines create the perfect counterpoint to the majestic architecture of the city outside in a contemporary design that strikes the perfect harmony with Renaissance splendour, between old and new.
A lot has changed in Tel Aviv over the past century. From the fledgling settlement, founded in the sand dunes on the shores of the eastern Mediterranean, Tel Aviv has grown into a global city – the technological and economic centre of Israel, and a thriving centre of contemporary design.
Discover the unconventional, authentic beauty of Palermo and our latest interior design project inspired by the city’s compelling history and traditions.
Palermo is a melting pot of cultures, ancient civilisations and architectural styles. This frenetic and authentic city is home to a centuries-old residence where we have created a striking, contemporary home that celebrates the glorious contradictions and unique raw beauty of Sicily’s fascinating capital.
Nestled in one of Rome’s many picturesque streets is an attic apartment that we have transformed into a jewel of natural light and design. Inspired by the glorious past and present of Rome, we have created a soothing, elegance eyrie that juxtaposes contemporary style with the extraordinary history of the city beyond.
Among the gracious streets of the elegant city centre is an old loft apartment, transformed in Salvatori style. History and culture abound in what was Italy’s first capital, and we have sought to create a seamless transition between the elegance of the city outside and the soothing, welcoming interior.