The project brief of the Hotel de Rougemont was to transform an existing building into a contemporary boutique hotel, with a discreet sense of luxury and a friendly atmosphere. Inspired from the surrounding nature and from the local architecture, the interiors provide a harmonious combination of...
Apartment 1: The project brief of this private holiday apartment in the Swiss Alps was to create a contemporary retreat, combining laid-back ease with a rigorous design concept that responded to the client’s input. The intent was to take advantage of the home’s ample light and stunning views, so...
Claudia Sigismondi & Andrea Proto, Architects
Originally from Rome, the architects Claudia Sigismondi and Andrea Proto have opened a new office in the Gstaad region in 2012, with their company Plusdesign. Their past experiences include major renovation projects in Rome, Tuscany and Sicily, as well as many exhibitions in museums and galleries in Italy and abroad, until the most recent works in Switzerland.
Their portfolio includes the artistic direction and the technical realisation of major temporary exhibitions in historical buildings such as Museo del Vittoriano in Rome; Palazzo Litta in Milan, Palazzo Panciatichi in Florence; Teatro San Carlo in Naples as well as art exhibitions in some of the most important museums and institutions in Rome (Museo del Corso, Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Tempio di Adriano, MACRO). This explains their being focused on the historical context as well as on creativity and innovative solutions.
They work through every stage of the design process, from concept to completion, developing the idea from mood boards, freehand sketches and 2D drawings to photorealistic 3D renderings and custom designed details. In their vision, every project is different: no matter what size or budget, the common intent is to enhance the space, developing its potential and bringing out its qualities, while fulfilling the client’s expectations.
The couple’s multidisciplinary approach to work is a guideline in their projects, with Claudia Sigismondi bringing her visions in terms of atmosphere, mood and colour and Andrea Proto turning them into reality with his space planning skills, technical know-how and attention to detail. The goal is finding a balance between timeless elegance and contemporary flair, combining sustainable materials and traditional craftsmanship with innovative design solutions and creative decor.
Plusdesign has access to consultation services of leading companies in the field of architecture and design. Projects are often developed in cooperation with artists, designers and photographers; with custom made solutions realised by highly skilled manufacturers.
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