The Hotel & Design Award was presented for the first time this year in the hotel and restaurant trade in Austria on the occasion of the tradeshow HOTEL&GAST in Vienna, and thus it is the first and only design prize. The criteria for the award were the degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, longevity, self-declarative quality, and ecological compatibility. The four-person jury of experts was unanimous in its selection of the winner in the furnishing category: fantastically regal – the SELVA Collection Vendôme from the designer Lorenzo Bellini.
Place Vendôme is one of the five “royal squares” of Paris. And thus the name itself already vouches for pure temptation and joie de vivre. Just the bed is splendidly royal, and the colour combinations are nobly elegant. The sofas and armchairs, ottomans and seats, consoles, sideboards, and (night) tables as well as the accessories and decorative elements carry one away into a unique world of space. The easygoing, practically cocky combination of materials is striking, leading to the temptation to touch. Top-quality wool rugs in combination with velour slip covers, fine bed linens, and no end of pillows form the perfect invitation to a moment of dreaming: to just let oneself plop down and enjoy like a king.