High altitude design

Shared intentions and values informed the collaboration between Ceramiche Refin and Studio Olzer, who designed the Luxury Hotel & Spa Dimora degli Dei in the valley of Livigno, Italy

Dimora degli Dei, Livigno, Italy
Dimora degli Dei, Livigno, Italy

The firm chose the ceramic products of the long-established Emilian company for all the covered floor surfaces, as well as the wall coverings for the toilets, corridors and some common areas of this hotel, set 2,200 meters above sea level. The Dimora degli Dei is nestled in the Alps, in Passo d’Eria between the valleys of Livigno and Vallaccia.

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This made it essential to form a synergistic relationship between the architecture and its natural setting, based on both style, and even more importantly, sustainability principles. Fittingly, porcelain stoneware solutions of Ceramiche Refin are made with natural raw materials making them 100% eco-sustainable.

Foil, the collection chosen for the project, was used in three different colors (Aluminum, Titanium, and Burnish) and in different sizes. Its most distinctive features, such as its gloss and markings, suggest the bodies of vintage cars, exuding post-industrial, retro appeal.

The only exception is the spa area, which features porcelain stoneware with a stone effect from the Tune collection, in the Rock color. This is a combination of stone materials from different parts of northern Europe, selected and mixed to make patterns and hues for an impact both powerful and natural.