The Vipp Pop-Up Palazzo: Scandi Minimalism in a 13th-Century Italian Baroque Setting Turned Temporary Hotel

This week on Remodelista, we’re exploring moveable, leave-no-trace furnishings, starting with a very memorable hotel that is Vipp’s latest foray into the hospitality world. The Danish design brand’s first offering back in 1939 was a pedal-operated metal wastebasket, and it has remained true to its heritage while building a portfolio of lean, thoughtfully made furnishings for the whole home. In recent years, Vipp has also established a series of unusual lodgings that showcase its offerings, including the Vipp Loft and the fjord-facing Sky Lodges: “Just like you can test drive a car, you can take the Vipp kitchen for a spin during a stay.”

The forthcoming Vipp Palazzo Monti is set in collector-curator Edoardo Monti’s 13th-century estate in Brescia, Italy, which he operates as a cultural foundation that hosts artist residencies. Danish interior designer Julie Cloos Mølsgaard was enlisted to create a “livable installation” in several parts of the palazzo, turning it into a lavish pop-up hotel with a total of one guest room. The ephemeral establishment is currently accepting reservation requests and will be welcoming visitors from April 18 to May 18, 2023, timed to debut at the start of Milan’s Salone del Mobile. Join us for a preview.

Photographs Irina Boersma César Machado courtesy of Vipp (@vipp).

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Above: Edoardo Monti studied art and design at London’s Central St. Martins and then for years worked in fashion for Stella McCartney; he operates his palazzo as a “creative environment” for visiting painters, photographers, and sculptors whose quarters are on the top floor. Guests at the Vipp pop-up will share a kitchen and living areas with the three artists in residence. Shown here: the Vipp Pouf.

Note the pale green shutters and other detailing: The shade appears in every room, and, according to Monti, is “typical of the region’s 17th century interior style.”

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Above: Designer Julie Cloos Mølsgaard says she set out to create “a sophisticated dialogue between old and new: They say opposites attract. I call it chemistry in its purest form.” The living room’s 1750 fresco is one of several throughout the palazzo. Vipp’s two sofa designs are modular and can be configured in a myriad of ways.