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Holy Deer and The Reinvigoration of Baroque

With San Lorenzo Lodges Holy Deer, the designers began their notion that the spirit of 17th century Baroque is very much in stride with the contemporary currents of design. “There is an ever increasing value on the design of emotion, not merely rational, or even aesthetic, it is about feeling and experience.” The great figures of Baroque architecture and art capitalized on the Catholic Church’s Counter Reformation, pouring passion and movement into their creations. They captivated the body and imagination, while enchanting the soul. Working within the framework of Borromini, the designers set the principles of baroque to use, laying out the rooms to emphasize a sense of grandeur, accommodating continuous flowing motions, and establishing distinct sensuality through colors and forms inspired by the frescoes above. A special attention was given to lighting throughout the rooms. “We wanted the apartment to fully embody its baroque history, but with a contemporary sentiment. It was important for us to draw this correlation from the past to the present : making the grandiose human scale, and giving the “meraviglia” the warmth of a heart rooted in hospitality.”

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