DESIGN ATTITUDE

The Posta Design Hotel is housed in one of the relatively few buildings completed by the great Lombardian architect, Giuseppe Terragni, during his brief lifetime (1904 -1943).

As founding member of the Rationalist movement, Terragni brought the spirit and values of the International Style to Italy, specifically to Como, where most of his projects were built.

The Posta Design Hotel was in fact the first of Terragni’s designs to be realized (1930-31), after having his first six proposals rejected by various patrons for their uncompromisingly modernist approach.

The Posta project also met with resistance, such that Terragni was compelled to tone down the original design and adapt it the reigning Neoclassical tastes of the time.

When Lario Hotels took over management of the Posta and began a complete restoration in 2013, the goal was to honor Terragni’s original vision as much as possible. So, in keeping with the Rationalists’ disdain for frivolity, the interior was stripped bare and remodeled with an eye toward the aesthetic purity and functional efficiency that might have pleased Terragni, reinterpreted in a contemporary key.

Great care has been taken to preserve the original staircase in the yellow Istria marble favored by Terragni, and to extend that same material into the rest of the décor, particularly the elegant baths in each of our rooms.

Elsewhere, only the finest materials and fixtures have been used, provided by some of the most prestigious names in contemporary design production, including Baxter (all the upholstered and leather furniture), Luceplan and Foscarini (lighting), CEA (faucetry) and Duravit (bathroom furniture).

And of course the compositional lines of the custom in-built furniture designed by the team of architects have been kept rigorously clean and simple, accentuated by the magical light that comes in from Lake Como.