stars as designer style

A hotel room in Vienna. One of the lamps is on the desk and the other next to the bed. The bed subtly traces the outlines of a four-poster bed, with the celestial body floating above it, surprisingly, yet another light. And on the opposite small side panel is another heavy-duty lamp, golden or very golden in color. There are also other light sources. Quite away from the sumptuously dimensional window, which sweeps in sunbeam after sunbeam.

In general, you are well lit in room No. 28 of the Vienna Altstadt Vienna, where Goethe’s supposed last words (“More light!”) come true, only because this room is a half-stage, that is, a world of artificial literature. The kingdom of fantasies and appearances. And the glow of lamps and lights. The very beautiful sinuous parquet made of oak, typical of the aristocratic Viennese house, rich in decoration: do these boards mean the world?

On the one hand yes. On the other hand, however, since truth is still missing for poetry and reality for appearances, the room is also a kind of natural space according to the design of Austrian actor Tobias Moretti. wood wood. One lives in the world of reality, not imagination. The facts: a large double room, 30 square meters, a king-size bed, a mini-bar – and Moretti’s excellent idea, according to which a hotel room is always the stage of one’s life. or it should be. place for transformation. And as a traveler, aren’t you always on the move between worlds? Ideally yes.

Moretti is 63 years old. He is known as a great theater and movie actor. However, not only as a sausage thrower for a sexy bloodhound, he has been making sausage through the crime series “Kommissar Rex” since 1994. But also as an actor in the castle in the works of Chekhov, Greilbarzer and Goethe, speaking of the character of the Light.

As a movie actor, he recently showed in the dystopian thriller “Das Haus” that a somewhat bizarre story can be validated by his pointed acting alone. In short: Moretti is clearly an outstanding actor. Less known: Moretti as a designer. But what can now be experienced in Room 28, called the Moretti Room, in the Altstadt Vienna Hotel with great privacy is otherwise as a sight to behold.

When designing the double room (with the help of designer Eugenie Arlt and artist Degenhard Androlat), the actor wanted to “connect two worlds with him in one room”: the city and the theater world on the one hand – and the world around him in particular on the other landscape of the Tyrol mountains. This is his home. If the stage light indicates where Moretti works, then the alpine sunset is that, Why? Moretti works. Urban and suburb, imaginary and real: these are the worlds that meet in Moretti’s room.

The room, well furnished and furnished in cheerful colours, becomes a theater space and offers a view from behind the theater curtain to the outside or, under a somewhat overhanging ceiling, inward – to the backdrop of the Alpine pictures. This depicts Moretti’s private hunting ground. Technically modified (“de-kitsched”) image of it. As well as “Tobias Moretti herbal salts and tea”, which you can “purchase at any time at the reception”.

In this economic insight, the mime activity reminds a lot of Quirin Sydow’s cinematic character as the CFO of a “corrupt bank.” The pine wood in the room comes from Moretti’s own forest. A carpenter faithfully recreated Moretti’s private bed. So if you’ve always wanted to wake up in Moretti’s bed (if necessary without Moretti): in Vienna, this is now possible in the hotel. Moretti has been checking in here for 20 years. Now he designed his own room as a double world.

The “Altstadt Vienna”, located in the artists’ quarter behind the Museumsquartier, is a stunningly creative and confidently preserved product at the same time. Architects like Matteo Thun and Adolf Krischanitz, design experts like Lilli Hollein, fashion designers like Atil Kutoğlu and Lena Hoschek or designers like Andi Lackner – and newer actors like Tobias Moretti have 62 single rooms and suites in this hotel, which Otto Ernst Wiesenthal invented as an ideal setting. Designer.

The hotel is also part architecture gallery, part design gallery, part art museum and part last, a fine hospitality piñata. In this unusual hotel, since the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts, in the surreal fifth quadrant is also the Dorado of space-creating ambitions for part-time designers, who actually have very different professions.

It’s becoming increasingly clear how attractive architecture, interior design, and design (please put all of this in quotes) can be for creative people of all kinds. However, the relationship between superstars/stars and the art form does not always end with love. Sometimes one would like to discuss what couples therapy is designed for.

For example, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones presented an indoor collection titled “Casa Zeta-Jones” which (according to her lifestyle experience voya) “Convinced by the old taste.” She posted “Cave Girl” on Instagram, it’s a converted stable. Lots of mirror glass. Lots of stage lights. Plus an XXL sofa and some barn ambiance. It’s hard to fathom what might be disguised as vintage flair here, but let’s just say it in Delivery– Lyrics: “Zeta-Jones goes designer and shows the luxury home.”

That’s not enough for an interior design career, but it doesn’t matter on Instagram. On the homepage of Casa Zeta Jones, the actress promises everything you need to turn your own world into beauty. Pink pillows, which look like carnivorous monster truck tires, are one of them.

Miranda Kerr, an Australian model, has created a home collection called “Love. Joy. Bliss”. These include side tables, beds, chairs, armchairs and sofas that are said to have a Scandinavian look. Or vaguely reminiscent of what the Australian model might think of as Scandinavian design.

In 2017, Jerome Boateng presented his second collection of glasses.

(Photo: Photo Alliance/Daniel Reinhardt)

Reese Witherspoon designs crockery, Gwyneth Paltrow does great service with candles, Eva Longoria loves window décor, Brad Pitt thinks of futuristic furniture – and Jerome Boateng discovered the more offensive art of eyewear while still a Bayern Munich defender. Which prompted his boss at the time, Rummenigge, to declare that Boateng must “go back to Earth” again. At least the men’s magazine GQ I saw him differently and called him ‘Man of the Year’ Boateng. Not as a central defender, but as a stylist, fashion icon and eyewear designer.

One can now, in a bad mood, recommend all the hobby designers from the camp of celebrities hungry for down-to-earth meaning. On the other hand: why? The longing to express yourself, to make something, to design something beyond your profession: isn’t this a depressing sign of a world that seems to have everything, i.e. money, success and recognition. Then you want to reinvent the chair again. It could be naive, self-serving, disrespectful (toward professional designers) and possibly also a dangerous indication of too much free time.

Hobby Design Trend: Brad Pitt designs futuristic furniture, named after furniture brand Frank Polaro of New Jersey

Brad Pitt designs futuristic furniture that New Jersey furniture brand Frank Polaro sells under the House Polaro name.

(Photo: the manufacturer)

Not every amateur’s love of design may be satisfying either – but after all, it often is: a hobby. amator (Latin) in Amateur (French) is a beau. Love is basically something that should be gently embraced.

By the way, the Moretti four-poster bed is a great place to sleep. It is a little pity that in the morning the stage curtain with the curtain rod collapses from the wall and falls. performance end.

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