Riva Lofts, Florence, Italy
Riva Lofts is a cluster of eight suites in Florence, Italy, created by architect Claudio Nardi, and designed to be halfway between being at home and being away. The Lofts started life in 1880 as a small factory, then in 1999 Nardi turned them into his design atelier. Today, with the help of his daughter Alice, the site has become nine suites that blend old and new. You’ll find antiques as well as furniture from the 1950s, natural wood as well as corian.
Each suite is unique in size (between 30 and 100 square meters) and design. Each also has a different perspective on its surroundings – some have a private terrace, others have panoramic views of the Cascine Park or Brunelleschi’s Cupola, Florence’s most famous icon.