"N'Orma is a little hotel in Sicily. It is a place in which opposites, or what people think of as opposites, co-exist wonderfully.". This is the quote that Davide Groppi, light designer, sent to floornature.com to describe his project. "It is the magic of minimalist lines that combine with the warmth of a family sitting around a fire. It is being isolated, but having a window looking out onto the world. It is waiting to arrive and the mystery of not knowing where you are. ".
His work for N'Orma creates a gentle atmosphere, managing to make even the rock walls of the rural building that houses the hotel seem soft. Fine, essential, elegant design change the appearance of a Sicilian farm building, lost in contemplation of itself.
"It’s like meeting someone without preconceptions. Sharing space and time. Talking and listening, far removed from convention, free to be what you are. It’s like an unstable building, dark and abandoned that maintains its history and character even when it is transformed. You arrive as a guest and leave as a friend, ", concludes the architect of this project dedicated to the poetry of light.
Place: Chiaramonte Gulfi, Sicily, Italia
Architect: Patrizia Sbalchiero
Lighting: Davide Groppi
Photos: Fausto Mazza