An exquisite element joins the spaces that already make up Palazzo Avino: The Pink Closet. In the magical atmosphere of the historic dwelling perched on the picturesque cliffs of Ravello, an exclusive boutique designed by the architect Cristina Celestino is opening.

“The Pink Closet comes into being as a small piece of architecture which encloses and harmonizes different colours, materials and textures, so that visitors, from the moment they cross the threshold, can enjoy an immerse visual and tactile experience. It is a project that aims to be a hymn to beauty, in all its forms, that could only take shape in the extraordinary setting of Palazzo Avino.” Cristina Celestino

The boutique stands a few yards from the hotel entrance and access is through a store window looking on to the street. After you cross the threshold, the perception is that of being in a contemporary grotto, with shadows of the sea that fade out in the depths. In a setting of dusty pink which characterizes the walls and the high ceilings with a soaring cross vault, on the floor inlaid polychromatic marble stands out, recreating the changing shades of the seabed: from the tones of aquamarine green to liberty green and to Aegean pink.

Transparencies and reflecting surfaces of antiqued mirrors pervade the space and some accessories to recall the surface of the sea, while the walls are partially covered in enamelled ceramic shells in a mixture of shades of pale green and pink, blending on to the walls until they disappear. The central island is a functional microarchitecture covered in mirrors on the side facing the entrance and in soft nabuk leather on the side facing the fitting room. The space, filled with original shapes and exquisite details, discreetly reveals showcases with wonders, small chairs and furniture with delicate volumes designed for the occasion, while the fitting room is a soft and padded niche, covered in decorated carpet.

Design: Cristina Celestino
Development: Alice Maffi, Imma Pezzella
Press office: Smith-Petersen PR & Communication, Martina Gamboni - Strategic Footprints
Photo credits: Davide Lovatti