The renovation of Palazzetto BRENZONI was initially conceived with the intention of curbing and contrasting the austerity that often characterizes monumental buildings. The historical relevance of the building therefore slightly strides with the contemporary approach used in it’s restyling, which nevertheless has fully respected the significant decorative interiors. This combination and mix of interiors of design and different styles has allowed us to obtain a more decisive and contemporary finish. Therefore, pieces of design and modern works have been deliberately exposed side by side with original historical decorative interiors in order to create deliberate rupture. This concept of the project by interiors has introduced a novel way of introducing furniture and accessories dating back from the 50s up to the 80s, iconic objects of an era that are conscioulsy not of the same time period as that of their original habitat.
Some of these objects, (musical instrumentos) strong iconic symbols, that you will find in the rooms, conduct us to the World of Lyrical music. Each appartment dedicated to an Opera, Otello, Carmen, Traviata, Aida, Nabucco, Rigoletto, in homage to the Veronese traditional culture famous all over the world houses a particular piece characteristic to its name. Other decorative items you will find that complement the rest of the interior are a clear reference to the travel world (trunks, suitcases and globes) which are a tribute to both travellers and their hosts along their voyage.
A series of lamps, tables, chairs, armchairs, desks commonly defined as vintage who have nevertheless a strong reference to the epoca of the building and with the introduction of famous iconic designer artifacts as for example, the octagonal table “DOGE” by Carlo Scarpa, one of the cornerstones of the “Ultranational” movement, produced by Simon since 1968, the mirrors “UNGHIA” designed by Bonetto a true seventies memorabilia, the magazine racks by Gio Stoppino 2 objects by Kartell dating back to the “70’s, the tables “FRATE” by Enzo Mari designed for Driade, the chairs “Cassina” designed by Gianfranco Frattini from the “60s, the coffee table of the 70s by Paolo Piva produced by B “B Italia, sculptures of the” 70s, umbrella stands “RAINBOWL” designed by Sebastian Bergne and produced by Driade, armchairs designed by Zanuso in the 60s, the table “TULIP” design Eero Saarinen in the 70s. Even the pans supplied with the set-up are new but were are of Pininfarina design, you will find weighing scales from the 60’s period and the cutlery with the very special finish “champagne ice”
HISTORY OF THE PALACE
The Brenzoni Palace is a part of the numerious Veronese residential buildings costructed in late medieval protoRrenaissance era, even if it is to be said that it’s facade on via Duomo has more ancient origins, probably dating back to the 14th century.
The first ascertainable information dates back to 1755, and the property is cited as belonging to Santo Pizzardini.
Successively the building was sold to a Nobleman called Agostino Vincenzo di Brenzone in 1789. From that moment onwards the family Brenzoni, responsible for the late Gothic renovation of the building, resided there permanently.
In the Austrian Land Registry dating back to 1847, the property was owned by Count Lodovico Brenzoni quondam Agostino. On the 21st of July 1856 a project regarding the modification of the prospectus was presented to the Congregation of the Ornate by Francesco Fusari, Public Archivist and a related to the Brenzoni family and and their tenants.
According to the family tree of 1920 the property was owned by Countess Guarienti, widow of Brenzoni.
In 2013 it was acquired by the current owners, who have for conservative restoration, which brought to light decorative fragments dating from the fourteenth century and a wooden flooring with painted axials along with other historical decorations.