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September 2021

“The art of German design” in Monaco

  • The concept is original. In January, the Berlin-based group LenzWerk turned a whole villa in the Principality of Monaco into an elegant showroom with a relaxed ambience.
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« LenzWerk considère l’aménagement intérieur comme une œuvre d›art totale, comme l›interaction de l’architecture, de l’intérieur et de ses éléments de design de A à Z ». Et pour cause. On retrouve à la Villa Nuvola des œuvres d’artistes contemporains internationaux présentés par la galerie König. If you want to discover the quintessence of German design, head to LenzWerk’s Riviera showroom at Villa Nuvola in the new Colle district of Monaco. The building, designed by Jean-Pierre Lott, wasn’t chosen by chance. With its curves, its bright, white mosaic façade and its water wall, Villa Nuvola offers a private showroom like no other (accessible by reservation only). LenzWerk is using the villa as a display space for complete, tastefully-designed room concepts, from a Bauhaus study to an ultra-sophisticated master bedroom. “In cooperation with leading German designers such as Jan Kath, Walter Knoll, Occhio, Burmester, Bette, Dornbracht, Miele, WMF, KSI, Kaia lighting and Loewe, as well as with selected pieces of furniture from its own manufactory, LenzWerk Monaco focuses on aesthetics, functionality, wellbeing and the playful side of technology,” says sales manager Romain Leitz, who has been working in design for 25 years. Every item in the villa is for sale. Among the high points are Jan Kath’s hand-knotted carpets, unique Occhio lamps with magnifier effect, high-tech Miele kitchen appliances, hand-painted porcelain from Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur in Berlin. Incidentally, Jan Kath is well known in Monaco; he designed the red carpet for the wedding of Charlène and Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2011. “LenzWerk thinks of an interior as a total work of art, the interaction between architecture, interior decoration and design elements from A to Z.” And with good reason. Also on display are works by international contemporary artists represented by the König gallery.

Villa Nuvola
4 rue Augustin Vento, Monaco
www.lenzwerk-monaco.com