B.B. for Reschio
Benedikt Bolza, is the owner and chief architect of Castello di Reschio, a 1500 hectare family estate in Umbria, bordering Tuscany. Over the past 20 years, the family have been restoring abandoned farmhouses on their estate and turning them into elegant light filled homes for their discerning individual owners. Whilst respecting the integrity of the vernacular architecture the houses have all the most modern utilities and systems and interiors are completed in the same way, with attention to detail paramount. Benedikt’s creative skills turned to design when trying to source particular pieces for the interiors and thus B.B. for Reschio, his boutique furniture and lighting collection was born.
These beautifully distinctive pieces showcase Benedikt’s exceptional talent for breath-taking design, superb craftsmanship and exquisite detailing and will further enhance his reputation as the trend-setting go-to designer for perfectly crafted yet practical works of art. Each item in the collection is totally handmade in Italy from the concept to the source of finest materials and construction. Benedikt cleverly designs the pieces blending Italian classicism with his own contemporary style. His artisan craftsmen based in the Tabaccaia workshops on the Reschio estate, then apply and adapt their skills that have been passed down through generations. They create each piece individually using the finest quality locally made brass, bronze, copper, steel and oak. Materials are mixed and matched, structures sympathetically worked and patinated and deftly combined with hand stitched Italian leathers, silks and locally woven fabrics; timelessly elegant pieces that reflect the unique luxurious style and heart of Reschio.
Benedikt Bolza, said: “Whilst creating new spaces from the old soul of a stone building, I find I also have to create the right piece of furniture for that space. My collection of unique custom-made pieces is ever evolving and I’m so delighted to be expanding with comfortable yet beautiful eye-catching furniture and lighting as well as accessories for the first time too. The pieces will compliment both classic and modern interiors of homes here in Italy and elsewhere in the world.”
The statement pieces feature a fabulous writing desk of strong contrasting materials oak, brass and leather with the boxy table and open drawers seeming to float on different tripod legs; the oval dining table made with century old oak planks found on the Reschio estate are supported by a brass frame and double x steel legs; an eye-catching console table with daddy long-legs and patinated bronze top; steel frame chairs, simple bar chairs, garden sofas, cloud-like copper tube and brass chandeliers and one of Benedikt’s favourites, the Lady Susan, a double-decker solid brass carousel, perfect for the crystal wine decanter and glasses.