Studio GUM’s Asmundo di Gisira Hotel Is Awash in Catania Lore

In Catania, Italy, Studio GUM transformed the breakfast room at the Asmundo di Gisira with illustrations by Daniel Egnéus, rendered as custom wallpaper. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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Maisons Du Monde: Chair.

Flos: Lamp, Pendant Fixtures.

Chair
Maisons Du Monde
Chair
Maisons Du Monde
Lamp
Flos
Pendant Fixture
Flos

Reception’s desk dates to the 1950’s or ’60’s. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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Custom Tables
Pedrali

Custom tables with marble tops stand beneath the breakfast room’s 100-year-old stucco ceiling. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

A steel-framed skylight turned a courtyard into an atrium, paved with cement tiles that were either restored or replaced. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

A reference to the flamingos that once inhabited a nearby park, this 13-foot-tall resin version by Domenico Pellegrino stands in a corridor, peering over the kitchen’s enclosure clad in tinted mirror. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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Custom Tables
Pedrali

The lounge’s vinyl mural by Rossana Taormina features a tourist studying a guide book. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

The door to a guest bathroom is surfaced in vinyl printed with a detail from a painting by John William Waterhouse. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

At the entry, Sergio Fiorentino’s oil on canvas accompanies a 1930’s wooden console. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

Custom wallpaper in coral and turquoise colors distinguishes a sea-themed guest room. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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Custom Sink
Pavimente Sansone
Mirror
Fontana Arte

A pendant fixture by Michael Anastassiades hangs between the WCs for the restroom. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

Devotees of Catania’s patron saint appear, custom-printed on a cotton canvas hanging, in the guest room inspired by her. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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Rugs
CarpetVista

Its rug is composed of overdyed pieces of Turkish rugs. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

Cotton velvet strips weave through an iron frame to create a custom headboard dividing a guest room’s beds. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

A pendant fixture by Jasper Morrison precedes a guest bathroom’s iron-framed enclosure. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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Sconces
Triple Seven Home

Gaetano Pesce’s foot sculpture  dominates a guest room. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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Stools
Riva Industria Mobili

Beneath a century-old ceiling fresco, a guest room contains stacked Mario Botta stools. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

An atrium paved with Italian cement tilesPhotography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

A guest room bed privately shielded with a steel overhang. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

An Italian bathtub in the washroom. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

Green accents in a guest room. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

Gaetano Pesce’s foot and a white crocodile sculpture populate a guest room. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

Handheld mirrors adorn the bathroom wall. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi/Photofoyer.

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