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Enki: Villa Vipp Puglia opens its doors | Design-led guesthouse in Italy

14 Sep 2023

Enki: Villa Vipp Puglia opens its doors | Design-led guesthouse in Italy

Enki: Villa Vipp Puglia opens its doors | Design-led guesthouse in Italy
Villa Vipp Puglia

Villa Vipp Puglia, a whitewashed countryside retreat that emerges from the beautiful Pugliese countryside, is the latest guesthouse opening from Danish brand Vipp. 

It’s an offer that’s hard to refuse – spending a night amongst centuries-old olive groves, overlooking the verdant hillsides in the idyllic Italian village of Ostuni. This dreamy destination was designed by Dutch studio Studiotoff, showing respect to the architectural vernacular of the protected historic area. 

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Villa Vipp Puglia, a whitewashed, one-storey guesthouse set amongst ancient olive groves, has opened its doors to guests (pictured left and right)

“Having fallen in love with Puglia, I stumbled upon Studiotoff and their magnificent architectural projects in the area,” explains Kasper Egelund, CEO and 3rd generation Vipp owner, who collaborated with Dutch design studio to create a minimalist haven for the discerning, design-conscious traveller. 

“The one-storey family guesthouse echoes Puglia’s whitewashed building typology punctuating the scenic landscape,” Egelund adds.

While three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a open-plan kitchen and living area occupy the interiors, the outdoor space offers further indulgence with a luxurious infinity pool and veranda lounge area. After a day of exploring what the region has to offer, guests can enjoy a refreshing dip or a relaxing siesta – complete bliss! 

Studiotoff and Vipp have curated a collection of contemporary furniture that creates a comfortable home-from-home

“It’s a project charged with the classic saying of ‘Il dolce far niente’ (meaning the sweetness of doing nothing), where guests are welcomed into a timeless pocket where slowness sets the agenda,” explains the team at Vipp.  

The curation of furniture works in harmony with its laid-back setting and is juxtaposed with objects that add a rustic charm, reminiscent of the historic rural landscape. Keeping to a monochrome colour palette, the powder-coated grey, freestanding Vipp kitchen is complemented by the modular sofa, for a relaxed and sociable space. 

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Key Vipp design pieces, such as the Cabin chairs in light oak and sand leather (pictured left) and the classic Vipp bin in white add a touch of enduring style

“While the surroundings ooze of Italy’s old charm, the interior is resolutely Danish,” notes Kasper Egelund. “A warm minimalism that doesn’t scream for attention but conveys a subtle sophisticated experience.”

In the fully equipped grey Vipp kitchen, guests will find thoughtful and locally sourced ingredients, such as jars of olive oil harvested from the garden and wine produced for the neighbouring fields. 

To enhance the cultural ambience, there are classic Italian soundtracks ready to be played from the built-in speakers for pure enjoyment. 

A monochrome bedroom scheme features powder-coated aluminium and steel Vipp pendant lights

A seamless connection is formed between indoors and out, with glass doors opening up and out onto a patio and an exterior concrete staircase leading up to a large rooftop terrace. This generous outdoor space overlooks the vast veranda and adds an extra 47 square-metres to the villa. 

We recommend you book enough time to make the most of the Vipp Villa Puglia as well as the beautiful surrounding area. It’s only a 20-minute drive from the guesthouse to the rocky Adriatic coastline where you’ll find the ‘White Cities’ of Ostuni and Cisternino, for those who want to get out and explore more. 

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An exterior staircase (pictured left) leads up to an expansive roof terrace, adorned with Vipp’s outdoor furniture (pictured right)

Project details:

Project name: Villa Vipp Puglia

Location: Ostuni, Puglia, Italy

Property size: 120m²

Property rental service: TOFFHOUSES by Studiotoff

Interior design: Studiotoff and Vipp

Furnishings: Vipp

Accommodation: Hosts up to six people (three bedrooms and two bathrooms)

Pricing: From 500 euros per night

Styling: Julie Cloos Mølsgaard 

Photography: Pia Winther

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Vipp Villa Puglia is surrounded by ancient-old olive trees (pictured left); An infinity pool offers the ultimate luxury spot for a revitalising dip (pictured right)

Peruse the Vipp online shop for all design-led products and to book your stay at one of the guesthouses and discover more inspiration properties by Dutch studio Studiotoff.

Read more about Vipp’s collection of guesthouses, from the Vipp Pencil Case hotel in Copenhagen to The Bolder Sky Lodge, a spectacular stay for those who aren’t afraid of heights in Norway.

Plus, see more design hotel features here on enki, including sustainable new openings and stylish stays for design lovers and eco-conscious travellers.

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