HANNES PEER ARCHITECTURE is an architecture and design studio that specializes in luxury retail, hospitality and residential spaces, it was founded in 2009 and is based in Milan. The constant theme is the search for eclecticism as well as high quality in the design at all scales through the study of the close relationship between architecture, historical context and new technologies mediating between craftsmanship and industrial production. The language used in the design is stratified and eclectic, uniting poetic vision and rigorous design. The studio’s projects are recognizable by their strong iconographic identity, based upon continuous research on colours and materials and the contamination between the various contemporary languages. The style is a mix of traditional and contemporary, the overlapping of different styles, highlighting the respect for historical elements, including and superimposing contemporary elements, giving the whole project a sense of eclecticism and uniqueness. The projects are sophisticated also in terms of materials. This has much to do with the richness of the palette of elements that are used, such as silk rugs, oxidised metals, aged timbers, surfaces with different transparencies, textural surfaces, etc. The opulence of these textures mixed with the drama of the natural lighting imbue the space with a sense of theatre. The lusciousness of the textures and the theatrical nature of the space undoubtedly carry the stamp of a deeply Italian architectural and decorative research.
Current work of the studio encompasses a wide range of projects varying in scale and budget including residential, commercial, office and retail sectors, Italy wide and beyond italian borders. To name the most relevant projects as of today there is the recently completed apartment in Via Jommelli, the headquarters of the brand N°21 in Milan published, the new Flagship Store ‘Iceberg’ in Via Manzoni in Milan, the newly opened flagship store of N°21 in Seoul, several residential projects like Maison Prada, Casa Leone, all published in the most prestigious international Architectural Digest and Elle Decor magazines, the ongoing retail design development for the fashion brands N°21, Iceberg, Trands as well as upcoming hospitality and residential projects. In 2019 Hannes Peer was included for the third time in a row in the AD100 list of the best interior designers by AD France, also in 2019 he participated at AD Interieurs. Hannes Peer designs collectible furniture pieces for Nilufar Gallery and serially produced furniture pieces for SEM - Spotti Edizioni Milano in Milan. Since the beginning of his career he has constantly designed unique design pieces for private clients and handcrafted himself prototypes for a continuous formal and conceptual design research.