Reimagining an Austrian Estate
A mini-castle that dates to 1400, filled with contemporary décor also featuring our anteler candles called les boies allumes on page 7 & 8. We made a special verison for the photoshoot in black, it will soon be available as a special edition to the standard range. Please download the pdf catalogue 2.6 mb for more information and prices. Mr. Staudinger, 33, a freelance art consultant, now presides over the 16-room house on the family’s 593-acre estate. “ever since then,” he said, “i had a vision of how this house could be.” as he imagines it, the mini-castle will someday be an art and design destination, many of its outbuildings turned into studios and galleries. For now, it remains a family home — but one filled with contemporary art and design. Some collectors who have seen the transformation, Mr. Staudinger said, have asked him not only to consult on their art collections, but to design their living spaces. Still, he doesn’t consider himself a designer. “it’s more about curating than decorating,” he said. “i like to challenge people’s senses.”
A version of this article appeared in print on may 12, 2011, on page d5 of the New York edition with the headline: Reimagining an Austrian Estate.