If design and art makes part of your life, this is the place to be in Tuscany!
An industrial hangar build amid the Tuscan countryside, views on the medieval ruins of Montelifré and 2 km away from the small town of Montisi: that’s what it was.
But the hangar became more since his building in the late sixties: Austrian sculpture Reinhold Traxl, made it his home and studio in 1999…and that’s where the hangar’s real story begins…
Being artist but also architect, together with his friend Peter Thurner, an Austrian architect, he created a ‘box’ concept , where big glass openings could be closed by movable, transparant iron curtains. They pulled in the outside landscape by creating terraces, which protect the residents from rain and sun.
It is very rare to find such a modern interpretation of living in the Tuscan countryside, the more while it isn’t disturbing nature, but even bringing honour to it.
In 2013, Reinhold Traxl became very ill and he had to sell his ‘atelier-house’. However, also the new owner is a person with an open spirit and the same vision on ‘living’, and together with Johny Thielens, he continued the project started by Reinhold.
So, ‘art-hangar’ remained a place for artists, for dreamers, for people with an open mind, in a word: for people daring to leave the beaten path…