When owner Franz Staffler completely renovated the Laurin in the 1990s, he insisted on original works of art throughout – including in the rooms. Together with art historians Carl Kraus
and Andreas Hapkemeyer
, he selected original drawings, woodcuts and watercolours for each room. ”I grew up with art; it’s part of my personality,“ says Franz Staffler. The collection comprises some two hundred 20th-century artworks, ranging from the opening in 1910 to the millennium. The artists are from the Austro-Italian cultural sphere that nurtured the Laurin, and to which it still belongs. Franz Staffler has a special soft spot for contemporary South Tyrolean artists, and knows them all personally.
The choice is yours. Which artist would you like to meet (or revisit) at the Laurin?