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Austrian chateau reconsiders rituals surrounding dining tables

The palace features architectural details from a number of historic eras: The Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Gothic Revival periods. (Federico Floriani)

Built in the 12th-century, the original medieval core of Schloss Hollenegg has been added on to in various architectural styles over the centuries. Set atop the lush forests of Austria’s remote Styria region, the sprawling palace features a Renaissance courtyard, Rococo staterooms, Gothic Revival chambers, and other features.

This eclectic assemblage of stylistic references, matched with a wealth of material culture and architectural detail artifacts, makes for a dramatic backdrop to showcase some of the best contemporary experimental and conceptual designs out of Europe and the United States.

Alice Stori Liechtenstein—the chateau’s current owner—has done just that. For the past five years, the tireless culture-maker has transformed portions of her family home into a burgeoning design center.

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