Off Beat Hotel Interiors
Hotels have long ago stopped being mere accommodation and rest facilities, and the last decades have highlighted an increased interest on less traditional approaches. Hotel design has already become a widely renowned and appreciated cultural alternative, showing off innovative design resources.
On one hand, some of the interiors set out herein (The Standard, Crosby, Teatro, Maison Moschino) belong to the prestigious Design HotelsTM network, that brought 200 members together at the beginning of 2011. Esteemed hotel chains have given up on standard interior settings, choosing projects personalized by famous architects and designers.
On the other hand, there are numerous experimental-like initiatives, such as Pantone Hotel and Tree Hotel. In this respect, Adesignerspot tried to immortalize herein the current diversity of this controversial architectural and design program, underlining its major issues and challenges.
Crosby Street Hotel, New York
Tim and Kit Kemp, perennial darlings of the London hotel world, have finally crossed the pond: the Crosby Street Hotel rolls out an impressive 11-story construction, built from scratch in the chic Manhattan of downtown New York. The interior look is classic Kit Kemp – elegant and quirky yet entirely cozy.
Further highlights include amenities impeccably designed and peppered with art works selected by Kemp herself. This impressive list of facilities is rounded off by a luxurious private screening room – a perfectly-executed Firmdale trademark sure to be as big a hit in New York as it has been in London.
The Standard, New York
The Standard, New York, the youngest of André Balazs’ Standard hotels collection, is the new heart and soul of the prodigious New York fashion, art and media worlds. The hotel’s panoramic views scaling the Hudson River and Manhattan’s magnificent skyline grace each of the 337 guestrooms on 18 floors with a sense of particular privilege. The Standard Grill and The Living Room attract not only hotel guests, but also the New York City creative scene on a daily and nightly basis. Experiencing the “city that never sleeps” takes on a new meaning at The Standard, New York.
Hotel Teatro, Porto
Situated on the spot of the Porto famous Teatro Baquet, Hotel Teatro’s entire interior decoration concept takes on the theme of the spectacle, of the stage, of artistic life, and transforms it into a stage setting filled with hints of gold and bronze, dramatic lights and lush curtains.
The finishes and the richness of sepia shades with shining splashes of bronze and gold form a unified pallet that envelops the entire hotel, offering it the look of a glamour photograph. The bohemian, vintage atmosphere, filled with shine, translates the charm of theater in “older days” through a balanced combination of objects trouvés and stage setting elements of the interior design that are either directly or symbolically tied to the notion of spectacle.
Maison Moschino, Milan
The Maison Moschino fashion hotel proposes a fantastical world, inspired from our childhood dreams and stories: an intermediary world between reality and make-believe, in which fairy tale settings and characters are tangible, real and filling the rooms.
A white, diaphanous textile material covers the little luminous clouds and sheep as well as the chairs in the lobby, and the decorations are topped off with Moschino white dresses serving as lanterns. Shades of white and beige are omnipresent in the public areas of the hotel, complemented by large glass and mirror surfaces in which numerous lamps and lighting elements are reflected, multiplying the indispensible shine of a perfect, immaculate, fairy tale world.
Pantone Hotel, Brussels
“A spot of color in the midst of Brussels’ tourist area, Pantone Hotel is a colorful feast, elegantly and emotionally designed”. The hotel, alias chromatic museum, alias subtle showroom presents its visitors with a brilliant concept. White walls reflecting and enriching the adjacent nuances are complemented by apparent concrete walls that, by contrast, pinpoint the precise texture and saturation of the color itself.
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