For the interior designers, a challenge is always a good way to push some creativity that’s what happened on this project. The project we bring today is the Spa hotel Artyzen designed by HBA in Ettore Sottsass Building. They need to know to pay homage to a globally recognized predecessor while making the new environment both truly original and uniquely memorable.
Sottsass Associati already had a completed construction by the time that the developer decided to turn the building into a boutique hotel with a wellness emphasis, featuring a spa for healing, not just the body but also the mind and soul.
The interior aesthetic remains connected to the architecture, while the program must make sense. Therefore, without changing the exterior shell, he devised a workable floor plan and developed a palette to extend yet mellow Sottsass’s color blocks. It’s dominated by soft textures and hues meeting guest expectations for a spa’s calmness and feeling of refuge and accented by playful primaries, dabbed on door frames, furniture, and even bath fittings.
The result balances hard and soft, the neutral and the selectively intense as you can see on the images.