명확한 선과 단순한 기하학 형태가 생성하는 엄격한 디자인 언어는 로컬재료인 참나무, 돌, 폴란드산 유리 및 세라믹을 통해 표현된다.
이는 디자인 스튜디오, 파라다우스키가 진행하는 호텔 인테리어 리모델링 작업으로 도시의 문화유산과 소비에트 연방의 아이코닉 모던을 합성한 독창적인 공간창출을 선보인다.
Polish hospitality brand PURO Hotels is known for its design-led approach that interweaves past and present by filtering the history and culture of each location through the work of contemporary artists and designers. The recently renovated PURO Krakow Old Town is no exception, welcoming culturally conscious travellers in vibrantly curated interiors that channel the vintage glamour of Kraków’s interwar cafés and the city’s modernist architectural heritage, courtesy of local practice Paradowski Studio. Featuring a wide range of artworks by a young generation of artists with close ties to Kraków’s creative community, the revamped hotel is a vibrant hub of art and design as much as an elegant and comfortable place to stay.
Opened in 2013 near Kraków’s historic old town and a stone’s throw away from the train station, the hotel was PURO’s first venture in the city, with a second location in the hip neighbourhood of Kazimierz opening a few years later. For its renovation, Paradowski Studio have drawn inspiration from the city’s cultural heritage, and in particular the chic opulence of its interwar cafés and the modernism of iconic Soviet Era landmarks Hotel Cracovia and Forum Hotel, the former an enormous 1960s building block that pioneered the use of the curtain wall system in Poland, and the latter a 1980s brutalist tour-de-force on the Wisla river.
The Studio has harmoniously blended such disparate sources of inspiration by adopting an austere design language of clean lines and simple geometries, and pairing it with contemporary craftsmanship as expressed by a rich palette of materials such as natural oak, stone, and Polish made glass and ceramics. The playfully elegant, stripped back interiors are complemented by an eclectic selection of modernist and contemporary furniture that range from heritage brands like &Tradition, Artek, Carl Hansen & Søn and Cassina, to relative newcomers like Massproductions, Wästberg, Dirk Vander Kooij, Areti, Verpan, Bocci, Friends & Founders and Tom Dixon.