Have you already added Warsaw to your post-pandemic bucket list? The capital of Poland is a very dynamic city, currently undergoing rapid transformation. You will be charmed by its museums, traces of history, contemporary architecture gems and last, but not least, its burgeoning design scene. Today, Ewa, editor of Dreams & Design blog and @dreamsanddesign, takes you to discover Puro Hotel Warsaw, one of the exciting design hotels that recently opened in the city. It’s a perfect choice for design lovers, no matter if you’re planning a weekend getaway or you’re a business traveller who likes style and variety. Forget about bland, corporate decor. Inside Puro Hotel you will find contemporary icons of design alongside modernist references and the latest interior design trends. I’m sure you’re curious by now, so let’s take a tour of Puro Hotel’s interiors!
Puro Hotel Warsaw is located right in the very city centre, within a walking distance from the new Museum of Modern Art, scheduled to open in 2023. Polish architectural office Jems Architekci designed the white, minimal building, while London-based De Salles Flint studio took care of bespoke interior design. Puro Group is a Polish hotel brand that aims to create a design-led alternative to corporate chains.
The first thing you notice upon entering the lobby are dreamy wall murals. Come closer and you will see that these are actually old maps covered with botanical patterns. They were created by Olka Osadzińska, a talented Polish illustrator, who has collaborated with many international brands such as Reebok, Hugo Boss and Mercedes Benz to name only a few. Her eye-catching collages for Puro Hotel refer to the history of Warsaw and its connection to other European countries. The old plans come from various centuries and include words in French, German, Russian, English and Czech.
Art plays an important role in the overall design concept. The lobby, restaurant and conference rooms at Puro Hotel are decorated with artworks by local artists. Look at the striking photos of modernist buildings by Nicolas Grospierre – they add so much personality to a meeting room!
These carefully selected artworks blend well with high-end contemporary furniture – Pacha lounge chairs by Gubi (designed by Pierre Paulin), coffee tables by Sovet, sofas by Baxter on handcrafted rugs by Golran 1898. Grey, cream, light brown, black marble and green dominate the sophisticated colour palette. There’s an occasional touch of pink and some extravagant details such as fringy poufs by Lorenza Bozzoli and decorative Shuffle tables by Mia Hamborg. The mix is never boring or predictable.
The interior decor of 148 rooms is more calm and moderate. Each room has a neutral colour palette. White, beige and natural wood create a serene, intimate atmosphere. On the walls, on each side of the bed, you will see sensual line art created by young Polish artists – Michał Loba and Tymek Jezierski. Bang & Olufsen takes care of the sound system, while luxury beds by Hilding Anders ensure that you sleep well. Imagine relaxing here after a long day of sightseeing!
Finally, head to the top floor and enjoy cocktails on the scenic rooftop. Loreta bar will greet you with a pink neon of a Warsaw girl by artist Maurycy Gomulicki. Here, you can enjoy the views over the city centre and mingle with the locals. Puro Hotel is all about the concept of open hospitality, which means that not only hotel guests, but also visitors, have access to common spaces. It’s a unique place for discerning travellers. See you there!
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