Following the trend of upscale hotels (and hostels) decorated with jewel-toned furniture, luxe materials, and whimsical objets is this redesign of a 1957 building by Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon.
The Barceló Torre de Madrid Hotel tapped Hayon for his signature brand of playfulness, creativity, and bold use of color, and the result is a space that is both welcoming and dynamic.
A large black-and-white horizontally-striped bear perches atop a round couch and greets guests as they enter the lobby, while a sleek bar with marble countertops, mirrored walls, and a towering liquor cabinet offer even more enticement.
Described as a “living canvas” of the designer’s aesthetic, the nine-floor hotel features cushy chairs and sofas in hues like mustard, pink, blue, and avocado; light orbs attached to curving fixtures; and mirrors and window panes embellished with abstract faces outlined in metal, just to name a few details.
Many of the hotel’s furnishings are pieces from Hayon’s collaborations with design companies like, Fritz Hansen, Cassina, and BD Barcelona. Hayon also commissioned artwork from multimedia artists Nienke Klunder and Wiglius de Bie that speak to Spain’s history and heritage.
"I was fully dedicated to the creation of a very special and unique space that would represent a new vision of Spain, a vision far from the traditional aesthetic,” Hayon told Yatzer. Take a look below.