DeSallesFlint creates maritime-themed interiors for Puro Gdansk hotel
The interiors DeSalleFlint designed for the Puro Hotel in Gdansk give a subtle nod to the shipyards and ruined grain stores that dot the shoreline of the coastal city in Poland.
The Puro Gdansk is situated at the heart of Granary Island, an area of the city that was home to several large grain warehouses before they were destroyed in the second world war.
The hotel is the fourth addition to Puro's growing portfolio, joining existing establishments in Wroclaw, Krakow and Poznan.
For this intervention, the Polish hotel chain charged London-based studio DeSallesFlint with creating the aesthetic for the hotel's 211 guest rooms, conference facilities, spa, restaurant, and two bars.
"Our design job was to create a hotel which belonged to the city, attracting local custom as well as abstracting the independent, discerning and international travellers," said the practice.
Inspired by the hotel's immediate setting, they decided to take cues from the colour and material palette of the historic warehouses and nearby shipyards.
Blackened steel and glass has been used to erect a gridded structure around the ground floor dining space, allowing guests a glimpse into surrounding communal areas.
The restaurant, which is called Dancing Anchor, also features globular lights suspended by knotted nautical ropes.
While a majority of the surfaces have been painted slate grey, touches of colour are provided by pale green sofas and copper-hued partition walls that echo the tones of oxidised metal.
Several colourful chairs designed by Patricia Urquiola for Kettal have also been dotted throughout, an attempt by the practice to "enhance the vibrancy and comfort of each space". The walls have also been decorated with pieces by a range of contemporary Polish artists.
Floor-to-ceiling curtains crafted from natural textiles like cotton and linen have also been included as a visual nod to sacks of grains.
Much like DeSallesFlint, US-based Savvy Studios referenced the industrial buildings of New York's Gowanus neighbourhood in their design of the Yard Hotel, where they employed brick floors, lofty ceilings and crittal windows.
Photography is by Anna Stathaki.