Published on : Saturday, July 5, 2014
The completely remodeled classic double room, number 22, in the Altstadt Vienna is a room very much like a sketch, one that leaves you with space to contemplate. All the individual elements were brought together according to very personal preferences.
Standing in front of the window is “La Chaise”, the splendid sculpture by Charles Eames, upon which the guest can perfectly relax. As free as a workbench, a specially designed washstand takes its place in the room. The far extending wall lights by Paolo Rizzatto function as intimate reading lights. The iconic Taccia by Achille Castiglione stands on a long board, brightening the entrance area. The new Studio Room at Altstadt Vienna provides space and new experiences.
Young artists redesign Hotel Altstadt Vienna’s entry hall
Ever since April 2014, you can sense that the old house serving as Hotel Altstadt Vienna is run by an art lover when entering through its doors. The owner, Otto E. Wiesenthal has expressed his interest in the work of young artists and commissioned BLK RIVER’s Sydney Ogidan and Johanna Lakner to redesign the entry hall.
Austrian artist Alexander Ruthner and the Russian street artists ZUK CLUB were invited to colour the thitherto white walls. The bold dynamic of Ruthner’s grass paintings and the baroque opulence of the space-filling floral mural by ZUK CLUB, together with the modern light design, create a flair that captivates the observer.
The aim was to transform the former stairway hall into an art lobby with a warm, welcoming atmosphere that links the hotel with art and navigates the guest through the house.
In the first room, Ruthner’s panels welcome the guest in a lush green. On closer examination one can detect cracks in the idyllic landscape, like cigarette butts or dead budgerigars. The work of the Russian art collective, however, is kitchy and modern at the same time using a colour conversion to the negative. The stripes relate to the heart piece of the hotel, the red salon and guide the guest along the wall to the elevators heading for the reception.
Source:- Warwick International Hotels