Classic modernism pretty much sums up what I’ve been doing for the past three weeks. I hope someday to be able to share all my work here on the blog. But for now I’ll focus more on some design gems and I don’t want to hide that these are my inspiration for my real life job. The hotel I’m about to show you has a classic modernist feel with its nod to mid-century details and ancient Greek architecture.
AthensWas was designed by Stavros Papayiannis of Stage Design Office and is a member of Design Hotels™. The interior was designed with large, light-filled spaces that benefit from the shiny marble and walnut, two materials that are prevalent throughout. Throughout the hotel was used furniture by legendary designers, like Le Corbusier, Ettore Sottsass, and Michael Graves. The hotel’s restaurant invites guests and anyone passing by to come into the classic space full of wood, spicy tones, and a buffed marble floor. The space’s mid-century feels comes courtesy of the Luisa Chair, by Franco Albini, a 1950 design for Cassina, along with accessories from Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves, and Mario Botta. The modest hotel houses 21 guest rooms, which incorporate warm walnut elements and prints of sculptures and artifacts from the National Archaeological Museum. Each room is decked out with custom lighting by designer Konstantin Grcic and comes with a balcony to enjoy the sights of Athens. On the hotel’s 6th floor, there’s a restaurant and bar with unbeatable views of the Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and the old Olympic stadium.
Why you need to book a stay in few words: You’ll get the best view over the city at this historic location. Your eyes will thank you later for all the beauty inside the hotel too.
I didn’t stayed at this hotel and I can’t speak from my personal experience but it is a true masterpiece to be seen.