Hotel Design: Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel by Lagranja

Who would think that the Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel is a low budget project coming from Lagranja? This is a tricky project that involves not-so-charming architecture, originating from the 1960’s, which is only a few steps away from the symbolic Ramblas of Barcelona with nearly four years of execution. Rather than going for the typical good design, Lagranja developed a concept that revolved around the very interesting and charming 1960’s Spanish flair.

All elements for this hotel design are based on giving each guest a taste of the 1960’s era. Therefore, the hotel interiors including the corridors are transformed into somewhat an exhibition of a major issue of that decade such as Design Icons, Culture and Society, Tourism, Folklore, Intellectual Jet and Mass Consumption. The boutique hotel has room doors that were used as exhibiting panels.

The entire architecture was given a complementing hotel interior design, which depicts the Spanish story of that decade. Iconic objects were included especially on the lobby such as the Seat 600: the first ever Spanish car that was mass produced, a large Peseta: an old Spanish currency and a panel that has large magnetic key-rings used mainly in local hostels of the 1960s.

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