If you want to create cosiness, you resort to certain colours and materials in interior design. At the Eisvogel, the colours blue and white, which are generally perceived as cool, are contrasted with warm tones: the gold of the side tables and the light wood. The fabrics with their special feel are a key element. Velour fabrics and bouclés, some with a vintage look, naturally make you feel at home.
“Living in a hotel” is the name of our column in which we present particularly well-designed hotels and guesthouses. Freedom and functionality, fantasy and joy – the demands on interior design in hotels are many and varied. A challenge that makes our design team at home INTERIOR light up.
This time, we visited the Hotel Eisvogel in Bad Gögging to show you how a unique challenge can unleash creativity in the design of rooms. This applies to private living but even more so to interior design in hotels and resorts.
At the Hotel Eisvogel, the legendary question “What came first?” immediately comes to mind. Was it the distinctive name that influenced the interior design, or was it the other way around? Whichever was the case: name and room design at the four-star superior Hotel Eisvogel in Bad Gögging are anything but usual.
Two worlds. The kingfisher, which gives the hotel its name, is beautiful, native and rare. Maybe that is one reason why we don't really know it very well. The name sounds elegant, evoking the colour blue. It sounds like freshness, water, sky, and freedom. How do the newly designed areas in the hotel live up to this claim? How do you create an ambience that reflects the kingfisher and yet radiates warmth and cosiness?
Interior design at its best. Interior designers love particular challenges like the Hotel Eisvogel with its unique requirements and demands. Modern architecture, high-quality furnishings in which the surrounding nature plays an important role, and a cosy ambience had to be moulded into a coherent concept.
The central design element in the new rooms and suites are the textile-covered panels on the walls. They contribute to the feeling of being far away from the world, in one’s own, secure refuge. This is not least due to the fact that they most certainly influence the acoustics in the room. Sounds seem more muffled, the fabrics and shapes swallow exhausting noise emanating from the outside.
The second colour scheme in the Hotel Eisvogel plays with a warm and deep shade of orange. It's a velour fabric, upholstered to form vertical elements, which are interspersed with mirrors. Atmospheric lighting is created by pendant lamps with their orange smoked glass. Combined with wooden surfaces, the colour orange creates a contemporary cosiness with a touch of esprit.
Images: Geisler & Trimmel