OKKO hotel - Making guests feel at home!
.Today we have a muuto to introduce... And for those that don't know, "muuto" (the brand we're going to talk about on this post) is a finnish word and stands for "perspective" in english.
First of all, if you want to know more about this company, it only takes the usual click on MUUTO, which is sell by MOYO, in Portugal
In a brief apresentation, the roots of Muuto begin with the tradition of Scandinavian design characterized by the aesthetic and lasting support, functionality, craftsmanship and also the sincere expression that each product transmits.
See the following example of an interior decoration made with MUUTO's modern furniture, consisting of:
- The Cosy Lamp
- The Compose Sofa
- The Around Coffee Table
- The Stacked Storage System
- The Reflect Sideboard
Setting out to bring a new perspective to the way hotels look, feel and are lived in, OKKO wanted to create a modern, temporary ‘home’ suitable for both business and leisure. For their latest string of locations, OKKO allied themselves with iconic French designer Patrick Norguet to rethink the feelings of a hotel, using MUUTO designs along the way.
Meet the designer:
Patrick Norguet, born on 15th June 1969 in Tour, France.
Since childhood, he has preferred sketchbooks to textbooks, filling them up with sketches and drawings. For Patrick Norguet, design is, first and foremost, about happy encounters. What he is most passionate about is exchanging with manufacturers, discovering their know-how. Patrick Norguet does not follow trends but seeks to give shape to products whose relevance and modernity would withstand the test of time: "A well-designed object, an object created through generous collaboration is timeless."
He is involved in industrial and interior design and also dedicates himself to creating exhibitions for Van Cleef and Renault. He belongs to that generation which is stimulating the “French touch” revolution on the international stage. He perfectly interprets Cappellini’s theory of the union between fashion and design with his own designs and, projecting pieces with great presence in both sectors. He works for innovation but achieves the greatest simplicity.
New OKKO Hotels
Norguet was invited along with MUUTO, by the OKKO hotel chain, to develop the interior of its first urban style hotel. His response was to create a scheme that makes the most of the small rooms.
The new luxury OKKO hotel features no less than 149 rooms and nestles comfortably in a sculptural building signed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte which includes glazed curtain walls decorated with a fritted pattern. Okko Hotels are the ideal stopover for a business trip or an extended stay in the capital of fashion.
Quite unconventionally, Patrick Norguet never received a brief when creating the design for the new OKKO hotels. Instead, it was up to himself to shape the design of the interiors. As Norguet explains:
“Everything started with a strong concept. We decided to remove all the traditional and somewhat outdated elements of the stereotypical hotel and replace them with modern tools in a digital context; wanting to simplify the experience and once again place the guest at the center. At OKKO, there is no check-in or check-out, no room key, and the mini bar has been replaced with an actual bar where you can enjoy drinks or food free of charge whenever it suits you. It all boiled down to a desire for the guests to feel as they would when in their own home.”
In a time where we are consumed with so many things that are similar, uniqueness is the main key to Patrick Norguet as he draws. This also adapts to OKKO, to create not only a space with a particular environment but to create a unique space in which people can relax and feel at peace.
In the hotel, you will have 24/7 access to all the comforts you need to make yourself feel right at home!
A journey that started 10 years ago
In this post we will return to talk about one of our featured brands, Pedrali.
The year 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the partnership with two renowned designers: Odo Fioravanti and Jorge Pensi.
But now you dear readers, ask who these artists are... but do not fear! We produced a short biography of each one:
Born in Buenos Aires in 1949, Jorge Pensi also studied architecture there. In 1984 Jorge Pensi fouonded a practice of his own, specializing in furniture and lighting design. His studio specializes mainly in furniture design, lighting and staging for different events. Jorge Pensi's elegant, meticulously crafted furniture of cast aluminium has been particularly acclaimed.
Today Jorge Pensi is one of the leading Spanish designers. His creations might be termed expressive Minimalist in style, featuring design that holds an even balance between form and function.
Odo Fioravanti was born in Rome and studied Industrial Design at the Design Department of the Milan Polytechnic. He has been working as an industrial designer since 1998 and in 2003 he founded the Odo Fioravanti Design Studio in Milan.
His projects have received prestigious international awards. He has been a lecturer and teacher at many schools and universities. He also works as a freelance journalist for design magazines trying to explore and to change the boundaries of design as a discipline.
The partnership started ten years ago is the result of the combination of the creative expression of the designers and the know-how of the Italian company. Ten years ago, in 2008, Ypsilon was launched, the first iconic and timeless product designed by Jorge Pensi for Pedrali.
This collection of tables is characterized by clean lines and light and refined shapes. The key to its success is also given by Ypsilon’s ability to be suitable for indoor and outdoor spaces. Made of aluminium, this table is light and easy to handle/move, leaning gently on the floor, almost floating in the surrounding space.
In the same year, Odo Fioravanti designed for Pedrali two chairs: Snow and Frida chairs which, over the years both products were an instant success with the public, and also received the recognition of the critics. To celebrate Snow's tenth anniversary, Odo Fioravanti has designed four special versions of the chair, connecting them with music tracks that accompanied its history, with an installation entitled “Let it SNOW: ten years together”.
This duo of tables and chairs is simple yet sophisticated. About them, they are characterized by their great style and are a good bet for those who have a coffee business. Plus they have a great price!
What do you think about this beautiful collection? MOYO can help you make a study for your space with Pedrali material. For more information click on the image or contact us!
Carl Hansen - Design furniture
How many of us have heard in such a prestigious brand of luxury modern furniture, Carl Hansen & Son? Probably only a few, however, it's normal as curious people, we love to have full knowlegde of what we are looking for or what we buy.
Therefore, let's talk about this brand. The story began in 1908 when a Danish cabinetmaker (Carl Hansen) opened a small furniture workshop on the Danish island of Funen. Through the years, Carl Hansen & Søn has maintained a strong focus on preserving Danish design classics while continuing to expand their collection to represent influential new designers. Their goal: to gather the best, most iconic modern furniture designs under one roof.
Now you ask why this brand is so well known and loved. We have the answer for it! At Carl Hansen & Søn, they believe that iconic design is a combination of simplicity, aesthetics and functionality brought to life through skillful work with the highest quality materials.
Carl Hansen & Son is a company that work by a proud tradition. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner. Carl Hansen & Søn represents over 100 years of Danish design history and our furniture is sold all over the world.
Among Danish furniture designers, Hans J. Wegner is considered one of the most creative, innovative and prolific. Most known because of his modern chairs and lounge chairs, for example, the Wishbone chair (CH24) that immediately became a success, the Lounge chair (CH25), the Dining chair (CH23) and the famous design of the loung chair, the Shell chair (CH07). This designer was born on 2nd April 1914 and died on 26th January 2007.
Often referred to as the master of the chair, Wegner designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime – many of them considered masterpieces.