--- Dormitorio del Zen Traveller, diseñado por Tarruella-Trench. Zen Traveller’s bedroom,
way of understanding the profession.
A pioneering study in the hospitality sector, carried out by the open innovation
initiative Interiors Living Lab, which Cenfim has developed,
has resulted in the classification of new hotel users into four categories
or profiles: Millennial Parent (`millennial father´); Authenticity
Seeker (authenticity seeker); Healthy Traveller (healthy traveller); and
Zen Traveller (`zen´ traveller). Thus, based on these traveller profiles,
interihotel has invited four interior design studios to participate in
this experience, in Collaboration with four renowned hotel chains.
As icing on the cake, the equipment and furniture used in these `pilot
rooms´ came from exhibiting companies at Interihotel.
The young interior design studio of Piedra, Papel, Tijera (Rock, Paper,
Scissors) has interpreted the needs of a profile of actual parents,
around 38 years, culturally restless, who wish to share with their
young children their tastes and hobbies, and also their way of travelling.
In collaboration with the Hilton chain, the intention of Piedra,
Papel, Tijera was to generate an experiential space in the terracepool
of a hotel. To do this, they developed a new terrace concept
where the pool is used in the winter season, covering it with fluffy
cushions in order to relax or to play with children. The area has a
flooring technological platform from Tarimatec, Gancedo cushions
and outdoor furniture by Al Aire.
A user who seeks a unique experience on each trip, to experience the culture
of the places he visits and to join in its traditions. Added to this profile
was added the proposal of the studio of Quintana Partners in Barcelona,
together with the Baumar Group. A place inspired by Tarragona and its traditional
products: wine and oil. Tables, armchairs and Enea lamps and an
irresistible aroma of olive branch, contributed to generate a sophisticated
atmosphere where the Mediterranean tradition was protagonist. “We are
classical,” they say from Quintana Partners, “we wanted to create tourism
that spoke about the Tarragona area through the use of sober and respectful
style with materials”.
The Caramba studio, led by Tomás Alía, conceived the lobby, reception
and living room of a hotel designed for the Healthy Traveller profile. A
traveller who cares about the environment and his personal well-being as
well, who seeks sustainable materials and who takes care of his food and
physical fitness. Together with the Hesperia chain, Caramba has created a
space with curved shapes and natural and local materials, such as cooked
clay (in the screen), wood (in an acoustic panel from the Finsa brand), the
esparto on the carpet or the cellulose armchairs that enea imitates, from
the firm of Calma. As Tomás Alía explained, “the Healthy Traveller seeks to
be in contact with the land, with the craftsmanship of each place and the
local products. That is why we have enhanced the Mediterranean character
when we furnished this space”.
Tarruella-Trench, the interior design studio founded by Sandra Tarruella and
Ricard Trench, created a room designed for disconnection or a ‘digital detox’
for Hotel Atelier. Zen Traveller is the user who wants to get away from worldly
noise, stress and technology for a few hours, and to look inside himself. Natural
materials and a harmonic colour palette lead us through an open space,
where everything is in view, and the only separation between the bedroom
and bathroom is a latticework of untreated pine wood and interwoven textile.
designed by Tarruella-Trench.
--- Baño de la habitación Zen
Traveller. Zen room bathroom
from Zen Traveller