This city in Indonesia, in which the hotel stands, has a strong colonial past which contributes to the inspiration of the design.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A colonial setting with a gentleman’s welcome makes one feel the warmth of a home. Its contemporary and colonial design redefines formality and luxury. Opulence is represented through its use of materials.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The lobby, as part of a major development, is linked to a mega mall and has a drop-off area. With an elongated lobby, the spaces naturally flowed from one space to another with a sense of formality. The ceiling heights were used to portray opulence in contrast to lower ceiling which creates a sense of warmth and lavishness.
Spaces were created to provide more intimate seating spaces against the hush marble clad environment. This design idea was to create “a home away from home” sentiment.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in July 2015 and completed in August 2016. It is located at The Ritz Mansion Jl, Puncak Indah Lontar No. 2 Surabaya 60123.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The production and realization technology is rather straight forward as the lobby was part of a major development attached to a shopping mall. Besides the regular wallpaper, marble installation and spray painted surfaces, many little and intricate details had to be done to the trimmings, corner edgings and skirting. It is the refine finishes that make the design more opulent.
A touch of class, elegance and bespoke attention fused together with simple finishes and interior accessories. Careful attention was given in selecting the rest of the furniture and fittings. The composition of the soft furnishing, interior surfaces and textures added flavour to the space.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Colonial, Condominium Lobby, Luxury, Contemporary, Opulence
The Ritz Mansion has been branded as a mid-market to up-market development. Its occupants tend to be more inclined towards pampered living and enjoy high-rise living with all the convenient amenities of a mall below. The demographics of the occupants were mainly foreigners and locals from other parts of the country. Therefore, we created the concept “a home away from home”.
The spaces almost have a formal sense of hierarchy which made it not particularly difficult to create the spaces between. Nonetheless, the challenge was to inject a soft touch, making it resemble an up-market luxury service apartment lobby.
A bespoke Asian theme was selected with an eclectic mix of modern materials. This made the design stand out and relatable to people with a more personal feel and encounter.
The creative challenge was to not create a typical apartment lobby. Hence, we decided to add on a flare of hospitality and comfort into the design. The design idea infuses the softness of an opulent apartment with the hard wearing properties of a common area of the development.
The brand and identity of the development was significantly upgraded into a lifestyle living through the creation of space and its design. This is essential as the design allows the occupants feel a sense of simple luxury.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Creative Director: Mr Alex Bayusaputro and Designer: Ms Monica Amelia