Hotel Osmoliš
Brsečine / Dubrovnik, Croatia 2021

The interior design of Hotel Osmoliš conceptually followed up on the modernist concrete shell designed by architect Damir Vitković, retaining raw concrete as the key finish throughout the inner spaces of the building as well. On all surfaces in the interior where direct contact between architecture and the body was expected, wooden cladding, specifically larch, was used as the final layer. The composition of the wooden panels follows the architectural strata and actively traces the transition zones between the grandeur of exposed concrete slabs - and a more human domain of furniture, fabrics and lighting.
The apartments and rooms are furnished in a simple and understated way, with an emphasis on serenity, textures and natural materials. Subdued atmosphere and a dark spectrum of hues purposefully mute the sun and draw focus to panoramic views of the sea and the horizon.
The hotel's public spaces, located on the “floating", glazed ground floor level, are charcterised by open plans and visual interweaving with the surroundings. Depending on the function of the specific areas, the floors of the hotel are covered in soft carpeting or paved with Venetian terrazzo.
The entire furniture concept is realised in close creative collaboration between Numen/For Use and the leading local manufacturer Prostoria, with many pieces designed and developed specifically for this project, including the Klaster modular seating system, the outdoor collections Jugo and (eponimous) Osmo, which have all become part of the Prostoria's regular product range.
In contrast to the weight and certain brutality of the architecture, all furniture and fixtures are marked by relative neutralness or delicacy of form, pleasant haptics and discreet chromatic playfulness.

The project was designed in creatve cooperation with Vanja Magić and Ivana Jonke. Photos by Domagoj Blaževoć and Numen'For Use.

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