Have you ever seen a reception desk made of dozens of stacked old leather suitcases or a real vintage Seat 600 in the centre of a hotel's lobby? You will, if you visit Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. Lagranja architecture studio managed to transform an uncharming building from the 60′s, few steps away from the emblematic Barcelona’s Ramblas, into an attractive and stylish hotel for contemporary travellers.
The main theme is the Spanish 60's, inspired by the building itself, with a modern twist. In order to incorporate that period's atmosphere into the interiors, designers used the corridors and room's doors as exhibiting panels to showcase the 60's culture and society, design icons, mass consumption items, tourist hotspots, folklore and intellectual jet set. Common areas are also decorated with iconic objects from those years. The first mass produced Spanish car, a pistachio Seat 600, loaded with luggage, is located in the centre of the lobby. A huge Peseta replica, Spanish former currency, is used as a table and a panel with very big magnetic key-rings is located next to the reception deck, as used back then in the local hostels. Lagranja also designed the BASIC armchairs for the Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel, which you can find on their online shop.
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