Browse By

Metalarte is chosen to light the Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona

Hoteles Catalonia is increasing its presence in Barcelona with the arrival of the HC Passeig de Gracia. The new four-star hotel has 74 rooms and is situated in the heart of the city. Metalarte, with lighting collections Josephine by Jaime Hayón and Triana by Otto Canalda & Ramón Úbeda, brings style to this historic building at the Eixample district. This project has taken place following the rehabilitation of the old HQ of the winery group Codorniu, a historic building in the Eixample district of Barcelona in which the most important architectural elements, including the façade, the staircases and most of the original doors, have been preserved. Consequently, the lighting group Metalarte has played a key role in the design of this new hotel within the Hoteles Catalonia group. Metalarte is a company that is defined by its use of the classic and the innovative, an approach that has been perfectly applied to the lighting project used in different areas of the hotel. To highlight this approach, a large area of the hotel is illuminated by the company’s award-winning lights, including the reception area, the hotel’s rooms and the hotel bar. To illuminate the hotel’s rooms and reception, Josephine lamps, designed by Jaime Hayon, were chosen. For the hotel’s bar area, Triana lamps, designed by Ramón Úbeda and Otto Canalda have been selected. The three designers chosen to collaborate on this project have a significant standing in the world of lighting and design. Ramón Úbeda (Jaén, 1962) is one of the designers who has most contributed to design culture in Spain over the last few years. Alongside his design partner, Otto Canalda (Barcelona, 1977), he has created the Inout, Nanit and Triana lamps. “Having a design in a hotel like the HC Passeig de Gracia, in the very heart of Barcelona, is extremely gratifying. This is the ideal showcase for the most contemporary design”, says Ramón Úbeda discussing his work with Hoteles Catalonia. The work of Jaime Hayon (Madrid, 1974) has been awarded a number of international prizes and has been recognised by prestigious publications like The Times and Wallpaper, which selected him as one of the 100 most influential designers working today. Hayon is also the creator of the Funghi, Las Santas, América, Bastone, Copacabana and Josephine lamps for Metalarte. By working with these celebrated designers, Metalarte is demonstrating its desire to highlight a spirit of artistic creativity through all its collaborations. An approach based on the conviction that lighting is about more than the object itself, and that light is more than an abstract concept, it is a material with which to work in conjunction with the most forward-looking architectural projects. Information & images by courtesy of Metalarte Read more news related Metalarte published at Infurma Visit the Metalarte website Read more contract projects published at Infurma
Share this: