3XN Architects, Copenhagen
3XN Architects have chosen Kvadrat textiles for use throughout the interior of the Bella Sky Comwell, Scandinavia’s largest design hotel, which opened in May 2012. A landmark development located in Ørestaden, Copenhagen, the project consists of two towers that are 76.5m high. These tilt away from each other at 15 degrees, which is more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The “New Nordic Cool” design concept behind the hotel captures the values and welcoming qualities that characterise contemporary Scandinavian homes: light, warmth, simplicity, natural materials and proximity to nature.
The Bella Centre offers 812 rooms, 30 conference rooms, three bars and two restaurants. The design concept ensures the guest rooms come in more than 200 different combinations.
Four different Kvadrat upholstery textiles are used throughout the hotel: Remix on bedspreads, cushions on beds, chairs in the café and in meeting rooms and lounge areas; Steelcut Trio on cushions on beds, luggage racks and chairs in the café; Hallingdal on chairs in rooms; Clara used on cushions on beds.
“We chose Kvadrat textiles due to the depth of the various textures they offer, as well as the many possibilities they provide for combining across collections. We found that, by offering so many opportunities for juxtaposition, they enabled us to achieve exactly the modern and warm expression we were looking for.
The hotel interior has to work as both a match and a welcoming counterpart to the stringent architecture. So, for example, the geometry of the architecture is represented on the pillows in the guest rooms by a diagonal seam that joins two different Kvadrat textiles.
Another important reason we chose Kvadrat textile was for their high quality. This is a very important advantage for hotel settings because of everyday wear and tear,” Marie Hesseldahl Larsen, 3XN Architects