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HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates is an interior design studio that unveils the world’s most anticipated hotels, resorts, and spas. The company’s international presence, depth of experience, and detailed industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influence design standards at a global level. HBA’s ultimate objective is to add value, raise standards and enhance the brand of a project’s owner and operator.
The Alpina Gstaad is a luxury hotel in Switzerland for the world’s most discerning travellers that opened in December 2012. More than a place to stay in the Swiss Alps, it is a new icon for Gstaad combining Swiss tradition and thoughtful luxury.
The hotel’s design makes use of materials and craftsmanship typical to the region, including centuries-old fir wood crafted by master artisans. The result goes beyond Swiss stereotypes to create a fresh interpretation of Alpine chic.
For the interior design project HBA London took the traditional chalet form of the building into the interior and contemporised it. Warm reclaimed rustic timber forms the envelope to most of the spaces and there are many references to local customs and craft skills, from elaborately hand-painted ballroom doors in the manner of centuries-old farmers’ paintings to intricate patterning embroidered onto some of the armchairs. However, the overall line is sleek and the spaces, while accessorised with collections of photos and other paraphernalia, are uncluttered.
Our participation in the project is regarding the use of our VELLUM Wall Lamps in the hotel’s ballroom. The result couldn’t be better, the harmony projected by the ambience is undeniable.
VELLUM is the elegance of nature transformed by the man’s hand. It comes from the ancient manuscripts, where messages were written in VELLUM, a fine and translucent material. VELLUM lighting brings to the spaces the warm light of written stories passed through generations. Composed by hammered brass, its elegance exhales the power of resistance through times as the written stories never dies. Every story you create in your space will be written by the warm lighting words of VELLUM, just enjoy all these golden memories.
We are truly happy with the result and you, what do you think?