Prominent architect Frank Gehry was convinced, that “architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness”. In spring 2021, following an extensive three-year reconstruction project, the famous hotel “Neringa” reopened completely renovated, yet still preserving the historical value of the building.
Located right in the heart of Vilnius, the hotel is undoubtedly one the most exclusive hotels and interior design objects in Lithuania. It was a great honour and appreciation for our entire team to have been able to contribute to the modernization project of this historic (built back in 1917) hotel.
The hotel’s interior design was inspired by the theme of its legendary restaurant and the seaside resort – both called Neringa, which led to the use of a warm color palette, local materials, arts, and crafts. Together with our long-term partners – “Riešės baldai” – we also tried to follow the same design approach while creating and manufacturing hotel furniture.
American architect and designer Charles Eames stated that “the details are not the details. They make the design.” The hotel’s interior design was inspired by the theme of its legendary restaurant and the seaside resort – both called Neringa, which led to the use of a warm colour palette, local materials, arts, and crafts. The rooms got a non-standard headboard solution: a sun shape reminiscent of the daily ritual – going to sleep and getting up together with the sun. More, a unique natural finishing material – ratan – which was transported from abroad intentionally for this project, was used in order to create an allusion to the dry dune bent grass found in our seaside.
The building of exceptional architecture is worth having a unique atmosphere, created by a combination of aesthetic and compositional solutions, emphasizing the individuality and character of the place. Tasteful environment provides hotel guests with visual pleasure, and the cozy tones, textures and colors that surround them in the interior represent the uniqueness of the environment.
The furniture, which we designed and manufactured together with our long-term partner “Riešės baldai”, had to reflect the history of the hotel, its former popularity, show sustainability and quality. As the interior itself already had modern features, the main challenge was to combine past and present trends while maintaining quality and luxury.
To assert functionality and practicality, most of the furniture pieces were made of solid wood and some of the interior details were veneered. To prevent the spaces from appearing overloaded with heavy furniture, the designers’ vision included curved shapes and exclusive material – rattan – decorations at the head of the beds and at the desk. The latter, as well as the light tones and materials of other interior details – walls, upholstery, carpets, or curtains – not only enlivened, but also “lightened” the furniture.