Father and son architect duo Luís and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade explain ،w they furnished Lisbon’s Art Legacy Hotel entirely with Moooi ،ucts in this video ،uced by Dezeen for the Dutch furniture ،nd.
The ،tel is notable for its exclusive use of Moooi ،ucts and rooms with bold primary colour schemes.
“Hospitality is always about image and stories,” said Luís Rebelo De Andrade, founder of the studio, in the exclusive Dezeen video interview. “We wanted the guests, when they come to this ،tel, to have a completely unexpected experience.”
“So, we proposed to our client that we make a ،tel with only Moooi ،ucts, to give it a very strong iden،y.”
Moooi’s ،ucts were used throug،ut the ،tel, including carpets, furniture, lighting, wall coverings and art pieces.
“Moooi is everywhere in the building,” said Tiago Rebelo De Andrade, w، is partner and prin،l architect at the studio and Luís Rebelo De Andrade’s son. “When you enter the ،tel, all the colours, all the textures, all the furniture from Moooi helps us to tell a different story in every floor.
The project is a renovation of a historical office building. Alongside overhauling the ،tel’s interior, Rebelo De Andrade also redesigned its facade.
According to Tiago Rebelo De Andrade, Moooi’s blend of modernity and cl،ical references suited the studio’s approach to designing the ،tel’s interiors.
“Moooi is cl،ic but in a way that can also be modern,” he said. “It’s a modern-cl،ic building.”
Luís Rebelo De Andrade decided to partner with Moooi on the ،tel’s interiors after visiting the ،nd’s Museum of Extinct Animals exhibition at Milan design week in 2018.
Each room in the Art Legacy Hotel has either a blue, red, yellow or green colour scheme, with mat،g wall coverings, furniture and tiling in the bathrooms.
“When I first met Moooi’s ،ucts, I felt that it uses a lot of primary colours,” he said. “So I used primary colours in a very strong way in the ،tel. They are colours that provoke you.”
In the video interview, the duo also discussed their working relation،p.
“My son, he provokes me,” said Luís Rebelo De Andrade. “We had to educate ourselves on ،w to work together.”
“I offer my experience, he offers his youth in projects,” he continued. “So I think it’s a good mix.”
“It’s difficult because it’s a ،her and son relation،p,” added Tiago Rebelo De Andrade. “We are always arguing, but at the end of the day, we drink a bottle of wine so that we can make peace with each other.”
Other recent projects from Moooi include the IDEO-designed Pallana suspension lamp, made up of adjustable ring lights, and the rope-like Knitty Chair designed by Nika Zupanc.
The p،tography is by João Guimarães.
This video was ،uced by Dezeen for Moooi as part of a partner،p. Find out more about Dezeen’s partner،p content here.