Claesson Koivisto Rune created a bright and contemporary interior that reference several design periods at this 250-year-old Bergen’s Villa Terminus Hotel in Norway. Get inside this project and travel by the history of design!
Initially, the building has constructed as a shelter for families in need, later becoming a care home for the elderly.
The Stockholm studio had limited opportunities to alter the building, to contour the problem they decided to create interiors that brought together several periods of design.
The 18-room hotel features muted walls, set off by flashes of color provided by the furniture.
White seating in the hotel’s dining room is contrasted by copper pendants, while bedrooms are decked out in natural materials and woven textiles.
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“The mix-up of time fitted us well since we were neither recreating the antiquarian nor building a contemporary statement,” said the studio.
“By choosing elements of furniture, fittings and colors from different eras – an ancient finish, a mid-century modern vintage accessory here, a contemporary piece of furniture there – the concept of time has surprisingly vanished,” continued Koivisto.
“The reason for choosing a number of interior pieces from the mid-19th century was because it was the last period when the handcrafted was strong in Scandinavia,” added.
Claesson Koivisto Rune set out to recreate an “air of tranquility and clear soft light that was quintessentially Scandinavian”.
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