PURO Hotel Warsaw: A Lesson in Curating Warsaw’s Design Identity

07.10.19 | By
PURO Hotel Warsaw: A Lesson in Curating Warsaw’s Design Identity

In Warsaw, Poland, Puro Hotel worked with London-based studio DeSallesFlint to design their newest hotel, Puro Hotel Warsaw.

Situated in Poland’s capital next to the city’s most prominent landmark—the Palace of Culture and Science—PURO Hotels Warsaw has a tall order to capture Warsaw’s distinct position at the crossroads of East and West.

The hotel’s interiors strike a balance between vintage finesse—dark greens, velvets, ornate details—and and minimalist modernist statement pieces. For example, each of the 148 rooms feature hand-tufted rugs from traditional Persian rug craftsmen, Golran 1898, alongside a familiar modern tech icon: Bang & Olufsen speakers.

The hotel’s interior design is an exercise in combining iconic European furniture brands—Baxter, Moroso, Kettal, Carl Hansen & Son, &Tradition, Gubi, Fredericia, and Fogia, to create something bold yet familiar.

Mia Hamborg’s Shuffle tables are juxtaposed against the exuberant luxury of Lorenzo Bozzoli’s poofs and the sleekness of Sovet’s totem coffee tables. Throughout the hotel, boucle wools sit alongside velvets and nubuck suede for added comfort and tactile pleasure.

The building was designed by JEMS Architecki, who envisioned it as a bridge between the downtown’s traditional tenement housing design and the modern high-rises.

The rooftop bar, Loreta, is an added vantage point for guests to take in this landscape of old and new while standing in the crosshairs of this shifting architecture wave.

What: Puro Hotel Warsaw
Where: Widok 9 00-023 Warszawa Poland
How much? Rooms starting at $74
Design draw: PURO’s newest hotel takes up the task of reflecting Warsaw’s distinct, eclectic blend of East and West by selecting some iconic furniture.
Book it: Visit Puro Hotel Warsaw

Keshia grew up in Singapore and moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. When she was living abroad after graduation, a chance enrollment at the Architectural Association Visiting School led to her becoming enamored with door schedules and architectural écriture. She's particularly interested in design for aging, rural architecture, and Asian design heritage.