Design Studio Puisto

If I am to say what I like the most in contemporary scandinavian design, it will be for the light and neutral colors, the natural untreated wood and the clean from too much decorations style to which scandinavian designers usually adhere. In my experience Nordic peoples tend to seek more simplicity than southerners do. And although I usualy prefer brighter colors (and more of them), I can’t help but be impressed by this fresh example of some well done Scandinavian design, this time from a small hotel in the Finnish town Tampere.


 

I also want to recomend my next post – about some ideas inspired by this interior that can be used in every home.

Design Studio Puisto

Dream Hotel was designed by Finnish Studio Puisto as an extension of the existing Dream Hostel in Tampere. They added 20 new rooms with private bathrooms. Because of its proximity with the existiong hostel, the owners and the designers decided to bring some of the advantages of the hostels around the world to the new hotel area. The furnishing of the rooms is simply made with the sole purpose to provide really comfortable and healthy sleep while sitting areas are placed in the corridors around the rooms offering an opportunity for socializing, which is one of the biggest advantages of hostels in my oppinion. 

 

“Rather than fulfilling the conventional hotel standards, it tries to offer everything that a guest really needs for a good nights sleep,” they said.


 

Design Studio Puisto

Half of the rooms have an external wall and windows, but the others don’t as they are situated in the middle of the large industrial space that is where the hotel rooms are build as separated units in it. The problem with natural light is solved with skylight looking to the public space of the hotel. At the end of the post a plan and a 3D sheme will show you haw the rooms are situated. All activites beside sleeping are to be held in the public area – like reading or relaxing. Theres is also a kitchen, which something usual for hostels and not at all comon for hotels, but can come handy.

Design Studio Puisto

 

There is a course-textured beige carpet, which gives very homy feel of the place. The colors are warm and neutral with only some turquoise chairs for a color accent. Vertical wooden slats mark the individual rooms, and also on the walls beside the beds inside the rooms. They act as base for small shelves and bedside lamps. The ceilings in the inner rooms are also lined with wooden criss-cross ceiling through which can be seen the skylight.

Design Studio Puisto

Design Studio Puisto

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The pictures are taken by Patrik Rastenberger and Marc Goodwin. There are other interesting projects on Studio Puisto’s website. And this is the hostel’s website. If you are planning a trip to Finland this year, note that prices are quite Scandinavian – that is be ready to pay for a hostel as much as you’ll pay in other countries for a standart hotel. However, after the and of the end of the summer prices are lower and to be honest even for the summer the prices are quite good for this is the best Finnish hostel for the years 2010, 2012 and 2013 and the most recommended one in Booking.com, and the hotel part is now one of the world’s best design hotels!

Stay in touch for in my next post I will share a few ideas inspired by this very interior, which can be applied at every home with little effort and expences!

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