We have previously written about Paradowski Studio (see this unusual holiday villa in Majorca) and are pleased to bring the studio to your attention again following an impressive design: Puro Hotel. Both hotel guests and Kraków locals are welcome in this hotel designed with many foreign influences.
Paradowski Studio was founded in 2014 by Zuza and Pjotr Paradowski. Together with their team of architects, they are always looking for sources of inspiration in the fields of art, contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship. The designers have developed their own style, bringing together elements from different periods in the history of architecture and design. Their portfolio includes a wide range of projects. It ranges from intimate private interiors, designs for gastronomy and trade outlets to designs for hotels. Thanks to their rigorous attention to the smallest details, their designs are characterised by individuality and carefully selected lighting, colours and materials that together create a unique atmosphere. This forms the language of their design.
The guests can relax among the locally inspired interiors and artworks.
The design studio remained on our radar and this recent renovation also pleased us immediately: Puro Hotel. In 2013, the then Stare Miasto hotel with 138 rooms opened its doors. Now it was in need of renovation. Pjotr Paradowski took charge of the renovation and managed to combine the 'chic bygone Kraków' with contemporary design and craftsmanship. The Paradowski Studio team was inspired by the cafés and restaurants designed between the First and Second World Wars. Back then, a restaurant, café and bar were often combined in one space. Although the generation of the time now dislikes this socialist architecture, often too emotionally related to that time, the architects saw a valuable renovation in it. Hotel guests are now invited to this freshly renovated hotel in the heart of Kraków to relax among the locally inspired interiors and artworks. Moreover, Puro Hotel features a combination of refined materials such as natural oak panelling and stone, alongside glass and ceramics from a local Polish manufacturer, while the lobby and rooms are decorated with sleek furniture sourced from across Europe. An extensive rearrangement of the art collection is the icing on the cake of this project. Upon entering the lobby, hotel guests are immediately greeted by an elaborate mosaic designed and curated by Paradowski Studio. In collaboration with local artists, including Tomasz Opaliński, Małgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana and Tomasz Wiech, the art collection guides the dedicated craftsmanship through a collection that reflects Polish cultural heritage. In this way, Paradowski Studio wanted to demonstrate that traditional design can be revived in combination with contemporary design. Photography by PION STUDIO