Interior Design Laboratorium presents its first holistic architectural and interior design project,ISTORIA hotel a unique Mediterranean sanctuary inspired by people’s original stories.
The fundamental design idea of ISTORIA stems from the building itself and the stories of thepeople who have resided in it throughout the years. A deserted private residence neighboringa deep blue patch of the Aegean Sea is transformed to a boutique hotel for travelers witheclectic taste, inspired by luminous images and Mediterranean locations.
Interior Design Laboratorium’s initial contact with the existing building, in September 2017,brought to light a true story from the building’s past. The premises included 5 stables where theformer owner used to keep her beloved horses. This long forgotten story became the spark ofinspiration for a collection of different ideas and images, gathered from around the world inorder to form a new residential experience.
“As the hotel’s name suggests (ISTORIA means ‘story’ in greek ) this place resembles more a retreat, a welcominghome, in which the sun and the sea create a unique sensation of pure liberation. One that allows you to createyour own story, your own special memory”.
The ISTORIA design is an unconventional combination of Mediterranean features and differentarchitectural and design elements which embrace the distinctive traditional architecture ofSantorini Island. Having a pure boutique approach as an architectural outline, every suite isdistinctive while emitting a sense of refined simplicity.
The design study encountered architectural idiosyncrasies in the existing building body thatcalled for a particular approach since the former residence had to be remodeled fromscratch so as to accommodate 12 suites. The primary target was to design functional spacesand take advantage of the architectural idiosyncrasies, incorporating them into the designconcept and giving them the lead role as museum-like features. The complete design study isfiltered through a specific design philosophy that was pinpointed from the beginning of theproject. It suggests a design identity formed by specifications, textures and materials whichwas followed consistently throughout the assignment.
Interior Design Laboratorium believes that each building and decorative material alwaysgenerates a feeling. The feelings and therefore the building materials chosen for ISTORIA,create a solid aesthetically pleasing outcome. In ISTORIA every visitor is wrapped in a serenefeeling of luxury with the powerful Greek light serving as the only spectator.
“The design study aims to immerse the visitor in the feeling of friendly hospitality while enjoying the comforts of aluxury boutique hotel”.