PURO Gdańsk

Awakening Gdańsk: Traces of the Past, Beauties of Tomorrow
Double Decker spent time in Gdańsk, absorbing its fabric and patterns of life, until the city’s cultural and commercial lines of force revealed themselves and could be spun into a narrative thread running through the works making up the hotel’s collection. The ways the city has been shaped and re-shaped by both the Baltic and the commerce it carries, as well as by the shifting tides of history and politics, were our paramount conceptual influences in this project, and inspired us to launch our first series of found-debris-constructed objects in collaboration with designer Marta Szostek.

The theme is continued through Kacper Kowalski’s astonishing in-flight photographs of dismantled dockyard cranes, installed so beautifully in the hotel’s meeting room, and large scale images documenting the shipyard’s history by Michal Szlaga. Picking up on the other, Baltic, theme, Olga Milczynska’s ceramic sculptures reference the sea and its commerce – the lifeblood of Gdańsk.

PURO Hotel Gdańsk has been nominated by Wallpaper Magazine for Best Urban Hotels 2015 for Phase One.

For every guest room, Double Decker screen-printed graphic compositions onto 18th century vintage maps, sourced from the Gdańsk Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Each referenced a moment in the city’s history, from industry to architecture, joining in the collection’s narrative. The hand-turned vases, harmonious in pattern and form, placed in public spaces were commissioned from award-winning Polish product designer Maria Jeglinska.

PURO Gdańsk, a collaboration with London based interior Design firm DeSallesFlint, opened in May 2015 and extended to his full capacity in 2017.

Photography: Anna Stathaki

Lobby lounge

Lobby lounge

INK Above cocktail bar

INK Above cocktail bar

INK Above cocktail bar

INK Above cocktail bar

INK tapas bar

INK tapas bar

INK tapas bar

INK tapas bar

Dancing Anchor bar restaurant

Dancing Anchor bar restaurant

Meeting room

Meeting room

Meeting room

Meeting room

Meeting room

Meeting room

Guest room

Guest room

Guest room

Guest room

Suite

Suite

Lounge

Lounge

Lounge

Lounge

Prisma spa

Prisma spa

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