A hotel where you are invited to reminisce about the thrills of a genuine cultural Spanish period. Chic & Basic Ramblas Hotel was envisioned by and is located few steps away from the emblematic Barcelona’s Ramblas. Here is some information we were sent from the project team: “Instead of going for the so called good design – we decided to project an experience around the fantastic Spanish 60’s.
To give the hotel’s guests the taste of it, we transformed each corridor into a little exhibition on a particular issue of that decade: Culture and Society, Design Icons, Tourism, Mass Consumption, Folklore, Intellectual Jet set… using room doors as exhibiting panels. In the lobby we played with iconic objects from those years: a Seat 600 – the first mass produced Spanish car – a huge Peseta – Spanish old currency – used as a table and a panel with very big magnetic key-rings, as used back then in the local hostels”. [Photos and information sent via e-mail by lagranja design, Barcelona]