The Radisson Hospitality Group’s 3-star hotel at Frankfurt Airport has received new, durable wall coverings. Bar and Reception now have a new counter, comfortable furniture and a completely new lighting design – reflecting in full the motto of the Park Inn: “A happy place to be.” A particular highlight consists of the specially produced neon lettering, from the hotel director’s handwriting.
The question of acoustics presented a major challenge. In the open lobby with lounge and bar a pleasant atmosphere was wanted, even when sizeable groups of people are arriving and departing, thus creating a high noise level in the Reception area.
To cope with this tricky matter, the commissioned interior design office VRAI suggested to the client an acoustically active carpet, consisting of flame-retardant foam, covered with a layer of textile. Together with further measures, such as a rug and capacious velvet curtains, the interior designers have been able to improve the state of background noise, thus creating a pleasant atmosphere.
In general, the experts of VRAI are sure that the acoustic qualities of a room represent a relevant factor in interior design, not one which is visible, but which – along with good light and proper proportions – contributes to a positive spatial sensation.
You will find exhibitors offering products with these and further functional features at the coming Heimtextil (7 – 10 January 2020):
|Kinland Decor Ltd.||3.1||B91|
|Zambaiti Parati S.p.a.||3.1||C10|
|Elastron Portugal SA||4.1||H81|
Photo rights: Jana Vonofakos. Photographer: Nina Struve.