Inspiring a generation of Design Hotels


Hotel Side in downtown Hamburg inspired a whole generation of what have become known as Design Hotels.

With the owners determined to provide an extra dimension of experience for guests, Milanese architect Mattheo Thun was commissioned to design the entirety of the hotel’s interior.

In his own words, Mattheo’s concept delivers:

A multisensory play of lights, heights, colours and transparency for one of the world’s first design hotels.

The image shows a restroom in the hotel, which is entirely clad in brightly coloured and beautifully detailed Bisazza SMALTO mosaic (SM15).