Grand Hotel Brioni

Grand Hotel Brioni

2022
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Photography
Robert Marić Photography
Client

Arena Hospitality Group

Location

Pula

Architect

Studio 92

Production

64 days

Installation

34 days

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Another successfully accomplished collaboration with Studio 92 on furnishing the luxurious 5* Grand Brioni hotel in Pula.
The iconic hotel was a flagship of hotel tourism in Pula.

Originally built and opened 50 years ago, it was demolished for this reconstruction, and a new one was built in the exact location and with the same size and proportions.

The refurbishment of this hotel comprised the creation of custom-made furniture for the public areas, the restaurant and bar, and the wellness area.
The particular complexity of the project was that every piece of furniture was unique and fully adaptable to the space and zone.

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Each part of the public space is specific to itself with a unique choice of materials and treatments; thus, for each part of the hotel, a different treatment of wood, metal, stone, and colors was developed and applied.

On this project, together with our trusted partners and subcontractors, each an expert in their field, we carry out a majority of interior fitting (ceramics processing, special paints for metals, upholstery, and wallpaper works).

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One of the first things you will notice when you enter the spacious lobby bar area is the high wall claddings in an exceptionally soft and warm gray color. Spreading through the entire public spaces, they were a challenge to develop and install.


The wall claddings are painted MDF, on which decorative profiles were later applied and painted. The high quality of performance and expertise can be seen precisely in those details and at the joints of the wall claddings and the tall pivot door, which are an integral part of the cladding in certain positions.
These joints are minimized, where additional attention is given to the continuity of the slats from the wall claddings to the door.

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The central part of the restaurant are 6 wooden, rounded upholstered benches with individually applied slats, all made using 3D modeling.

Circular integrals, including niches with applied mosaic ceramics, are unique as it was precisely on them that we first tried the technique of profiled applications milled in the massif to form rounded and straight lines. Depending on the location, these applications were made in solid and colored MDF.

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A suspended metal shelving system that is spreading along the restaurant, to the dining area above the buffet table, and in the lounge area above the bar are entirely custom made, with shelves made of either glass or metal, and are painted using special metal paints.

The central position in the lounge area is given to an elipse shaped bar made of profiled slats in blue painted MDF, with a stone countertop cut again in an elipse shape. Above the bar is a set of suspended metal shelves.

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The ceiling above the bar, following the same shape as the bar, consists of antique decorative mirrors made to order, where the mirror effect was obtained by silvering on printed glass. Also a technique we used for the first time.

Another technique we often used in this project is the application of ceramics to various pieces of furniture.
In the area of the Vitality bar, on the element that includes the assembly of the wall covering and the wardrobe, the fronts are glued with specially 45° cut ceramics, to get a monolithic and clean look.

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At the entrance to the spa area, there is a rounded reception desk 5 meters long.

The counter is made of a combination of bent plexiglass vertical slabs, Corian, and integrated LED lighting that is hidden and protected yet installed in a way that is easily accessible with additional revisions The back panel is made of a combination of frosted glass and elegant, very decent metal profiles with minimally visible fittings.

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Sinks in the restroom area were made of ceramics cut and glued to achieve the perfect angle at a 45°. The particularity of the sinks is a complete hidden drainage system that we have solved with sub-construction.

Refined chipboard, MDF painted, veneered and lacquered elements, special colors for metal processing applied in two techniques: plastification and hand-sprayed metal, silvering process for a mirror effect, decorative profiles.

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