Luxury boutique hotel’s industrial-chic bathrooms could inspire a modern domestic setting

Want something other than white and light for your bathroom project? This boutique hotel upgrade takes quite a different approach

Photography by: Hotel Ottilia
Ceramic tiles from Agrob Buchtal's Craft series adorn architecture, bathroom, black, ceiling, ceramic, floor, flooring, interior design, plumbing fixture, property, room, sink, tap, tile, black
Ceramic tiles from Agrob Buchtal's Craft series adorn the bathroom walls.

Essential aspects of a boutique hotel are individuality, charm and character – attributes that the reinvented Hotel Ottilia in Copenhagen has carried right through to its renovation and upgrade, new bathrooms included. 

And it’s these same attributes that make this hotel reno great inspiration for a home bathroom.

The hotel’s new architecture and interior design have an industrial look to reflect the building’s origins, with renovating architects, Arkitema Architects, aimimg to focus on the history of the building and to underline its historical value.


And this pared-back design language continues atmospherically in the bathrooms. 

The look is characterised by stainless steel and glass elements as well as ceramic tiles, which the architects see as a reminiscence of the existing building’s ceramic façade.

Concrete, tile and steel are combined to create architecture, bathroom, black, black-and-white, building, ceiling, floor, flooring, furniture, home, house, interior design, property, room, tile, black, gray
Concrete, tile and steel are combined to create an industrial feel.

The striking ceramic wall and floor tiles used in the bathrooms are from Agrob Buchtal's Craft series. 

Fired in a classic tunnel kiln, the Craft series reflects the natural play of the fire, creating slightly iridescent glazes with a handcrafted look. 

The authentic character of this tile collection is underlined by the classic subway tile format, albeit utilised in a vertical orientation.

Exposed concrete surfaces contribute to the hotel's industrial-chic architecture, building, cabinetry, cupboard, furniture, house, interior design, loft, property, room, shelf, shelving, tile, black, gray
Exposed concrete surfaces contribute to the hotel's industrial-chic aesthetic.

The bathrooms in Ottilia are homely in the sense of the Danish-Norwegian term Hygge, used to embody casual, relaxed and cordial comfort, warmth, security and cosiness.

And the ceramic Craft collection embodies captures this spirit. 

Approximately 3,500 square metres were laid in the four colours dark-grey, golden-yellow flamed, mid grey and olive-green flamed.

The hotel Ottilia attractively enriches the cultural life in Copenhagen’s lively Carlsberg district and offers the opportunity of staying in an architectural “contemporary witness” and an icon of Danish industrial history.

Aspects of the Hotel Ottilia facade provided inspiration apartment, architecture, brick, building, city, commercial building, facade, house, mixed-use, neighbourhood, property, real estate, residential area, room, urban area
Aspects of the Hotel Ottilia facade provided inspiration for the industrial-look revamp on the interior, the bathrooms included.

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Jun 19, 2019
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