HOTEL ESSENTIALS BY MARIA JEGLIŃSKA

TEXT: ŁUKASZ POTOCI, PICTURES: MAX ZIELIŃSKI, PRZEMEK NIECIECKI I BASIA KULIGOWSKA, SET DESIGN: ELIZA DUNAJSKA

WARSAW 20.3.2016

DESIGN LIFESTYLE TRAVEL

Autor Rooms is the Warsaw’s only boutique hotel to exclusively feature items designed and/or crafted in Poland. Now he is presenting hotel essentials – a collection of eight objects designed especially for Autor Rooms by Maria Jeglinska: „At Autor Rooms, our aim is to set a new benchmark for quality design, and this is why we invited one of our favorite designers – Maria Jeglińska – to collaborate on this project with us”.
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„For each of these objects, I tried to imagine people’s arrival at Autor Rooms and how they would relate to the space,” Maria told us. „Guests and visitors interact with the space for a limited amount of time. Therefore, materials were chosen for their warmth and how they relate to the space. First and foremost, they needed to convey a deep sensory sensation. Three copper presences
greet guests upon arrival. These large, face-shaped, polished copper-surfaces mounted on square wooden bases appear to playfully wink at anyone entering the room. The wooden tray’s massive rim highlights the ash wood’s grain. The bases of the glassware are shaped to re ect a maximum of light, while invoking the concave underside of a wine bottle. The robust glasses sit elegantly in your hand. I initially designed the wooden doorknob for the sliding bathroom doors. Later, the idea evolved to also inspire the shelves and a the wooden brackets supporting the mirror” says the Warsaw-born designer.

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„The vocabulary of forms developed throughout these essentials are simple geometric shapes. Materials were selected for their warmth and accentuated with generous shapes. Ultimately these faces, objects and materials are there to provide you with simple joys. Small tactile and visual pleasures for the mind and the body. They are the symbols of hospitality.”

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Maria Jeglinska (1983, France) established her Office for Design & Research in 2010 in London. She works on a wide range of commissions: industrial design projects, exhibition design, as well as research-based projects in the eld of design. She designs products for Ligne Roset, Cinna, DesignMarketo, Porcelana Kristo and made a lm for the St Etienne Design Biennale. She graduated from ECAL’s industrial design course in 2007.

The hotel essentials will be available from April from our online store www.autorrooms.pl/giftshop and directly at Autor Rooms. www.autorrooms.pl www.mariajeglinska.com

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