Thursday, February 5

Hotel Sax Prague

Design Hotel Sax was opened in April 2008 in Prague’s city quarter of Mala Strana. The hotel’s interior was designed in the styles of the 1950s to 1970s by the architect Jaromir Pizinger. The exclusive furniture is mostly original from that period, which the architect sought and obtained in auctions worldwide.▪

The world trend of designed hotels – unique buildings that are completely designed by a particular designer – has come to Prague. Throughout the hotel, original period furniture created by top designers of that time is used – Panton, Colani, Saarinen, Eames, and others, which were exclusive already then and affordable only for wealthier clientele. Small period items are sold also in the hotel store.
The Hotel Sax has retained its classic appearance. Yet the building is originally medieval and dates from the 14th century. At that time it was owned by a blacksmith named Sax, after whom the hotel was named. In the past, the building also served as an orphanage (16th century) and a hospital for the poor (18th century). It then served as an apartment block, from the 19th century until 1994, when it was converted into a hotel. The interiors are now fitted out with retro furnishings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the designs come from the studio of the architects.

words: Katerina Tasheva
via DeZona

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