Architecture in glass
RECEPTION DESK FOR THE POST HOTEL IN GOTHENBURG
“We need a reception desk made out of crystal. Phone Orrefors!”
– Petter Stordalen, hotel tycoon, Nordic Choice Hotels
The job from Clarion and celebrity owner Petter Stordalen was to design a 12 m long reception desk made of crystal for the opening of the Clarion Post Hotel in the elegant old post office building on Drottningplatsen Square in Gothenburg. The aim was for the desk to be like a giant glittering diamond. Naturally, we at Orrefors turned to Lena Bergström, the designer of the glittering Carat series.
“I wanted to boost the room’s character by painting the ceiling black to give visitors the enclosed feeling of a cavern. I chose to bring out the black granite on the base and countertops to enhance the feeling that the reception desk has risen up from the core of the earth and become a refined, hovering, gigantic diamond.”
– Lena Bergström, award-winning designer at Orrefors.
The big, hand-cut prisms are shaped like hexagons at different heights to create a rough texture. The hexagons then repeat in a sort of regular irregularity. They are mounted against reflective glass, so the reception desk reflects its surroundings like a kaleidoscope.
A luminaire called Prismi hangs over the desk. It is one metre long with giant prisms hanging in a row. The repetition in the light fixture evokes abstract stalactites in this setting.
MAKE YOUR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE WITH ORREFORS
We at Orrefors can create glittering masterpieces at your hotel, bar or lobby. How about a reception desk, a crystal bar counter, unique drinking glasses or a fully glass interior? We work with you to make your business and your customers’ experience unforgettable. Our references include well-known brands, hotels, castles, manors, churches, restaurants, offices and public environments.
DOES YOUR COMPANY WANT A SPECIALLY MADE PRODUCT?
Feel free to contact us for a consultation on what we can make for you, your company or organisation.
Henrik Swartling, Export Sales Director
Phone: +46 (0) 701 610 889