Design showcase: Top five textures
We run the rule over five international hotels with a real feel for how interesting textures can elevate the look and feel of a space in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN feature.
The word ‘texture’ is defined as ‘the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or substance’, ‘the tactile quality of the surface of a work of art’ and ‘the quality created by the combination of the different elements in a work of music or literature’.
A true appreciation of texture
In a way, all of these definitions apply to the role of texture in interior design. Not only does it create interesting topographies where light bounces off in different ways, but it is also a composition element, as it is in music, art or poetry.
Today’s selection of projects mastered texture and transformed it into the axis of the design.
From rough and raw rustic materials, refined handcrafted surfaces and nature-derived morphologies to crisp, sharp, and glossy or matte finishes, these spaces soundly immerse guests into fascinating moods.
1 Hotel & Residences Central Park
New York City
by AvroKO – San Francisco
The Middle House
by Lissoni & Partners
Santa Monica Proper Hotel
by Kelly Wearstler
Domes Zeen Chania
by Lambs and Lions
Paradero Todos Santos
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