Fernando & Humberto Campana's Off-the-Wall New Hotel

Fernando & Humberto Campana's Off-the-Wall New Hotel

Sarah Coffey
May 25, 2011

Whether or not you're a fan of Brazilian design team Fernando and Humberto Campana, their projects are usually worth a look if only for the WOW factor. Best known for their chairs made of stuffed animals (Kanye West has one in his home), the Campanas just finished a hotel that opens this July in Athens. Appropriately named the New Hotel, it's an off-the-wall building with jagged room dividers, faceted furniture, and an extraordinary art collection.

Developed by Greek entrepreneur and art collector Dakis Joannou, the hotel is a statement piece. The unusual building is reconstructed from the dismantled parts of the former Olympic Palace Hotel, a 1958 modernist design. Doors, chairs, and windows were salvaged from the old property and resurrected by the Campanas in a mish-mash of forms. Challenging and unconventional, the interiors look like art installations.

What do you think? Share your take on the Campanas' style in the comments!

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