The brand new Tobaco Hotel is located in the centre of Łódź, among historic tenement houses and old factory buildings. Designed by EC-5 studio, it manages to reflect the spirit of the ’50s and ’60s, while giving the area some much needed fresh air.
Tobaco Hotel, is a charming 3-star property, designed by EC-5 studio (Luiza Jodłowska, Martyna Nowak, Hanna Pietras, Piotr Płóciennik, Dorota Szafrańska). But most importantly, it is part of the historic factory building complex. Since 1895, Karol Kretschmer had operated a wool textile factory there. In 1932, the National Cigarette Factory opened on the former textile factory premises. Nowadays, the whole building complex has been modernised and adapted to housing and hotel purposes.
The dominant colours, both in hotel rooms and communal areas, are steel gray and vivid blue, violet and green. The yellow colour constitutes the leitmotiv of the whole complex. It appears in the corporate identity and in the decoration. The architects’ desire was to emphasise the industrial background of the complex. Brick walls and ceilings have been displayed wherever possible. The same goes with bare concrete that has been used in many places, for instance to build the reception counter.
All in all, this is an exceptional example of the power of industrial design – with respect to the environment it is located in. Thumbs up, guys.
All images were shot by: Michał Mazurowicz.