In the center of Budapest, at 8 Andrássy út, the new Hotel Moments, better known as Schossberger Palace, has a glorious past as a true urban landmark, with its imposing facade Italian Renaissance style, precious frescos and parapets in wrought iron.
With over two centuries of history, in spite of changing functions the hotel has not modified its organization, which has even been emphasized by the latest renovation done by Archikon in collaboration with the architect Csaba Nagy.
The hospitality facility conserves the original elegance, organized around a sheltered patio surrounded by the rooms and the communal spaces. Decorative details from the 1800s are combined in extreme harmony with optical textures, contemporary materials and design furnishings.
The chairs by Alma Design represent an outstanding feature. Together with the Hungarian firm Eszter Partners, the company has taken part in the ambitious project of transformation of the former Schossberger Palace to create one of the trendiest facilities of international hotellerie.
The X Chair and X Stool models designed by Mario Mazzer are used in the café/restaurant, directly facing the street and enhanced by a long wall studded with small drawers, all of equal size, some of which are simply painted, while others are real and can be opened, with built-in lighting fixtures.
X Chair has a base in walnut-stained ash wood and a chassis in military green polypropylene, with padding covered in sand-tone fabric. The stools have been selected with an inner cover again in a sand color, but with a white chassis and structure in natural ash.
The reference to the letter X, the identifying motif of the collection by Alma Design, is coordinated inside Hotel Moments with multiple geometric elements, achieving a result that evokes an updated Art Deco style, where attention to detail and color combinations are the strong points of the design concept.