Guided by co-lead architects Helena Toresson and Gert Wingårdh of Stockholm-based firm Wingårdhs, the design concept for Concepció by Nobis evolved from the property’s unique layout and original features, which together provided an inspiring canvas on which to build. Here, open and connected public areas have been paired with a small number of guestrooms to create an exceptional backdrop upon which modern accents, historical details and bespoke elements harmoniously coexist.
Fed by local tradition and craft, the designers have paid equal homage to both the surrounding area and the historical building in which the hotel is based, while also infusing interiors with the clean minimalist lines of modern furnishings, unexpected bursts of colour and original features. The result is a level of quality and expression that transcends trends and welcomes guests with a warm atmosphere that feels familiar and relaxed. The multi-layered interiors are representative of the hotel’s overarching theme of sophisticated glamour, where vintage aesthetics are flawlessly partnered with modern sensibilities, natural materials like wood, leather, and wool, and a palette inspired by the Mediterranean Sea and the Tramuntana mountains.
Aligned with the collaborative spirit that has also defined the hotel’s design approach is a key partnership with local brand, Huguet. The tile specialists have partnered with Concepció by Nobis to create a bespoke ceramic tile for the hotel’s entrance floor that runs uninterrupted under the building’s old pillars and vaults, while a smaller tile was also produced for guestrooms and bathrooms. Designed by Wingårdhs and handmade by Huguet’s skilled craftspeople in a workshop in Campos, just east of Palma, the green and white watercolour-style tiles represent Concepció’s ease in contrasting the old with the new.
Elsewhere, the interiors channel an unmistakable sense of Scandinavian cool that is a hallmark of Nobis hotels. The presence of furniture, lighting and fittings from a range of internationally regarded brands are a testament to the hotel’s design credentials and further emphasise the purposeful concept to integrate modern ideas with a traditional backdrop. Such items are peppered throughout the property and materialise in a variety of ways that include bespoke beds by Swedish brand Gemla, Carl Hansen armchairs, guestroom coffee tables by Zanat and lighting from Örsjö. These sit alongside pieces from brands such as Artek, Flos, HAY and Sika Design, amongst others, for an environment that will impress even the biggest design aficionados.