2019 WIN Awards: Moxy Frankfurt City Center - JOI-Design Innenarchitekten A D joehnk + partner mbB is an entry in the Hotels, bed-and-breakfast facilities and other overnight accommodation category at the 2019 World Interiors News Awards.
JOI-Design’s brief to create new European guestroom brand standards materialized November 2018 in the new-build, 7.300 sqm Moxy Frankfurt City Center located where the headquarters of Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper once stood. Public areas feature allusions to typography, journals and the nearby stock exchange, including a geometric bull sculpture and a gigantic stuffed teddy bear, while visible ceiling pipes with carefully orchestrated lights and exposed concrete walls form an industrial vibe in line with the warehouse district’s street culture.
A graffiti mural by Herakut, the internationally acclaimed artist duo with roots in Frankfurt, depicts children playing in bear and bull costumes, a young-spirited hint at German fairytales. Designed with an eclectic mix of furniture, witty touches and textured details discovered upon second glance, the multifunctional space’s four zones range from quiet to loud, thereby addressing the challenge of accommodating varying moods and activities. Niches provide a sense of comfort, so guests don’t feel “deserted” during slower times.
The new guestroom standards encourage guests to “detox” from the party downstairs through a polished, organised calm with maximum efficiency and minimal wastage. Muted colours, indirect lighting and natural materials such as felt, cork and recycled leather fit with the streamlined layout. A latticed “functionality wall” with hooks for hanging clothes, leather straps for tying-off items, fold-out timber ledges, and bulletin boards for pinning important documents combine into a “camping in the city” feature. The table folds against the wall, creating space for the in-room yoga mat, another nod towards guests’ evolving lifestyle preferences.
The World Interiors News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open - for further information and to submit your entry please click here.