Room Mate Giulia, Milan
Most commonly known for her furniture designs, Urquiola is celebrated as one of the most creative females in the interiors world. Her latest interior design project is daring yet resolved, directional in style, form and palette.
The hotel was designed with references to the cultural and aesthetic history of Milan. So much so that the pink marble floor featured in the lobby is a recreation of the one used in the Duomo Cathedral. Terracotta bricks, used in the curved interior walls, is a tribute to the material that is commonly found all over Northern Italy. The grid-like patterns used in both the materiality and design elements pay homage to the geometric layout of the city.
The colour palette devised by Urquiola was inspired by the old and new parts of the city. Terracotta, peach, dusty blue, moss green, neon pink and mustard all collide harmoniously. Colours are framed and contrasted with strong black accents, evident in the bathroom tapware and common room furniture – as a nod to Milan’s rich graphic history.
Room Mate Giuila has 85 guest rooms, each with vintage design pieces, unassuming colours, and contemporary furniture. Coloured feature walls are contrasted with printed wallpaper, complemented by the padded bedheads, upholstered desk chairs and lounge seats.
Ensuites showcase half tiled walls with contrasting grout and ceiling colours. Bold black fixtures sit proudly amongst the sorbet-hued materials.
Immerse yourself in the colours of Italy and the personal touches of creative extraordinaire, Patricia Urquiola, at this vibrant boutique hotel. Situated in the heart of Milan with many references to the authentic city of Lombardy – a bonus is, of course, that you are never far from an Aperol Spritz.