Blueberry Nights hotel makes “people feel like they’re inside a movie”

Winford Hunter

Georgian architect Sandro Takaishvili has converted an apartment constructing in Tbilisi into a hotel, with interiors knowledgeable by his appreciate of cinema and movie projectors in all 16 rooms.

Taking above a few storeys over a cafe in the capital’s Vera neighbourhood, the Blueberry Nights lodge capabilities a theatrical color plan, Japanese furnishings and moody lights.

A lobby interior inside Blueberry Nights hotel
Blueberry Evenings is a 16-area lodge in Tbilisi

“The style and design of the lodge is the culmination of my overall life’s consumption of film,” the hotel’s co-founder Sandro Takaishvili informed Dezeen.

“My intention is to make people today come to feel like they are inside of a movie, where by almost everything feels a little bit acquainted but otherworldly at the very same time,” said the architect, who earlier worked as a set designer, filmmaker and photographer.

A hallway interior inside a hotel
Its design references movies by renowned film administrators

The resort was named right after My Blueberry Evenings – a movie by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai – and incorporates visible references to the operate of other renowned directors including Stanley Kubrick.

The main foyer was built to glance and truly feel like a cosy cinema foyer, entire with dark blue carpeting, walnut wooden home furnishings and seating upholstered in velvet. Attendees can test in at a substantial reception desk fronted in plexiglass that was inspired by retro-futuristic films.

The interior of a room in a Tbilisi hotel
The guestrooms are sparsely embellished with lights from Japan

“From the moment visitors action as a result of the doors, a moody cinematic journey commences with dark blue carpets, downlights and a gentle soundtrack of noir film dialogues participating in in the foyer,” Takaishvili stated.

As element of the renovation, Takaishvili remodeled the building’s attic into two more guestrooms, for a total of 16 rooms.

The bedrooms have been made to evoke the visual design and style of David Lynch, with custom made-produced low-slung beds and walnut-veneer cabinets. Room dividers punctured by substantial circular openings were utilized to mark unique zones in just the rooms.

The warm wooden home furnishings is offset by splashes of purple – in the variety of classic phones, artwork and window shutters built from medium-density fibreboard (MDF) – as effectively as the white tiles utilized in the little en-suite bogs.

A cinematic-themed hotel room
Wood furniture in the hotel rooms was domestically developed

Other bedroom decor includes lamps with Noguchi-type paper shades, which Takaishvili imported from Japan, and teak-and-cane chairs by architect Pierre Jeanneret, which were sourced from London.

“The paper lights give off a delicate luminescent result that results in a cosy atmosphere,” the architect spelled out.

“Some of the uncomplicated geometric varieties that I made use of definitely have a mid-century impact but I wasn’t making an attempt to be trendy. I just needed to accomplish a cinematic result with out resorting to obvious film gimmicks.”

A selection of films on a rattan chair
The architects added vinyl gamers and documents in every single place

1 wall was left blank in every place so that guests can observe videos by means of a sensible projector, though music can be played by using a selection of vinyl information.

Other interior projects in Tbilisi involve a bookstore-cum-cafe by Georgian designer Lado Lomitashvili and the Stamba Resort, which occupies the former headquarters of a Soviet printing push.

The photography is courtesy of Blueberry Nights.

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