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JOI-Design partners with magazine WOHNIDEE and Radisson Blu Cologne to create three signature suites

Created to have distinct personalities tailored to the varying lifestyles and tastes of today’s hotel guests, three design directions were initially developed by the designers and Bauer: "Bohemian Loft", "Natural Bliss" and "Urban Retro".

LONDON – A trio of innovative WOHNIDEE hotel suites created by JOI-Design on the sixth, uppermost level of the Radisson Blu Cologne has been officially unveiled today as a featured highlight of the interior design trade show, imm cologne. Each of the three concepts has been shaped in tandem with WOHNIDEE, the German lifestyle interiors journal from Bauer publishing house which commissioned JOI-Design.

Three suites, three concepts
Created to have distinct personalities tailored to the varying lifestyles and tastes of today’s hotel guests, three design directions were initially developed by the designers and Bauer: “Bohemian Loft”, “Natural Bliss” and “Urban Retro”.

Peter Joehnk, co-managing director of JOI-Design, explains, “Each WOHNIDEE suite presents a unique concept with an extraordinary design. Our team’s desire is to elevate the guest experience by providing them with a range of habitats that satisfy their individual preferences and needs. At the Radisson Blu Cologne, every person can find a favourite room enhanced with details that makes it feel more like home versus hotels designed with a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.”

Bohemian Loft
Unconventional, artful and edgy: the Bohemian Loft suite offers a vibrant mix of intense colour flashes, flamboyant patterns and eye-catching contrasts. Bold cushion fabrics, a chaise longue upholstered in a zebra print, and a mustard-hued velvet pouf suggest the creative atmosphere of an artist’s atelier.

Hi-Fi enthusiasts will delight in entertaining musical kit such as a life-size black bulldog that works as a smartphone dock and amplifier, and an old-school turntable that lets analogue audiophiles chill-out in the eclectic yet comfortable vibe.

Separating the sleeping and bathing areas is a grey diamond patterned sliding door mounted onto an industrial feeling track. The latest in wet room technology has been integrated into the space, with easy-to-use controls that regulate the temperature of the opulent, freestanding tub and the washlet lavatory as well as the radiant intensity of the spacious rainfall shower. Silver mosaic wall tiles in a medley of motifs, elegant basins atop a bespoke vanity designed by a Hamburg artist, and graceful polished bronze fittings all unite to form an inspired haven for cleansing and rejuvenation.   

With its casual spirit of being on holiday, the Bohemian Loft’s private terrace is where guests can sink into cushy outdoor beanbags to listen to tunes and recharge their batteries.

Natural Bliss
With its airy, sunlight-filled atmosphere and a fresh, grassy green palette, the Natural Bliss suite has been designed for nurturing comfort. Glazed and polished elements reflect and amplify the internal illumination, while pure materials like timber, wicker and leather complement soft linens and refined woven knits. Banana-leaf wallcovering and cushions with floral motifs emphasise natural connections as gently rounded forms help set the mood of a stylish, cosy oasis in which to retreat and relax.

Technology works in harmony with nature via a control system that allows guests to intuitively adjust the temperature, lights and curtains, thereby maximising their sense of wellbeing. Open cubic shelves in the multimedia wall between the sleeping and living areas appear to float in space.

Accessed through a pale timber sliding door, the spacious bathroom is warmed by a detailed mosaic tile floor suggestive of a sandy shoreline and brightened by light filtering through celadon coloured glass panels. Both the floor-level shower and organically shaped, freestanding bathtub offer ways to unwind, with an integrated TV installed in the vanity mirror above the vanity.

The wellness concept continues on through the suite’s private terrace in the sky, with comfortable lounge chairs and a dining table for enjoying the quiet tranquillity.

Urban Retro
Combining mid-century modern decor with timeless Scandinavian chic, the Urban Retro suite is a home for metropolitan connoisseurs. A dark timber floor, muted colours and elegantly curved furnishings strike a sophisticated note, while quirky accessories like the colourful scatter tables and assorted vases bring the warmth of a personal touch.

Tucked back into a recessed niche lined with a calming woven grey wallcovering, the upholstered bed comes to life by a bit of modern magic as a mirrored panel on the opposing wall disguises an integrated TV monitor and electronic fireplace turned on by the flick of a switch. Classic neutrals add a crisp splash, with stylish black details from lampshades to artwork to electrical outlet covers in contrast with a white chair and wall-mounted desk. Vibrant wall pegs in a 1950s palette emphasise the artistic energy of the suite.

The bathroom’s design conjures-up associations with a soothing spa. Restrained shades of taupe in matte and glossy tile finishes are jazzed-up by wall mosaics in intricate tone-on-tone patterns along the wall of the large, floor-level rain shower and the sculptural towel warmer. A curvaceous free-standing bathtub, a state-of-the-art washlet, and open, silver frame washstand crafted with white high-gloss timber counters completes the look with just a hint of nostalgia.

The Fifties style carries on to the outdoor terrace, where woven wicker furniture with curved metal frames offers a spot to unwind.

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