The predominant use of white throughout, aims to highlight the process of making and bring out the products themselves. All stairs and handrails are seen as bare, “lightweight” structures, designed with technical clarity in respect to the material used.
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The generous interior covers two levels, the upper level for the objects and gift items. A simple white palette creates a backdrop for a variety of display options. Vintage round tables, contemporary dark framed wall units and an elegant glass fronted cabinet, all play their role in creating a consumer friendly space in which to browse at one’s leisure.
Reusing the materials of the previous interior, brick lined walls are created on which colored lamps are contrasted. Red steel is used to create shelves and gunnels. Furthermore, the ceiling’s blackboard surfaces aim to maximize the intensity of the interior contrasting with the pine tables and chairs.
What was the Olympic Palace Hotel in Plaka is now the New Hotel, which incorporates three different themes of Athenian culture in its design. First are rooms that display historic postcards, giving guests an insight into old Athens. Other rooms pay homage to fictional characters from Greek folklore called Karagiozis. The third theme for rooms embraces the ‘evil eye’ – a superstitious bead that guards against bad omens.