Puro is an emblematic 22-room boutique hotel located in the heart of the La Lonja neighborhood, in the historic center of Palma. Adapting to different existing buildings, the hotel has a very irregular configuration. The OHLAB reform project takes advantage of this complexity as a potential to generate unexpected and unique spaces where each room is totally different. The project solves each room with distribution and individualized and unique solutions. The selection of natural, local materials emphasizing the Mediterranean essence has been very important. Another main aspect has been the bathrooms as elements of enjoyment, very spacious and integrated into the rooms, with generous freestanding sculptural bathtubs that are placed in the bedrooms as one more piece of furniture.
The artist Pedro Oliver has collaborated closely with OHLAB, producing a special pictorial work for this project with bespoke and unique wall paintings for each room as frescoes arranged strategically in the rooms. Puro is defined as an urban oasis, cosmopolitan and contemporary but with local roots that make it unique. A simple palette of natural materials is repeated throughout the entire project: oak wood, washbasins and coatings of cement bathrooms, recovery of old walls of marés – traditional calcareous stone in Mallorcan architecture -, natural hemp ropes, switches and stainless steel faucets, aged leather, linen, cotton, fabrics designed by OHLAB and produced in old Mallorcan looms for upholstery, cushions and plaids, raffia carpets and wicker baskets produced locally, etc. The mandala doors made of solid wood have also been recovered, the hallmark of the hotel since its origins.
Most of the furniture has been specifically designed by OHLAB for the hotel. Beds, headboards, descalzadores, pure and simple lines are integrated into the room creating a relaxed and relaxed atmosphere. They emphasize a series of pieces based on aged bronze metal cars, inspired by the suitcase trolleys that traditionally use the buttons, which replace the old cabinets, tables, minibars, and support furniture.