Gallery: Amsterdam’s Futuristic New Fletcher Hotel Blends Sustainabilit...

Images: Kolenik Eco Chic Design

The decor of the Fletcher Hotel can be described as warm and minimalist. Robert Kolenik capitalized on the round nature of the hotel’s floor plan with futuristic interiors that look like somewhere the Jetsons would have stayed. The curves of the plan are even reflected in the shape of room centerpieces like the great piano, which sits in the Sky Restaurant. The piano is entirely made of sustainable materials, and the proceeds from its sale went to save animals that would have been hunted for their ivory!

Materials within the hotel were very thoughtfully chosen by Kolenik in order to be as environmentally responsible as possible. Eco-board, which is made from agricultural waste, is used for the frames for the couches throughout the hotel. The down comforters in the bedrooms incorporate feathers from organic chickens. The pillows are even filled with soy-based material.

The modernity of Kolenik’s “Eco Chic” signature is something to be recognized. The Fletcher Hotel is a great example of how luxurious design can combine with eco-friendly initiatives in a way that does not compromise aesthetics.

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  1. Robert Kolenik March 28, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Dear Gedule,

    You are right. Unfortunately there are many empty office buildings in that area. Important to realize is that project like this are being developed long before crisis started. Besides that our company is not developing any real estate. We were asked to create an Eco Chic concept for this hotel, trying to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible, without loosing any esthetics or quality.

    I agree with you that empty office should be fully used, concepts like Urban Farmers are great example of making usage of these situations.


    Robert Kolenik

  2. Gudule Martens March 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    The choice to build from scratch when there are so much empty office buildings (within the area) isn’t really sustainable no matter the material of the pillows.

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