Thermory wood cladding forms the backdrop to the Grand Emily Hotel in Ukraine
Promotion: Design agency YOD Group designed the interior of the Grand Emily Hotel Lobby and Terra restaurant near Lviv, opting for rustic wooden cladding from Thermory.
The hotel, which was completed this year despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is located in the Ukrainian town of Vynnyky near Lviv. The hotel and restaurant are part of the Emily Resort which YOD Group has designed with a natural and tactile aesthetic.
Its aesthetic was achieved by using a mix of natural and natural-looking materials, including materials manufacturer Thermory’s Drift range of coatings.
This is how YOD Group received the prize for the best interior project in the Grand Prix competition of the Thermory Design Awards, organized by Thermory for its 25th anniversary.
In the lobby of the Grand Emily Hotel, Thermory’s thermally modified Drift coating is used on the walls.
It was selected for its distressed, rustic look, which aims to evoke reclaimed wood without sacrificing quality or durability.
Selected in Black Pearl and Smoked Brandy tones, the cladding provides the lobby with “tactile surfaces” that form a natural backdrop to the space.
“We wanted to achieve the visual lightness and tell the story of the morning breeze passing over the surface of the lake and combing the reeds,” said Volodymyr Nepiyvoda, designer of YOD Group.
“We created this emotion by the structure of the boards that we used for the wall covering of the room”, added Nepiyvoda.
The cladding also forms a fitting but contrasting backdrop to a large sycamore tree that hangs across the Grand Emily hotel lobby, forming its centerpiece.
“We rejected the idea of a massive chandelier in the atrium in favor of a strongly meaningful installation,” Nepiyvoda explained.
“A tree signifies a connection with roots and family values, growth and development, a strong bar and flexible branches. It connects earth and space.”
In the Terra restaurant of the Grand Emily Hotel, Thermory Drift Cladding was also used.
The YOD Group used the material to help blur the line between the restaurant’s interior and an outdoor terrace lined with sweet American gummies.
According to Nepiyvoda, it is designed to summarize the landscape of western Ukraine.
“We reflect all of this in the interior of Terra Restaurant,” they said. “Vast expanses, rich colors, textures and flavors, generous nature, joie de vivre and existential joy.”
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