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Norman Hotel: Bauhaus aesthetics is coming to Tel Aviv

Norman Hotel: Bauhaus aesthetics is coming to Tel Aviv

Sivan Askayo

The restoration of the Norman Hotel in Tel Aviv alone embodies the presence of the Bauhaus movement in the Israeli city. Minimal aesthetic, designer furniture and refined are all reminders of the mix of styles of the two countries.

In the 1930s, Tel Aviv experienced an unprecedented boom. Many Bauhaus architects, who fled Nazi Germany, built more than 400 buildings, forever linking the White City to the minimalist aesthetic of the Weimar-born movement. Unesco is making no mistake, inscribing the city in World Heritage in 2003. The Norman Hotel, restored last December, is housed in two historic buildings of the 1920s. Yoav Messer and the conservation architect Nitzah Samok have preserved the original symmetrical and bare form, the concrete structure and the wooden shutters.

The Corner Suite with its palette of pink and its wall of mirrors.

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Burnt amber and blue are the color codes of this suite with large balcony overlooking King Albert Square. The motifs of the hand-knotted carpets come from the country's classic tile designs.

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Interior designer David D'Almada has adopted the Bauhaus credo as a bridge between art and craftsmanship. Local craftsmanship has inspired the fabrics of the rooms and lounges, which reflect its most beautiful motifs. Art is omnipresent with the exhibition of contemporary Israeli artists exhibited such as Ilit Azoulay, Sigalit Landau, Drum Daum, Tal Frank, Carmel Ilan, Dana Levy, Elad Kopler, Miriam Cabessa ... As for the furniture, made to measure by cabinetmakers, it takes again the aesthetic at the same time fluid and strong of the years 1930. A game of mirrors between yesterday and today. A great success.

In the bathrooms, hand-painted tiles and unique mosaics.

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In the Corner Suite, the white swan feather floor lamp has a subtle feminine note.

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Rooftop infinity pool with outstanding views of Tel Aviv.

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Identity

Customer: The Norman. Opening date: December 2014. Duration of work: 5 years. Building area: 6000 m². Architect: Yoav Messer. Interior designer: David D'Almada. Landscaper: Bob Kenchington. Address: Nachmani Street 23-25, Tel-Aviv-YAfo, 6579441, Israel. such. 97235435555. Website: thenorman.com

Antique bronze and satin copper fixtures bring a distinct character to the rooms.

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The winter garden, with black and white mosaics, is a private lounge overlooking a garden of scents.

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The 1930s brought a period of great expansion to Tel Aviv and with it, the Bauhaus architectural style from Nazi Germany and nearly 400 buildings representative of the movement. The White City and its subdued aesthetics were forever linked to the Bauhaus style and in 2003 the area was proclaimed to World Cultural Heritage Site by Unesco. Over a decade later, two buildings originally designed in the 1920s were transformed into the Norman Hotel last December. Yoav Messer, with the help of conservation architect Nitzah Samok, respected the Bauhaus aesthetic by preserving the original symmetric minimalist style, concrete structure and wooden shutters.

Interior architect David D'Almada went on to embody the Bauhaus spirit by unifying art, craft and modern design inside. Local craft was the inspiration for the motives that adorn the custom made textiles used throughout the property. Located in the art district itself, the Norman exhibits and sells the work of leading contemporary Israeli artists such as Ilit Azoulay, Sigalist Landau, Drum Daum, Tal Frank, Carmel Ilan ... And in keeping with mid-20th century tradition, the furniture was handcrafted and designed in the fluid, yet striking modern style of the period. The result is timeless elegance and charm.

Identity

Customer: The Norman. Opening date: December 2014. Duration of project: 5 years. Total ground area: 6,000 sq. meters. Architect: Yoav Messer. Interior designer: David D'Almada. Landscape designer: Bob Kenchington. Address: Nachmani Street 23-25, Tel-Aviv-Yafo, 6579441, Israel. Such. 97235435555. Website: thenorman.com

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The suites are surrounded by large balconies and feature works of art and modern, mid-20th century furniture.

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