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SCANDIC STAVANGER AIRPORT

The design carpets for SCANDIC Stavanger Airport were inspired by the oil business – one would perceive the carpet as a map of undiscovered oil pockets.

SCANDIC Stavanger Airport

Carpets

Design carpets inspired by “Stavanger’s oil business”
Dansk Wilton had the great pleasure to participate in the preparations and the making of the beautiful hotel SCANDIC Stavanger Airport. The architect was the Olso-based Narud Stokke Wiig

Arkitekter, one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural practices. Hipas Design was in charge of the design of all rooms and corridors, whereas Stay AS designed all public areas; including the huge 16 x 24 meter atrium and the stylish lobby.

The SCANDIC Stavanger Airport hotel (former RICA Hotels) has a unique location just steps from the arrival hall of the airport. The stunning scenery, especially the nearby Sola beach, was a great source of inspiration for the designers – who also incorporated elements from the city’s big oil business. This is clearly expressed in all rooms and also on the wavy walls in the atrium.

“We were highly inspired by the regional oil business and by the architectural lines of the hotel. The play of colours in the textiles reflect the sedimentary layers of the subsoil, and one would perceive the carpet as a map of undiscovered oil pockets. The hotels stringent architecture is supported by the clean lines in the carpet” – Interior Architect of Stay AS

The interior design of the hotel is very international and modern. Some carpet designs include wordings that direct the thoughts to the certain atmosphere and tranquillity of a hotel room.

The design carpets intensify the interior concepts
In the design process Hipas constantly strived to express new colour combinations based on Dansk Wilton’s existing design inspiration. Moreover, they created their own designs when they needed the carpet to intensify the interior concepts.

“We have a brilliant cooperation with Dansk Wilton. Design proposals are sent via email and the following day we receive the carpet sample in our office. Dansk Wilton contributed to express the design we wanted to present to the new airport hotel. Their service is great, response times short and on top of that comes their high quality level”, says Hege Vikeby, Interior Architect of Hipas Design,

A hotel with high business standards
The SCANDIC Stavanger Airport hotel has 188 rooms and 10 meeting rooms, all contemporarily furnished to match the needs of the modern businessman as well as holiday visitors. Heating of the hotel is climate neutral, since heated water from a wood chip fueled bio heating plant provides for heating of both domestic water and the hotel itself.

Carpet Facts

Customer:
SCANDIC Stavanger Airport

Project:
Design carpets for SCANDIC Stavanger Airport

Carpet solution:
Dansk Wilton delivered all the custom design carpets for the SCANDIC Stavanger Airport hotel.

Carpet specifications:
Rooms: DW Contract Colortec 1100 g/m2 with integrated felt backing
Corridors and Public Areas: DW Contract Colortec 1300 g/m2 with integrated felt backing

Architect:
Hipas Design AS and Stay AS