Bluesock Lisbon Hostel

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Here Starts Your Adventure in Lisbon

For the traveler who comes in from the sea, Lisbon, even from afar, rises like a
fair vision in a dream, clear-cut against a bright blue sky which the sun
gladdens with its gold. And the domes, the monuments, the old castles jut up
above the mass of houses, like far-off heralds of this delightful seat, of this
blessed region.''
Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet

Imperial riches, fires, plague, deadly earthquakes, revolutions, coups, and Europe's longest dictatorship – Lisbon has certainly had its ups and downs. But come hell or high water, Europe's second-oldest capital soldiers on, improbably emerging from each crisis better and more beautiful than before.  Lisbon is now enjoying what is perhaps its most significant shining moment, mainly thanks to a notable increase in tourism, which has spawned waves of new restaurants, bars, museums, and other cultural attractions. The great thing about Portuguese, is that they love their culture, their roots, so you can feel them in every project, house, coffee shop and even in the walks. Empatias Interior design is a brand-led by Isabel Santos, that like Lisbon, is a Portuguese fighter, moved by culture, tradition, and design. Bluesock Hostel Lisbon was for sure one of the favorite projects from the Empatias team. Located near Avenida da Liberdade, between the city's historic district and the modern part. This boulevard, just over 1km, is home to many theaters, cafes, shops, monuments, and gardens. From here you can easily visit important points such as Restauradores Square, Marquês de Pombal Square, and Eduardo VII Park Like every project, all starts with an idea, an inspiration, and one dream. And the modern, underground Portuguese culture was in the mind of the whole young team that led the project. Grafitti, music, color, and fun were the main keywords. From a restored building, Bluesock Hostel Lisboa was destined to be an impressive building where no detail has been forgotten.

Entrance

The big challenge started with the fact that the hostel was broad and bright thanks to the panoramic windows. So, you still had to create a space to relax and enjoy sunny days in Lisbon, without losing its personality. The Colorful Moroso Chairs are without a doubt the main characters. These chairs are part of the collection made by Tord Boontje. that are made by artisans that use woven threads normally used for fishing nets, so common in Portugal. The colors remind the graffiti and the underground scene that are spread all over Lisbon, which are made by artisans that use woven threads normally used for fishing nets, so common in Portugal.

The colors remind the graffiti and the underground scene that are spread all over Lisbon. Sharing stardom in the lounge and bringing the Rock&Roll side we have, an incredible reinterpretation of mademoiselle Chair’ originally from designer Philippe Starck and redesigned by the musician Lenny Kravitz for Kartell. Kravitz has re-imaged and upholstered the seating pieces with a combination of fabrics of varying textures, selected together with Starck. Exotic textiles of fur, leather, python and woven materials come together to create a visual and tactile experience with the designs which reflect the character and spirit of both artists.

The icing on the cake of this lounge was the panoramic windows, however, was a need to create a double skin structure so the views from the interior offer limited visual delight. The choice was Decorative Metal Mesh Curtains in the same colors of the chairs they control the light creat different light games and maintain the underground and Rock&Roll vibe with the colorful chains.

Rooftop

Just in time for the warmer and sunny months so well known in Lisbon, this rooftop need it to be the ''It place'' to recharge all the vitamin C, So Empatias imagined a concept with warm colors, lush greenery, an array of colorful flowers, hedges, and more to create a serene getaway a true “outdoor oasis”. At night the Rooftop is illuminated with a led Tree, that brings a serene sanctuary that creates interesting interstitial spaces with all kinds of views. The colors were also chosen to bring back wild nature and dens vegetation so well known in Portugal and the warm feelings of sunny summer days. Terracota Orange It's the color of sunsets and tropical fruit, and it is undeniably cheery and bold. Traditionally, orange is said to stimulate activity, appetite, and socialization. In decor, it can be a bright pop of color or a more muted background color used to warm up a room.

The main character of the rooftop is DE 600 Sofa.

Vermobil represents the history of a company that knows how to maintain its identity even if it has reached an international dimension. Vermobil is a leader of outdoor furniture, one of the most appreciated thanks to the continuous research of the quality and design, all absolutely MADE IN ITALY.

Public Spaces

“Have you ever been to a nightclub during the daytime?”

It's impossible to have a bad day in Lisbon, Abad day in Lisbon is still better than a good day anywhere else. Lisbon underground energy gets into your veins, into your soul and spirit. So Empatias team brought those Rock Roll and underground Vibes to all public areas, so anyone that would at the hostel have the same energy as outside. Empatias Team pushed the boundaries and break rules of Design, not for the sake of breaking them, but simply by knowing it would work.

From the dark yet bold color to the lack of light, The common areas result in a mix of eclectic and boho styles with an edgy feel of rock’n’roll. A sleek dark blue sofa is placed right on the corner, purple upholstered round puffs created a look very contrasting opposite it. And the wood tables on the floor make the Room more raw trendier and more modern. The spotlight is the main character adding the cinematographic and concert lights so important to the inspirations.

The floor lamp was the main character, adding the cinematographic and concert lights so important to the inspirations, the Multilamp Floor Black By Selleti, this 6 lampshades lamp is part of a lighting line with industrial design. Like in a movie set, a mix of eclectic combinations in black or white versions.

Rooms

At the Bluesock Hostel, one's room is a place to recharge. Empatias team creat all rooms as ''sleep chambers." But they mean it—each room has ''a calm, quiet, cool'' vibe. Upholstered headboards, padded walls, and a plush rug give the room a silence rarely found in Lisbon. And the smart layout, which, ensures each room feels larger than it is.

 

 



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