Lawson Robb produce Concept Design For Palma Casa Calatava
The Creative Leads of Lawson Robb, George Wolstenholme and Lena Cottray, have been behind the initial concept design of Palma Casa Calatrava. The team produced the concept visuals for the Communal areas including the Courtyard, Reception, Spa & Gym area as well as the 5 Vienda areas which includes Master Bedrooms with En suite, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and entrance areas.
This luxury development design in Palma has allowed the team to produce a design that is much more about essentialism, rather than about excess which seemed to be the trend not so long ago. For this reason, the opportunity and brief to create the interiors for Casa Calatrava was a perfect fit for how the design team saw the world. With Palma so drenched in history, yet today taking on a very cosmopolitan stance and barefoot feel to the luxury lifestyle, the team saw a unique opportunity to create a really exciting design scheme. It was immediately important for Lawson Robb to respect this history not only of Palma in general, but also because of the fascinating provenance of the project site itself, whilst implementing refined and contemporary details to marry it with the culture that the town now embodies.
The palette took inspiration from locally available materials integral to the foundation of the island as well as the historic culture of fishing and marine life. Stone & timber indigenous to Palma was selected for use in the fit-out including the restoration of existing installations where possible. This is all softened by the use of linens & rattan rugs which illude to the sails and fishing nets that can be seen out at sea. All of these historically inspired textures and finishes are then juxtaposed with clean and contemporary joinery details to bring the element of modernity and refinement to the scheme, accessorized with modern art and choice pops of colour to introduce some subtle play. The result culminates with the idea of blending boundaries; boundaries between boldness and serenity, barefoot luxury and elegance, heritage and innovation.