The Line Hotel, located in a mid-century building in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, is a hospitality destination with a collaborative philosophy – the owner has worked together with chefs, bartenders, creatives and designers to realise this new cultural outpost. The hotel's interior has been restored and re-imagined by Knibb Design.
From the hotel lobby to the guest suites, the bar to the cafe, the outdoor space to the breathtaking second-floor greenhouse restaurant, the project showcases the Knibb team’s passion for celebrating the undervalued in the urban environment.
The Line lobby is a calm haven of blue – mohair sofas, geometric booths and stained-wood panelling – all combining to create contemporary contours, which continue in the bar with its impressive, sculptural form. With tee-shirts used for ceiling treatments and wildflowers as wall covering, the hotel elevates the quotidian in rich, innovative and compelling new ways. It borrows from the cultural, natural and designed lexicon of Los Angeles itself to create a space where tourists can get to know the city and locals can feel at home.
Raw concrete is a material theme that runs throughout, softened with colourful patterns in the carpets and upholstery. In the guest rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows offer up ‘wow’-inducing views across the city. King-size beds are the order of the day, as are the home-away-from-home comforts. Decked out with Latin American textiles, prints and a cacophony of curiosa – nick-knacks mixed with designer pieces – and topped off with furniture from the Knibb studio, the experience at this cultural outpost is bound to evoke powerful human responses.
Photos courtesy of Knibb Design/Cykora.
You can read more about The Line Hotel's interior from Knibb Design when Night Fever 4 is published later this year, featuring the best in hospitality design from around the world. The wait is almost over for this inspiring volume – we will start the pre-sale in August. See the earlier edition in this book series at: http://www.frameweb.com/books/night-fever-3