INSPIRATION: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Designed by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, the interior of the Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona is a shining homage to Barcelona’s own rich artistic and architectural legacy.

Antoni Gaudi’s modernist monuments that give so much character to the surrounding cityscape are obvious reference points for Urquiola’s beautiful and organic approach to the interior aesthetics of this midcentury bank turned hotel.

Scrupulous perfectionism and a curated synthesis of fluidity and geometry define the space inside, and nowhere is this more cemented than in her choice of lighting and furniture (much of which she herself designed). Choosing from Foscarini (including her own design – the Caboche), Flos, Metalarte and Marset, Urquiola shows her taste to be outstanding the whole way through.

Hotel Entrance walkway
White Foscarini Twiggy floor lamps and Flos Spun floor lamps adorn the lobby, photo via



White Foscarini Twiggy floor lamps and Flos Spun floor lamps adorn the lobby, photo via
More Foscarini Twiggy floor lamps adorn the hotel restaurant, Moments
Urquiola designed the Foscarini Caboche Suspension Lamp used by the bedside, photo via
Metalarte Lewit Suspension in the bedroom, photo via
Flos’ minimalist Architectural line is blended with the rich opulence of the bathroom
Penthouse Living Room with Metalarte Bailaora Pendant
Room with Marset Mercer Table Lamp and Foscarini Caboche by the bedside, Flos Spun floor lamp by the corner of the room
Mandarin Barcelona Spa Pool with more Flos Architectural

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