Stunning flooring from Denmark’s Ege Carpets has been specified for Mondragon Hotel, the first hotel allowed to operate in historic Zierikzee, a small city established in 1248 near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
KBAC Flooring, which has just completed 50 years of operations, is the sole distributors of Ege Carpets in South Africa.
The interiors of Mondragon Hotel, designed by Belinda Ubbink from Studio Bink, innovatively combine forms, materials, colours, lights, decorations and graphic elements – such as flooring – to bring the classic atmosphere of the inner city of Zierikzee to the hotel’s rooms and public areas. Belinda’s says her vision was to create an interior setting based on “understated chic with a contemporary twist”.
Dominating the flooring supplied by Ege are designs from the company’s “Atelier” collection, created for Ege by renowned French fashion designer, Christian Lacroix – and available in tailor-made colours – combined here with other exciting Ege ranges.
The hotel rooms of Mondragon Hotel focus on four different design themes; Golden and Blue rooms, Renaissance Green rooms, Metropolitan Silver rooms and Rembrandt Red rooms. Particularly noteworthy are the Rembrandt rooms with walls featuring striking replicas of famous Rembrandt van Rijn Dutch paintings, including the iconic and massive, “The Night Watch”.
In addition to the 38 hotel rooms, Mondragon Hotel also has two suites and the large and luxurious Royal Mondragon Suite, aimed at international VIPs.
Ege’s classic “Carreaux” runner carpet was specified for the corridors with a broadloom version of “Carreaux” adorning the staircase platforms and the Heerenkamer (“gentleman’s club”). In addition, a bluish version of Ege’s lush “Papillons” design captivates patrons of one of the hotel’s gourmet dining rooms, Restaurant Cristo.
The hotel is named after Cristóbal de Mondragón, a 16th century Spanish general, who in 1575 besieged Zierikzee on behalf of King Philip II of Spain.