Architecture . Architecture of Interiors, Design for Context

Hotel Madeira Hilton/Madeira Palácio, 1970, Funchal

Interior and furniture Design for the lobby, public areas and restaurant-grill.

Interpreting the tendencies of the hotel industry at that time, the design of this action took its character from a series of regional formal motifs. The traditional wicker toboggans, typical of the island, are remembered in the sled base support and in the recurring curved structures, which in some cases also result from the reinterpretation of the geometry of vats and barrels, associated with the production of Madeira wine. The colours and patterns chosen for woven and straw-filled surfaces, with a strong artisanal component, are other examples of this regionalist attitude.

Later on, for the design of the Cultural Center of Belém project (1990-1992), Daciano da Costa reintroduces furniture from previous works, such as the Palácio chair that had been designed for the Hotel Madeira Hilton Hotel/Madeira Palácio (1970-1971).

  • Client


  • General Architecture Design

    Carlos Manuel Ramos, architect

  • Design Team

    Daciano da Costa and Jorge Cid

  • Other Collaborations

    Other Contributions: Jacques Dunham (interiors and furniture of the rooms and interiors of the restaurant)

    Constructor: Sociedade de Construções ERG

    Furniture Manufacturers: Móveis Sousa Braga

    Done. exists with alterations. refurbishment design by the studio daciano da costa in 1986‑1987 and 1990‑1992.

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