Nina is the indoor lighting editor at Santa & Cole, an industrial design and product editing company based in Barcelona focusing particularly on lighting design.
We met Nina in an astrology class and shared our project with her before it even existed. Lighting was crucial for us. Everything depends on light: It’s what shapes the way we perceive the world, and we wanted to give the most beautiful perspective possible.
Look around you at Casa Bonay. These lamps have been inspired by glowing cigarettes and candlelight. How do they inspire you?
AOO was one of our favorite shops in Barcelona. At first it was only a dream for us to imagine that they could design our furniture. Marc designed the wooden pieces you will find in your rooms, our rooftop terrace tables, the recreated chairs by Miguel Milá in our Libertine lounge, and our entire reception desk and shop, among other things.
Alejandra is our treasured garden designer who gives life to our terraces. She designed the fragrant garden on our private client rooftop and created the jungle of our rooftop Chiringuito restaurant and common areas.
Carolina decorates our lounge and restaurants with seasonal plants every Thursday.
We created an exclusive collection of handcrafted blankets and bedding with this inspiring, high-quality social project company.
We admired Studio Tack‘s vision of space and invited them over to see our house in ruins. It was love at first sight. They stood in awe on our antique staircase, admired our original floor tiling, and gaped at the natural light. Someone who appreciates those little things was only going to love and care for the house just as much as we did. The job was theirs, and what a job they did.
We met Ana making natural soap from herbs and plants she cultivated in Alt Empordà following a biodynamic process long before the hotel existed. It was where we bought our own soap to use at home. Simply our favorite, we couldn’t live without it.
The rosemary and olive oil soap and the oat and bergamot shampoo, which you will find in your rooms today, are specialties of hers.
One of Barcelona’s top graphic design studios created the brand identity for Casa Bonay.
Design studio Mucho dreamt up the identity for Casa Bonay using the collaborative essence of the hotel to develop the brand and establish its own visual code. The collages symbolize the broad range of personalities and characteristics that come together at the hotel to construct a new image. Mucho sifted through material for weeks at the Mercat de Sant Antoni to find the items used to create these collages.