Our design for The Standard, Ibiza operates in dialogue with its situation in the heart of downtown
Ibiza. The crisp white exterior of the building, conceived of by Lázaro Rosa Violán, who developed the initial Interior Architecture for the project, together with Carlos Ferrater, the Architect of the
new building, is reminiscent of Los Angeles and, more pointedly, The Standard’s first hotel located
on the Sunset Strip. This inspired us to introduce a Californian approach to the interiors which
naturally married well with Ibizan aesthetics. We wanted the rooms to feel minimal, a little sparse
even, reflecting the desire in hot climates to have a stripped back interior & a need for lightness.
The Standard is synonymous as a resolutely urban brand, they are, in their essence, hotels for a fast
paced city break. The Ibizan outpost still needed to feel like a party could spontaneously happen at
any moment, whilst paradoxically being a calm oasis, a place to vacation. For grounding effect, we
opted for a muted colour palette supported by a largely organic materiality of travertine, hessian,
cotton and wood befitting the landscape of the Island. To soften the newness of the building, we layered classic furniture designs in the 67 bedrooms
alongside vintage European pieces in the public spaces to disrupt the perfection and add a note of
tactility and age. For the flagship restaurant, Jara, we sought to evoke the mood of a more
traditional Brasserie, a moment of formality as a mood change to the famously hedonistic nightlife.
Photography by Salva Lopez.