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.