PURO kraków kazimierz is the latest and largest lifestyle hospitality experience from PURO hotels, located in the center of kraków’s creative community in the historic kazimierz district. the area was once the diverse hub of a bustling cultural community. long-neglected, this historic jewish district is currently experiencing a creative reawakening, as local bohemians moved from cozy cafes into hidden art galleries. at the heart of this creative renaissance is PURO kraków kazimierz — just like the old jewish workshops that inspired it, IT is driven by a love for design artistry, and has brought on board a wealth of international designers to craft a clean, comfortable and contemporary living experience for guests. each room and suite has its own individual curation of modern visual art, created by young talents from the district and across the continent. 

throughout the 228 rooms and suites, guests are greeted by golran 1898’s italian hand-knotted rugs, the warm glow of &tradition’s danish heritage lighting, and interiors designed under the watchful eye of london’s conran and partners. in puro kraków kazimierz, guests can find furniture crafted by denmark’s carl hansen & son, fritz hansen, bylassen, mater and gubi, italy’s moroso and baxter, sweden’s fogia, and spain’s kettal. the result is a peaceful environment, housed inside bangkok-based ASW architects’ stripped-back brickwork building, that encourages guests of all inclinations to sleep, work or play. artist mateusz szczypiński contributes two of his modernist city-scape collages to the spacious hotel lobby, while javier martin’s iconic neon installation watches over arriving guests.

PURO has commissioned five polish illustrators to create three different artworks inspired by their emotional reflections on kazimierz. these unique creations hang in individual guest rooms, crafting an intimate artistic connection with the guest. 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

edited by: maria erman | designboom