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Project: "The Postcard Inn"
Company:Bigtime Design Studios
Designer(s): Bigtime Design Studios, United States
Category: , Professional
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Entry Description: The lobby of this boutique hotel is on the sight of a former gas station on your way to the Florida Keys. The building, though new has a modicum of GOOGI architecture meant to evoke a road trip escape as you pull up. Located directly on the Pacific, this fishing resort was meant to preserve its historic roots from the 60s through today and beyond. The ceiling is repurposed drift wood that was salvaged from the sights previous tenant. The light fixtures are representative of the crab and lobster pots that generations of men fed their families as Florida Keys pioneers. The Center core of the space is the herringbone and sand cement tile surrounded by oversize concrete natural tiles. The intention was to bring the water and sand as a ripple directly into the lobby as you enter. The focal point is the reception desk.

About the Designer/Company
Bigtime Design Studios: a seamless combination of interior design, branding, fashion, music, and food, Award-winning Bigtime Design presents unique high-style entertainment concepts, Restaurants, lifestyle design, and boutique hotel public space. Whether re-branding an established brand such as Gatecrasher or designing a Florida Modern luxury residence or a tony boutique hotel hotspot, a common thread appears in all of Bigtime’swork. Simply, there is sociology to good design. Whether dancing, shopping,eating or checking into a boutique hotel, Fortis finds that how people movethrough space, how they experience the journey, and how they interact with their surroundings - though at times ethereal - are all built on the same foundation. His catchphrase for this unique melting pot is Marchitecture.101SM Describing this unique design philosophy, Fortis said, “People might ask what kind of social or political dislocation our designs represent. If you look around any significant design you will find that a successful space can be interpreted as a social and political monologue where each user reacts with whatever emotions he or she already possess. “When asked what key elements create a successful space, Fortis describes the need for a narrative: ‘Without it you have a mere brick and mortar space, as alluring perhaps as a one-nightstand, but not one to embrace night after night. The story is the life spirit which propels the patron head-over-heels are into the magic you have created. If you can’t identify this spirit after 15 seconds, then you have failed.’”