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Studio Munge’s Bisha Hotel Serves Rock-n-Roll Looks


A riot of textures and materials electrify every corner of this boutique hotel

Studio Munge introduced hits of glossy black chrome, swaths of crushed velvet and bursts of burgundy and purple to make the Bisha Hotel rooms fit for rock royalty. But the contrasting finishes and textures also create a “tactile journey” from boudoir to ensuite within the Wallman Architects–designed building, with everything from the midnight blue leather upholstered beds and bar carts to the wispy mesh curtains asking to be touched.

Bisha Hotel - Studio Munge

Bisha Hotel – The ensuite features bespoke vanities in brushed nickel, polished black chrome and Nero Marquina marble.

These textures are echoed in the lavatory, where the design studio fashioned custom vanities with fluted high-gloss cobalt doors, lavish white-veined Nero Marquina marble tops and reflective stainless-steel legs. Making a “holistic design statement” throughout the two spaces is what elevates these bedrooms to boutique status.

The Takeaway

Designer Alessandro Munge says the suites’ creamy white walls “perform as a fantastic canvas for the ranges of blues and greys,” and give the Grace Zeppilli–curated fashion prints that adorn the Bisha hotel’s suites “sex appeal.”   

Get the Look

Cello Bed - Bisha Hotel

1 Cello Bed by EQ3, from $2149. The architectural lines of the Cello Upholstered Bed are softened by its sophisticated structure.

Vena Side Table

2 Vena Side Table by Article, from $199. Made entirely of solid wood and marble, the Vena Side Table fits wherever you need it.

Xtra Footstool by BoConcept

Xtra Footstool by BoConcept, from $1333. A modern ottoman for everyday use, it easily transforms into a single bed when needed.

Luna Rug by Verpa

4 Luna Rug by Verpan, available at Drechsel Studio. Call for pricing.

Multi-Lite Floor by Gubi

Multi-Lite Floor by Gubi, available at LightForm. Call for pricing. By individually rotating the shades, it can be transformed into multiple combinations where the light can be directed upwards, downwards or exude an asymmetrical art light.

PYRA Series by Shayne Fox - Bisha Hotel Toronto

6 PYRA Series by Shayne Fox, from $26.

Perrier Bar Cart by EQ3 - Bisha Hotel Toronto

Perrier Bar Cart by EQ3, from $349. Terrific as a mobile bar, the Perrier Bar Cart can also be used to store books, magazines, vases and small objects.



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