In 2014, the iconic Marriott hotel company introduced a bold new brand: Moxy boutique hotels. These neo-chic establishments cater to the young, fast-paced travellers of today and tomorrow who thrive on technology. A perfect blend of quintessential American motels on the outside and ubiquitous down-to-earth modernity on the inside, there are now more than 15 Moxy Hotels worldwide. The internationally recognised agencies of Yabu Pushelberg, Rockwell Group and TAO Group designed the locations on 7th Avenue and on 28th Street in New York and the Moxy in Washington DC. The interior design, particularly in the guest rooms, stands out with massive Pyrolave lava stone vanity basins specially designed with the help of Yabu Pushelberg for the first two projects.
The high-quality material and the one-of-a-kind expertise of Pyrolave completely won over everyone involved with the project and inspired their creativity. In total (and we’re only getting started!), more than 1000 units, in different models and colours – Caviar and two shades created from a colour palette requested by the architect, namely sky blue and khaki green – were designed, customised and hand-made in Pyrolave’s workshops in the heart of Occitania in France. These vanity tops are designed to reinvent the hospitality business, with their massive lava stone block, worked into a curved design and supported by a tubular anthracite metal structure, creating a neo-chic industrial look.