Designed by Luna2 Founder & Designer Melanie Hall, the minimalist architecture of Luna2 studiotel references modernist simplicity. Devoid of fuss, the design features a somewhat 60’s Panton-esque façade, the subtlety of which offers a glimpse of the nostalgia, futurism and fun-filled interiors beyond. This ‘bubble-icious’ signature pattern repeats itself throughout the hotel. Five floors house 14 studio rooms, Orbit restaurant, Pop! lounge bar, Space champagne & caviar – Bali’s most exclusive rooftop bar and Lunaplex cinema, with an outdoor 25m Mondrian-ic lap pool.
Melanie Hall loosely refers to her design style as “FUNked-up modernism”; with references to modernism and 60’s pop, Hall injects innovation of the future, and adds huge doses of humour into the mix – a distinct characteristic of the Luna2 design ethos, which “Respects the past, welcomes the future and likes to have fun in the process!”
The interior design, furniture, carpet & fabric of Luna2 studiotel are all custom-designed and produced by Hall, using long-trusted factories around the region, but largely in Jakarta. She typically uses a wide spectrum of textures and materials throughout the hotel, such as stainless steel, solid acrylic, marble and composite stone, vintage geometric wallpapers, pure New Zealand wool carpets, and walnut-veneered cabinetry. Hall adds further interest and timelessness to her own custom designs by adding key European designer classics throughout, including Cassina by Philippe Starck dining chairs, Verner Panton and Tom Dixon pendant lights, Jasper Morrison bar stools, to name but a few.
The artwork is intended to entirely enhance the atmosphere, tone and colour scheme of each space. Fast-becoming known as the “Picasso of the future”, works from British Stuart McAlpine Miller’s “Leader of the Pack” portfolio adorn the wall in Pop! lounge bar, together with LA-based Burton Morris’s aptly named “Pop Tarts”. Indonesia’s own “pop” star, Triyadi’s “Queen pushing supermarket trolley with Kellogg’s cornflakes” reigns over the lobby.
Hall chose a colour palette of primary yellow, red, blue and green, inspired by classics such as Lego, Monopoly, Rubik’s cubes as well as renowned Mondrian artwork. This four-way colour scheme culminates in both the lobby and poolside, with only one accent colour applied to each space thereafter.
As such, elements of nostalgia, futurism and fun are fuelled throughout Luna2 studiotel!