design et al are delighted to announce that PF1 Interiorismo have been shortlisted for Hotel Under 50 Rooms – Europe Award in The International Hotel & Property Awards 2019.
How many times have you visited the environs of a lighthouse and imagined what the life of the old lighthouse keepers should have been like? Isolated from the world, with the sole company of the sea and the seagulls, watching the ocean roar in winter and rest, placid, in summer. Observe the firmament in the silence of the night and light the way to the ships. Is there a more beautiful job? PF1 Interiorismo were commissioned for the interior design of Isla Pancha Lighthouse, in Ribadeo. The biggest challenge for this project was turning a 19th century lighthouse into tourist accommodation whilst simultaneously respecting its essence and original elements.
PF1 Interiorismo knew the lighthouse well, since it’s one of the most emblematic of the Galician coast and is located in the most external part of the Ribadeo sea loch, 2 km away from the town of the same name. The premise for the designers, as always with these types of projects with a high historical and patrimonial weight, was to be respectful. Caring for all those singular elements of the installation. Even so, the most complicated thing was to get a building with such strict use and regulations to adapt to the hotel contract sector, without subtracting a bit of comfort.
Everything in the interior design is designed to convey calm and warmth. Faced with the bravery of the sea outside, the interior of the Isla Pancha Lighthouse is comfortable and elegant, thanks in large part to the materials and qualities chosen, such as the Tafibra natural veneer finishes, the Orac Decor mouldings or the retro skirting of Eclisse. The lighthouse lodges include two apartments. Each suite is equipped with a kitchen, appliances of the highest range and home technology in the baths, where they emphasize the bathtubs with views to the sea.
The lantern, the tower and the structure of the base building were irremovable when it came to the conversion of the lighthouse into tourist accommodation. In addition, two original elements to preserve the original building, built in 1857, were the hydraulic tile floor and the forge staircase that amounts to the lantern. Recovering these two materials and putting them into value was one of the indisputable requirements of the project, and a pleasure for PF1 Interiorismo to know its origin.