Slated to open in this fall, the Modernist Athens is sister property to the Modernist Thessaloniki in Greece and a second chapter in the expanding hospitality brand created by entrepreneur Kostis Karatzas. Located in the former Canadian embassy in Kolonaki, this new project maintains the same playful juxtaposition of Art Deco elements, midcentury detailing and Danish design found in its companion location.
The building commingles the minimalism of post-war 1950s architecture with sleek yet subtle contemporary spaces. A respect for the existing exterior architecture has remained one of the brand’s common denominators, as has the propensity toward using natural, reusable materials in the interiors. Collaborating architects FORMrelated made use of an eclectic mix of local and international interior design brands, while employing custom builds such as embossed veneer panels and bronze details.
The Modernist Athens comprises 38 rooms spread across six floors, a ground-floor breakfast/bar space and a rooftop garden. Designed to be modern living spaces, each room offers an aesthetic that is elevated by custom lighting and made-to-measure furniture. The lobby’s refined midcentury vibe includes dark tones and bronze details marrying minimalism with opulence.
Rendering: Courtesy of The Modernist