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Château de Vignée

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Hotel Design
  • Company/Firm
    WeWantMore
  • Designer
    WeWantMore team
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Furniture partner: Maries Corners
  • Other Credit
    Architects: Atelier 47
  • Location
    Belgian Ardennes region
  • Project Date
    2020

Chateau de Vignée was set on becoming a luxury retreat for its guests to escape a fast-paced society. Unwinding there means surrendering to nature, because the strong-willed landscape of the Ardennes is truly undeniable. So, we positioned Chateau de Vignée as an entity in sync with its natural surroundings.

The design concept sprouted from the hotel’s history and impressive surroundings. Intrigued by the chateau’s century-long link with hunting, we imagined the sensorial experience of a hunter exploring the Ardennes. How it must feel to wander the woods at 5AM in the morning. The visual perception of sunlight breaking through the leaf canopy. A ray of light strikes one spot, but leaves its surroundings in the dark. Like a natural claire obscure effect. The sounds of the misty forest awaking. The lingering suspense of an unexpected encounter. We aimed to capture this feeling in the design of the interior and branding, because it’s a sensation hotel guests will resonate with during their stay in the Ardennes region.