旅店所有者Eva Dlabalová是一位年轻有为的职业女性，游离四海的经历让她萌生经营旅店的想法。在室内设计师Denisa Strmisková的帮助和建筑所有者的配合下，“长话短说”就此落成。这间位于古建筑一层的青旅将服务于路经此地，来自全世界的游人们。该旅店独具创意的设计和极具现代化的设计手法，实现了具备国际标准的舒适宜居的旅居环境。
▼接待处也是公共休息厅，reception area also provides public rest
A brand new hostel, Long Story Short, which offers profoundly stylish accommodation in a pleasant environment, joining the dots between historic and modern lifestyle, opened its doors in the historical centre of Olomouc recently. The name Long Story Short is mainly derived from the rich history of the place, about which you can hear from the friendly staff. It is also connected to the building’s layout which is one long continuous hall, along with the short-term accommodation it offers. You’ll find the hostel on the first floor of a brick building, an actual fortress from the 17th century, today know as Podkova (Horseshoe). The accommodation is only a few minutes away from the main square and the most famous historical sights of Olomouc.
The project was initiated by a young courageous businesswoman, Eva Dlabalová, who gained the inspiration during her travels and longer stays abroad. Together with interior designer Denisa Strmisková and the property owner, she rebuilt one whole floor of the extensive historical Podkova building into friendly and cosmopolitan accommodation for today’s nomads, as well as for the more demanding clients from the Czech Republic and the rest of the world. The young dynamic team put together by the creative director and designer, delivered contemporary accommodation which can very well compete with European and world standards.
The hostel currently offers accommodation in several dorm rooms as well as private rooms, with a total capacity of 56 beds. The private rooms offer a complex level of comfort, all with private bathrooms, not to mention the wedding suite with its open-space bathtub. Bigger dorm rooms, which include a uniquely conceived layout of the sleeping zones, do not include private bathrooms, but this is compensated by the well-equipped shared bathrooms for ladies and gentlemen. The reception, which is simultaneously a common room and a cafe, is the heart of the hostel. The U-shaped layout of the hostel coils around the building’s central courtyard. As well as accommodation, the hostel also offers breakfast and small snacks in a bistro which serves great home-made soups, sandwiches, and desserts.
▼拥有特供美食的餐厅，a bistro serves great home-made food
▼房间采用极简的现代化设计手法，the contemporary design of the interior
▼保留老建筑的部分窗户，preserve the old windows
▼拥有开放浴室的蜜月套房，the wedding suit with open bathtub
▼标准双人间，private double rooms
▼每个标准间都配有私人浴室，each private room has private bathroom
▼多人间配有男女公共浴室，dorm room is compensated by the well-equipped shared bathrooms for ladies and gentlemen
室内大部分家具为设计定制。床位，镜子，台灯，架子以及浴室设施，为设计师与当地艺术家和企业，如Master & Master和RAV Slezák，合作设计。室内一些细节装饰如台灯等家具，分别来自Berker，Marset和布拉格Retroobjects商店。各品牌产品在设计师的安置和摆放下优雅的栖居于环境之中，回应了当代氛围。室内照明系统来自Bulb和Ewerel公司。极简化的标识设计来自于布拉格平面设计师Jan Košátko。而遍布旅店的原创艺术作品来自捷克艺术家David Minařík。
The majority of the furnishing is custom made. Beds, mirrors, lamps, shelves as well as the bathroom equipment were made to measure in cooperation with local artisans, including brands such as Master & Master and RAV Slezák. All of this sits elegantly alongside classic modernist design of the previous century, which was chosen together with Miroslav Bednář from Prague’s Retroobjects shop, as well as with contemporary elegant details including Bakelite switches by Berker and lamps by the Spanish brand Marset. The interior lighting was supplied by the companies Bulb and Ewerel. The minimalist navigation system which is based on the complex visual style of the hostel comes from Czech graphic designer Jan Košátko. Original artworks by the Czech artist David Minařík can be found dotted throughout the hostel.
▼与不同品牌和设计师合作的家具，customized furniture with designers and brands
▼极简的配件及标识设计， the minimalist navigation system and accessories
The whole concept of the hostel was created from scratch, including all its furnishings and the visual layout. The main idea was to highlight the historical genius loci, and with appropriate adjustments, to embrace it with contemporary design. Denisa Strmisková, the interior designer and scenographer, worked on the hostel’s design for two years. An organically arched hall, which leads from the reception to all the rooms, is different from every perspective and surprises you constantly when walking through. The hall’s shape is enhanced by the inconspicuous yet sophisticated use of light, for which the designer was inspired by scenography. Pure white plastering is in contrast with the black details as well as the carefully chosen pastel colors, which were used for upholstery of the sitting furniture arranged into intimate areas. The hostel itself is constantly expanding. Common areas will be extended with an outdoor terrace with an original kitchen island for summer grill parties and a pergola with an outside cocktail bar. Construction of a spacious cafe and a restaurant next to the reception will begin in the second half of the year.
▼充满透视感的走廊，the organically arched hall
▼隐藏在墙壁中的照明系统打造空间感，the hall’s shape is enhanced by the inconspicuous yet sophisticated use of light
ADDRESS:Koželužská 31, Olomouc, Czech republic
CLIENT: Long Story Short
PROJECT: Hostel 1000 sqm
LOCATION: Olomouc, Czech republic
TYPE: Interior design
PHOTOGRAPHER: Josef Kubicek
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Denisa Strmisková
COLLABORATION: MOARE Retro Objects (vintage furniture), Master&Master (custom made furniture), Studio Kosatko (graphic design), David Minarik (drawings)
TEXT: Adam Štěch