Matthijs van Cruijsen and Ina Meijer are designer duo INA MATT. They were responsible for the interior design of the hotel and have managed the AMFI students who fitted out the rooms. Essential to this process was to find a form which strongly emphasized the characteristics of the individual designers. The work of Ina-Matt is open to randomness and coincidence, which lends their projects a distinctly human signature. The main themes of their work are light, space and tactility.
In Hotel The Exchange these are expressed in the design for the runners, with yarns made from surplus goods, and in the design of the tiles, which are the skin of the building. This inside-out tile which they created together with Mosa has a dull structure that has been glazed, inviting to touch.
Other designs by Ina-Matt include the private houses of Anthon Beeke and Li Edelkoort, Restaurant ‘Laurier’ for Galeries Lafayette in Paris, the linen wall covering and the restoration colours for the Council of State, and at the moment a village hall and school in Pinjum, Friesland, which is also the location of their studio.
INA MATT work from a generic approach in which logistics, spacial design, materials and use of colour, graphics, special furniture and textiles are developed from one central vision. Next to their design of Hotel The Exchange, they also designed Café STOCK and the former shop which is now Hotel The Exchange's webshop: Options!
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