The cosy and cool inner courtyard of the Kimpton De Witt Hotel in Amsterdam
Creating the feeling of home, down to the smallest details
Creating a place away that feels more like home than a hotel is the principle Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Inc. has applied to each of their 65 hotels for over 30 years. The boutique hotels from the brand that originated in the USA are individually managed and luxurious. One of the newest and best examples is the Kimpton De Witt, in the heart of Amsterdam, a city known for its friendly, relaxed charm.
About Kimpton De Witt
In its Amsterdam hotel, Kimpton De Witt takes inspiration from local design and architecture in all 274 rooms and nine suites. Ave Bradley and the architects commissioned to design the hotel have succeeded in combining traditional elements of the Renaissance with contemporary design. The hotel promises luxury and privacy and has been designed with style in mind, right down to the smallest details. This includes KARCHER DESIGN’s Rhodes ER28 door fitting as a lever handle set and sliding door roses EZ1602 in Cosmos black, selected to match the matt black bathroom fittings.
The modern bathroom of the Kimpton De Witt hotel rooms with the black door handle Rhodos ER28
Red Dot Design Award winner: Cosmos Black finish
KARCHER DESIGN´S Cosmos Black finish was awarded the coveted international Red Dot Award 2019 in the category Product Design – Materials and Surfaces. This year, companies and designers from 55 countries submitted more than 5,000 products and KARCHER DESIGN were as the winners of this esteemed prize, convincing the jury with the soft, matt Cosmos Black finish. KARCHER DESIGN´S Cosmos Black product range was also named a winner at the Muuuz International Awards 2018, a ceremony that celebrates the best in architectural and decorative design. The style’s scratchproof finish is resistant to tarnishing and the powder coating provides a smooth, stone-like finish that’s warm to the touch.
The perfect match
These black products are designed to fit alongside other high-quality room elements. At the same time, the black color contrasts with warmer wooden elements, such as ceiling beams and cupboards.
To create the award-winning finish, KARCHER DESIGN applies the paint as a powder coating to the stainless steel products. The electrostatic coating process is environmentally friendly and the result is not only scratch-resistant but also corrosion-resistant.
Cosmos black door handle Rhodos ER28 in a modern kitchen with black elements
Great success in architecture
This range has already been fitted in several hotels, as well as in many other buildings, for example in the Design Hotel Au Boeuf Couronne in Paris, the head office of Christian Dior Perfume and in one of the modern and stylish offices in the WeWork chain.
More from the Karcher Design Black Edition range
Due to this ongoing success, the Cosmos Black product line has been extended and is now available for sliding door handles, knobs and handles for frame doors.
For designs where a warmer aesthetic is needed, KARCHER DESIGN created Oil Rubbed Bronze – this dark brown offers a similarly smooth surface but with elegant bronze-coloured contours, offering variety within the Karcher Black Edition product range.
Corfu ER24 in the Red Dot Award Winner finish Cosmos Black matching with other black elements of this bathroom