Thompson Washington DC hotel subtly draws on city's nautical past


New York studio Parts and Labor Design has taken cues from Washington DC's maritime past to create the interiors of a hotel in the city's Navy Yard neighbourhood.

Thompson Washington DC is an 11-storey hotel by local firm Studios Architecture with interiors by Parts and Labor Design.

Located in the city's southern Navy Yard neighbourhood, the hotel has 225 guest rooms, an Italian restaurant called Maialino Mare and two rooftop bars.

The design draws upon the hotel's historic industrial site along the Anacostia River, with interiors that are a soft, warm subtle interpretation of its nautical past.

"The interior acts in contrast as a softer, more gentle response to that same history where you can see craft and construction celebrated in the details and level of customization throughout the hotel," said Parts and Labor Design.The studio designed the hotel with contrasting colours and materials, particularly white surfaces and dark woods. A layering of cream, brown and blue defines the aesthetic.

"Combining inspiration drawn from sculptural art forms, repurposed industrial warehouse buildings, the structure of ships, the craft of their construction, the beauty of their hulls and skeletons or exo-structures, the repetition and symmetry worked together to create a rhythm for the project," the studio added

Parts and Labor Design custom made the majority of the furniture and lighting in the Thompson Washington DC hotel.

Cream and blue-tone rugs and furniture and sofas in a dusty seafoam colour are used to soften the communal spaces, with accents of yellow and black are interspersed throughout.

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