Lobby & Public Spaces, W Atlanta Midtown

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design North America
  • Company/Firm
    Virserius Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Virserius Studio
  • Architect
    Gonzalez Architects
  • Interior Designer
    Virserius Studio
  • Hospitality
  • Location
    Atlanta, USA
  • Project Date
    January 2019
  • Developer
    Gem Realty Capital

Virserius Studio’s concept for the W Atlanta is the recreation of our fictional character Arthur’s estate and secret garden, decorated with his awe-inspiring collection of art obtained during his world travels. The client's brief was to design spaces that would cater to a different guest clientele, to skew to a crowd full of flair and sophistication.

From the moment guests arrive they are transported into Arthur’s world. We wanted the space to reveal this new guest experience bit by bit. They are immediately welcomed by curved slats on the wall that caress and invite; this ties into the curves on the stairs in the lobby leading to the mezzanine. Also in the lobby are tiered terraces with amphitheater seating. We created grand custom light pieces, cascading abstract birdcages representing those Arthur collected during his North African excursions. Graphically we began with darker colors and went lighter to create depth and layering. For the bar and lounge, we created a larger space providing seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living, allowing guests multiple areas to socialize. Arthur's global sensibility is on full display, curated with one-of-a-kind pieces throughout.