~ Habita Monterrey, Mexico// Joseph Dirand

Double WOW today with a look at the Habita Monterrey, an amazing looking hotel designed using a monochrome palette but certainly not dull, the strength of the interiors comes from the palette & it's consistent & playful use. The bonus is the dramatic views over the Monterrey skyline and the Sierra Madre mountains - I could sit out there for a while. Also making an appearance are design classics such as the Swan chair & I guess you could call the Cappellini Hi-Pad a classic now? Stunning interiors.
Habita Monterrey its the only design hotel in northern México, located in the residential area of San Pedro.
Designed by Monterrey-based architect Agustín Landa and Paris-based designer Joseph Dirand, the curvilinear tower rises up oasis-like from the desert. Known for his signature greyscale style, Paris based designer Joseph Dirand has designed the interior with his signature style: the lobby is all polished concrete, while the restaurant and lounge come with ranch-style antlers and vintage furnishings. It is in the rooms, however, that the chequerboard theme really comes into its own: white-washed floors contrast with blacked-out walls, white futon beds sparkle in the dark, and bathrooms come decked in black and white marble fixtures. The spartan feel of the rooms overspills onto the top floor terrace, where the bar and pool offer dramatic views over the Monterrey skyline. There are also touches of humour, such as the ‘So Vain’ logo on the full-length mirror.
As with all Habita hotels, the menu for the restaurant has been created by the young Mexican executive chef Enrique Olvera.

Images courtesy of Joseph Dirand & Hotel Habita Monterrey
Photography: Adrien Dirand