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Minimalistic, Scandinavian design lights up Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida

By: Ghazar Kolian / 21 Oct 2020
Minimalistic, Scandinavian design lights up Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida
Timeless Danish lighting designs featured at the Florida hotel tell a story of history, creativity

Southern, Florida charm meets Scandinavian minimalism in Hotel Eleo's interior spaces. Inspired by a simple yet functional lifestyle and hospitality, each of the guest rooms in this hotel feature an array of timeless design pieces that give its guests a sense of inherent satisfaction of having just enough when considering aesthetic sustenance, human connection and modern needs as well.

Notable in every room, is the selection of lights. Inspired by the Scandinavian concept of Hygge, Hotel Eleo features lamps by the Danish lighting manufacturer, Louis Poulsen , to fit every room with timeless Danish lighting designs. The iconic PH 5 Mini , hangs over a circular table shedding light to where it's needed for reading or dining while, at the same time, creating a soft ambiance of soft, indirect illumination in the room. The seating area of the rooms are adorned by AJ table lamps , designed by world renowned Danish architect, Arne Jacobsen, who originally designed the lamps for the famous SAS Hotel in Copenhagen, in 1957. Complementing the geometric forms of the lights and the minimalistic setting of the rooms, the Yuh floor and wall lamps are placed on the sides of the beds due to their personalized functionalism where the form of the lamp shade is determined geometrically by the movement that the lamp shade performs on the stem, according to the personal needs of each guest occupying the room.


PH 5 Mini Pendant:

(featured in the Hotel ELEO guest rooms above the table)

The Louis Poulsen iconic design that was originally designed in 1957. It is the epitome of Danish design and culture. With its timeless design it is as relevant today in modern and contemporary spaces as it was when Poul Henningsen first designed it, in 1957.


AJ Table Lamp:

(featured in the Hotel ELEO guest rooms next to the couch)

The AJ lamps are designed by world renowned architect and designer, Arne Jacobsen, who designed the famous SAS Hotel (currently Raddison Blue) in Copenhagen in 1960. While designing the hotel architecture, Jacobsen also designed all of the hotel furniture, lighting, silverware, down to the ashtrays and hotel room door knobs. This year, we're celebrating the 60th anniversary of the hotel and Jacobsen's designs.


Yuh Floor Lamp:

(featured in the Hotel ELEO guest rooms next to the couch)

The Yuh floor, table and wall lamps are designed by GamFratesi. Danish architect Stine Gam and her husband Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. The duo created A minimalistic appearance with this lamp from a circular shape at the bottom to a linear opening at the top of the shade. The name Yuh is the phonetic form of ‘you', the letters representing the sound made by the voice to say "you".


About Louis Poulsen

Founded in 1874, Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer born out of the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function. The function and design of our products are tailored to reflect and support the rhythm of natural light. Every detail in the design has a purpose. Every design starts and ends with light. We believe in passionate craftsmanship that produces quality lighting, and we design products that are both pleasing to the eye and to the light. Our means are simple and beautiful design. Our purpose is to create an attractive ambiance that affects people and spaces. We design to shape light. In close partnership with designers, architects, and other talents like Poul Henningsen, Arne Jacobsen, Verner Panton, Øivind Slaatto, Alfred Homann, Oki Sato, and Louise Campbell, we have established ourselves as one of the key global suppliers of architectural and decorative lighting. Our products defy traditional product categories, serving and spanning the professional and private lighting markets for both indoor and outdoor applications.


About Hotel ELEO at The University of Florida

Hotel ELEO at the University of Florida, a 173-room boutique hotel, is located in Gainesville, Florida. The hotel is home to Covey Kitchen + Cocktails, offers flexible meeting and event space, features top-of-the-line equipment in the fitness studio, and is walking distance to restaurants, galleries, theaters, and stadiums on the University of Florida campus. For more information visit or call 352-565-3536


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