Vegan Aparthotel Seamlessly Integrates Ethical Living into Interior Design

In a ground breaking endeavour that marries history, sustainability, and ethical living, architectural firm krea.tina has unveiled PLANTONIA, Poland’s inaugural vegan aparthotel.

Nestled within the walls of a historical tenement house in Krakow, PLANTONIA stands as a testament to architectural innovation and compassionate design.


The vision behind PLANTONIA was twofold: to honour the building’s storied past while championing vegan principles and ethical construction practices. Rejecting materials derived from animals and eschewing unethical manufacturing processes, krea.tina meticulously curated every aspect of the aparthotel’s interior design to align with these values.

At the heart of PLANTONIA’s design ethos lies a commitment to vegan-friendly materials. From climate-neutral marmoleum to recycled carpets and repurposed textiles, every element was thoughtfully selected to minimize environmental impact without compromising on aesthetics or functionality.

One of the key challenges faced by the krea.tina team was the integration of fully functional kitchens into each guest room. Undeterred, the architects devised a systematic approach, delineating adaptable zones within each unit to ensure seamless yet personalized experiences for guests.

Beyond functionality, PLANTONIA embodies the essence of veganism in every facet of the guest experience. Tranquil lobbies, eco-vegan libraries, and versatile workshop areas echo the values of mindfulness and ethical living, while amenities such as a relaxation area and vegan pantry offer respite and nourishment for body and soul alike.

Despite navigating stringent regulations for hotel construction, the krea.tina team remained steadfast in their commitment to veganism. Sourcing vegan alternatives for materials such as wood, cork, and plant-based fabrics, they demonstrated that creating vegan interiors is not only feasible but also within reach without resorting to unconventional solutions. ‘Sometimes we don’t even know that a given material or ingredient is of animal origin. The best examples of this are adhesives and impregnations in everyday objects, such as beds and chairs,’ shared the team.

With 24 meticulously designed apartments ranging from 25 to 68 square meters, PLANTONIA offers guests a sanctuary of sustainability and compassion. From yoga classes to self-service laundry, every aspect of the aparthotel reflects a dedication to innovation and ethical living, setting a new standard for hospitality on a global scale. PLANTONIA is more than just a place to stay—it’s a testament to the transformative power of design in creating a better, more compassionate world.

Images by ONI Studio via Designboom

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