MOND is a small boutique hotel on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The four-room hotel overlooks the rough rocks, palm trees and the ocean. The concrete structure was designed by the Swiss architects Abraha & Achermann and built by locals. Clean lines are complemented by tropical elements and materials.

The branding system refers to similar values – the clear typography is complemented with tropical textures, a rich colour palette and photographs.

Complementary to the visual identity, spaces and objects were designed. The hotel’s shop and rooms were equipped with a specifically designed shelving system made of local rattan. Ceramic clothes hangers can be found in the bathrooms and the inner courtyard was covered with a huge fabric dyed with classic batik techniques and wax-painting. The main entry sign was produced locally from ceramic in collaboration with Jessica Fernando and is directly attached to the exposed concrete walls. The rest of the signae-system was laser-cut out of brushed stainless steel.


Hosts: Jessica Fernando & Renato Kümin

Architecture by Abraha & Achermann

Photgraphy by Ryan Wijayaratne