- 18th-century gunpowder factory
- Restaurant stable doors
- Cool urban restaurant
- Feature wine display wall
- Open kitchen and wine bottle wall display
- Peter Lute – restaurant chef
- Hotel garden - pond and wall graphics
- Suite 5 – coordinating wall, sofa, floor, wrapped interior
- Mezzanine bathroom and boffi bathtub by Marcel Wanders
- Bathroom pixelated wall graphic
- Unique bedroom tucked in ceiling eves
- Suite 4 – tactile carpet, cork stool and smoke chair
- Wall decoration & floor lamp
- Macramé stair banister
- Bathroom wash basin
- Traditional bedroom - art deco themed
Lute Suites is a combination of visionary hotel and restaurant that takes design and cuisine to heights not normally associated with Holland's bucolic hinterlands. Marcel Wanders, one of Europe's most acclaimed young designers, was so inspired by chef Peter Lute's restaurant in the village of Ouderkerk (near Amsterdam) that he designed a hotel around it, on the site of an 18th-century gunpowder factory. The resulting complex is seven freestanding structures: three-level gabled cottages, each with kitchenette and living room, all facing the Amstel River.
Behind each successful concept is a person or team who - in a flash of inspiration or a moment of accidental discovery - thought it up and made it into a reality. Owners Peter and Marieke Lute, along with chef- Peter Lute, and interior designer, Marcel Wanders are the instigators of a new movement in how we travel and live today
Lute is located on the site of an eighteenth century gunpowder factory. The gunpowder mill in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel is a factory dating from around 1720. This national monument is made up of five houses. The building complex is listed because of the low, elongated facade with arched passageway.
Accommodation and Features
The Lute Suites are individually decorated with signature touches from the designer, including his famous "knotted chair", on display at New York's MOMA; liberal use of Bisazza mosaic tile and Boffi furnishings lend an air of modern elegance and high functionality. The obsessive attention to enriching the interior is a reflection of Wander's goal for the complex: to surprise, to delight, and to elicit a strong emotional response.