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Supernova Hotel
Art Direction
Brand Strategy
Creative Direction
Identity Development
Spatial Design
Zondervan architecture
PION photography

A home on steroids

Much more than just a comfy place to sleep, Supernova Hotel is a contemporary concept that fuses sleeping, sipping and shopping in one. Supernova Hotel offers 38 rooms, a Superette nightshop inspired by the exotic tokos, and an intimate listening bar called Supper where bites and private label drinks are accompanied by the crackling sound of vinyl.

Rotterdam spirit entrenched

Contaínr Affaìrs was chosen to create the hotels’ conceptual approach, interior design direction and the brand identity development. Our approach was not to work from a design theme but rather from our own interest in life, surroundings, textures, materials, craft and patina. Inspired by the neighbourhoods rebellious but creative personality we re-created an atmosphere not yet present in other Rotterdam establishments.

Contaínr Affaìrs helped us creating a unique and refreshing spatial design and solid brand identity for our first hotel that feels familiar, established and like it's already around forever.
Glenn Severin — Founder

Vivid colors from out of space

The outcome was an unparalleled design that will only get better as visitors leave their own mark. Both intimate and open, we utilized colour blocking with ton-sur-ton combinations to dictate the different zones in a subtle but contemporary ode to the neighbourhood’s colorful nightshops. Supportive of the rich environment we created a straightforward brand identity that is highly adaptable with four different logos for paper, digital or spatial purposes.

Supernova revamps the outskirts of the —raw— yet cosmopolitan Kruiskade into a top destination. A place you want to see —and be seen in— .

A strategy driven agency championing food, beverage and hospitality industries


We interweave brand strategy, branding and spatial surroundings into multidimensional statements. By triggering business ambitions and visual aesthetics in equal measures, we enable boutique brands and multinationals to take the lead in this ever-evolving landscape. Since 2001 we have focused on the premium food, beverage and hospitality industry, creating from bottle designs to brand names, bars, books, boutique hotels and everything in between. These insights and experiences drawn us into innovation- related industries, which now have become a second nature to us.


Creative Direction · Packaging · Scenography · Spatial Design · Branding · Digital · Identity Development · Concepting · Art Direction · Brand Strategy · Web development

For further inquiries feel free to contact us at

Contaínr Affaìrs
Goudsesingel 208
3011 KD Rotterdam
The Netherlands
+31 10 42 54 997