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ed, yellow, pink, orange ... all colors that everyone should have in own home. They are not only used to give a warm touch to the house but to make it more welcoming and pleasant. A right furniture helps us to feel good inside: more relaxed and free. Like our wardrobes, even the houses need to be rejuvenated and renewed with some living pieces - for this you find our new selection of design trends of the bright colours. Instead, those who aren't keen on strong colors, in the latest news section, can find some "more traditional" new pieces. If this is not enough, I suggest you visit the international design fair in New York - ICFF. This is a boutique furniture event for decorators, designers and all passionate people by design. In this edition you find the main information of the exhibition and a selection of some new pieces that you will find directly at the fair. I've also provided with a city guide: from luxury hotels to nice restaurants and great places to visit there. As cherry on top I reserved you the first project in NYC by Zaha Hadid Architects that highlights perfectly how with just one right object you can make a room more pretty. Afterwards you can get some ideas from a series of projects that involved the creation of materials such as stone, wood and marble with the aim to bring people and nature closer together.

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Design trends Choose any object of our new selection to make your home warmer and more welcoming. Uzbek Fabric by CLARKE & CLARKE Journey down the Silk Road with this exotic woven product in contemporary jewel shades. Capturing the heady atmosphere of the ancient luxury trade routes of Bukhara and Tashkent, catwalk ikat fashion influences making this an intricate collection.

Hostess Interpreters Models Promoters Stewards Photographers For Fairs, Conventions, Business meetings and Shows




The Playhouse Cabinet by SCARLET SPLENDOUR

Canopy Wallpaper by TEMPAPER

Dorset Floor lamp by Calèche

Save Empress Wu Large Cabinet by MINEHEART A shared desire for contrast and a bold vision to redefine classical ideas of beauty for the modern age has led to a collaboration between Jacky Tsai and Mineheart where ‘Past meets present, and East meets West’. Jacky’s fusion of traditional Chinese artistic techniques and references are combined with Mineheart’s passion for contemporary design.

Landscape Flame Print by CLARKE & CLARKE


Angui Shelf by AYTM It’s sophisticated piece that will enhance your personal style.

Applique Lamp by SIRIUS

Cherry Ornithological

Iris sconce

Sketch cabinet by MINEHEART

Rewire Magazine Rack Magazine holder by TRE PRODUCT

Lamp by SIEMON & SALAZAR The iris sconce is a combination of ancient crafts and forward thinking.

Infinity Dressing table by LUISA PEIXOTO

Jal Mahal Sofa by ALMA DE LUCE

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la Casa di GiĂš House sharing / Bed & Breakfast


Maxima Wall light by Calèche

Daisies Wallpaper by TEMPAPER Designed by Novogratz. Embrace your inner flower child, because the world needs more free spirits.

Bronx Lamp by PIETER ADAM

Stilla Table by AYTM Stilla is the perfect solution as a lovely bedside table or as a coffee table in the living room.

Half-Step Mirror by BOWER STUDIOS

Isis and Orisis

Stella Coffee table by SCARLET SPLENDOUR The table is delightful in any interior space. Its small in size but never unnoticed!

Cabinet by ALMA DE LUCE “I‘m Isis, lady of the moon and magic, Looking for you, my love, In the solitude of my days. You, Osiris, lord of the sun and of Egypt, Are the reason why I live! How could Seth do such wickedness Against our love? “



Meghalaya Mirror by ALMA DE LUCE


Digital Chaiselongue by PHILIPP ADUATZ The sculptural design language is realized by the use of an innovative digital fabrication technology that allows to 3D print very detailed concrete geometries in a very fast time.


Circus Side tables by ESTUDIOBOLA



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1. Toorak Residence Bespoke masterpiece. This modern and glamorous bedroom is the perfect restful retreat with a level of class and sophistication. The artwork, hanging proud above the bed, is the hero injecting color into the space. The linen, bedhead and the American oak bedside tables create the perfect neutral background for the pop of color in the form of cushions and the occasional leather chair.



2. Henniker Mews This exquisite bedroom is in what was once Aston Martin’s original garage. Together with this special history, value was added by increasing the property from a 2 bed to a 3 bed, and creating a terrace. A beautiful little gem of a mews renovation by www.bergmaninterior


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3. Penthouse in Zagabria The room begins with a corridor full of wardrobes until it leads into the harmonious bedroom. A palette of light colors between white and beige makes this room a little gem to be experienced.


4. Malvern Residence 2 This master bedroom is all about luxury, with its generous size and with old-Hollywood glamour atmosphere it is fit for a King or Queen. The color purple, associated with royalty, is a great choice for this room adding extravagance, contrast and vivacity. The luxe purple velvet upholstery used on the bed is echoed in the ceiling paint and balanced off in the rug with a geometric Greek Key motif.


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5. Penthouse in Zagabria Study of the interior design of this bedroom with view in the capital of Croatia, a contemporary taste that plays on the balance between dry and elegant shapes and materials that do not want to give up the heat. Large spaces and communicating environments transmit serenity and guarantee a good rest.

LATEST NEWS The 30th Anniversary FENDI Casa celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, 30 years of intense and fruitful activity in the name of an elegant style, made of craftsmanship excellence and continuous experimentation, which over time has defined new codes of living. In 1988 Alberto Vignatelli and FENDI present the first collection of FENDI Casa furnishing accessories with the aim of furnishing the rooms in the same way that the Roman Maison approaches fashion: a pioneering project in the luxury furniture sector, which for the first time he sees a fashion company launching a line of furniture and accessories for home decor structured on a global offer.

Chic seating Odette Due Chair designed by Andrea Parisio is an ultra-light dining chair with smooth curves and a removable cover.

Lovely blue Conceived with the same aesthetic DNA as the Honeycomb cabinet, this sideboard can make your room breathe and aquire an inspiring atmosphere. Designed as a completely functional art piece, this sideboard can fulfill most of your storage needs.

Imperfect square Getting its' inspiration from the ancient Greek naos, the central cult structure of a temple this marble and polished brass center table is a promising design reference. Naos Center Table is characterized by its strong shape and vibrant details. A simple yet elegant masterpiece. www.

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Geometric marble The zenith between elegance and balance, the Suspicion console is daringly sculpted in stone and fills any room with lavishing luxury. This console is the epitome of intricate equilibrium, joining marble with fine brass lines.

The modular sofa from the new Harold collection designed by Andrea Parisio is the synonym of versatility as a possibility of ample and multifaceted personalization. Configurable elements with different armrests and back cushions allow you to express your fully imagination and furnish your living room at best.

Luxury experience Inspired by one of the most intrinsic forms of nature, this Honeycomb Cabinet transforms your home into a transcendent and inspiring place. The honeycomb visual form hides a pixelated floral draw that serves as a motto to the logic of an entire piece inspired by nature. The homogeneous and sweet form ends in a robust solidify of sensations that complement and confront each other on the same line of context.

New showroom The 100 sqm space has four windows facing one of the most prestigious street of the “Quadrilatero della Moda�, the Milan district of fashion and luxury shopping. In Via Borgospesso 18, Porada opened the new Milan Showroom Porada that presents most popular products of the latest collections in a warm, charming atmosphere.

Fashionable in kitchen The Reversible Aprons corduroy versus dessin are available in 4 different combinations. Handmade by skilled craftsmen and wearable on 2 sides. Makes this apron unique!

Let’s play! The Theseus Table Tennis Table flagship model showcases its elegant arch in poetic and flawless luxury design. Custom handcrafted by skilled artisans, the Theseus table tennis tables come in Bamboo, Teak, Brushed Aluminum, or alternatively, in a highly complimentary Navy or White finish.


ver the past four editions ICFF has transformed itself from a boutique contemporary furniture event for local decorators, designers and students into the International design platform for North America. While ICFF will be celebrating its 30th year when it takes place May 20-23, 2018, the Fair is a far cry from what you may have experienced just 4 or 5 years ago. Long a collection of 150 or so local and U.S. based smaller producers of contemporary furniture and lighting, ICFF has morphed into a +900 exhibitor Fair encompassing 180,000’ of space and taking over the entire first level of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The Fair’s 36,000 attendees are architects, interior designers, developers and luxury retailers from 50 states and 25 countries.

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ICFF is only about original design, curated to present what’s best and what’s next from all over the world with a majority of exhibitors coming from outside of the United States. We sat down with ICFF’s show director Kevin O’Keefe to learn more about how ICFF has evolved over the past 30 years and what to expect at this year’s edition.

Did ICFF attendance change? ICFF: Because we added literally hundreds of new exhibitors and thousands of new products at every edition over the last four shows, the ICFF attendance has really grown and changed. Every year, we experienced double digit attendance growth and the audience morphed from local decorators, designers and students to senior architects, interior designers, the largest and most important developers and the top luxury and boutique retailers from all over the globe. The exhibitors saw tremendous success and came back every year even bigger and with more new product launches. Why did ICFF change? ICFF: The Fair was clearly drifting for many years and other events began to spring up taking advantage of a fully recovered luxury design market in the U.S. so we decided to grow ICFF from a small, local boutique feature to a major global design platform. How is that accomplished? ICFF: A new team visited the top global design events in the world and invited the best and brightest exhibitors to join us in NY. With the U.S. luxury design market rebounding, companies wanted to be a part of the growth in North America. Country governments were encouraged to help their companies tap into the U.S. market and many took up our offer and came on board. 42 | G&G _ Magazine

Did ICFF add any special features? ICFF: Every year we added major new features from on floor rapid prototyping of art objects by top designers to showcasing emerging designers from 10 countries and also introduced a Gallery section. How does NYCxDESIGN fit into this? ICFF: In 2013, the event was introduced by New York City around ICFF as the anchor event. In 2014, ICFF decided to fully engage and support NYCxDESIGN with the goal of positioning NYC as the global design capital. The five boroughs are home to +50,000 designers, and the top 50 architectural design firms in the world- colossally more than any other US or European city. In 2016, we introduced the NYCxDESIGN Awards with Interior Design Magazine, recognizing design excellence across all design disciplines. The Awards and Party are now a major “must attend� production held this year at an amazing new venue- Pier 17 in the Seaport District. NYCxDESIGN, anchored by ICFF has grown to over 500 events and 250,000 participants.

An ICFF Silent Auction- how did that come about? When IIDA asked ICFF to host the Education Fund Award, we learned that this program was created to honor the memory of Anna Hernandez, a visionary textile designer who succumbed to Alzheimers at the age of 56. ICFF wanted to create a major industry “give back” to support the great work being done to defeat Alzheimers- a worldwide epidemic touching the lives of all. All 900 ICFF exhibitors will have the chance to donate pieces to be auctioned off at the Fair with the proceeds directly benefiting the Education Fund and The Alzheimer’s Association. We know our industry will step up as will all the supporting media… it’s a great cause and we are thrilled to be a part of it.

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Wood obsession New pieces from ICFF


1. MULTIPLE PENDANT LAMP Stickbulb 2. NIDO CHAIR EstudioPersona 3. UNA CHAIR EstudioPersona 4. RIVAGE BEACH CHAIRS Jetty14/MMCite 5. SIENNA TEN CHAIR Sun at Six 6. SLING DINING CHAIR m.a.d. Furniture Design 7. SIENNA YUCCA STAND ROUND Sun at Six 8. SIENNA RISE BOOKSTAND Sun at Six

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Planika Fires is a world leader in the production and distribution of advanced bioethanol fireplaces as well as wide range of indoor & outdoor gas fireplaces. With the appropriate amount of time spent on designing and carefully selecting materials, manufactured in Europe, Planika Fires has already succeeded in more than 80 countries around the world. Today, Planika sells its products worldwide and has more and more appreciation among clients of private and public sector, as well as architects. Our success lies in designing a new form that corresponds with constantly changing technology. By customizing the length and color, our fire inserts can be modified to fit any project. By placing several units together, it is possible to create an endless line of real fire. Planika provides people with the primeval element of fire dressed in the highest quality design.

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Back to the basics New pieces from ICFF 1. WHISKY CASK SERIES Sanzone Studio 2. GIO WALLPAPER Tempaper 3. BAROCKSPIEGEL Lobmeyr 4. BRYCE LAMP Stone and Sawyer 5. CREDENZA DRAWER CABINET smilow design 6. UNTITLED BY ALBERT OEHLEN The Skateroom

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NoMad NoMad New York is housed in a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been fully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by French designer Jacques Garcia. The hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The design of the hotel was inspired by the Parisian flat of Garcia’s youth. The 168 rooms are residential in feel and decorated in his classic, timeless style. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom-designed furnishings and original artwork. The soaring ceilings throughout the public spaces provide a fine gathering place to enjoy dining, drinking and socializing. 1170 Broadway & 28th Street, New York, NY - 10001 Book at

Boro Hotel Designed by Grzywinski + Pons, the hotel’s 108 guestrooms, studios and public spaces offer a fresh perspective by blending modern, minimalist interiors with the structure’s original concrete and cinderblock bones. Thoughtful touches infuse warmth into the space to create an inviting environment, including hand scraped oak floors, painted pallet wood paneling, and design elements that incorporate leather, cork and sisal materials. While none of the 108 guestrooms are exactly alike, many boast spacious terraces and balconies, while all include high floor to ceiling windows showcasing panoramic views, custom-designed furniture and unique light fixtures. 38-28 27th Street, Long Island City, NY – 11101 Book at

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Refinery Hotel Refinery Hotel is the leader in the revitalization of New York City’s Garment District. The hotel’s design draws on the building’s past combining raw elegance in the guestrooms with refined public spaces. This 197-room property includes fashion-forward loft-like guest rooms featuring custom furniture, original artwork and industrial-chic design.. The property hosts Parker & Quinn, an American bistro, Winnie’s Jazz Bar, and Refinery Rooftop, a stunning 3,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop lounge with views of the Empire State Building. Since the hotel was a former hat factory, it continually supports emerging and established brands in the art and fashion industries in the Hat Box. 63 W. 38th Street, New York, NY - 10018 Book at

The Michelangelo The Michelangelo hotel combines elegance and practicality, design features and classic luxury details, a stylish reflection of the city’s eclectic multicultural spirit. In the heart of Manhattan, between 51st Street and 7th Avenue, its unique blend of style and authentic Italian hospitality make it one of the finest luxury hotels in New York. Its 179 rooms and suites, decorated and furnished in a striking expression of absolute comfort and luxury, are among the largest in NYC. The Lounge Bar is an ideal location for a relaxing drink or appetizing aperitif before sampling the city nightlife or indulging in a sublime dining experience at one of the many starred establishments nearby. 152 West 51st Street, New York, NY - 10019 Book at www.

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The Bowery Hotel Located on Bowery and 3rd Street, the hotel is home to a warm and welcoming lobby, complete with a crackling fireplace, antique chairs and sofas hand-picked by designers Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson, and darkwood panels. Adjacent to the lobby is The Lobby Bar, which captures the same charm with plush furniture and a deep color pallet, making it a favorite destination for those looking to socialize and indulge in a cocktail. The hotel’s 135 guestrooms offer comfortable accommodations, including Queen or King beds, hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, Oushak rugs and rich furnishing which combine elegance with old world ambiance. 335 Bowery, New York, NY - 10003 Book at

Roxy Hotel The Roxy Hotel lives in a triangular, red brick building that favors clean classic lines with bold punctuations of color. Its signature cast-iron detailing was inspired by the industrial materials that appear throughout Tribeca, and the glowing, Art Deco-style marquee evokes the city’s love affair with entertainment. Out front, the iconic, castiron clock is a nod to the towering, turn-of-the-century timepieces sprinkled throughout New York. Inside, the feeling is tranquil with glimmers of Regency and Art Deco. The 10,000-square- foot central atrium offers a dramatic vaulted core reminiscent of grand cathedrals and Hitchcockian mid-20th century buildings like the old Penn Station or the Singer Building. 26th Avenue, New York, NY - 10013 Book at

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Gramercy Park Hotel Gramercy Park Hotel, a luxury bohemian enclave, is one of the iconic, legendary venues whose stories almost literally reverberate through the wooden beams of the soaring Julian Schnabel designed lobby. New York is in constant motion and ever changing, and while new hotels spring up almost daily, few have the substance and character to be labeled an original. Throughout nearly half a century of off the wall rock & roll ragers happening amidst a sublimely curated art collection that is featured throughout every inch of the building, Gramercy Park Hotel remains a fixture for those with an independent spirit, as well as those seeking a quiet, elegantly baroque refuge in bustling Manhattan. 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY - 10010 Book at



Beebe’s Beebe’s is a new restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of the Boro Hotel in Long Island City. The inviting all-day restaurant features a pizza menu from acclaimed chef Lou Tomczak, formerly of Paulie Gees and more recently Emmy Squared, that highlights crispy thin crust pizzas, topped to the edge, which pay tribute to New York’s original style pies from a century earlier. The pizza is complemented with a menu of New American cuisine with Italian and New York influences, featuring new takes on classic meat, pasta and market driven dishes created from the hotel’s chef. 38-28 27th Street, Long Island City, NY – 11101

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Locanda Verde It is the TriBeCa neighborhood taverna serving Chef Andrew Carmellini's soul-satisfying urban Italian menu. The location offers a wide range of different dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner: every culinary experience is accompanied by fine wines. 377 Greenwich St, New York, NY - 10013



The Norm The Norm is a restaurant concept inspired by the cultural diversity of Brooklyn. Led by Michelin-starred Chef Saul Bolton, the menu encourages a gastronomic exploration of the borough’s multi-cultural heritage, incorporating Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Indo-Chinese and all-American elements. Designed by Anda Andrei, Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture and Design DPC, the space is inspired by the museum's maze of secret and mysterious storage spaces. 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY – 11238 58 | G&G _ Magazine

Photo by Eric Medsker

4 Fairfax Fairfax is an all-day neighborhood cafe and wine bar. Come on in early for coffee and pastries to stay or go, settle in for a light lunch and the newspaper, or swing through at night with friends for a bottle of wine and a full-on dinner.

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Blanca Hidden within Roberta’s Garden is Blanca, the 13-seat “temple of gastronomy” features an extended tasting experience. Described as “dazzling” and an “epic food adventure,” Blanca received its second Michelin star in 2015 alongside a threestar review from critic Pete Wells of The New York Times. Clear views of the exhibition kitchen anchor Blanca’s simplistic design, reflecting the chef’s purist intentions with exposed rafters, stark white walls, and subtle pops of greenery. After checking in at Roberta’s host stand next door, diners sit at the porcelain chef’s counter in re-upholstered bucket seats sourced from vintage Corvettes—a callout to the space’s former use as an auto body shop, as well as Chef’s proclivity for racing cars and motorcycles. 261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY - 11206

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The Django Descend into The Django and you’ll feel like you’ve entered another world. The new subterranean jazz club, with its vaulted ceilings, paint peeling into layers of emerald, sage and persimmon hues, and vintage lighting fixtures, was modeled after the boîtes of Paris. The venue consists of two cocktail bars, open dining space and a stage for live performances or meetings. The ne plus ultra: a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system. The Django offers crafted cocktails and small plates, all partnered with a brilliant entertainment lineup. 2 6th Avenue, New York, NY - 10013


Mountain Bird The Chef Kenichi Tajima and his wife Keiko run the quaint 31 seat French boutique restaurant of Tastings Social. The trinity of a good restaurant is FOOD, DECOR and SERVICE. The whimsy of Chef Kenichi’s food when mixed with the affordable price and authentic atmosphere makes Mountain Bird a necessary addition to the city’s landscape. It is truly a savvy Harlem neighborhood find. 251E 110th street, New York, NY - 10029

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8 Sunday in Brooklyn Sunday is a day that New York City restaurant veterans Todd Enany, Adam Landsman, and Chef Jaime Young never took for granted. After long work weeks, Sunday became a day to celebrate the city, the food and beverage industry, and family and friends. Living in Brooklyn for nearly a decade, it was about adventuring through their borough to satisfy their craving, whether it be the best breakfast sandwich, cocktails, dinner, wine, or cup of coffee. Now, they've turned those cravings into their next adventure. 348 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn , NY - 11211

9 LoLo’s . Executive Chef Raymond Mohan and Restaurateur Leticia Young opened LoLo’s Seafood Shack in the Winter of 2014. LoLo's Seafood Shack serves up a variety of seafood from the coastal comfort foods of the Cape like sauced shrimp to Caribbean street eats like our crunchy conch fritters. 303 W. 116th St. NY - 10026

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The museum holds ourselves to the highest standards of curatorial excellence— from great art and original shows to beautiful installations and canon-expanding scholarship. It strives to create and present inspirational and transformative engagement with our collections, exhibitions, programming, and educational offerings, welcoming all visitors with respect and a true sense of hospitality. Hours: W, F – Sn 11am - 6pm; Th 11am – 10pm 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052 Visit:

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Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the 1,776 foot tall One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory™ provides unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters. Hours: M – Sn 8am - 9pm 285 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10007 Buy tickets on:


The New-York Historical Society was established in 1804 as New York's oldest museum. Its eleven founders all lived through the turbulent years of the American Revolution and the British occupation of New York. These men believed that New York’s citizens needed to take decisive action to preserve eyewitness evidence of their own historical moment, which they recognized as important, fearing “dust and obscurity” would be the inevitable fate of accounts and artifacts if left in the hands of private individuals. “Without the aid of original records and authentic documents,” they declared, “history will be nothing more than a well-combined series of ingenious conjectures and amusing fables.” Hours: T - Th 10am - 6pm; F 10am - 8pm; Sn 11am - 5pm 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024 Visit: 70 | G&G _ Magazine


Nitehawk Cinema is New York’s premier dine-in theater, pairing exemplary first-run and repertory film programming along with tableside food and beverage service. Nitehawk strives to enhance the cinematic experience with a creative framework by providing a specialty menu with fresh, local ingredients. Every month, the cinema offers several Signature Series programs each concentrating on a different corner filmdom. Its weekend brunch and midnight repertory screenings span a wide range of films, from 35mm rarities to new independent features. Hours: M - Th 4pm – 1am; F 4pm – 2am; S 11am – 2pm; Sn 11am – 1am 136 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11249 Buy tickets on:


The museum tells the stories of immigrants who started their lives anew on Manhattan's Lower East Side between the 19th and 21st centuries through the recreated apartment and businesses of real families in our two historic tenement buildings. The tenements housed over 15,000 working class immigrants from over 20 nations while they served as residences. They faced challenges: making a new life and working for a better future. In recognizing the importance of this seemingly ordinary building, the Tenement Museum has re-imagined the role that museums can play in our lives. 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 Buy tickets at:


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There is a powerful urban dynamic between the streets of New York and the High Line, a layered civic realm that has developed over generations and in many iterations. 520 West 28th conveys this contextual relationship, applying new ideas and concepts to create the latest evolution of the site’s rich history. Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher Photography: Hufton + Crow, Scott Frances

The split levels of the design define varied living spaces and echo the multiple layers of civic space on 28th Street and the High Line. These split levels are expressed within the interlocking chevrons of 520 West 28th’s hand-crafted steel façade which carries the spirit of Chelsea’s industrial past; its detailed workmanship continues the venerable tradition within New York’s historic architecture of enhancing the public realm.

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Designed and constructed with a practiced understanding of material qualities and manufacturing techniques, the façade conveys the attention to detail evident throughout 520 West 28th—brushed and tinted by hand to resonate with the adjacent structures of the High Line and its neighborhood.

The 11-storey 520 West 28th houses 39 residences with 11foot coffered ceilings, tailored interiors that incorporate Boffi kitchens by Zaha Hadid Design, and integrated technologies including automated valet parking and storage. With multiple cores to give most residences private elevator lobbies, the amenities of 520 West 28th include the wellness level with spa and 25yard sky-lit lap pool, sculpture garden, and entertainment suite with IMAX theatre.

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Within an established community of over 350 art galleries that has seen the High Line’s transformation from abandoned freight rail line to public park, 520 West 28th embodies a commitment to uphold the distinctive character of its neighbourhood; creating a building with its own architectural presence, yet very much of its surroundings.

PRIVATE RESIDENCE of Kelly Hoppen MBE Kelly Hoppen MBE’s latest 9000 square foot home in London is a homage to her talent as one of the most celebrated interior designers of our time. This stunning property boasts very rare extremist architecture as well as six bedrooms, bathrooms and walk- in- wardrobes, a study, a gym, a laundry and flower room, a large open-plan high ceiling living/dining/kitchen space, along with a breakfast area and underground parking. Having taken one year and three months to complete, Kelly Hoppen designed her new home in her signature style using her neutral, calm colour palette of taupe, whites, beiges and greys, complimented by beautiful pops of green, dusty pink, peacock blue, orange, bronze, nickel and rose gold. The designer’s love for texture is also obvious, enriching and adding a new dimension to the space. Design: Kelly Hoppen MBE Photography: Mel Yates

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The bespoke light in the entrance hall was designed by Herve Langlais for Galerie Negropontes. It is a great addition to the entrance and draws beautiful vertical lines that emphasize the height of the ceiling. This is complimented by the large vertical shutters, oriental runner cupboard, panel in specialist plaster and the lines in the sleek marble floor, that all reinforce the famous grid that Kelly designs with. The soft curves of the metal around the delicate round paper shades create the perfect balance. The area is tastefully accessorised and decorated with flowers and black and white photographs. The round mirror was found at Les Puces flea market in Paris. It was originally found in a train station in Eastern Europe, on the side of the railway. A striking image of Marilyn Monroe by Gene Korman hangs in the entrance hall as well as the imposing photo of Mohamed Ali by Flip Schulke. These are part of the designer’s art collection that she have been gathering over the years. Hoppen used up-lighting for the sleek stairs that lead you to the main open- plan living area, adding to the elegance of the space. The long marble ledge that starts from the entrance steps, runs against the wall all the way to the study located on the other side of the living area. This creates a continuity within the space and is a stunning architectural feature. Hoppen also uses this to display pieces she has collected during her travels, her home jewellery and artwork, which is easily interchangeable depending on her mood and the season.

The bespoke lighting has the capability to dramatically and softly light up the room, suiting all moods and ambiances. The stunning bubble lights above the seating area are designed by Kelly and stand in stark contrast to the straight lines of the lights above the dining table, yet they do not clash. The glass bubbles are almost floating and add to the balance of the main space. 84 | G&G _ Magazine

Kelly has seductively designed the living room with her love of hosting in mind. Great wooden panels were added to the impressive pre-existing columns framing the room. These add monumentality to the space, creating a grid from above and across the room. The pendant lights above the seating area and dining table were lowered to balance out the space. Indeed, balance was extremely important to bear in mind when designing this area of the house due to its vastness and open-plan nature. Naturally lit during the day, the dining room overlooks the living room and kitchen. Often used for special occasions and evening meals, the dining area is full of character. A large bespoke Kelly Hoppen pendant light, that took 6 months to produce, elegantly hangs over the beautiful 6 metres stone dining table.

The chaise longue, designed by Kelly for her e-commerce store adds to the relaxed ambiance of this lovely master bedroom as does the lovely Christian Liaigre bench in darker damask. 86 | G&G _ Magazine

The master bedroom, designed around everything Kelly dreams of is sensual, luxurious and breathtakingly beautiful. The delicate bedside lamps from Ochre are framed by clever ribbed panels that are part of the doors downstairs and cleverly add symmetry to the room. Texture is everything in this wonderful bedroom. Kelly’s fabulous walk in wardrobe houses her collection of vintage clothes collected over many years and is every girls dream and the designer’s sanctuary. The incredibly spacious dressing room houses all of Kelly’s stunning clothing and her many pairs of shoes! The space is decorated with large sensual black and white photography and a lovely photograph of Kelly herself by David Bailey.

The warm taupe vintage chairs are beautifully accompanied by two stools designed by India Mahdavi, which are used as side tables in this instance.

Kelly’s showstopper freestanding bathtub is her own design in collaboration with Australian bathware designer, apaiser. Made in reclaimed marble, this statement piece resembles the petals of a lotus flower and is inspired by a series of bowls that Hoppen designed for Wedgewood that, when stacked, created this incredible pattern and texture. Kelly has placed the bathtub on an elevated marble platform, lit up from underneath, for maximum impact. Concealed low- level floor lighting is an excellent way of washing the floor with light, creating an ambient effect. Niamh Barry was brought in to design this amazing loop chandelier for the master bedroom.

The light loops surrounding the bath and above make you feel like you floating in a very light cocoon.

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Bringing nature into the home is very important to the designer, especially in a bathroom. It brings life into the bathroom and should always be viewed as part of the decorating palette as it creates an illusion of space.

Be stylish at work T.ZED Architects created a unique and versatile sales office for KOA - a new development firm that will challenge what has been perceived as ‘normal’ in the development industry for too long in Dubai.

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Decorative Lighting: Tom Dixon, Superstudio Architectural Lighting: Delta Light Furniture and fittings: Nakkash Gallery Photography: Juliet Dunne

The objective of the KOA Sales Office is to provide users and visitors a sense of what KOA’s projects will offer to its clientele. The design brief required a more relaxed approach to sales, as well as an opportunity to showcase the multitude of natural materials as well as proximity to nature and the landscape in KOA’s developments. A meeting room was required for more intimate conversations as well as presentations. As the space sits within an office building, the Sales Office unit has three glazed elevations that capture sunlight throughout the day. This has caused the architects to think of ways in which to control the amount of light entering into the space, as well as the overall spatial configuration of the project.

A meeting room was required for more intimate conversations as well as client presentations. The brief requested that visitors feel at home upon entering the sales office, and the use of a home-style functional pantry with a floating kitchen island is where plans are showcased as if circling around a dining table at home. Here, visitors are greeted by a long corridor with solid white oak paneled wall that displays the project’s early days of inception to one side, and the city-scape on another. With the original brief in mind about challenging the status-quo when it comes to real estate, the architects wanted to re-think the user experience. Rather than conventional meeting rooms, the architects have introduced an open lounge area whereby guests are introduced to the KOA projects in detail before they are welcomed at the pantry high counter to review plans. The entirety of the experience is one of a domestic, warm welcome. The lounge area offers two settings: indoor and outdoor. These areas are determined by the use of differing materials.

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The glazed meeting room – a testament to the transparency of the who​le process – is where buyers can view videos on KOA’s developments. A marquee-effect ceiling dotted in warm incandescent bulbs choreographs the way into the heart of a nontypical sales office experience. Once in the nucleus, the space starts to play on a skewed perception of location by play on natural stones that define indoor and outdoor.

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The lighting strategy in the main sales area is that of subtlety, whereby a direct, functional​ source of light can hardly​ ​be identified. By use of natural American white oak​ ​panels​ ​on the ceiling​,​ the architects were able to create coves by providing cut-outs as necessary. Finally, the timber ceiling offered a continuation of the wall paneling as well as the pantry​cabinets, which then ultimately acted as the base material of the entirety of the space.


Posh, Sharp, Glamourous – this is how we could describe the stylish and fresh interior design creation by Ekaterina Lashmanova, a residential apartment for a young family. The refined work of Ekaterina Lashmanova, through an attentive dedication to details, reaches its apogee within this contemporary project, flowing into an inspiring bold apartment in the imposing city of Moscow, Russia. Ekaterina had the free pass to open the doors of the place and spend some time bringing to life the most tasteful trends. She designed more than a house – she created an inspiring and iconic place to live in. From the high-ceiling to the details of the curtains, everything is custom made, conceived by artisans – a constant search of singularity and perfection. Behind the inspiration of the talented Russian interior designer is a profound admiration for the Portuguese Design – and Boca do Lobo has a main role, leading as pioneer of a product design made to brake boundaries through the aesthetic and bring handcrafted artistic pieces into people’s day-to-day life. The living room shape has grand ceilings and large windows which the designers used to their advantage. The classical accents with fresh color palette are highlighted by the Wave center table due to its gold hammered finish and contemporary lines. Taking center stage, the creation by Boca do Lobo brings an unexpected contemporary vibe to the room. Blue hues and sensuous creams pair perfectly with the graphic flooring and the subtle gold accents in the lighting that extends throughout the apartment. 96 | G&G _ Magazine

True classics never fail to make an impression and this is certainly the case for the Wave Table from Boca do Lobo. Nowadays, the traditional coffee table is no longer the only way to decorate the living room; recently coffee tables are taking original shapes and designs that give the living room a whole unique look through unusual forms and new materials. Wave is an original and a stylish coffee table for a modern living room as it is also an unconventional center table for your sitting room. With great style and elegance it creates an exclusive ambiance to the modern interiors. Developed by a Portuguese jewelry artisan, this piece is made of hand hammered gold brass with a black mirror top.

Blue hues and sensuous creams pair perfectly with the graphic flooring and the subtle gold accents in the lighting that extends throughout the apartment.

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The bedroom’s pale touches and rich nishes screams comfort and elegance to one of the most important rooms of the apartment.

A glamorous bathroom portrays a funky style with its bold pink panels and the art nouveau gold mirror.

Portugal design experience

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Timeless pieces. Portuguese products give the finest materials an impressive sense of elegance. Scott Poufs Lust Cabinet Lust Sideboard Crown Dining Table Keira Chairs Bubbles Pendant

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The project was created from the beginning by a Portuguese luxury company, Jetclass. From concept to the final result. The clients asked for a house that can be both: luxurious and functional. They wanted open plan living spaces as the dining and living room opening out onto a sun drenched outside. Spaces needed to be bright & sunny, warm and inviting in winter and shaded, cool and protected in the summer. The home had to be modern in style - materials, roof pitches and proportions, and in internal finishes. It is a functional family home that responds to the client's needs. When it comes to design, the main consideration was to keep it simple, classy and modern. The more exquisite finishes and sober colours were used to maintain the consistency of the project.

Dixie Chairs Elle Dining Table Plume Painting Dixie Bar Stools

The team was inspired by the elegance of the classical with a modern twist. By using refined finishes the aim was to create timeless masterpieces in an everlasting sophisticated and luxurious family home.

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The aim was to create a family and cosy ambience never neglecting the glamorous and sophisticated way of living. For example, the soft colours used in the master bedroom were to create a graceful atmosphere and the soft yellow (a trend colour) and the mixing materials in the kitchen were to create a more modern and bold ambience. Every project is special for Jetclass as the team works side by side with the client. They work in order to create a home that is unique and that feels actually home to the clients. Any piece, any finishing, any touch is given to create the perfect atmosphere to the client live-in as they get to know the tastes, goals, needs, intents, way of living and thinking during the process. Moon Bed - in the search for simplicity in the contemporary style, the bed arises. Clean and straight lines characterize this creation.

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Hikari House is a residential project located in Bandung, Indonesia. In a house where people lives and grow, layout plays a significant part in the design of a residential house, which speaks about the connection and synergy between public, private and service areas.

Hikari House, which literally means “House of Light”, is designed to give users the experience of how natural lighting and time interact with architecture. The natural light that sips into the house will vary, not only by day, yet the light will constantly change following the movement of the sun towards the earth that changes throughout the year. In addition to natural lighting, air flow plays a role in this house. The flow is designed the way the house ‘breathes’ from the terrace and living area towards the dining and dry garden. Using the terrace house concept which creates a twist of the exterior and interior, made a different ambiance that blurs the boundaries of indoor and outdoor of Hikari House. Emphasizing the connection between outdoor and indoor, the pile that presents at the backyard is made at the same height with the eye level of the user that sits in the living room. This creates a stronger bond between outdoor and indoor elements. Then, the cactus garden that is seen from the dining room, creates a joinery of the outdoor to the indoor seamlessly. Furthermore, with the additional void space that exists besides the dining room, it makes the indoor space more spacious when the partition glass is opened. As interior design is a unity and is inseparable with the architecture itself, the interior of this house is stitched by the elements that can be seen throughout the building. Architectural approach, natural lighting, artificial lighting, furniture, decorative accents, up to the landscape that pleases, those are the elements that communicate and felt from the inside of the house.

The faรงade of this house is facing towards the west, with a solid look that gives the user privacy and prevents the interior from the afternoon sunlight glare.

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The form and material of the house represent the idea of creating a house with low maintenance. Furthermore, the explicit usage of material such as exposed concrete, ulin wood, and steel bars used for the exterior, this house creates an impression of a modern tropical house. 112 | G&G _ Magazine



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Set in a north-facing cove in Sydney’s vast natural harbour, the site borders a recreational park and a public pier which juts out into the bay. This element forms one axis for the site whilst a pristine beach, directly in front of the site, forms another.

From the principle park elevation that the new building appears as a collection of planes; a play on space, privacy and threshold. Graphite grey sail screens (made from “Kaynemaile,” a polycarbonate chainmail developed in New Zealand for the Lord of the Rings movies) are rigged just off the house providing privacy from the road. Timber cladding, plastered mass walls, a wood-clad soffit and the exaggerated sill of a bay window punched through the sail screens, are layered into further planes. This game creates depth in an otherwise linear façade and provides privacy whilst maximizing light and views to the park.

Set into this façade the stairwell is fully glazed; but wrapped protectively in a cloak of timber louvres. This gently curved outline contrasts with the surrounding crystalline box and mediates between the formal entrance and bedrooms above.

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Entry is at 90 degrees to the Bay, off the park. A ramp, edged by water, slopes gently up to the front door; the little rise adding to the sense of arrival. Here the “U� shaped plan of the house becomes clear; the entrance is a link between two wings, separated by an internal garden which, like an internal harbour, allows views through the spaces to the bay beyond. Seen from the courtyard a massive blank wall of the upper storey seems to weigh on the glazed levity of the ground floor, amplifying the bay view beneath it. The bayside wing of the house is one open plan space. Stairs, rather than walls, delineate the raised kitchen and family dining from more formal areas. These stairs extend seawards into the garden forming a line of axis drawing the eye out to the view and providing privacy from the public road alongside. The garden is raised above the towpath to provide additional privacy from the beach and to dissolve the distinction between the garden and bay from within. This is emphasised in the pool whose orientation and extension towards the water makes a clear connection between the two.

Architects, SAOTA, displayed their South African signature in this design with its sharp lines, light forms and the lush integration of nature which all combine to make the design feel at home in this special site. A playful character, the calculated blurring of boundaries and the fresh, layered composition bring into balance the domestic needs of a young family and the wow factor that this phenomenal site deserves. SAOTA’s sister company, the interior studio ARRCC, developed a refined dÊcor palette to suit the home and complement the client’s artworks.

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Materials were carefully chosen to site the house; the use of wood, white walls and travertine floors reflect the seaside setting. Off-shutter concrete is used as a playful accent which, like the rendered walls, appears almost soft and textured in contrast to crisp folds of screen and aluminium.

As architects in association, TKD worked closely with the client, ensuring that SAOTA’s detailed design was delivered and a dream home realized. Their creativity, perseverance and commitment to design excellence was a key success factor. Lighting design by Point Of View and landscaping by Wyer & Co. combined with the dedication of main contractor, Horizon, to deliver a quality home with an exceptionally high level of finish.

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The adventurous clients, in their 70s and 80s, had an impulse to build one last house which they refer to as their ‘departure lounge’. They sought a home which was exciting yet comfortable and big enough to accommodate family and friends. It was a courageous endeavor on their behalf considering the difficult and inhospitable nature of the site, but they were up for the

challenge. As architects we were excited by this and explained that difficult sites made for interesting architecture. The site resembled a quarry more than a suburban plot with a monolithic volcanic outcrop at its core. This large rock forms the centre-piece of the house design, a geological artifact enclosed within a vitrine, with living spaces wrapping around and over the top.

Natural light falls through ceiling apertures accentuating the contrast between the lightness of the skin and the weight of the earth.

This affords our clients the ease of single level living for the majority of the time. The three levels are connected by a lift, allowing disabled access from the garage to the top floor living areas and to the mid-floor home cinema, study, laundry and guest areas. Formally, the tent-like metal roof and walls are folded over and around the central volcanic rock creating angular sculpted spaces between. Natural light falls through ceiling apertures accentuating the contrast between the lightness of the skin and the weight of the earth.

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Basalt the local black rock of the region is what this site was about. We chose to build the house as an accretion on this rocky basalt outcrop with the same inherent material transformed. An outgrowth which was made of a mix of water, sand, cement and the granular basalt. Concrete finely honed to serve as refuge, to face the climatic changes that the site offered.

The house was conceived as a cast for human occupation, a refuge which trapped the views, the sun, the rain, the air, and became one with the cliff edge it stood on. Akin to the growth of a coral, the substance of the walls and roof dictate the experience of inhabiting the site.

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Photographs cannot express the sense of weight when one approaches, or the sense of release at the edge of the pool at the far end of the open terrace, the feeling of burrowing deeper enroute, past the stacked stones, to the lower bedroom. The house, a cast, an object for living, whatever you may call it, has transformed into a belvedere to minutely observe and sense the spectacle of nature, of shade as a retreat against the sharp tropical sun, the resurgence of life, a sudden BURST of green, when the hard pounding monsoon arrives, the waft of breezes filling the air with the fragrance of moist earth, the movement of stars across the very dark night skies. Stone has been used in many forms, based on use, wear, grip, texture. The dark saturated black mattness conjures a cool sense of refuge and calm.


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On the first floor, there is a salon and a dressing/sleeping room in the back for the mother. When windows are open, wind goes through the large space under the eaves facing the town. Lively activities arising here will add energy to the town. On the second floor, there is a writing/sleeping room for the father where he can enjoy the landscape of the next garden, and a dining kitchen also serving as a buffer of the couple’s lives.

This architecture has a simple plan reflecting the couple’s lifestyles, and wood over time gives the taste and warmth to architecture in various ways.

DRAKE’S RESTAURANT Canadian rapper Drake has just opened a restaurant called Pick 6ix in Toronto Pick 6ix is a partnership between Drake’s record label Ovo and Montreal chef Antonio Park’s restaurant group. The 178-seat restaurant, with a patio that seats 100 more, will be a cross between a casual restaurant, upscale lounge, and sports bar.

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The menu will reflect South American and Japanese influences. There will be a raw bar with seafood platters and sushi, “openface gyoza” that reference Argentinian empanadas, and “lobster spaghetti à la Montréal,” a decadent dish of butter-poached lobster over vealbeef bolognese and topped with Grana Padano cheese. A braised Korean-style short rib is inspired by a recipe from Park’s great grandmother, Food & Wine reports.

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The interiors specially the bathroom’s restaurant that was designed by Kroeze Interieur, and it feature Maison Valentina Symphony freestanding. The Symphony freestanding was inspired by a vision to understand the past and interpret it through cutting-edge technology and contemporary design, we have created this emotional freestand passionately inspired by music. Handcrafted with the finest materials, this breathtaking piece is of genuine style, ensuring mystery and elegance. The golden gives a luxury touch to every bathroom.

PARK HYATT MILAN An oasis of sophisticated contemporary luxury Park Hyatt Milan is an elegant five-star luxury hotel located in the historic center of Milan a vibrant international city and the financial hub of Italy. With an entrance on the discreet Via Tommaso Grossi, Park Hyatt Milan has direct access to the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. The Galleria, also known as “the parlour of Milan”, overlooks the square in front of the cathedral, another significant landmark of the city. The Galleria was returned to its original splendor after careful restoration, and in 2017 celebrated 150 years of everlasting beauty since its inauguration. The strategic location of the hotel is perfect for both guests on business trips and for those who want to discover the latest trends in fashion and design. The stock exchange and the financial district are just steps away, and the boutiques of the leading Italian and international brands are all concentrated in the so-called "Quadrilatero della moda” (or “fashion square”) between via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and Corso Venezia, all within walking distance of the hotel. 140 | G&G _ Magazine

There is more to Milan than just shopping: art and culture are just as important. The many galleries and museums scattered throughout the historic center are filled with a lively exhibition calendar: Palazzo Reale, Museo del Novecento, Gallerie d'Italia and Pinacoteca di Brera are just some of these prestigious locations. Teatro alla Scala, the great temple of opera and one of the most coveted stages in the world, stands in the square adjacent to Park Hyatt Milan. Situated inside a classic nineteenth-century building, Park Hyatt Milan was designed by architect Ed Tuttle. Since opening in 2003, the hotel has identified itself as the emblem of contemporary sophistication, integrating seamlessly into the urban fabric of the city while maintaining a strong international identity.

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At Park Hyatt Milan, take your pick from four elevated food and drink outposts throughout your stay. Dine on gourmet Italian cuisine at VUN Andrea Aprea that has two Michelin stars, helmed by Executive Chef Andrea Aprea. Mio cocktail bar, opening at 5:00pm and offering innovative cocktails for the aperitivo and after dinner. Retreat to Dehors, our stylish outdoor lounge, and enjoy an aperitif with a view, while. La Cupola offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and an all-day menu available in the other moments of the day out of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Besides the hotel offers delectable room service options 24 hours a day.

In the spirit of a classic contemporary style, the hotel's 106 sleek rooms and suites, spread over all six floors of the building, radiate elegance and enhance the original architecture and typical Milanese design. Neutral colors, travertine and choice textiles create a harmony that welcomes guests without pretension, and highlights the luxury of open spaces and natural light even in the bathrooms; extensions of the rooms themselves.

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Expansive windows and outdoor terraces offer sweeping views of the Milan skyline, including the famous Duomo Cathedral. The Italian marble bathrooms, furnished with deep soaking tubs and rainfall showers, provide a quiet retreat. Inside select suites, you’ll find revered masterpieces adorning the walls, plush Tai Ping rugs, handblown Murano glass lamps, and VIP welcome amenities.

Covet Club for design lovers

Discreetly tucked at the edge of Porto City, Covet Lounge Private Club is a premier private venue specially conceived for Design lovers. Born in the beginning of 2018, this is a concept idealized by a renowned American Design Company. A playful and chic place where special guests spend a pleasant time surrounded by spectacular high-end design creations while relishing a good appetizer and tasting the renowned Portuguese wine. “This is a desirable place, exclusive and available only to those who take design to the next level. This is a fantastic addition to international designers’ community. Only by invitation.”, says the CEO and Founder of Covet Lounge | Private Club. 146 | G&G _ Magazine

The upscale lounge meets modern inspiring interiors in the private club where black low ceilings, inviting glow and velvet curtains set the deluxe tone. Alluring corners fuse different design pieces with different styles in a unique elegant atmosphere, the perfect intimate gathering place for sophisticated premium members who look forward to boost creativity accompanied by a specialized team. The bohemian club welcomes in shades of warm red, green, and the ex-libris gold accents. Small and discreet work spaces are also informally set, pairing exquisite tables and comfortable chairs, along with a bar corner and a snooker table which broads the lively atmosphere.

Covet Lounge Private Club houses freethinking design discussions and appreciation, boosts inspiration of artists, designers, architects and all creative minds, offering jazzy music, a grand selection of cocktails along and a famous array of Portuguese food. It caters exquisite opulent affairs, corporate fĂŞtes and informal meetings and, of course, design celebrations supported by a personalized service and the finest amenities. Holding partnerships with the most notorious design cities around the world, such has Paris, Shanghai and New York, the Club is a playful and chic place where special guests spend a pleasant time surrounded by spectacular high-end design creations.

Portuguese design scene has been fastpaced as young designers are injecting a new contemporary verve into statement furniture and lighting, especially in Porto, the house of the most prominent handmade brands. The Club will certainly be under the spotlight of the major international design stars and a must-go destination in the arts scenario.

The selected World’s Best Travel Destination city is known for its whimsical scenarios and unexplored places. Covet Lounge Private Club promises to be one of the best hidden secrets strategically located by the mystic Douro River. The remarkable building, with notable architectural details that holds the glory from a noble past, opens doors to the Old Hollywood dark glamour of ancient times. The CEO and Founder says that “Covet Lounge Club is meant to be a luxury experience.” “One that can nourish all members’ five senses. The Club is prepared to receive guests, and a yacht is docked nearby to take visitors on a tour down the river”, he adds.

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Oporto is one of the most ancient European cities, stemming from the northern bank of the river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Oporto and its historical center is its surrounding landscape, the steep river banks providing a dramatic setting for the old town. Both the streets next to the river and the surrounding countryside have been classified as a World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Covet Lounge Private Club boosts the creative spirit of Interior Designers, Architects and decorators through a wide range of tools specifically created to answer all the professionals’ needs, who have to deliver unique and exclusive ideas to their most demanding clients.

This is a unique concept in the industry that aims to bring the Interior Design community together in order to celebrate design to the highest level.

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Many of the clients that contact us are seeking to fulfill a dream and this time it wasn’t different. In that cases our own clients many times are our source of inspiration and the starting point of a design with which they could feel identified. Christophe Penasse

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Antonio Ramirez was managing his pizzeria Albabel during more than 20 years in PicaĂąa when he decided to contact Masquespacio, having a dream to convert his old restaurant in a completely new one. Being passionate about gastronomy both on a national as international level, Antonio since a few years had the wish to offer a new food concept that fusions the Mediterranean kitchen with some Andalusian from its own roots and a touch of international ingredients. For this new adventure, counting with the support of his brother Rafael he aspired to have a space in which he could feel like at home.

That way the new space for Albabel in Picaña is clearly inspired by the Andalusian roots from their founders, through recognizable materials from the south of Spain like raffia, earth bricks, plants and overall decorative elements. The design seeks to fusion the most eclectic part of Andalusia with the sophistication of their craftsmanship. Like usual in many projects from Masquespacio, above the project includes a touch of explosive colors combined with patterns that represent the graphic inspiration of the Spanish creative consultancy. To be enlightened on the other hand is the use of olive wood furniture, including some chairs and stools made exclusively for the project with the most common wood in the south of Spain.

Located above Tre Torri station on the M5 line of Milan’s Metro network, CityLife Shopping District integrates a new public park with

We love to fulfill the dreams of our clients. Their passion for their job makes us to be connected closely to them and allows us to have the privilege to enjoy our work on a daily base. Ana Milena Hernández Palacios

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