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Fall | Winter 2016

Fall | Winter 2016


CONTRACT & HOSPITALITY

FEATURES

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Color stories 14

A guide to color trends of 2017

Interview PEOPLE Stefano Boeri

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The subtle link between architecture, sustainability and business

Projects review Aman Tokyo

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A sanctuary of high-end hospitality

St. Regis

WONDER

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Dubai | Burj Al Arab | Sigge Architects, Kudos Design

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Santa Monica | Cassia | Montalba Architects

A game of light and shadow

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Chicago | The Boarding House | CBD Architects

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Paris | Le Grand Restaurant | Gulla Jonsdottir

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LondonHouse Chicago 1920s-style vibes meet contemporary cool

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Delhi | Taxi Fabric | Nasheet Shadani

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New York | The Beekman | GKV Architects Martin Brudnizki Design Studio

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Lake Iseo | The Floating Piers | Christo

An American in Dubai

EDP Headquarter Lisbon

Mar Adentro México

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Mar Adentro, a tiny archipelago on an infinite horizon

Le Vrai

100 Chicago | Pump Room @ Public Hotel | Dimorestudio

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102 New York | Edition Hotel | Rockwell Group,

The story of a brasserie in Milan

The Mark Manhattan

I.S.C Design Studio

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160 Dubai | Gold On 27 | Keane Brands

The Legend and the Celebrity

Ritz Paris

162 Georgian Bay | Grotto | Partisans

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164 Los Angeles | Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles Commune Design, Atelier Ace

15 Place Vendôme, a new look for the Grande Dame

M Social Singapore

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An explosion of energy

WHY Beijing

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A design hotel in a natural setting

Casa Alitalia Milan | Rome

104 A new home for those that fly Four Seasons

108 Five designers combine

for Four Seasons in Abu Dhabi

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A temple to cultivate the soul

Hotel St Marc Paris

122 Art Deco vibe for a bijou-style hotel W Sound Suite Bali

126 Record, remix and relax Kimono Restaurant Hanoi

130 Kimono Restaurant, cultural fusion Noguera Hair & Art Salon Barcelona

134 In the hair styling gallery Baglioni Hotel

136 Italian design culture in one of London’s most iconic venues G-Rough Rome

140 G-Rough: the new Dolce Vita Plaza Athénée Paris

144 An obsession with quality Coca-Cola HBC Italia Milan

148 New site for Coca-Cola HBC Italia Four Seasons Private Jet Toronto

152 Four Seasons Private Jet: comfort that is out of this world

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Boutique Hotels in China

154 Tradition and modernity among cities, history and nature

Monitor 167 A wide view on major international projects

Design inspirations 209 A selection of the most innovative products

for the contract sector by international brands

Next 231 A preview of the upcoming global projects

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240 Hotel chains: ongoing projects


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The many shades of design PAOLO BLEVE | Editor-in-chief

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or us, the arrival of autumn and winter heralds the start of a wonderful season. It also marks the release of our second Book of the year on Contract & Hospitality, which covers the most influential events, business opportunities and ideas forums and has pride of place on the desk of the most important designers and stakeholders in the sector. Having been delighted with the international response to our Spring/Summer edition last March, we are now proud to unveil our second Book, jam-packed with even more exclusive contents, interviews and ideas. It’s a bottomless pit of inspiration thanks to the fantastic work done every day by dedicated industry pros. The second Book has a large section previewing the on-trend colours for 2017, which have been identified on the back of cross-sector analysis carried out by ColorWorks. You can enjoy a whopping 240 pages on the Fall/Winter collection, browsing an array of hospitality projects hailing from all over the world and covering virtually every style imaginable. This really is the best in class of the fivestar hospitality sector. We discover the key themes running through the 21st Century’s best hotel design projects, where clean lines, varied textures and natural finishes come together in some truly sumptuous architectural settings.

The recently opened Four Seasons in Abu Dhabi, for example, screams style sophistication, a quality encapsulated by the stunning outer façade which dominates the city skyline, its pattern drawing comparisons with the texture of fine fabric. Both the headquarters and the hotel itself are a triumph of simply, geometric architecture, with neutral tones complementing the limitless potential of natural light and transparent glass. The new EDP building is Lisbon is another majestic achievement, a visionary workplace straddling a line between art, architecture and design. The Mar Adentro resort, meanwhile, is architectural beauty in its purest form: the place exudes creativity, with several leading international brands collaborating to create complex, entirely custom-made solutions, a plethora of expertise combining to stunning effects. We also discover how the charm of in Stile interiors is fast becoming the only choice for historic palazzos, luxurious hotels such as the Paris Ritz and lovers of the classical traditions. In Monitor, we look at some of the latest creations, with a particular focus on international brands. After our Spring/Summer debut in Pink (Quartz), the Blue (Serenity) colour of this edition confirms the passion we put in exploring the evolving market, confirming the international significance of the IFDM brand as we approach our tenth anniversary.

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WONDER. DUBAI | BURJ AL ARAB | SIGGE ARCHITECTS, KUDOS DESIGN The 10,000 sq m terrace of the Burj Al Arab projects out towards the sea, spectacularly redefining the building’s iconic shape. Dedon was a partner for the interior design project, creating over 700 pieces of outdoor furniture.

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WONDER. SANTA MONICA | CASSIA | MONTALBA ARCHITECTS

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The energy of a French brasserie combined with the fresh taste of South-East Asia. This is the dual identity of the restaurant Cassia, designed by David Montalba, located on the historic Telephone Building.

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WONDER. CHICAGO | THE BOARDING HOUSE | CBD ARCHITECTS

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4,000 bottles that create subtle waves of glass on the ceiling, in the Dining Room on the third floor of the Boarding House. 9,063 glasses of wine form the sparkling light installation of the Wine Bar.

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A guide to color trends of 2017 Two stories already told and two others to be revealed. The talks with the color expert Judith van Vliet continue to discover the international avant-garde movements that will influence the trends in 2017. An exclusive preview of the color palette that will infuse the world in the coming year

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e left you holding your breath. We interrupted the story halfway in the previous Contract & Hospitality Book of March, revealing only two of the four stories dedicated to Color Trends in 2017. Now the event continues with a fascinating journey through the global trends in the color universe for the coming year. Outstanding guide is once again Judith van Vliet, designer of ColorWorks Europe/ IMEA (BU of the Plastic&Coatings section of Clariant) and Vice President of Communications & PR of Color Marketing Group. She will introduce us to the variegated world of colors and the intriguing research and analysis method that leads to the coronation of the “colors of year.” We have already described how, every year, the five ColorWorks Centres of the world – São Paulo for Latin America, the Chicago centre for North America, Merate for Europe and IMEA, Taiwan and Singapore for Asia Pacific – define a color forecasting guide (ColorForward) at the end of a five-day workshop. This guide contains 20 color directions divided and identified starting with four macro-stories; that is, those underground movements, directions and paths emerging at the global level that influence society on many levels and in many spheres. In other words, every story speaks about a trend, and every trend is represented by five colors. Delonelination and Nebulove were the first social

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IFDM PRESENTS THE COLORS OF THE YEAR 2017 May I have your number and Honeymoons: two trend colors for 2017, analyzed by Color Marketing Group and narrated in the Color Stories of our March issue, are elected “Colors of the year 2017” by IFDM. They will dress the covers of the Contract&Hospitality Book in the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter editions for the next year.

tendencies to be illustrated. The first concerns a pervasive sensation of solitude, the second reflects the experiential multiplicity that is emerging today in personal relationships. In this way, colors symbolic of inner fragility (beige, blue, brown, orange and opaque pink) flank intense, encompassing tones like red, magenta, lilac, cognac and pistachio. The picture is completed with the two latest trends and the remaining 10 color directions.

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THIRD STORY.

Aesthetics

Coniuga et impera

Lurking into the deep

Goldfish torpedo

B unce!

Gran’ ma’a

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ANNOY FIRM OMIT

An anagram of My Information, Annoy Firm Omit is a play on words intended to exemplify the prevailing trend in the modern, globalised world: “It is a tendency of contrasts, containing two opposites: on one hand, the desire to share every detail of our lives, on the other, the attempt to best protect ourselves for privacy reasons from the technological intrusions that may arise,” explains Judith van Vliet. And there are many examples that support this research. Let’s take the Faraday mesh bag: a safeguard that, thanks to the specific material from which it is made, blocks radiation and prevents notifications being received. Then there’s The Deep Web, for keeping personal identity completely invisible, accessible through the anonymity network TOR. A new form of communication is also emerging from the young

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people of Generation Z, encrypted communication, a language in which Emoji are a meaningful component, as well as fun. The duality of the trend is reflected in the double chromatic range that represents it: on one hand, darker colors, such as Lurking into the deep (a very dark blue verging on green, like the deep sea or, more figuratively, the Deep Web) and Coniuga et Impera, once again with dark and mysterious tones, apparently black but with purplish hints and glitter inserts. On the other hand, the positive aspect of limitless sharing of trends and personalised marketing, is expressed in a fresh, decisive yellow called Gran’ma’a (the word “anagram”); Goldfish Torpedo is intense orange. Indirectly, this color is also linked to applications like Snapchat that instantly allows very brief exchanges of content. Finally, the pink of Bounce, a creative, lively color, even on a soft, flexible medium.


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COLOR STORIES

IT’S A TRAP!

Psychedelia, escape, intox/detox: these are some of the key terms of the fourth and last narrative journey of Color Trend 2017, It’s a Trap! People are annoyed, stressed, on the lookout for new aesthetics and beauty, new perceptions and new horizons. How to reach them? In the most varied ways! An always more common method is through taking drugs. “The statistics show that there was an increase of 80% rise of drugs confiscated in the airports of the United States between 2008-2012” . The phenomenon of the Hangover Doctor is worthy of attention: it is a private visit to cure a hangover in around half an hour. But this search of unexplored confines is also conducted with less invasive solutions. The Redemption Bar in London is swimming against the tide with a no-alcohol bar. In many cities, the Breakfast Rave Party, a place where it is possible to dance in the early mornings before work, is catching on. Another form of escapism increasingly in vogue is Virtual Reality; from Palmer Luckey’s well-known model Oculus

Rift to upcoming technological developments capable of recreating the weather and the sense of touch. So we come to the colors. This psychedelic world of distortion and exploration is first expressed in the pink of Mary Popsicle: this is the color that identifies the growing desire of adults to find a new identity, more playful and almost childish. The opaque white of Mindtrippin’ is clearly inspired by the world of drugs; while the pink & purple tones of Le Freak are a homage to creativity. Ripigliati! (Get yourself together!), thanks to its photochromatic effect represents the intox/detox phenomenon. Finally, acid colors are still trendy, such as the green of Where is the bus? is the color of virtual reality, the fusion of the real and unreal worlds. So we have reached the end of this journey, which has led us to the definition of the four Stories and the unveiling of twenty trendy colors in 2017. A journey that reveals how the evolution of a trend is underpinned by a process that is as creative as it is scientific, due to the way of relating, analysing and demonstrating data. ColorForward is the outcome of the perfect balance of these components.

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Where is the bus?

Ripigliati!

NEW STORIES 2018 The next appointment is in March, for Color Trends 2018 and the related stories, in our SPRING-SUMMER issue!

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THE SUBTLE LINK BETWEEN ARCHITECTURE, SUSTAINABILITY AND BUSINESS A conversation with architect Stefano Boeri about design and communication. A whirlwind journey through the last 20 years of a world in which a picture is worth a thousand words

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an you use images to construct sentences, conversations and thoughts, taking the monopoly of knowledge away from words?� In April 2007, Esperanto, the latest edition of Domus directed by Stefano Boeri and consisting only of images, opened with this provocative question. It was the beginning of a revolution for the world of communication related, though not exclusively, to architecture and design. Architect Stefano Boeri has left an important mark in architecture and interiors with projects that have toured the world, projects with a distinctive personality, combining his profession with his cultural and personal commitment, giving concrete form to his thoughts and desires and harmonizing his own ideals with the market. IFDM met Stefano Boeri for a conversation about his current vision of architecture and interiors, about what is happening in a still very distant world (not only geographically) like China, with an inevitable discussion of Made in Italy. Starting from that April in 2007.

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Following on from the opening words of Esperanto, what has changed over the last ten years? Many things have changed. In terms of images, we have seen the advent of social media and especially Instagram. Instagram goes beyond social media: it is a real communication platform that does not require translation, negating all linguistic differences.

approach to sustainability is an isolated case: the Chinese have realized that they cannot continue to deal with the urban migration of 14 million new residents each year by building new suburbs (the Beijing area is a megalopolis of 109 million residents). Today, China’s design request is to imagine new small cities that are very dense and place

Instagram is more universal than Esperanto. In the world of printed paper, the 2007 proposal is still open – no one has tried to make it their own by transforming it into a real publishing project.

emphasis on a green environment. Until recently there were no building regulations, but now the Chinese government has decided to reverse the trend of urban hospitality projects. In Nanghing, we have a site that is already operational for the construction of two Vertical Forest towers, one of which will be a hotel. In this case, there is also a demand for hospitality that is in tune with nature. Similarly, Mountain Forest was established as an entrance to a natural part in one of the most beautiful, astounding areas in the world, which contains tree-covered hills and plains with villages. Mountain Forest is still unfinished and, even though the project was begun earlier, it is still behind when compared to the two towers of Nanching for example. The speed of construction in China often holds some unexpected surprises.

Throughout your career you have often touched on the theme of hospitality, linked to the hotel industry, in the broadest sense: have you encountered some particular merits in this sector not found in other fields? The theme of hospitality is crucial because it means designing and building spaces that focus on our relationship with the other, which in the contemporary world is an essential condition for quality of life and the culture of our cities. Hospitality is the very essence of this encounter, a condition that allows people to read themselves in the eyes of others, a test of their own identity. What does Mountain Forest Hotel represent and in what direction is China moving with regard to architecture and the environment? Mountain Forest Hotel is a new hospitality project for Chinese culture. I do not believe that its 22 | IFDM

What is your relationship like with Made in Italy? Is there strong demand for it in the main countries where you work? Absolutely, yes. In Beijing, in collaboration with a large company called Easy Home, we are designing the Italian Design Center, a building entirely

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devoted to Italian design: it is an enormous showroom that will also host 5 designers who will be given complete autonomy to furnish a space. The interesting thing about Easy Home is that their project consists of bringing Italian designers to China and promoting them, while not interfering with their background and independence as designers. It is a project that will be developed in very short time – we are hoping to start construction in April and to make the building operational in 2018. We have proposed many Italian companies for Mountain Forest and the assessment is still ongoing. What is your appraisal of Italian companies abroad? Until 5 or 6 years ago, it was often the case that Italian companies came to China (though not exclusively – this also happened in the Middle East) with a certain amount of arrogance: companies expected to receive requests from local buyers almost automatically, without having the humility to approach the new market by studying the culture and its customs. This approach was not just limited to design – the fashion world also paid a price in this regard. When it comes to the fashion world, an incredibly positive model of company foreign policy was Zegna: it began to explore China in the ’80s, by attempting to study the country and understand it. This humility and attentiveness paid off and now Zegna has a strong, organized presence in China. Now I think that the lesson has been internalized. For both design companies and finishing companies connected to construction, what we were talking about at the beginning of the conversation has happened: an awareness of the importance of the culture of the other. This is the secret of successful hospitality. Mountain Forest Hotel is a new hospitality project for Chinese culture

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A sanctuary of high-end hospitality Sitting atop the Otemachi Tower, Aman Tokyo is a sophisticated metropolitan oasis which reinterprets the style rules of Japanese residential architecture

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man Tokyo is the 27th hotel opened by the Singapore-based chain and the sixth designed by Australian company Kerry Hill Architects. And though it is the first Aman to open in an urban area, it refuses to compromise on the kind of panoramic views that have become so synonymous with the international hotel chain. Aman Tokyo occupies the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower, designed by American architectural studio KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox and completed recently in the Tokyo financial district. The 38-storey tower juts up from Tokyo Station, the central hub from which five underground lines snake out, near to the public Otemachi no mori park, and offers guests stunning views of the Imperial Palace and its gardens. Made from glass and aluminium, the shell of the structure allows for large internal spaces with incredibly high ceilings, while full-length glass windows allow the infinite shades of natural light to penetrate and create a backdrop of brilliant sky and urban buzz. The sense of height becomes almost dizzying in IFDM | 27


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the lobby, which is accessed via street-level lifts. It is an immense void, 30 metres tall with a floorplan of 40 by 11, cutting through the centre of the hotel’s six floors, 33 to 38. The architects have designed the space to resemble the inside of a gigantic lantern, using translucent washi paper panels to cover a traditional Shoji wood structure. This lantern – a nod to Japanese culture – allows sunlight through, lighting up the space below, where more Japanese influences reveal

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themselves: an internal garden is surrounded by various seating areas, extending out from a central water feature adorned with ikebana flower arrangements. On one side sits a long, wooden podium, a take on the engawa, which traditionally represents the border between inside and out. The transition from the lobby to the other communal areas of the 33rd floor is fluid, leading guests to The Restaurant by Aman, The Lounge by Aman, The Cigar, a library stocked with books

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on Japanese culture and several meeting rooms. Up on the 34th floor, guests can enjoy the spa, fitness area, private dining rooms and a pool overlooking the city. The choice of materials plays a key role in the successful fusion of the traditional and the contemporary which characterises the en-

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tire interior design project. In addition to washi paper and camphor wood, basalt is used in the huge communal spaces as cladding for walls, columns and flooring. Basalt’s iridescent coloration and tonality come into their own here, varying between grey and blue under the changing light, IFDM | 29


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complementing the fabric chairs and sofas. The private areas occupy the rest of the floors, leading to the summit of the Otemachi Tower. There are 84 rooms and suites of various types, from the 71sq m Deluxe – certainly a generous size for a standard room – to a range of suites of around 150sq m, all with panoramic views of the city and Mount Fuji rising in the distance. The influence of the traditional Japanese home becomes more apparent here, both in the layout of the spaces and in the choice of furniture, materials and colours. Topquality local woods are the predominant material in the rooms, their neutral tones perfect for the simple, understated furniture as well as the walls and flooring. The internal spaces in the rooms are divided up by raised partitions, with sliding Shoji panels transforming the space when opened or closed. Grey basalt makes a reappearance, creating a material and colour contrast with wood in the large bathrooms, where the traditional furo bathtub instantly catches the eye. It is a classy homage to the Japanese bathing ritual, which guests can observe with the lights of Tokyo all around them.

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The choice of materials plays a key role in the successful fusion of the traditional and the contemporary

Client: Aman Architectural design Otemachi Tower: KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox Interior design, Aman Tokyo: Kerry Hill Architects Lobby and restaurant furnishing design: Mitsukoshi Kankyo Design Bathroom furnishing and fitting design: Taisei Corporation Author: Alessandra Bergamini Photo credits: Courtesy of Aman

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An American in Dubai The St. Regis has opened in Al Habtoor City, the first of three hotels planned for the new district. An eclectic homage to New York

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ou can no longer see live shows by Jazz Age legends like Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Buddy Rich, who once performed in the ballroom on the top floor of the St. Regis in New York. But in the luxury chain’s new hotel, opened a few months ago in Dubai, guests will certainly be able to drink a Bloody Mary, the famous cocktail invented by Fernand Petiot in 1934 in the King Cole Bar – or its more recent variation Golden Mary, made with yellow tomato juice –, witness the sabrage ‘ritual’ for opening a bottle of champagne, or buy the perfume Caroline’s Four Hundred, invented by scent designer Carlos Huber of Arquiste and dedicated to a famous dance with 400 guests organized by the Astor family, the owners of the hotel. The wealth of tradition, culture and savoir vivre that distinguishes the first St. Regis on Fifth Avenue can also be enjoyed by admirers at the new address in Al Habtoor, a multifunctional district under development in Dubai, designed by John R Harris and Partners with the operational supervision of the Khatib and Alami architectural firm and developed on the main urban arterial road, the Sheikh Zayed Road.

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Overlooking the Dubai Water Canal, the urban centre includes the construction of hotels that are part of the W Hotel and The Westin chains, as well the St. Regis, all managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, along with three residential towers, numerous luxury commercial spaces, gardens, a promenade on the water and a theater for aquatic shows. Though located in a contemporary architectural complex, the hotel’s architecture and interior design – overseen by Bilkey Llinas – eclectically reflect the original Beaux Arts style planned by John Jacob Astor IV when, in 1904, he built the St. Regis, a fabulous reflection of the American Golden Age that preceded the crisis of the 1920s. In Dubai, the lush gardens of the entrance, which conceal a heliport, serve as a ‘natural’ anteroom to a large lobby that evokes ancient opulence.

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The hotel offers two swimming pools and the Iridium Spa

Owner: Al Habtoor Group Operator: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Architecture: Khatib & Alami Interior Design: Bilkey Llinas Interior design Bentley Suite: Wimberly Interiors Author: Valentina Costa Photo credits: courtesy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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Organized around and below a Hollywood-style ornamental staircase with two flights and a balustrade finely decorated with floral motifs, the space is punctuated with columns and decorated with snow-white stucco on the walls and ceilings and marble of every type arranged concentrically on the floor, introducing the guests to a different temporal and mental dimension, which defines the hotel’s six floors. In addition to the reception room, ten meeting rooms, eight bars and restaurants – including many inspired by Parisian style – two swimming pools, the Iridium spa, the hotel’s most impressive feature is undoubtedly its incredibly sophisticated rooms – 182 ranging from Deluxe to Grand Deluxe – and 52 suites, which feature different inspirations and sizes, from the Executive to the St. Regis, the Empire,

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the Caroline Astor Suite, the Grand Suite, the Royal Suite and the 913 sq m Signature Suite dedicated to Winston Churchill, which is characterized by European history-themed decor and extends over two floors at the top of the hotel. Another ornamental staircase is featured here, a helical staircase that leads to the central dome on the top floor and to the terrace with a pool and views of the gardens. Courtesy of Churchill Heritage Ltd, the suite contains a collection of 15 paintings, photographs and works of art from the Churchill archives. More recently, the smaller Bentley Suite was opened, designed by Wimberly Interiors and inspired by the Mulsanne, a homage to the craftsmanship and status-symbol renown of the car brand, which has always been a partner of the St. Regis. The sharp, aerodynamic shapes and use of leather as upholstery for much of the furniture are a clear reference to the features of the luxury car brand, an international ambassador of elegance and savoir faire, just like the St. Regis hotels. The hotel’s architecture and interior design – overseen by Bilkey Llinas – eclectically reflect the original Beaux Arts style planned by John Jacob Astor IV

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A game of light and shadow In an expertly devised fusion of opposites, Portuguese design studio Aires Mateus has created the new Lisbon headquarters of EDP, one of Europe’s leading electricity producers

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ight snaps at the heels of shadow, material objects disappear suddenly to make way for space, the opaque alternates with the transparent. Architectural studio Aires Mateus, who are located just a few kilometres from the EDP headquarters, have a profound understand of Lisbon’s history and morphology – and this was one of the main reasons why they decided to make transparency a key theme in their design. The relationship between the River Tagus and the city of Lisbon is sacrosanct and must never be endangered by barriers or construction work. Indeed, it takes special skill to design such a large building (46,222sq m) on the banks of a river without losing the many layers of history contained within. The building, which was designed to house all of the company’s 750 employees, who had previously been scattered among several sites, is trapezoidal in shape with two seven-storey towers emerging from a shared base. The verticality of the two towers is accentuated by the sleek panels which jut out from all over the white building, reducing its mass and weight. IFDM | 47


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The Aires Mateus motto is to work by subtraction, sculpting and carving into their materials. This is the case for one of the two towers, the corner of which is cut off and linked to the other part of the building via a diagonal gallery. This creates a gap into the inside, which has been designed to be a public square, though partially covered by more white panels running parallel


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Architects: Aires Mateus Architect in Charge: Aires Mateus Design Team: Manuel Aires Mateus, Francisco Aires Mateus Project Leader: Francisco Caseiro, Ana Rita Rosa, Pedro Ribeiro Consultants: Frederico Valsassina, José Maria Assis Engineer: AFA Consult Constructor: Mota Engil / HCI Client: EDP Furniture: MDF Italia (Flow chair and stool, Rock table) Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: Juan Rodriguez

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with the street. This square is the beating heart of the design, where light and shadow playfully interact, casting unique patterns on the restaurant, shops and office entrance, which includes two staircases and the lifts. Under the square lie a wooden-walled auditorium, more public spaces including an exhibition room, cafeteria and multipurpose hall and the underground carpark. Considering the fact that the building had to house offices, the architects focused on ensuring the space was a flexible one. The glass-walled internal spaces feature design solutions that can be chopped and changed to fit different needs. Meanwhile, out on the sun-drenched terraces, a series of work stations mean employees can enjoy relaxing views of the Tagus as they work at MDF Italia-designed tables and chairs which mirror the overall architectural themes in their shaping and materials. Š

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Under the square lie a wooden-walled auditorium, more public spaces including an exhibition room, cafeteria and multi-purpose hall

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1920s-style vibes meet contemporary cool Opened in June, LondonHouse, Curio Collection by Hilton is a fascinating mix of history and modernity, themes that run through both the architecture and the interiors

From here, guests can access the hotel itself via the main entrance and a gateway arrival lobby leading to the grand second-floor check-in lobby and bar. The tower, which is aligned floor-forfloor with the pre-existing structure, provided the extra space necessary for a ground-floor restaurant, second-floor reception and bar, a third-floor ballroom, and additional guestrooms, meeting spaces and an outdoor terrace on the upper floors. This desire to respect the past of the building itself and of the local area as a whole – themes

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rossing the threshold of LondonHouse is like travelling back into the history of the city. The place transports you back to 1920s Chicago – it’s heady, entrepreneurial spirit, its artistic soul, its architecture and music. Step inside and what awaits you is a taste of that thriving past brought up to date with a contemporary flourish. Situated at the intersection between Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, LondonHouse looks out over the Chicago River from a building dating back to 1923. Originally designed by Alfred Alschuler for the London Guarantee & Accident Company, the “adaptive reuse” project that would transform the building into a hotel was handed to Goettsch Partners. With the building having been renovated as office spaces over ten years ago, the Chicago-based Goettsch Partners decided to inject a hit of real modernity by incorporating a new silver tower to the west to serve as a combined 452-key hotel. The renovation encompasses 305,000 square feet of the existing 21-story building, with an expansion of 85,000 square feet next door. «The new glass tower is designed to complement the historic building by respecting the cornice lines of the existing property. At the same time, an aesthetic more suited to present day provides a clear delineation of old and new, and clearly sets the new tower apart as a building of its own time – explain Goettsch Partners - A subtle series of sawtooth angles in the new façade responds to the signature views west down Wacker Drive and the Chicago River».

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which became sources of inspiration for the designers – can also be seen in the interior design project by the Simeone Deary Design Group. The era of the Industrial Revolution is invoked by the delicate yet majestic metal chandelier that lits the entry, a study in contrast, adorned by nero and ivory stone in polished and honed finishes, architecturally punctuated by a black-and-white oval stairway. «The mezzanine lobby honors the history of the heroic feats at the battle Fort Dearborn (which took place in the exact same place the building is now located). Accents of tailored uniform details mirrored with layers of American Indian inspired patterns are subtle nods to the landmarked site and served as inspiration for the architectural and furniture embellishing. Guest’s journey from liftlanding to mirrored-front-desk across a black marbled walkway stretches a two-story space amongst

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Property & Development: Oxford Capital Group and Curio – A Collection by Hilton Architect: Goettsch Partners Design Team: Simeone Deary Design Group Main Suppliers: All furniture, lighting and upholstery are custom in the public areas – suppliers were Pacific Contract (casegoods), Charter (upholstery) and Alger-Triton (lighting). All furniture and lighting in the guestrooms are custom – suppliers were Fleetwood (casegoods), JLF (casegoods) and Chapman (lighting). © Nathan Kirkman

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enormous chandeliers, troweled-plaster walls, bedecked-metal columns and glossy-coffered ceiling – all details lifted and modernized from the original historic structure». The rooms channel the culture and romanticism of the 1920s, combining two very different influences to great effect: a more-masculine tact, referencing automotive innovation from the early turn-of-thecentury industrial movement highlighting metal grill-like patterning, with stitched leather, fumed eucalyptus wood, smoked mirror and etched glass. And a few feminine details, richly cut carpet, shirred velvet seating, delicately hanging bedside lamps ornate etched patterned glass and artfully leaning framed photographs play off the harder edges adding grace and elegance to the space. Defining the entire building and dominating the beautiful Chicago skyline is the rooftop, which has been transformed into a three-level terrace and bar, culminating with a stunning dome.

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In the salle à manger, the Poltrona Frau chairs are reflected in the large skylight, which features a graphic, almost cubist design, devised by the duo of artists Mathias Augustyniak and Michaël Amzalag.

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Shadani was inspired by local culture and the brushstrokes of Van Gogh for Tasavuur (“imagination” in Urdu), one of the 36 Taxi Fabrics established in India to offer a new expressive form of design, using rickshaw.

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WONDER. NEW YORK | THE BEEKMAN | GERNER KRONICK + VALCARCEL, ARCHITECTS - MARTIN BRUDNIZKI DESIGN STUDIO

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Built in 1881 as one of Manhattan’s first skyscrapers, the heart of this landmark building – now transformed into The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel - is its nine-story Victorian atrium and majestic pyramidal skylight.

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Mar Adentro, a tiny archipelago on an infinite horizon Time seems to stand still at this San José del Cabo resort, a fusion of land, water and light

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uilt on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, looking out over the Sea of Cortez, the sun-drenched Mar Adentro is a place that blurs the line between land and sea. The second resort designed by Miguel Ángel Aragonés for the Encanto Group, Mar Adentro uses the sea itself to create an archipelago of structures both solid and liquid. Light – and its mysterious alter ego, shade – are fundamental architectural and sensory elements. “In my eyes, architecture’s most powerful quality is its ability to use space to create feeling… and I think that this is all the more acute when it merges completely with the surrounding area, incorporating it into the space. For this reason, I wanted to place the horizon right at the heart of the design,” explains the designer. Here, the horizon is formed by water and sky, which becomes a tangible material as it is reflected by the canals and waterways which connect the various buildings. Oval or cuboid in shape, these simple structures seem almost to bob

on the water. The sky creates a stunning backdrop as the changing light plays with the perspective of the complex, providing sumptuous views from every room or apartment. The interiors of each room, furnished by Poliform with customised systems and pieces picked out from their collections, merge effortlessly with the outside courtesy of terraces and verandas, often with private pools, featuring outdoor furniture by Exteta. On the sea side, the modular structures use glass to ensure an unbroken relationship between light, water and wind, while the land side features a cement shell to provide shelter from the sun and the desert. “For design reasons, we created a module which could be easily altered, to maximise our options in the simplest way possible,” explains the architect. “By using half a module, we created the standard rooms, while the full module was used for the apartments. We added another half to create an apartment with two bedrooms, while two full modules gave us a three-bedroom apartment and so on.

Location: San José del Cabo, México Client: Grupo Encanto Design: Miguel Ángel Aragonés, Juan Vidaña, Pedro Amador, Tadeo López, Rafael Aragonés, Alba Ortega Structures: José Nolasco Construction: Jorge Flores, José Torres Lighting design: Taller Aragonés, Ilumileds FURNISHINGS Poliform: doors, all fixed and mobile furniture (including kitchens in the Corner rooms), parquet, beds, bathroom furniture, showers, TV stands and wood panelling in bedrooms, apartments and villas. Dream beds, Bristol and Shanghai sofas, Dama side tables, Velvet seats, Senzafine closets. Harmony stools for the bar, Seattle seats for the restaurant Kristalia: Mem seats Exteta: outdoor furniture Artemide: Tolomeo Micro lamp, with special matte white finish Appliances: Miele, Samsung, Nespresso Automation and lighting control system: Control 4 Timeline: preliminary design January 2012, final design: November 2014, construction 2015, opening January 2016 Bord: covered 47,082 m2, uncovered 26,454.77 m2 Author: Alessandra Bergamini Photo credits: Joe Fletcher

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I looked in Mexico and then in Spain for a company that could bring my ideas to life, but in the end it was Italian brand Poliform which was most in sync with my vision. It was easy to adapt their creations to our modules.” The 145 rooms and 65 apartments of varying sizes are certainly generous in terms of space, the rooms measuring 32sq m and the two-bedroom apartments nearly 150sq m. The hotel also features over 400 penthouses, these too made to measure down to the smallest detail: bathrooms with full-width basins and cupboards in Corian, living rooms with parquet flooring, wood panelling and bespoke furniture, TV stands and headboards, specially selected sofas, side tables, beds and chairs. Everything is made using natural materials, while the colour palette is centred around neutral shades like white and cream, in order to bring out the colour of the natural light. The white buildings that house the private quarters are set on three platforms leading down to the sea, taking on the appearance of white islands against the blue. Twenty-five villas will soon be added. Meanwhile, large, spacious verandas are home to the communal areas, including two restaurants: The Nido is covered by a cocoon of branches and set in the middle of the water, while the Origen is a more open affair,

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its colours brought out by the powerful sunlight, the pinkish shade of the tables and flooring offset with white Mem chairs by Kristalia and their red Seattle counterparts by Poliform. That’s not all: there’s also Bar Roca, two swimming pools, a spa and gym, a cinema, a shopping plaza, events halls and an exhibition space. And though the design and the spaces themselves offer maximum practicality, Mar Adentro has something of the timeless universe to it, a place with a law unto itself. It’s conceptual and emotive at the same time, suspended above the water yet drenched in constant light which plays a key role in the architectural makeup of the hotel – both in its natural form and thanks to the artificial colour lighting in the rooms. “Light is a transformative element, changing the scale and volume of the spaces and with that our perception of them. The sunlight continually alters the tones and colours of the spaces, while the night sky is reflected and amplified by the mirrored water, creating an enormous, secondary architectural element,” concludes Aragonés.

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Milan

The story of a brasserie in Milan Le Vrai brings a little corner of France to Milan’s Porta Nuova district. French cuisine combined with a faithful, evocative French-style interior

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here was once a city – Milan – that abounded with vitality, sophistication and every kind of venue for sampling local and international delicacies, but lacked an iconic restaurant dedicated to French cuisine. There was also once a lover of French culture and admirer of Italian good living who united these two elements in a project with a sophisticated, yet familiar feel:

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Le Vrai, an authentic brasserie in the Porta Nuova district. Taking inspiration from Le Lazare in Paris, Claire Pauze, the restaurant’s manager, involved the same interior designer, Karine Lewkowicz, in order to recreate a strong identity in the Milan restaurant that corresponded to a precise concept of France: tradition, together with a stylish, welcoming atmosphere.

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The result is a restaurant with a meticulouslydesigned interior where you can make new gastronomic discoveries. It features four distinct areas (spread over two floors) that represent four different dining experiences: the Caf è with its croissants and tarte tatins; the Brasserie (the restaurant), where you can sample the specialities of chef Matt Simonet, from classic boeuf bourguignon to prized foie gras; the Boulangerie (bakery) pervaded by the smell of fresh baguettes and the Epicerie (delicatessen). The link between the various settings – each of which is neatly bordered by distinctive flooring: a mosaic floor with custom-designed patterns by the interior designer for the bar area and the bakery, an oak floor painted black for the café and restaurant – is the materials, colors and decorative elements that directly follow French style. Starting from the subtle mouldings that surround

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the three areas or the spectacular entrance chandelier that reproduces classic French style with a modern twist. You can therefore find brass inserts that punctuate the imposing bar counter (4m-long, curved) on the first floor, outline the tables and discreetly mark the staircase leading to the loft restaurant with its open-space kitchen: here, wrought-iron prevails, which, thanks to the lighting elements and the table bases, evokes the great Parisian boulevards. The warm, natural oak wood is present throughout the venue is panelling and custom-made furniture, giving way to marble in the service areas. A neutral shade that is only interrupted by the burgundy velvet of the chairs. It is a play of references between a setting and the other, an uninterrupted flow of perceptions and sensations within a bright, open space that promotes conviviality.

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The Legend and the Celebrity There is no shortage of names and numbers in Jacques Grange’s design for a penthouse at the top of The Mark Hotel in Manhattan

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or clarity, let’s start with the MerriamWebster definition of a penthouse: “an apartment on the top floor of a residential building or hotel”. This definition fits (even though it is somewhat narrow) the Mark Penthouse, an apartment (perhaps ‘residence’ is more appropriate) on two levels with a terrace, at the top of the historic building, constructed in 1927 in Madison Avenue, that houses The Mark, a true New York classic. It does not require any hyperbole to describe the hotel and especially the recent Penthouse, opened to the public in September 2015, because it simply “is” hyperbole. From the

appeal of the legendary Manhattan address near the MET, the Guggenheim, the Frick Collection and the Cooper-Hewitt, to the numbers that make it the biggest penthouse suite of any hotel in the United States: its 1,100 sq m space encompasses 5 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, 6 bathrooms, one of which features a Turkish bath, 2 bars, 2 wardrobe rooms, a professional kitchen (designed by Piero Lissoni for Boffi), a dining room for 24 people, a living area that can be transformed into a reception room, a library and a furnished 230 sq m terrace with views of Central Park and a winter garden. Last but not least, the French interior

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designer Jacques Grange, a true celebrity, oversaw the interior design, first with his modernization project of the entire hotel in 2009 and more recently for the Mark Penthouse, blending elegance and simplicity with a contemporary, international style featuring American technology, expansiveness and comfort. Renowned not only for his innate talents but also for the names of his clients, during his long career Grange has furnished the residences of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Isabelle Adjani, Carolina di Monaco, Alain Ducasse, François Pinault, Robert Agostinelli, Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld, as well as Colette’s apartment, which he has chosen as his own home in Paris. For the Mark Penthouse, a ‘boundless’ living space, he opted, as an antithesis, for a design based on the concepts of rationality, moderation and proportion. Colors, materials, furniture and objects are perfect in themselves, but find their utmost perfection in their relationship with the large spaces and within the various, meticulous furnishing compositions. However, in the midst of all this rationality there is a touch of Deco madness in the bathrooms, from the optical decoration of the floor to the vintage green shades of the walls and the furnishing system with a double sink.

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For the Mark Penthouse Jacques Grange opted for a design based on the concepts of rationality, moderation and proportion

Client: Alexico Group, LLC, Izak Senbahar and Simon Elias Architecture, interior design and artwork: Jacques Grange Furniture: custom-made and designed by Jacques Grange Kitchen: Piero Lissoni for Boffi Appliances: Sub-Zero, Gaggenau and Miele Completed: September 2015 Author: Clara Villa

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15 Place Vendôme, a new look for the Grande Dame A renovation and restoration project “as big as the Ritz”: Thierry Despont and Atelier Cos reinterpret the legend, without betraying its identity and history

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he eagerly-awaited reopening of the Ritz Paris in June 2016 was celebrated with the launch of a short film, entitled ‘Behind the Door’ and directed by Zoe Cassavetes, common practice now among major international luxury brands, which could learn a lot from the history of the legendary Paris hotel about the familiar concepts of brand identity, testimonials, influencer marketing and boutique hotels. The hotel was opened in 1898 by César Ritz, who was determined to introduce comforts like electricity, telephone and bathtub in every room, a rarity in that epoch. He saw the hotel as a ‘shop window’ where his guests could choose from among the top Parisian brands. In the latest renovation works guided by Thierry Despont, the ‘shop window’ has become the Ritz Paris Gallery: 110 metres of marble, light, 5 boutiques, 95 shop windows and the Ritz Paris Concept Store overlooking the new Grand Jardin, an oasis of trees, sounds and scents of the south of France, designed by the landscape artist, Jean Mus. The restoration is most apparent in the 15 Pres-

tige Suites that bear the names of the illustrious guests who regularly stayed, or even lived, at the hotel, Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Windsor, Vendôme, Impériale, Appartement Ritz, César Ritz, Maria Callas, Prince de Galles, Opéra, Mansart, Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Chopin and Marcel Proust, where original objects, now restored, are displayed along with new replicas. According the Design Manager of the Ritz Paris: “Luxury does not have the same meaning it did in the nineteen eighties (when an initial restoration was carried out under the then new ownership of Dodi Al-Fayed), dimensions play a more important role and, right from the start, the idea was to reduce the number of rooms from 159 to 142, optimising space and lighting.” These were two fundamental design elements, given the imperative to leave intact the spirit and charm of a place with a wealth of history and stories, and to comply with the regulations associated with a historic listed building. Not a simple challenge for the architects of Atelier Cos, who worked on the architectural restoration IFDM | 85


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and the façade, nor for the Despont studio, which refurbished the décor, retaining the original furnishings, accessories, decorations and details (like the swan-shaped taps), nor for those who drew up the inventories of the wealth of furnishings and objects, curtains included, and placed them in 124 containers to await return to their original positions. A wait that lasted four years, complicated by a fire in the winter that damaged the roof and delayed the progress of the works, which skilfully combined exterior and interior conservation and restoration by expert craftsmen with the technological upgrading of the equipment, brought up to standard in terms of accessibility and safety and, of course, the addition of new spaces. While the hotel carefully preserves the nineteenth century decor, the marble floors, the wood panelling, the colours of the plasterwork and the upholstery fabrics, the atmosphere has been made much airier with new openings or the extended height of the communal areas, enlivened with a rich colour palette, 78 hues created with exclusive copyright by the decorative painter, Pierre Finkelstein. The new extensions, in addition to the aforementioned Grand Jardin, include a Chanel (ça va sans dire) Spa on the basement floors in a fitness centre with a completely renovated swimming pool that can be converted into a multipurpose area, made even more charming by a 180 m2, trompe-l’oeil fresco on the ceiling, the work of Pierre Finkelstein, Pascal Amblard, Stefano Luca and Jean Sablé. A number of rooms have been added on the upper floors for events and receptions, such as the Salon Proust, near the lobby, for afternoon tea, the cooking workshops of the École Ritz Escoffier have been revived and the new Bar Vendôme brasserie has been created, while the restaurant terrace has been converted into a warm winter garden with a retractable glass canopy. The Bar Hemingway remains almost unchanged, out of respect for its celebrated customer, the history of western narrative and the art of the cocktail.

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Client: The Ritz Hotel Ltd Contractor: Bouygues Construction Sous Architectural renovation: Atelier COS Architecture & Patrimoine Interior design: Thierry Despont Landscape artist: Jean Mus Author: Valentina Costa

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M Social: an explosion of energy The nice room or The nicer room? The big room or The bigger room? The irony, creativity and vitality of Philippe Starck’s M Social hotel in Singapore

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stands for Millennium Hotels and Resorts and Social is the adjective that best describes this 293-room hotel, where guests are encouraged to interact with each other in the large common spaces devised by the French designer. Recently opened in the lively, central Robertson Quay district, the perfect starting point for visiting Marina Bay, the Singapore River and Chinatown, M Social fully embraces Starck’s vision of democratic design and accessible, quality service that offers the best experience to the greatest number of customers. As you enter the hotel, you are greeted by two steel sculptures in the form of giant peanuts. You then enter the reception area,


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Client: Millennium Hotels and Resorts Interior Designer: Philippe Starck Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: all images © M Social Singapore

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transformed into a self-check-in space, with a 10-metre long table that stands on a backlit alabaster floor with a marble effect. Separate from the hotel, the Beast & Butterflies restaurant shares the same identity, expressed by the geometric patterns of the Spanish tiles, carefully chosen by Starck. There are no longer traditional paintings on the walls, but tablets that project works of art by artists from all over the world. Every detail is deliberately playful, creative and provocative: from the eight different chandeliers recessed in the ceiling to the retro furnishing with leather sofas and armchairs, to the lava lamps, with their colored lumps of wax that rise and fall hypnotically in glass containers. Through the black columns, featuring murals painted by Spanish artist Luis Urculo, you can glimpse the kitchen team at work.

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The terrace boasts a 31-metre-long swimming pool overlooking the Singapore River, with sunbeds that are lined-up and illuminated by gray fabric lamp shades camouflaged among the lush greenery. As in all the common areas, including in the rooms, the hardness and density of the exposed concrete are balanced by the immateriality of multimedia projections and by the use of soft materials such as luxurious pashminas and plush rugs. There are four types of room: the 19 sq m Nice room transforms into Nicer with the addition of a terrace and the 22 sq m Big room, designed with a loft thanks to the generous ceiling height, becomes Bigger when the outdoor area is added. The versatility of the rooms meets the needs of each guest, offering different sizes and configurations, in short, the perfect place to work, rest, read and relax, with the best possible service.

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A design hotel in a natural setting Bamboo is the leitmotiv of WHY Hotel, located on the outskirts of Beijing: from the surrounding forest to the architectural structure and interior

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HY hotel, in the north eastern outskirts of Beijing, was originally a themed holiday farm, dedicated to comics. After its conversion by Wei Architects/ Elevation Workshop, completed in October 2015, the holiday farm became a design hotel with completely restyled features, spaces and dimensions, and above all with a new spirit, in harmony with a small bamboo forest, a thermal spring and the mist. There are over twenty rooms housed in the existing structure - three sections on one floor joined to an open square -

which have been renovated with bespoke dĂŠcor, while seven new mini suites have been added in an arrangement of small spaces that now enclose the perimeter. Instead of the single body envisaged in the initial idea, the architects opted for a highly-resistant steel bamboo structure (an innovative material that combines bamboo fibre and phenolic resin) and a variable, fragmented shape that gives the hotel a striking appearance, while also serving the functional needs of the architectural project. To better fit the small size of the site, the seven rooms have become single

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To better fit the small size of the site, the seven rooms have become single units on two levels

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units on two levels arranged in an irregular order, apparently ‘randomly’, which maintain their individual privacy despite their close proximity and ensure optimal exposure and all required functions in a small space: in addition to a bed and private bathroom, they are also equipped with a small outdoor hot tub and a meditation area. To give the surrounding natural setting greater prominence, the rooms have an elevated position, distinctly geometric forms and a few basic furnishings, with a prevalence of wooden elements, which recall the external bamboo 96 | IFDM

structure, and neutral colours. The exterior and the bamboo forest also have a strong visual relationship, aided by large glazed windows and doors, which also function as a darkening curtain thanks to the use of electronic dimmable glass. Beyond the windows, your gaze rests on the green, undulating double curtain created by a wooden fence and bamboo trees, though which you can glimpse the hotel’s main shared space, with its bean-shaped swimming pool of hot spring water and central courtyard suffused with a light mist of steam.


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which redesigned Lake Iseo (Italy) for 16 days. A 3 km walkway, 16 m wide and 35 cm high, connected Sulzano to Monte Isola and San Paolo island.

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WONDER. CHICAGO | PUMP ROOM @ PUBLIC HOTEL | DIMORESTUDIO The light installation in the historic Pump Room in the Public Chicago is designed by DimoreStudio. It is formed of a matt black metal structure and handmade colored fiberglass spheres.

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The lobby bar welcomes guests with its sculptural charm and refined style. The architectural centerpiece is the large staircase that rises up from this intimate oasis, softened by delicate natural colors.

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Milan | Rome

A new home for those that fly New Casa Alitalia lounges take off as airline puts Italian style at the heart of its brand

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he new Alitalia lounges represent the next step in interior design at airports. IFDM met the architect behind the project, Marco Piva, who explained how the idea came about. What’s the story behind Casa Alitalia? Casa Alitalia is part of a strategy aimed at relaunching the company after it became one of the eight international airlines under the Etihad group umbrella. The client brief expressly requested a global feel, a strong message that could work anywhere in the world. The goal was to redesign the image of travel and hospitality, putting a quintessentially Italian spin on it.

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From the brief, you formulated an idea that would become the finished product. What did that look like? We really liked the idea of Made of Italy rather than Made in Italy. All the component parts that make up the new Alitalia image share the fact

that they are instantly recognisable as being Italian. We wanted to interact with users not on a business level, but a cultural one. Casa Alitalia is about more than just interiors. We redesigned the uniforms and even created fragrances. The Casa Alitalia lounges are perfect for those who want to enjoy first-rate airport services and impeccable organisation, but in a setting with a homely vibe. This was achieved by carefully selecting the materials, opting for a sensitive lighting system, arranging the furniture in the softest way possible and going out of our way to ensure the design layout wasn’t excessively rigid – particularly in regard to the way the seating areas and other pieces of furniture were lined up. We also ended up adding a few things in which had seemed a bit too obvious when we were drawing up the designs. For example, we eventually decided to add pasta and pizza to the food area – the two most famous, and perhaps bog-standard, Italian dishes around. As it happened, having the chef there preparing the dishes right in front of you, seeing him work and having that banter and then the ability to choose from a high-end Wine Cellar creates a really unusual, fluid feel. It just works, without falling into the trap of the old clichés.

Property: Alitalia Interior Design: Studio Marco Piva MAIN SUPPLIERS Bispoken finishes: Poltrona Frau Contract Furniture: Poltrona Frau, Tecnolegno Allestimenti Lighting: Martini Light, Flos, Artemide, Italamp Bathroom: Ceramica Cielo, Rubinetterie Stella Professional kitchen equipment: Zanussi Fitted carpet: Jab Anstoez Doors: Dorma, Garofoli Author: Matteo de Bartolomeis Photo credits: Andrea Martiradonna, Fabrizio Della Schiava

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How important a role did the materials themselves play? The materials were crucial. We tried to make the space really tactile. All of the marble, stone, leather and wood was analysed at length and selected to create a rich textural tapestry. A lot of work went into colour, too – it became a key component in the interior design project, especially in that way it interacts with the light. We drew on the production capacity and sensitivity of Poltrona Frau Contract to create a series of backlit panels in Pelle FrauŽ. By combining these with carefully selected woods, marbles and fabrics, we were able to create a fusion of elements which makes for something more than simple decoration, lending an elegant sense of Italian style. We worked with external suppliers for the lighting and light fittings, the combination of which injects dynamism into the spaces. For the Fiumicino lounge, the role of Martini Light was of fundamental importance: the recessed Arkedo fitting, with its asymmetrical lines and compact optics, floods the space with non-invasive yet efficient light. This works in perfect harmony with the natural light streaming through the windows, which look out onto the runways.

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What makes the project work on the global scale? The concept for the lounges represents a base idea which can be tailored to fit other airports around the world. Rome has certain characteristics, Milan has others. New York and Tokyo – which are already in the pipeline – will also have their own distinctive traits. IFDM | 107


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HOTEL

Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi


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Five designers combine for Four Seasons in Abu Dhabi From high-rise architecture to designing objects and lamps, the hotel on Al Maryah Island is a triumph of art and design

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pened on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island in May, the third Four Seasons in the United Arab Emirates is the culmination of the design efforts of several international architecture studios. The London-based PLP Architecture was commissioned by Mubadala Real Estate to create the 34-storey tower home to the hotel, which is part of the first phase of development on a 114-hectare site on the island. Situated between the centre, Al Reem Island and the cultural district of Saadiyat Island, the mixed-use development aims to become a new urban – and architectural – hub in Abu Dhabi. Facing out over the water, the building stands alongside the many other towers located along a waterfront stretching for over five kilometres. The structure itself is made up of two main sections, the vertical tower and its horizontal base, which come together with impressive synergy. Complex facades of glass and aluminium are flanked by coloured brise soleils in metal, providing some relief from the intense sun rays while allowing guests to enjoy the natural light and panoramic views of the urban metropolis and blue sea all at

once. Another London-based studio, Richmond International, was commissioned to design the interiors of the hotel – its specialist area. The Four Seasons stretches from the fourth to the 13th floor: it boasts 167 rooms and 38 suites (all with stunning views), a spa with fitness centre, a swimming pool, two reception rooms and five meeting rooms. Hospitality design multinational HBA Hirsch Bedner is the company behind the design of the furniture, accessories and lamps, selecting and designing the décor of the private rooms and communal areas on an entirely ad hoc basis. Taking inspiration from the local style and adopting an approach known as “transitional design”, HBA’s Dubai studio opted for a contemporary style with a sophisticated vibe, incorporating subtle local decorative flourishes which can be glimpsed in the finer details of the furniture as well as in the rugs, lamps and finishes. A vast range of materials and colours has been used, from white to sand via turtle dove, from the gold of the lighting fixtures to the dark tones of the finest wood, not forgetting marine-inspired shades such as emerald green and sapphire blue.

Client: Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure Architectural design: PLP Architecture Interior design: Richmond International Furniture and lighting design: HBA Hirsch Bedner Interior design Cafè Milano: Tihany Design Interior design Butcher & Still: AvroKO Furniture: Fleetwood, Decca Hospitality, Donghia, Taiping Carpets, Ambb Interior Fit-out Contractor, Baal Creations, Ethan Allen, Kettal, Charter, Baker, Global Views, Marina Homes, Orient 499, Carwan Gallery, Minotti (Italian) Author: Valentina Costa Photo credits: Will Pryce

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The hotel is packed with art and sculpture too, with over 2000 works adding an extra level of luxury. One of the hotel’s biggest strengths is its array of bars and restaurants, which attract guests and external clients alike: Zsa Zsa for cocktails, Al Meylas in the lounge area with terrace, the Crust restaurant and the Eclipse Terrasse Lounge by the pool. And as if that weren’t enough, the steakhouse Butcher & Still, with interior décor designed by the NYC-based AvroKo, is due to open in the autumn, as is the renowned Italian restaurant Cafè Milano, to be designed by the equally famous Adam Tihany.

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MUSEUM

Versailles


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Pavillon Dufour, from the 18th-century Grand Projet to Dominique Perrault The new visitors’ entrance at the Palace of Versailles adds modernity to the château while respecting its architectural heritage

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he Pavillon Dufour, the new visitors’ entrance at the Palace of Versailles, was reopened on 23 February 2016 having been completely refurbished and redesigned by Dominique Perrault Architecte, who struck the perfect balance between restoration, refunctionalisation and new features. In order to give the Palace more space for registering and welcoming visitors (there were 7.5 million in 2015 alone) and to modernise the museum experience, in 2011 the Opérateur du Patrimoine et des Projets Immobiliers de la Culture ran an invite-only design contest which eventually led to the establishment of a plan for the regeneration and streamlining of the two wings around the Cour Royal. These serve as the public’s entrance point to the Palace, the Pavillon Gabriel and the Pavillon Dufour. Perrault - working in collaboration with Frédéric Didier, an architect specialising in historic monuments and the man responsible for the restoration project - redesigned the entire initial entrance route, bringing all services for individual visitors together (groups still enter via the Pavillon

Gabriel) and preserving the original volumes, proportions and dimensions of a building designed in 1770 and constructed between 1814 and 1817. “Beneath an apparently immobile sense of symmetry, something synonymous with classicist architecture where nothing seems to change, here - in fact - everything changes.” It is a restoration project that seems to have taken place “under the skin”, almost invisible from the outside. The main work took place in the basement and attic, allowing Perrault to create renovated, modern and functional spaces in an efficient, long-lasting way. On the same level as the internal courtyards, the Cour Royal and the Cour de Princes, the groundfloor entrance in the Galerie de Lustres instantly gives visitors a taste of the Palace’s magnificence and grandness with a contemporary makeover based around three main areas: flooring, lighting and ceilings, from the parquet-style floor in metal, all dark and gold, to the rolling curves of decorative “banners” in wire mesh on the ceilings via shimmering chandeliers. Metal is a key theme throughout the interior design project, which was

Client: Opérateur du patrimoine et des Projets Immobiliers de la Culture (OPPIC) Etablissement Public du château, du musée et du domaine national de Versailles Location: Château de Versailles, France Head Architect of Historic Monuments: Frédéric Didier Architectural design: Dominique Perrault Architecte Artistic direction, lamps and furnishings: Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost Design Engineering: Khephren Ingénierie S.A. Acoustics and lighting: Jean-Paul Lamoureux Built surface: 3000 m2 Project timeline | 2011: result of contest announced September 2013: works begin 23 February 2016: opening of new entrance and reception with related services Summer 2016: completion of restaurant and auditorium Author: Alessandra Bergamini Photo credits: André Morin, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Christian Milet, Patrick Tourneboeuf

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CULTURAL CENTER

Athens


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A temple to cultivate the soul The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, created by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, stands on a springboard projected towards the Athens sea, crowned by an immense, very slim high-tech roof

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n Renzo Piano’s architecture, the roof is often a distinguishing feature in the project’s geometry and volumes. In the case of this new cultural complex, located in Kallithea, 4 km south of downtown Athens, the roof, which appears almost suspended, like a blade cutting through the air, protects the complex from the heat of the Greek sun and features a system of photovoltaic panels over an area of 10,000 sq m. The project, which is situated in a huge urban park alongside the National Library and the National opera, redevelops a semi-abandoned area. The link with the sea and with the rest

of the city, formerly lost in the past, has been recovered with an artificial hill which, thanks to its sloping surface, elevates the Cultural Center, offering a unique view of the bay of Faliro. The Library and Opera House are joined by Agorà, a public space that allows entry to both buildings. The Opera House contains a hall for ballet and more traditional opera performances with 450 seats and a second for more experimental performances with 1400 seats. In the center of the hall, dominated by the red of the upholstered seats and the curtain, the spectacular sculpture by Susumu Shingu, Cosmos, descends from the ceiling.

Client: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Project: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects in collaboration with Betaplan (Athens) Architectural Woodwork: EPEXIL Architectural Steel Work: Liaromatis Facade/curtain wall: Tosoni Lighting Fixture: I-Guzzini Raised floor system: Crespi Rubber Floor: Artigo Internal Glass partition: UNIFOR Working station and cubicles: UNIFOR Custom design Furniture: Quinze and Milan Furniture: Fritz Hansen, De Padova, Furniture: Vitra Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: Michel Denancé, RPBW - ph. Shunji Ishida, SNFCC - ph. Yiorgis Yerolymbos

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HOTEL

Paris

Art Deco vibe for a bijou-style hotel Paris’ Hotel St Marc is all about compact dimensions and sophisticated aesthetics, with interior design by Dimorestudio

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he new Hotel St Marc, located a mere stone’s throw from the Paris Opéra Comique and recently reopened by owners Nadia Murano and Denis Nourry after a two-year refurbishment project, is the kind of place you’d be happy to move into permanently, let alone stay for

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a few days. More than that, it is a reflection on the history and value of design itself. The interior design project by Dimorestudio is built around a dialogue between past and present. This is partly down to the fact that the building was constructed in 1791 and has served many purposes over

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the courses of its two centuries, yet there is another, clearer reason behind this theme: the décor is an unabashed reinterpretation of one of the most important periods in international design: Art Deco in the early 1900s. The whole place is a melting pot yet never feels forced – iconic works by the great masters stand side by side with reclaimed pieces and others made specifically for the hotel by artists and artisans, incorporating several key areas of contemporary design. Hotel St Marc’s message is clear right from your first glimpse of the hotel sign, compact and stylised and not entirely immune from the influence of Wiener Werkstätte. Inside, reception leads into

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the spacious lounge areas, the breakfast room and the bar. The rooms are sophisticated havens where comfort, geometric lines, precision and simplicity shine through, conveying a sense of “luxury and calm”. The perfectly configured spaces help add an air of sensuality to the colours and materials used: the finest wood, shiny metal for the furniture, moulding and lamps, soft velvets, marbles paired with floral rugs, carpet and curtains with Art Deco graphic motifs like intersecting lines and multicolour leaves. The colours used range from more neutral, pinkish tones for the walls of the communal areas to more intense shades in the 25 rooms (and one 56 sq m suite), such as mustard yellow, burgundy red, forest green and sky blue. Six different decorations also feature. The rooms are divided into four categories with sizes varying between 20 and 40 sq m and “designed to be private apartments, in which guests experience a taste of exclusive luxury and pleasure thanks to the instantly apparent union of sophisticated aesthetics and comfort”.

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Bali

Record, remix and relax How can you not find the right inspiration in an earthly paradise like Bali? Producers, musicians and music lovers are already at work in the W Sound Suite

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cater for those who work in the music business. The first W Hotels Sound Suite was opened in Bali, in Seminyak, north of Kuta, formerly a green suburb of the island and now one of the main resorts, with a nightlife that has earned it the nickname of “the Ibiza of the East”. Numerous international DJs have mixed their house music in the exclusive clubs in Bali.

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The stylish, sound-proofed 50 sq m suite contains a lounge, a recording studio, a room for composing with the latest professional equipment (Native Instruments, Pioneer, Moog) and a lush garden that doubles the space for events. An expert is always at hand to assist guests, whether required for private recording sessions or Master Classes. Designed by New York firm Josh Held Design, the suite is decorated with furniture made from locally-sourced wood, carved wooden blocks that clad the walls, hand-woven rugs and large prints that take up the entire wall. The Boombox (portable stereo with built-in speakers) hangs from the wall, the work of artist Lyle Owerko. Coca-Cola, a longstanding partner of the W Hotels, contributed to the development of the project, adding subtle touches of red to the suite and a chandelier made with molten glass from Coca-Cola bottles. The collaboration with the famous brand is also revealed by the large writing on the wall, featuring the famous ’80s jingle “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” and a giant poster depicting a chilled bottle of the drink. White Shadow, a US producer best known for his collaboration with Lady Gaga, also contributed to the W Hotel by singling out the best audio equipment and suggesting a layout for the studio 128 | IFDM

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that makes it suitable for professional use. Bali is the first stop, but soon W Hotels Sound Suite will also come to the W Hollywood, W Barcelona and W Seattle.

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Kimono Restaurant, cultural fusion NH Village Architects and Worklounge 03 have collaborated to expand a popular Hanoi restaurant, transforming it into an oasis of peace and oriental décor

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pened in 2008, Kimono is a tiny, elegant and instantly recognisable enclave of Japan situated slap bang in the centre of Hanoi, Vietnam. It’s not just the restaurant’s name or the menu devised by the chefs that gives this impression – more than anything, it’s the atmosphere and the design of the space itself. The walls and floors are finished in wood

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and stone, while bamboo is used for screening and chairs, traditional tables and tatami mats continue the Japanese vibe and soft lighting adds to the measured, simple style, creating an air of extreme comfort. In 2015, the owners decided to expand by commissioning NH Village Architects and Worklounge 03 to extend the restaurant space. Completed in March 2016,

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the work has transformed the top two floors of the existing structure. While on the ground floor customers are met with an open-plan space featuring a visible kitchen, the refurbished spaces on the two upper floors feature private rooms for accommodating guests. The expansion has freed up a further 200sq m, with the space used to build a brand-new bar as well as five private rooms of differing size and shape. “Considering the unusual shape of the building, we used curved walls to mix up the nature of the rooms and create a warm, welcoming and comfortable vibe. The triangular intersections between the seven curves have been used to create light cones.” To showcase the inspiration drawn from wider oriental culture, the wood features – internal partition walls, doors, ceilings – have been created using the artisanal weaving technique so typical of traditional Vietnamese lamps, though new dimensions and proportions have been explored through the use of bamboo. One example of this is the large, polychrome curved wall which sits on the right-hand side of the staircase linking the various levels. This bamboo weaving fuses effortlessly – both in terms of texture and colour – with the other materials used: the greenish, grey stone underfoot, the reddish wood of the panelling and the bespoke furniture. The walls alternate between bamboo cane and lightweight perforated panelling, the transparent gaps in these creating a kaleidoscopic effect on the ceilings thanks to the light of the large handing lamps.

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Barcelona

In the hair styling gallery The Noguera Hair & Art Salon project is inspired by the art world and its exhibition spaces. Cm2 Disseny has designed a location that is not simply a hair salon, but a cool, creative environment devoted to self-care

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was founded above all to reflect the two great passions of the owner: a passion for the hair stylist profession and for paintings. The Barcelonabased architectural firm Cm2 Disseny, under the direction of Clara Lleal and Cristina Caballero, was inspired by this project idea to design an interior that recalls the austerity of an art gallery: «We worked with colours in a monochrome perspective to emphasize the minimal, restrained character of the space. Even the materials that

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we used respect this premise: concrete, shiny black lacquers and natural wood with distinct grain patterns». They borrowed the large hanging frames, which mark out the different work stations and frame the mirrors, from the world of painting: “Customers are invited to look at themselves and become works of art themselves». The only entrance frame is intended to enhance an actual painting, created by the owner. The project’s stylistic code develops perfectly within the aesthetics of the room, which have remained as faithful as possible to the original from a structural and material point of view. Various features have been conserved from its industrial past, including the exposed brick walls, the ceilings with their wooden beams and wheel bases, in addition to a goods hoist with a metal structure (subsequently closed with glass panels). The ground features a polished concrete floor, broken up by decorative tiles (typical of the Eixample district) that mark out the waiting area at the entrance like a stylish rug, alongside iconic design pieces such as the Eames Chair and Eames Armchair, and the washing area. The double-height ceiling has been exploited in order to organize the space more effectively around its different functions: the downstairs area, where the reception is located, is dedicated to the women’s hairdressing area, Spa pedicure and working area, while the loft – accessed via the original metal stairs – is devoted to men’s hair styling and to the aesthetic cabin. Finally, the rear area of the space features a welcoming inner courtyard, designed to offer customers an added relaxing break.

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Italian design culture in one of London’s most iconic venues The Baglioni in London has a new lobby and a new restaurant: Italian expertise in the heart of British tradition, amidst architectural space, materials and some unexpected surprises

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the restaurant, have showed how the introduction of certain concepts of Italian style in an environment with its own deeply-rooted history can help win over even the most traditional British.

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The restyling project was entrusted to Milanbased firm Spagnulo & Partners, which has designed the interiors of the group’s hotels for ten years. The group has developed an understanding with this firm that goes beyond a typical clientdesigner relationship. The designers were instructed to carry out a bold intervention: the culture relating to the history and art of the Milanese firm, combined with meticulous design, has produced a tasteful cameo in London, an innovative step forward for Baglioni Hotel. The construction of the project began with a clear architectural concept for the spaces, in which the lines of the flooring are reflected in the design of the ceiling and its grooves, while a fireplace partly divides the reception and restaurant creating a partially visible effect. There is an overriding sense of order and hierarchy of spaces: the elements are

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often not visible, but you can sense their presence, which gives linearity and harmony to the interior. Inspiration for the new restaurant comes from the old Milanese taverns from the ’50s and ’60s, historic cultural venues and meeting places, with colors that match the brand identity of the Italian chain. The result is fascinating: foreign icons from the past are modernized and inserted in a setting that is rich in history and tradition, replete with dark colors, high-value leather and wood, and brass. The large central bar dominates the scene, dignified by the use of brass (in place of the brushed aluminum used in the past), in harmonious contrast with a floor that – also inspired by Milanese taverns – presents a modern version of the old majolicas in black and white with a finish that makes them truly stylish. Prints and paintings that depict Milan during that period complete the furnishing.

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Interior design: Spagnulo & Partners Custom furniture: Gabana Arredamenti Company: Guisa Costruzioni Ceramics: Porcelanosa Lighting: Tom Dixon Copyright: Rebosio+Spagnulo Author: Hugo Sacer Photo credits: Angus Pigott

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The furnishings are all made in Italy (with the exception of the large chandelier by Tom Dixon): the furniture and fittings are by Gabana Arredamenti, the glass is by Omnidecor and the ceramics (not the majolica tiles) are by Porcelanosa. The project is complicated and ambitious, but the final result is brilliant: traces of Italian style have been included that are simultaneously bold and soft, the content is highly recognisable, it never slips into clichĂŠd classical style and everything is subtly thought-out and presented with elegant discretion.

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Rome

G-Rough: the new Dolce Vita Set against a backdrop of quintessentially Roman architecture, the rough-lux hospitality trend spreads its wings: sophisticated and never ostentatious, this brand of luxury celebrates iconic Italian design

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f Anita Ekberg had been in her pomp in the third millennium she and her diva ways would surely have been regulars in the nonconventional entrance hall of G-Rough, the stylish hotel set in the heart of Rome, looking out onto the cupola of Sant’Agnese in Piazza Navona. “Marcello, come here!” she might have cried from the dreamlike, kaleidoscopic modern wine gallery, where guests enter and check in. In this space is a satin brass counter, bronze-coloured mirror walls,

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original 1950s sofas and coffee tables, hexagonal white and red tiles on the floor and masses of lush foliage towering over the seating area, creating a winter garden effect. Set over five floors, ten suites now populate this 17th-century building with its rough-luxury style, born of the juxtaposition of subdued, historic luxury and plain walls which give a glimpse of the original plaster and many stories of this building’s past. Furniture is salvaged and upcycled to create a new, sophisticated elegance.

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The brains behind the project are Gabriele Salini and the brilliant – and prematurely departed – Emanuele Garosci: friends, business partners and bon vivants who teamed up with the architect Giorgia Cerulli to merge luxury hospitality with a contemporary, cosmopolitan vibe. The result is a space that seems like a home, but of course offers all the services of a hotel, where the memory and beauty of the past stands side by side with modern aesthetics. It’s not hard to imagine Ekberg sidling past the timeless furniture, which is provided by the likes of Ponti, Parisi and Ulrich. She might brush lightly against the sumptuous Society Limona linen that adorns the beds, tables and bathrooms. All of the pieces in G-Rough were unearthed and chosen by interior designers Vittorio Mango and Benedetta Salini, who trawled countless vintage studios, auctions, modern furniture fairs and workshops. They were then evenly distributed throughout the five Pasquino Suites, which look out onto the square, and the five regular suites, which look inwards. IFDM | 141


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The Pasquino Suites each have their own name, in homage to their designers, and feature different furniture while all generally adhering to a style reminiscent of Italy in the 20th Century. All feature one or two stand-out pieces: it might be the Ico Parisi table and chairs, the Gio Ponti drinks trolley, the lamps by duo Afra&Tobia Scarpa or the simple closet in parchment by Guglielmo Ulrich. In the regular suites, the highlight is certainly the sleeping area, which features an intimate space with beautiful vanity tables by Cavatora, Parisi and Ponti and settees in coloured velvet. Look out for the rationalist closets in bottle green by Ico Parisi, the simple beds and nightstands by Silvio Cavatorta and the 1930s-style beds by Guglielmo Ulrich. Last but not least, the great Federico Fellini would surely love the arty spirit that breezes through the whole building: from the pastel wall drawings by Marino Melarangelo on the stairs to the many contemporary works scattered around the rooms and even the 24-hour performance devised by Guendalina Salini and Silvia Litardi to inaugurate the building. 142 | IFDM

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All of the pieces in G-Rough were unearthed and chosen by interior designers Vittorio Mango and Benedetta Salini

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An obsession with quality A dreamlike, surreal atmosphere pervades the Alain Ducasse au Plaza AthĂŠnĂŠe restaurant in Paris, the realm of haute cuisine

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eneath a shower of a thousand floating crystals reflected in the mirrors and polished steel, you cross the threshold to the restaurant and prepare for an experience. Actually, the Experience. This is what Ducasse, a threeMichelin-starred chef, and Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, who designed the interior, aim to offer. A collaboration consolidated by previous experiences and strengthened by the same obsessive attention to every little detail. The restaurant contains two rooms: a breakfast room and an-

other dedicated to haute cuisine, which feature different atmospheres, spatial organization and dishware. The Jouin Manku firm also designed the bar, which is characterized by a ceiling that disappears behind a drape, consisting of fluffy dark blue clouds. As customers enter the restaurant, they are captivated by a fun change of scale: stainless steel plate cloches form the backrests of enveloping leather sofas, demonstrating the great skill of French craftsmen.

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Circular solid oak tops rest on the steel and leather frames of the tables. The knots and grain of the wood catch the eye and invite the hand to caress, touch and experience the warmth of the wood, the softness of the leather and the solidity of the steel. The chairs do not simply move under the table – they silently slide, thanks to their sled base. A niche is available for the most demanding customers who require intimacy, a shell that wraps around a single table and a sofa. Microarchitecture that resembles the hull of a boat, in which the inner plaster surface, with the imprints 146 | IFDM

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of decorations of the restaurant’s old screens, is protected on the outside by strips of curved oak. The atmosphere changes throughout the day, revealing the secret of the mirror wall in the evening, which dramatically opens to show the history of the art of dishware, with Christofle pieces and Saint Louis crystals from the chef ’s personal collection. A cabinet that is only visible to the eyes of those that taste Alain Ducasse’s starred cuisine. It is a treasure chest, which disappears, fleeting like every wonder, when the lights go out in the evening and everything is hidden behind a mirror.

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New site for Coca-Cola HBC Italia Strong graphic identity and bold concept for the soft drink colossus’ new site in Sesto San Giovanni, Milan, with the project entrusted to DEGW

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resh from relocation, the headquarters of Coca-Cola HBC Italia is the biggest bottler of The Coca-Coca Company products in the world. It is a key location, where European-level meetings are often held. As a result, the relocation required an action plan suited to the workspace, to company objectives and to the needs of people. Generally speaking, the brand needed to be instantly recognisable and the employees needed to be properly stimulated and feel a strong sense of belonging, including from a visual and logistics perspective. Get all that right and output would increase. After all, “People, place, performance” is something of a raison d’être for the most well-known multinational company on the planet.

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These objectives were fully realised by DEGW, a brand belonging to the Lombardini22 group which specialises in integrated workspace design. DEGW oversaw the entire process, focusing on a graphic identity used through the various spaces in a number of different ways. Transformed into different dimensions, it becomes an interactive support area. Built into a recess, it becomes a display to store and show off the product. And kept as a simple colour block, it becomes a graphic background dedicated to communication. In this way, the brand identity emerges throughout the building’s four floors, simultaneously reinforcing that of the Lombard site. Enhancing the whole complex are a series of architectural details. A sheet of metal painted in red marks out the profiles and recesses, booths and meetings rooms, while wall prints and large

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photographs printed on aluminium add personality to the meeting rooms. The products are showcased via a range of communication channels: by verbal description, the physical objects themselves and large images produced by the winners of a competition for young photographers. There is an almost museum-like sense to the space, and in a way the complex is an exhibition centre: it starts as soon as you enter the entrance hall, which is inspired by the original Jacobs’ Pharmacy in Atlanta (where Coca-Cola was invented by John S. Pemberton and sold for the first time in 1886) – the perfect way to welcome guests and visitors. The Coca-Cola identity is there for all to see on the seventh and top floor, where a large red ring adorns the floor, while smart-working and relaxation and leisure areas complete the space.

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Property: Coca-Cola HBC Italia Design team: DEGW, L22, FUD Main interior suppliers: Arper, Artigo, Artemide, Caimi, Cappellini, Flos, Kartell, Kastel, Milliken, Pedrali, Sedus, Unifor Author: Petra Ruta Photo credits: Dario Tettamanzi


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Four Seasons Private Jet: comfort that is out of this world Incredibly exclusive, trips on the private jets of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are exceptional and memorable flights

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he high level of the high-altitude hospitality is more than sufficient to satisfy an elite and increasingly demanding clientele. Among the top-level services provided by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts are luxury travel trips aboard private aeroplanes. A full-on experience charged with sensory perceptions that linger long in the memory of the lucky few. Guests are accommodated in the large first-class cabin of a Boeing 757-200ER aircraft, equipped with Rolls Royce engines, completely redesigned and customised by the team of designers of the Canadian company renowned for ultra-luxury. An ambience of contemporary design, visually reassuring and immediately redolent of peace and tranquillity, thanks to the use of a palette of soft colours. Needless to say, only the very best

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materials were chosen. The centrepieces are the seats, ergonomic and entirely covered in lightcoloured leather by the Italian company Iacobucci HF Aerospace, specialists in the premium flying sector. Specifically designed in collaboration with Four Seasons Hotels and Resort, TCS Expeditions and FactoryDesign provided a bespoke, made-to-measure service to ensure the very highest level of wellbeing and privacy onboard. Just 52 exclusive VIP seats (rather than the 233 in the original layout) that can be reclined to their full length (nearly 2 metres) and turned into beds for the complete enjoyment of transoceanic flights. Entirely automated, each unit is furnished with a partition, special cushions and quilts, screen, USB and PC cables and sockets, drinks holder, lighting points (for relax-

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ation and reading) and flight attendant call button. No detail is left to chance on this jewel of 5-star cruising. Under the feet is a handcrafted rug-carpet from Amsterdam and, all around, a two-colour LED lighting system (deep blue and warm white) creates different moods, depending on the stage of the journey. Enveloped in the warmth of soft Mongolian cashmere blankets, the whiteness of linen table cloths, the first-rate cuisine of an executive chef and the attentions of a Four Seasons concierge and a global guest services manager, overcoming the ill-effects of jet lag is a walk in the park. In the unlikely event there are any ill-effects. The engines are already turning over for the new routes scheduled for 2017. Among them is the Culinary Discovery, three intensive weeks in Asia and Europe on a trip that is unique of its kind in pursuit of a mission to trace each nation’s culinary traditions right back to their source. The idea was developed in partnership with Noma of Copenhagen, one of the restaurants that has garnered the most awards in the world, and its chef Renè Redzepi. To find out about the routes of the Four Seasons Jet: privatejet. fourseasons.com/fs and on social media: hashtag #FSJet

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Tradition and modernity among cities, history and nature How to achieve a refined blend of vernacular character and modern design content: some examples of boutique hotels in China

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any boutique hotels established in recent years in various regions of China offer guests the opportunity to appreciate and familiarise themselves with aspects and characteristics that contradict the often negative or superficial image that people have of China when they identify the country with industrialization and desolate buildings, smog and immense, chaotic cities. These hotels also provide architects with a chance to mix vernacular character with contemporary design content in both urban and naturalistic settings. China is an incredibly rich country in terms of landscape and nature, which is often unspoiled and presents enormous variety and beauty. An example of this is the landscape that you can admire while staying at the Six Senses Qing Cheng resort, situated beneath the Qing Cheng mountain range and UNESCO world heritage site in the

region where the legendary Silk Road begins, known for its giant pandas and for the ancient Dujiangyan irrigation system. Designed by Habita Architects, the resort is immersed in nature and is conceived as a traditional village in which, in addition to a 1,700 sq m spa and two heated swimming pools, 113 residences are available for guests, from suites with balconies or verandas to apartments with a courtyard or garden and villas with a pool. From the interior design to the food offered in the restaurants, the dominant theme is a contemporary, very sensitive, sustainable and ‘organic’ approach to local traditions, encompassing the natural materials that characterize all the interiors, such as bamboo, rattan and stone, the zero-kilometre food cultivated in the resort’s vegetable garden and the harmony between green living spaces that are open to the outside, light colours and natural light.

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The Temple House in Chengdu also has an urban setting. It was designed by Make Architects as an integral part of the cultural and commercial environment around the Daci Temple, which was built over a thousand years ago by the Qin dynasty. Here the union between old and new is made even more apparent by the composition of the building that houses the hotel: two L-shaped towers of various heights connected by a historic building that has been renovated and restored, constructed in the same period as the temple and characterized by the typical low, quadrangular shape, arranged around an inner courtyard, known as Bitieshi in Chinese. One of the new areas hosts 100 bedrooms and the other contains 42 apartments, while the lobby and other common areas are located in the historic area, which has been revived following the restoration of its brick walls, wooden ceilings and floors, stone steps and overhanging roofs.

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THE TEMPLE HOUSE Location: Chengdu, China Architectural project: Make Architects Author: Clara Villa Photo credits: courtesy of The Temple House

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The small hotel By Spring Villa is also designed as a village (for very few inhabitants) and an oasis of green and peace, despite its very dense urban setting in Chongqing, a densely populated city that has gained renown in recent years for the frenetic development of its real estate, though it has historically been known for its numerous thermal springs. Beyond an entrance similar to the atrium of a temple, the 13 villas – from the Spa House with its two 80 sq m floors to the 150 sq m Small Villa with a private garden, to the 800 sq m Presidential Villa spread over three floors – represent a real retreat from the city with private thermal pools. As with Six Senses, the resort presents a mix between tradition and modernity, but here the atmosphere is decidedly less rustic. The residences, organized around a traditional inner courtyard, combine spacious architecture featuring wood and stone panelling with sophisticated, contemporary dÊcor that alternates neutral shades and bold colours. 158 | IFDM

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BY SPRING VILLA Location: Chongqing, China Author: Clara Villa Photo credits: courtesy of By Spring Villa

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WASHINGTON | THE WATERGATE HOTEL | MOROSO

Ron Arad carries out the renovation of the Watergate Hotel, a project of $125 million led by Euro Capital Properties. Many of the designer’s products conceived for Moroso are scattered around the hotel, as the Ripple Chair, the Soft Little Heavy and the large Victoria&Albert seats. Nine pieces upholstered in red fabrics recalling the design of the mid-1900s decorate the lobby. The duet Arad and Moroso has also created new customised chairs for the restaurant: the Watergate chair and the One Skin stool, as well as special benches for the dining areas. The furniture brand is also present in the lounge bar and the library.

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TEL AVIV | TOPOLOPOMPO RESTAURANT | FOSCARINI

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Foscarini light fixtures become an essential part of a natural setting within the Topolopompo Fire Kitchen restaurant. Tel Aviv-based firm Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture recreates traditional symbolism combined with contemporary sensibility (allegories of dragons and walls made up with containers for steam cooking, in lava stone and bamboo wood), inspired by the oriental landscape of terraces and mountain valleys. The Plass lamp, for instance, with its intimate feel and its transparency, evokes night spells and the delicacy of traditional Asian lanterns.

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AMSTERDAM | HOTEL ESTHERÉA | PORADA

The warm, welcoming mood of Porada becomes the stylistic signature of the EstherĂŠa hotel. Numerous products of its collectiosn (the Nizza seats, the Infinity table, Ziggy bedside tables, the Alba armchair, among others) furnish the rooms and common areas, highlighting the intimate, homey style of the structure. The hotel in fact was launched during the Second World War, when Maria Flieger - Gruyters rents a house on the Singel and turns it into a small hotel. From the initial 12-guestroom inn, the hotel has evolved to become a characteristic boutique hotel, while maintaining the friendly atmosphere.

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Designed in the 1960s by the prestigious architect José Antonio Coderch, Gran Meliá de Mar is an example of modern architecture representing not only Mallorca, but also Spain talent. The interior project enhances its position, in a lush pine forest between the blue shades of the Mediterranean Sea. Kettal preserves this concept by decorating the outdoor with numerous collections (Kettal Net, Kettal Pavilions, Kettal Objects, Kettal ZigZag, Kettal Stampa, Kettal Bitta and Kettal Boma, with Terrain Fabrics) distributed between the terraces and the bar and dining areas.

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HOUSTON | 51FIFTEEN RESTAURANT | WALL&DECÒ

Scenic, artistic and not simply decorative: it’s the graphic wallpaper Wall&Decò that furnishes the new 51fifteen restaurant in Houston. Kinetic (designed by Christian and Andrea Benini Merendi) creates an amazing contrast of colour, playing with . within the space on the second level of Saks Fifth Avenue, in the Houston Galleria. “No other restaurant in Houston uses the combination of mid-century modern pieces with the classic color scheme of white, gray, black, brass and white stone, in one cohesively designed space” explained Nina Magon, Principal and Creative Director of Contour Interior Design, the studio designated for the project. 172 | IFDM


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Within an 18th-century historic building are located the new offices of the Bank of France. The renovation project (by Jean-Pierre Elleni & Pure Inspiration) recalls a Baroque-inspired atmosphere between elements of interior and modern structural solutions. Such as the lamps by Catellani & Smith, dashes of color in a background dominated by white hues: the perfect circles, blue universe, of the Sorry Giotto piece, the majestic Macchina della Luce, in gold finish, or the 25 Lederam wall pieces emitting a warm, coppery light.

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MALIBU | PRIVATE VILLA | MINOTTI

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A paved road leads to the entrance of this villa overlooking the ocean, a project by the studio Burdge & Associates. The interior design was developed by Minotti Los Angeles that helped to create sophisticated environments, emphasizing the exclusive character of the location. Several of the products selected belong to the brand’s catalog: from the large composition of the Hamilton seating system that distinguishes the living room to the Powell bed overlooking the master bedroom. In line with the rooms, armchairs, chairs, stools, tables, coffee tables, consoles chosen from Minotti collections.

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SURREY | ALUMNI TOWER | CLEI

Within the University District project concerning the city of Surrey, located in the district of Metro Vancouver (Canada), the Alumni Tower stands out: a residential building of 35 stories equipped with several amenities and services (including the sky lounge and the gym, a partyworthy kitchen and office or meeting spaces) to five stars. The interior is no less outstanding. The manufacturer, Bosa Construction, chose Clei and its convertible solutions to add character and individuality to the project. The Nuovoliolà and Poppi Theatre collections find perfect placement in the many apartments fully equipped with multifunctional systems and space enhancers. “The tower- said Luca Colombo, Sales Director Clei - wants to be the first project to propose a living concept fitted with dynamic furnishings to serve people who live there, that can change their own configuration depending on the needs and requirements of its inhabitants.”

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MONACO | DYNAMIQ YACHTS | TRUSSARDI CASA

The Italian luxury brand Trussardi and Dynamiq Yachts - a superyacht maker based in Monaco - launch the new project Trussardi for Dynamiq, a collection of exclusive interiors for D4 yacht series. The collection includes an elegant selection of Trussardi House furniture and accessories all characterized by a cosmopolitan and glamorous taste that perfectly matches with the performance of Dynamiq yachts. The special selection Trussardi for Dynamiq has been designed for Jetsetter, a 39 meters superyacht which is the first model of D4 series. The proposal includes Relief sofa, Larzia seats, pouf and carpets together with home fragrances and candles suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

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MILAN | BOCCONI UNIVERSITY HALLS OF RESIDENCE | GRUPPO EUROMOBIL

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The Euromobil Group was recently enlisted to play a key role in a project of great significance in terms of quantity, quality and – above all – prestige: the new halls of residence for the Bocconi University in Milan, designed by the Fabio Nonis architectural Studio. The design flexibility and problem-solving abilities of the Lucchetta brothers’ company were deemed perfect for an interior design project which had to be young, fresh and meticulously tailored to meet the needs of its future inhabitants (students, many of them living away from home for the first time). Everything had to be entirely made to measure according to Studio Nonis designs, including both the furniture itself and all the finishes. The result is a welcoming, homely space, a vibe empha-

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sised by the use of natural oak as the sole finish in the bedrooms, mirroring the colour of the wood floor. Twenty-eight kitchens were installed (the Lain model in white) in the 28 flats, as well as a further four in the communal areas (also the Lain model). The Euromobil Group provided a total of 176 single bedrooms and 644 chairs, in addition to furniture for the communal areas, reception spaces and cloakroom housed in the seven-storey, 62-flat building. In order to instil a family feel into the spaces, Studio Nonis focused «not on throwing a load of different pieces of furniture together, but on creating one large “object” bringing the various functional needs together into one space: sleeping, studying, relaxing, creating privacy». The sense of


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continuity is clear as the wardrobe in each bedroom merges into the bookcase, which in itself is connected to the bed and headboard: this then becomes a side table and, finally, joins up with a desk looking out through the large window. It means that the rooms can accommodate moments of both study and relax. This dual personality – functionality and relaxation – spills over into the living space, which houses the kitchen (in a more neutral white melamine) and lounge. Socialising is encouraged in the communal areas and study/recreation rooms, in which the naturalness of the tables and chairs alternates with splashes of softer colour provided by the padded sofas. The use of the colour blue for the upholstery is no coincidence – it’s the institutional colour of the Bocconi University.

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Lapalma furniture collections have been chosen to characterize the space of three stations of Skyway, the new cableway system of the Mont Blanc, designed to bring tourists and mountaineers up to 3466 meters in Punta Helbronner. Several spaces in the three stations, placed at different heights, welcome visitors with bars, restaurants, commercial spaces, an exhibition hall, meeting rooms, and rooftop terraces. Even more numerous are the brand products (chairs, tables, stools, armchairs) that decorate the spaces, designed by Roberto Rosset and Danilo Montovert, fully respecting the existing architecture.

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TORONTO | BARSA TABERNA | CERAMICHE REFIN

The firm +Tongtong signed the Barsa Taberna, a tapas restaurant hosted in a protected building with historical ties. The structure covers two distinct areas: a bar and a restaurant. The ceramics created by DesignTaleStudio for Refin have been chosen for the bar area to create a flooring that was in harmony with the design context. For the restaurant area, as a homage to vintage majolica, the Frame collection, always by Ceramiche Refin, gives character and energy to the environment.

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MILAN | ALLIANZ TOWER | FONTANOT

In the heart of the Milan District City Life, Allianz Tower stands out. With its 202 meters high, designed by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei, the office spaces have been enriched with a Made in Fontanot structure in painted steel which consists of lateral stringers, parapets in tempered laminated glass slabs and a handrail with an integrated LED lighting system.

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ROME | LEICA STORE | RES

In the heart of Rome has opened the new Leica Store - Piazza di Spagna, designed by Studio DC10. A design concept linked to the suggestions of the capital and its history: high ceilings, exposed brick and faded plaster are harmoniously combined with bespoken furniture pieces made by Res, an Italian company specialized in doors and systems that already boasts worldwide references.

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MILAN | MOLESKINE CAFÉ | PEDRALI

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The pure and essential design of Pedrali perfectly reflects the concept of the new Moleskine Café in Corso Garibaldi 65, the classic literary cafe revamped in a contemporary way. From the sofa area dedicated to reading, work or quiet conversation - to the more lively bar on the ground floor (which houses among other exhibitions, workshops, talks, books and notebooks exposition) including the dehors: the different entertainment experiences are represented in Pedrali’s products. Protagonists of the spaces, Nemea and Malmö collections of seats, Laja and Malmö dining and coffee table, the colorful Nolita outdoor seats paired with Ypsilon white tables.

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LOS ANGELES | PRIVATE VILLA | FIMES

Architectural firm McClean Design was inevitably influenced by Hollywood’s exceptional charm for the design of this outstanding villa perched on Oriole Way and overlooking the Sunset Strip. 1164sqm divided on three levels (with 10 bathrooms and five bedrooms), where are combined not only materials but also light-dark contrasts: black and white, gloss and matt finishes, next to marble, black granite and chrome details, and a glossy lacquer enhanced by wallpapers. Fimes design blends into this unique space. The company has produced the Master Closet (Nicchia model with Seta finish) and the Secondary Closets (with glossy lacquered hinged doors and sliding doors in smoked mirror).

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MARMARIS | D-HOTEL MARIS | GANDIABLASCO

To combine nature and project, blending product and design. Hasan Mingu, principal of Midek-Mingu firm, rises to the challenge, of the renewal of the Maris Hotel - located in Hisaronu Bay of the Datca Peninsula, Turkey. The Gandiablasco collections decorate the terraces, following the natural topography of the area, where the typical contemporary minimalism of the West and Eastern exoticism meet harmoniously.

IFDM | 187


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SANTA MARGHERITA DI PULA | FORTE VILLAGE RESORT | DORELAN

Not just hotel rooms but real wellness oasis. Following this philosophy Dorelan has transformed the guestrooms of Forte Village - more than 700 - in Southern Sardinia, in places of experience for regeneration. The award-winning resort chose Dorelan and Dorelanhotel for the most important restyling of the entire brand (8 hotels, 8 villas and more than 40 suites), for a total investment of approximately €30 million. For the structure were chosen mattresses equipped with the innovative spring system by Dorelan and Myform Memory®.

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MAJORCA | PARK HYATT | FLEXFORM

A dive into the Majorcan culture with all the amenities of a luxury experience! Park Hyatt Mallorca is located in the Canyamel valley, in the area of Cap Vermell on the northeast coast of the island. Perfectly integrated into the natural landscape, the hotel creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere; in these environments find their ideal place Flexform products (Feel Good stools, Emily and Guscio armchairs), within the space of the lively Tapas Bar and the more sophisticated Presidential Suite.

IFDM | 189


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ISLAND OF LOŠINJ | LOŠINJ HOTELS & VILLAS | KALDEWEI

Three hotels and a unique protagonist for the bathroom. Kaldewei fascinates the Lošinj Hotels & Villas in the idyllic bay of Cigale, on the island of Lošinj (Croatia). The anthracite “city” opaque nuance of Conoduo bathtubs is the star in Villa Hortensia, the Conoduo freestanding bathtub from the Meisterstück collection enhances the bathrooms of the Boutique Hotel Alhambra & Villa Augusta, while at the Hotel Bellevue stands out the Cayono model with its generous volumes. Common feature of the three structures, the enameled shower trays by Kaldewei.

190 | IFDM

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CORNAREDO | D’O | RIVA 1920

The beautiful minds of chef Davide Oldani and the archistar Piero Lissoni have joined to develop the D’O, a new concept of restaurant near Milan that breaks down the barriers between those who cook and those who enjoy meals, showing brilliant interior solutions in line with the needs and style of the owner Oldani. The chef personally designed tables and seats which have been produced by Riva 1920 following an accurate custom-made project and development. Materials have played a dominant role: all blocks of natural elm have been selected with vinyl adhesive, oil finishes and vegetable wax.

IFDM | 191


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MILAN | SHERATON DIANA MAJESTIC | BAXTER

A cozy, intimate, soft space where reception, lounge and restaurant interact with each other to create an exclusive club. This is the main concept behind Baxter’s restyling of the Sheraton Diana Majestic. Numerous pieces of the collection were included in the project, including Godard, Ingrid and Dalma armchairs, Bergère Longe and Monsieur sofas, next to the Nina pouf, Loren small tables and Blade lamps. The green, declined in all its color shades, and the warm brown of Baxter’s leathers are the main characters of these ambiences. Gentle and warm tones that are enhanced and heightened by the use of different materials.

192 | IFDM


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KALINGRAD | PRIVATE VILLA | VISIONNAIRE

Architect Tatiana Genne has chosen Visionnaire to furnish a family villa in Russia overlooking the Baltic Sea. The best items of the luxury Bolognese company are elegantly distributed over the two floors for a total area of 300 sqm. The furniture designed by Alessandro La Spada and Samuele Mazza, create a distinctive but fresh style, melting together various finishes and materials that distinguish every ambiance. Shades of white and dove grey characterize the first floor, with the dominant corner-sofa Ashton and the enchanting Esmeralda dining room; on the upper floor cream and chocolate nuances enriche the Troano bedrooms and bathrooms, all furnished by Visionnaire.

IFDM | 193


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MADRID | BARCELÓ EMPERATRIZ | LAUFEN

© Barceló Hoteles

Barceló Hotels & Resorts has chosen Laufen design for its first urban five-star hotel in Madrid. Several of its 146 luxurious guestrooms are equipped with the 560 mm wall-mounted washbasin from the Ino collection, designed by Toan Nguyen, a reinterpretation of the classical washbasin shape. It is made of SaphirKeramik, an innovative ceramic material with extraordinary hardness and solidity, impact resistance comparable to steel and carbon.

194 | IFDM


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CHANDELIER Chandelier LU-Murano, in blown Murano Glass, in amethyst color, designed and made by Fabio Fornasier Liquid Art House, Boston-Photo Credit, Gustav Holland


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COMO | PRIVATE VILLA | ANGELO CAPPELLINI

A luxurious and magnificent 20th century villa with a view on the city of Como is certainly the ideal setting for precious and refined interiors. Angelo Cappellini, with its astonishing custom-made pieces, has been appointed to furnish one of the five apartments included in the renovated historic mansion. In partnership with Arrighi Design, a studio based in Como, the company has chosen for the living area the magnificence of the Canaletto collection, whilst elements from the Giglio line embellish the bedroom, which features a tailored walk-in wardrobe and a unique dormouse.

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MARRAKECH | HOTEL THE PEARL | UNO CONTRACT

Jacques Garcia designed The Pearl, a glamorous 5-star hotel in Marrakech, choosing Uno Contract for the custom-made furniture. All the 72 suites and common areas are made with selected materials, precious velvet and fabrics; elaborate wood inlays and finishes decorate doors, walls and furnishings. A stylish and luxurious project displayed in a great variety of spaces that evoke the mysterious charme of an exotic land.

IFDM | 197


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BEIJING | CHINOISERIE VILLA | VISMARA DESIGN

Villa Chinoiserie is a complex of 83 luxury villas located in the center of Beijing. Vismara Design, and the architect Ted Huang, have planned and realized the home cinema room for the residence mock-up villa. Sound proofing wall paneling and step flooring are custommade by Vismara to make entertainment experience unique and technically flawless. The furniture proposed, designed by Pino Vismara, includes theater recliner chairs and luxury screen portal for film projection.

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DOHA| LA CIGALE HOTEL | MELOGRANOBLU

Ensuring an authentic emotional experience to guests. This idea led the architect Giovanni Musica (studio MGAlab) in the design of the Madison Piano Bar, located inside La Cigale Hotel in Doha (Qatar), which commissioned the project. The sophisticated environment meets the needs of this luxury hotel, thanks to the refined materials chosen. Light plays a major role, as dramatic and emotional element: thus the essential contribution of Melogranoblu, that designed the spectacular cusomised chandelier that illuminates the private space, using the Hydra system. The creation was supervised by IFO srl. as general contractor.

IFDM | 199


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BASEL | THE NOMAD | VERY WOOD

Swiss-based firm Jasmin Grego & Stephanie KĂźhnle Architektur signed The Nomad, a 4-star hotel in the center of Basel. A team work with Very Wood partners (Gervasoni brand) and This Webber that has designed for The Nomad the collections of furniture and accessories made then by the Italian company. A project where bespoke concept is at the center of the stage and where Very Wood is at the helm: fabrics, wall coverings, furnishings, colors and setting skills represent the soul of the company which has created a unique and friendly mood, with a few strong presences of Urban style sweetened by the softness of the fabrics and their colors.

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The new Boutique Giorgio Armani is located on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, in the heart of the Venetian lagoon. The 160sqm space is dedicated to ready-to-wear clothing and accessories collections by Giorgio Armani for men and women. The fashion designer in collaboration with his team of architects has conceived the interior project. The various rooms, connected by elegant portals in platinum finish, have been customized: the flooring, different in each environment, is made from marble and onyx, and is combined with outstanding wallpapers that reflect the color schemes - gold, silver, green and blue water - of the floors. Even the furniture, in wood with silver and chrome veins, recalls the colors of walls and ceilings. Wallpaper, armchairs, as well as carpets and lamps, belong to the Armani/Casa collection.

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Š Beppe Raso

VENICE | BOUTIQUE GIORGIO ARMANI | ARMANI/CASA

IFDM | 201


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AMSTERDAM | ZOKU HOTEL | MUUTO

© Benjamin Lund

Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic eastern Canal District, the recently opened Zoku Hotel launches a new, innovative category for the hospitality industry by creating a ‘work-meets-play’ atmosphere, ‘home-office’ hybrid. Zoku offers the luxury of hotel services, creating a homey feeling, combining Japanese functionality with Nordic design aesthetics. Muuto’s pieces were used to add character, liveliness and enjoyable splashes of color to each space. The collections of the brand blend into every aspect of Zoku’s living spaces, such as the apartments, the restaurant, and communal working and lounging spaces.

202 | IFDM


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Made in Italy

ENTERTAINING CONCEPT OF ITALIAN LIFE STYLE


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ZURICH | HOTEL MARKTGASSE | TACCHINI

In the heart of Zurich’s historic centre the Marktgass reponened as a newly transformed boutique hotel, thanks to the new and talented property. Combining an understated elegance with a refined sense of contemporary aesthetics - visible both in the spaces of the hotel, bar and the two restaurants - the Marktgasse revives with a new energy and welcomes clients in a sophisticated athmosphere of sober taste. Tacchini furniture, Babela seats, T-chair, Split and Nastro tables together with all the items in Marktgass hotel have been selected for their innate ability of distilling freshness and evoking a taste of glorious past at the same time, with versatility and pragmatic hospitality.

204 | IFDM

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SYDNEY | UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL | LAMINAM

The university campus has been designed to meet the needs of the students of today and tomorrow, facilitating productive interactions with the business community. An idea that reflects on the architectural level - according to a project by Woods Bagot firm - with a series of connected spaces from places aiming to promote socialization and collaboration. This idea of continuity and consistency has been interpreted by Laminam and translated into the flooring of the campus, where the I Naturali Pietre (in the Pietra di Savoia Grigia finish with dimensions 1000x3000mm and 5.6 mm thickness) collection was used. The brand has also provided the Collection and Tredi layers used for coating walls and stairs. IFDM | 205


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KAZAN’ | PRIVATE VILLA | BELLOTTI EZIO

An extraordinary example of Made in Brianza fine woodworking and craftsmanship. Bellotti Ezio was involved in the design of a private villa in Russia, 1500sqm divided in four floors. The company produced a total of 1500sqm of wall paneling and 850sqm of ceilings, arranged in 14 different environments (including bar, kitchen, billiard room, wine cellar, gun room, walk-in closet, bedrooms, bathrooms, dining room, home cinema) as well as two suites, the lobby and the attic. All in neoclassical style with several different finishes and inlays: lacquered, gold leaf, burl inlays or myrtle burl.

206 | IFDM


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PARIS | OFF PARIS SEINE | OPINION CIATTI

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Opinion Ciatti has created the furnishings of the common areas and the two Designer Suites of the first floating hotel of the Seine. The OFF Paris Seine, designed by Gérard Ronzatti of Seine Design, the Parisian firm specialized in floating architecture, features two floating buildings side by side that host 54 guestrooms and 4 suites. Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman together with Lapo Ciatti, have created a system capable of emphasizing, through the perfect blend of the unique pieces made specifically for the project and following the whole project concept, the perfect fusion between the structure and the river, between the river and the city.

IFDM | 207


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RED LIBESKIND BY OIKOS | C0-M100-Y76-K33

IFDM | 209


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

LINE SOLUTION 8 | BOLZAN LETTI

Single, wall bed with deep drawers that provide space in a normally neglected area. Part of the Line collection, it offers multiple solutions in order to furnish bedrooms in many ways. STRAPPO_XL | DOMENICO DE PALO | ANTONIOLUPI

Encased sink completely in Corian with led lighting and integrated tap. Strappo_XL (evolution of the Strappo model of 2008) features a more generous size reaching 90cm width.

FRIDA | ROBERTO LAZZERONI | MOOD

Compact and elegant armchair that rests on a light wooden skeleton, enriched with a high seat cushion. The padded back has a U shape, wrapping the seat, and a cowhide band marking the base. A clean design, but with a yesteryear tone. 210 | IFDM


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ALPHABET SOFA | PIERO LISSONI | FRITZ HANSEN

A flexible modular sofa system with units that can be combined in a variety of ways. The fully upholstered seat, back and armrest are manufactured in a core of layered foam with firmer foam on the front edge of the seat. Glides are manufactured in dark grey in a synthetic material. IFDM | 211


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VERTICAL GREEN | DE CASTELLI

A kind of theatrical “vertical garden” created by De Castelli through the creation of a decorative pattern like American vine leaves. Vertical Green is a modular system for wall covering suitable for indoor and outdoor application that evokes a picturesque natural scenery warmed by the choice of the material, copper, and its finishing thanks to the color variation of a warm palette: from reddish-brown to bronze to green. 212 | IFDM


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WINSTON | CHRISTOPHE PILLET | LEMA

Winston is a bar units in Canaletto walnut with bronzed metal base. Details like the mirror bottom and inserts in leather and metal are revealed when opening the doors, designed to contain bottles and glasses in their thickness. Above, the flap door hides a second space with extractable surface.

ORIGAMI | ALBERTO MEDA | TUBES

Origami is a high efficiency electric plug & play radiator that liaises with its surroundings, offering the possibility of separating two rooms, of preserving privacy, of enhancing the atmosphere of discretion. Available in three versions: free-standing, wall version and totem version.

COMFY | ASNAGHI INTERIORS

A classic-inspired seat with wood structure adorned with carved decorations enhanced by a gold leaf finish. The Comfy armchair features a unique choice of fabrics akin in the light blue nuance but slightly different in the pattern. IFDM | 213


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

NEBRA | SEBASTIAN HERKNER | FONTANAARTE

LED suspension lamp that features a thermoplastic diffuser with a frosted white finish. Its shape was inspired by the Nebra Sky Disk, a prehistoric artifact which provided instructions on the interpretation of the heaven. SIXTY | GIUSEPPE BAVUSO | RIMADESIO

Bookcase with brushed copper structure and amaranto glossy lacquered glass. Essential lines characterized by the round connections between structure and shelves and by its exclusive invisible junctions.

NAOS | MAURO LIPPARINI | MISURAEMME

Naos chair is available in two variations: fixed wooden base or revolving base in aluminum. The precious design of the seat reveals great attention to the design and compositional elements that make it a highly aesthetic piece of furniture. 214 | IFDM


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CLOSER | DIEGO GRANDI | ZUCCHETTI

Adjustable wall-mounted shower head, in chrome or soft touch black finishes. The whole structure has been designed to be adjusted and extended effortless. It features a total of three joints, each of one has wide scope for multi-directional movement.

KENSINGTON | GIANFRANCO FERRÈ HOME

Kensington is a side table with tray. The base in beech wood is covered with black microfibre. Tray in multi-layer poplar, covered with velvet and characterized by two leather handles.

BUTTERFLY | CASTELLO LAGRAVINESE STUDIO | OPERA CONTEMPORARY

An armchair of flexuous lines that evokes in its name and in the delicate profiles the elegance of butterfly wings. The Butterfly collection features a deep-buttoned upholstery on the backrest that enhances the refined design. IFDM | 215


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

MASAMI | GIORGIO SORESSI | GIORGIO COLLECTION

Masami Chaise Longue from the Alchemy Collection: exclusive pieces defined by carefully selected materials which create an original, sophisticated effect in perfect alchemy with the whole. BISCUIT | PATRICIA URQUIOLA | LISTONE GIORDANO

The peculiarity of Biscuit is the rounded profile of the strip that modifies the usual linearity of the form. Inlay, mosaic, herringbone, regular: whatever the pattern of your choice, Biscuit looks like the paving of a rich fabric of interwoven and overlapping. The fluid shape is also accentuated by “bumped” bombé effect of the surface.

28 COPPER | OMER ARBEL | BOCCI

A flexible copper suspension option is available for all 28 pendants, providing a different compositional reading and a range of sculptural forms.The copper will weather and tarnish, registering the passage of time in its patina. 216 | IFDM


DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

CONTRACT & HOSPITALITY

SOLEIL-NOIR | ODILE DECQ | LUCEPLAN

Soleil Noir is a suspension and ceiling lamp with an organic form in molded polyurethane foam, whose LED light source is hidden inside a disk that generates homogeneous diffused, indirect lighting. Supported by a single asymmetrical cable, it keeps its balance thanks to the thicknesses of the body. IFDM | 217


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

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A modular backlit mirror system combines the reflecting surface with sandblasted and brushed metal portions. REMIND | CARLO COLOMBO | NUBE

Precious armchair detailed with deep button upholstery and high seatback. A multi-layered wood frame on a metal base are matched with a seat cushions padding in shape retaining foam.

OLD NEW STOCK 1984 | STUDIO JOB | COLOMBO STILE

Limited edition armchair. It is realized with mahogany wooden structure (polished with gold leaf ), plain padding with removable seater cushion. Custom made velvet upholstery with “sharkAK47 pattern”. 218 | IFDM

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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

LOFOTEN | LUCA NICHETTO | CASAMANIA

Furnishing system that includes upholstered seats and backrests, tables and furnishing accessories. The modules come together to give life to a complete, aesthetically uniform and customizable space. The insertion of dividers creates separate and distinct environments, while guaranteeing acoustic control. DIMITRI | ANDREA PARISIO | MERIDIANI

Shine, the third act from Meridiani Editions, introduces a series of storage units, small tables and consoles all distinguished by precious metal accents. Among them, the Dimitri night tables, also available in the two-colored version.

LUNE | JORDAN TOMNUK | TOMNUK DESIGN

The Lune collection consists of a pendant fixture and a wall sconce. Both of these pieces adjuste the light intensity through the rotation of the opposing disc, revealing more light as the disc rotates outwards on its axis. These fixtures are made from aluminum, combined with aluminum and brass support pieces, LED boards, and acrylic lenses. 220 | IFDM


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CONTRACT & HOSPITALITY

STINGRAY | DOUGAN CLARKE | TUUCI

With a blend of elements from the natural world and state-of-the-art marine-grade materials, the Stingray shade structure is both distinctive and durable. Rotating 360 degrees around its vertical axis, the sculpture can position itself for shade at any time of the day. IFDM | 221


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

MAH JONG COUTURE | HANS HOPFER | ROCHE BOBOIS

Special edition of the Mah Jong seat system, with printed fabrics by Jean Paul Gaultier. Designed in 1971 by Hopfer, Mah Jong is a sofa based on the total freedom of function and form. From a starting point of three basic elements that can be set at angles or overlaid, it allows limitless options of composition. MILOS | MARC SADLER | DÉSIRÉE

Oval in the shape with a movable backrest, Milos is a comfortable all-purpose padded element. It is available with an invisible open ended zipper for the two-color and art deco upholstery, characterized by the contrasting visible stitching.

TORRI | PINUCCIO BORGONOVO | NATEVO BY FLOU

Sophisticated furniture available in two models: a bar-refrigerator with shelves and spaces to store bottles and glasses; and a feminine version for precious belongings. Produced in matte ebony, polished or matte larch wood with doors that rotate on themselves. 222 | IFDM


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

BOLLE DI METALLU | FABIO FORNASIER | LU MURANO

Bubbles MetalLU is a “Mixed Media Lighting Concept” made with metal panels, processed to obtaindifferent types of finish, with a ‘opening of irregular shape in the central part, through which the Fornasier Murano blows glass.

NU RÈLAX® & ZEROBODY® | CRISTIANO MINO | STARPOOL

A multi-platform project that mixes wellness and neuroscience. The positive effects of the dry floating experience on a Zerobody bed are enriched by the “personal brainer” program, whose meditation practices scientifically tested are available on Nu Rèlax App.

NEXT 27 | PAOLA NAVONE | GERVASONI

An handwoven natural rattan core characterizes this wide armchair. The frame in matt white steel shapes the product, creating an harmonious contrast of both materials and colors. IFDM | 223


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

GREK | GABRIELE&OSCAR BURATTI | LIVING DIVANI

With a manly look and strong industrial aesthetic, Grek offers a table top cut through by a central crevice that serves as a magazine holder or container for objects. The supporting frame (12 mm thick) is made in folding, in “sandwich” of MDF and aluminum sheet pressed and glued together. NORA | MICHAEL SCHMIDT | BROSS

Consisting of an armchair and a lounge chair, the collection is characterized by welcoming lines: the shell features a continuous form wrapped around the body; the rear chair legs extend to define the lower profile, serving both a decorative and a functional purpose.

LIBELLE | PIETRO RUSSO | BAXTER

Modular article. Bearing frame in matte black-varnished metal, fastened to ceiling and floor through satin brass pressure pins. Shelves’ supports in satin brass. Shelves with frame in black-stained maple with inside in cane. 224 | IFDM


DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

CONTRACT & HOSPITALITY

ALPHABET OF LIGHT | BIG | ARTEMIDE

Modular system of straight and bended components of light that enables to write letters on a surface, be a straight line or a curve. The Alphabet of Light components come in different sizes and allow to scale the writing to fit any wall, ceiling and space. IFDM | 225


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

GIOTTO | ZANABONI

A three-seat sofa enhanced by two rows of studs in golden finish, gold leaf base. It is realized with traditional hypoallergenic padding, soft seat cushions padded in goose down and solid wooden frame. VOGUE | ILLULIAN

Part of the Design Collection, this rug is knotted and carded by hand, characterized by the use of Himalayan wool and top quality silk. Its unique chromatic appeal hinges on the bright vegetal colors that went into its making.

SUPERLOON | JASPER MORRISON | FLOS

Floor lamp based on a new technology created by Flos. It has a LED ring shapes as a flat disk. Once illuminated, it appeared completely white, recreating the moon on the sky. 226 | IFDM


DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

CONTRACT & HOSPITALITY

ULYSSE LIGHTING | ALBODESIGN | ELLEDUE

Part of new collection Ulysse, and born from the collaboration with Albodesign, the line embraces three suspensions, coloured with bronze and brass effect thanks to innovative paints, two applique with a brass finish, and two table lamps characterized by metal of fabric lampshades.

KNIT | PATRICK NORGUET | ETHIMO

A complete line of tables and chairs with new, comfortable elements: a sun lounger, the Love sofa seat with rectangular coffee table and bergére-style armchair with an elegant footrest. All made using teak and woven synthetic fabric fibre. TABOUR | DOSHI LEVIEN | B&B ITALIA

Ottomans in oblong oval, square or trilobite shapes. They are designed to form archipelagos in the centre of a room or to become the natural continuation of sofas and armchairs. Textile or leather covers are stretched on the frame by a sort of oversize “button”.

NEW BUZZIBLINDS | ALAIN GILLES | BUZZISPACE

Free-standing room divider made up of a series of five rotating acoustic blinds. With a simple twist, the blinds can be opened or closed to varying degrees to create privacy or open-up a space. The new BuzziBlinds consists of 4 different shapes with different V-Cut patterns carved straight into the BuzziFeld. IFDM | 227


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS

DUETTO | PLINIO IL GIOVANE

Duetto is a sofa-bed consisting of 4 elements: two wooden structures and two specific mattresses which, according to their arrangement, become a comfortable sofa, two single beds or one double bed. Duetto is made from natural materials. ACORN | MATTEO BIANCHI | PENTA

Acorn is a pendant lamp. Its modernity is expressed by the use of cement as the main material. Shade is in frosted or transparent glass.

CAOS | ALESSANDRO GUERRIERO | OFFICINE TAMBORRINO

Metal bookshelves with back side upholstered with textile and adjustable riser. It belongs to the OT collection consisting of 6 elements, related by shape (circle) and material (steel). 228 | IFDM


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Winner of the International Property Awards in the Top Residential High-rise Development category for New York, the One West End is the new 42-story project overlooking the corner of 59th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan, signed by the Elad Group and Silverstein Properties. The architecture is signed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the landscape of the Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects firm, interior project by Jeffrey Beers that chose Scavolini as exceptional partner for the realization of 250 bespoke kitchens (246 apartments plus two penthouses and two duplexes). To residential aspects, the project adds all the amenities of a resort for indoor and outdoor spaces, including fitness center, pool, spa, media room, billiard room, children’s playroom, living room, kitchen and dining room.

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NEW YORK | ONE WEST END | PELLI CLARKE PELLI ARCHITECTS, JEFFREY BEERS INTERNATIONAL


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NEXT MIAMI BEACH | FASANO RESIDENCES + HOTEL | ISAY WEINFELD

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Fasano Residences + Hotel Miami Beach is an ultra luxury hotel and condominium complex located in South Beach, developed by New York-based HFZ Capital Group. The architect Isay Weinfeld has designed the architecture and interiors for 67 residences and 85 hotel suites. The 3-acre, oceanfront property - located at 1901 Collins Avenue, between 18th and 19th Streets against the backdrop of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean - will also feature Miami Beach’s largest pool measuring over 250 feet long and beautiful gardens by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea. The project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

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Luxury real estate developer DICO UK Property Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of DAMAC International Limited, has announced its first fashion residence in London with a 50-story, 360 unit project, featuring interior designs by Versace. The lobby and interiors for each property will be expertly designed and fitted out by Versace Home, as well as the amenities that will include a state of the art gymnasium, indoor swimming pool and spa, an owners lounge, children’s play area and cinema. Located within Zone 1, at Nine Elms on the South Bank, the tower is due for completion in 2020.

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The concept is focused on a topographic interior atrium that is centered by a spherical, mirrored auditorium, the effect of which is compared by MVRDV architects to giant “eye” granting panoramic views of the building’s interior. The sphere is surrounded by terraced bookshelves that also double as seating and extend around the building’s exterior in the form of horizontal louvers. Unfolding over an area of 34,200 sq m, the library is part of the Binhai Cultural Centre, and next to four other cultural institutions creates “cultural corridors”, according to a master plan designed by the German firm GMP.

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The Fortune International Group and the Château Group bring the Ritz-Carlton Residences to Sunny Isles Beach. A tower of 52 stories and 212 residences (furnished with kitchens by Snaidero) is located just 250 feet away from the beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, at 15701 Collins Avenue. The peculiar, sinuous design of the building culminates on the top floors in spectacular open terraces with outdoor kitchen, private garden and infinity pool. The project, launched in June, will be completed in 2018.

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Grimshaw have been chosen to design the expansion of Heathrow Airport. The renowned London-based architectural practice won the contest for the conception of the “hub airport of the future”, part of a £16 billion investment program. A project that also includes a third airstrip and an easier access road to the new “Crossrail link”. The futuristic concept focuses on a strong sustainability between vast, open green spaces and sinuous glass covers.

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It is expected to take place in August 2017 the reopening of the Temptation Resort & Spa in Cancun, the adult-centric, all-inclusive resort overlooking the Mexican Caribbean Coast. The multi-million dollar makeover involves the creator of “sensual minimalism”, star designer Karim Rashid; his personal style, eccentric and provocative as well, reshapes the entire property spreading vibrant sensations through the seven floors of the resort (for a total of 430 guest rooms and suites), two swimming pools, common areas, eight restaurants and five bars. Creating a relaxed, fun and sensual atmosphere.

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top hotel Hilton Worldwide NUMBER OF HOTELS: 4,525 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 745,074 PROJECTS: 1012 4 STAR: 720 - 5 STAR: 280

MAIN COUNTRIES IN EUROPE: RUSSIA 37 - UK 29 - GERMANY 21

MAIN COUNTRIES IN MIDDLE EAST: TURKEY 35 - SAUDI ARABIA 28 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 22

Hotel chains: ongoing projects

E

urope is once again playing a leading role when it comes to real estate investments by large hotel chains, with 1,683 projects (including in Russia) in the planning stage or already under construction. Germany is the most attractive country by far, with 629 projects, while London is the most appealing of the cities with 73. In the Middle East, over half the projects are concentrated in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with Dubai topping the list of cities that will host the most construction sites, with 136 projects currently underway. There have been smaller investments in Africa, where most of the openings of the 347 hotels under construction are scheduled for 2017, especially in Morocco and Egypt.

MAIN COUNTRIES IN AFRICA:

ONGOING HOTEL PROJECTS

NIGERIA 8 - EGYPT 6 - MOROCCO 3

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC NUMBER OF HOTELS; 4,840 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 710,295 PROJECTS: 501 3 STAR: 17 - 4 STAR: 370 - 5 STAR: 114

MAIN COUNTRIES IN EUROPE: UNITED KINGDOM: 39 GERMANY: 37 - RUSSIA: 10

MAIN COUNTRIES IN MIDDLE EAST: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 13 SAUDI ARABIA: 13 - TURKEY: 6

MAIN COUNTRIES IN AFRICA: EGYPT: 3 - LIBYA: 2 - ANGOLA: 1

Marriott International, Inc. NUMBER OF HOTEL: 4,044 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 692,801 PROJECTS: 735 3 STAR: 106 - 4 STAR: 280 - 5 STAR: 349

MAIN COUNTRIES IN EUROPE: GERMANY: 27 - UNITED KINGDOM: 9 RUSSIA: 9

MAIN COUNTRIES IN MIDDLE EAST: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 17 SAUDI ARABIA: 15 - TURKEY: 6

MAIN COUNTRIES IN AFRICA: MOROCCO: 5 - ALGERIA: 5 SOUTH AFRICA: 4

Wyndham Hotel Group NUMBER OF HOTELS: 7,698 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 668,524 PROJECTS: 123 2 STAR: 10 - 3 STAR: 18 4 STAR: 41 - 5 STAR: 54

MAIN COUNTRIES IN EUROPE: GERMANY: 11 - UNITED KINGDOM: 4 RUSSIA: 3

MAIN COUNTRIES IN MIDDLE EAST: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 2 TURKEY: 2 - IRAQ: 2

Overview

NEW

NEW

NEW

1,638

587

347

EUROPE

MIDDLE EAST

AFRICA

IN

IN

IN

STATUS:

STATUS:

STATUS:

VISION 30 PRE-PLANNING 127 PLANNING 746 UNDER CONSTRUCTION 522 PRE-OPENING 135 OPENED 69

VISION 3 PRE-PLANNING 89 PLANNING 134 UNDER CONSTRUCTION 279 PRE-OPENING 87 OPENED 15

VISION 15 PRE-PLANNING 28 PLANNING 109 UNDER CONSTRUCTION 142 PRE-OPENING 41 OPENED 12

NEXT OPENING:

NEXT OPENING:

NEXT OPENING:

SEPTEMBER 2016 - DECEMBER 2016: 155 2017: 501 2018: 374

SEPTEMBER 2016 - DECEMBER 2016: 98 2017: 200 2018: 144

SEPTEMBER 2016 - DECEMBER 2016: 12 2017: 103 2018: 55

PROJECTS IN TOP COUNTRIES:

PROJECTS IN TOP COUNTRIES:

PROJECTS IN TOP COUNTRIES:

GERMANY 629 UNITED KINGDOM 198 RUSSIA 99 SPAIN 86 FRANCE 83 SWITZERLAND 85 ITALY 77 AUSTRIA 72 POLAND 39 CROATIA 22

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 189 SAUDI ARABIA 147 TURKEY 59 QATAR 48 OMAN 38 IRAQ 21 JORDAN 15 BAHREIN 13 GEORGIA 13 ISRAEL 8

PROCJECTS IN TOP CITIES:

PROJECTS IN TOP CITIES:

MOROCCO 58 EGYPT 47 NIGERIA 38 KENYA 23 ETHIOPIA 20 SOUTH AFRICA 15 TUNISIA 11 ALGERIA 10 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 9 UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA 9

LONDON 73 HAMBURG 44 BERLIN 42 MUNICH 39 FRANKFURT 29 PARIS 29 MOSCOW 29 VIENNA 17 MADRID 14 BARCELONA 11

DUBAI 136 RIYADH 48 DOHA 44 JEDDAH 38 ABU DHABI 25 MUSCAT 24 ISTANBUL 22 MAKKAH 20 ERBIL 15 AL KOBHAR 15

PROJECTS IN TOP CITIES: CAIRO 15 MARRAKESH 14 ABUJA 14 ADDIS ABABA 14 LAGOS 11 SHARM EL SHEIKH 10 NAIROBI 9 HURGHADA 8 ALGIERS 7 DAKAR 6

MAIN COUNTRIES IN AFRICA: ETHIOPIA: 4 - KENYA: 2

TOP PROJECTS

NIGERIA: 1

Choice Hotels International Inc. NUMBER OF HOTELS: 6,379 NUMBER OF ROOMS: 505,278 PROJECTS: 51 4 STAR: 51

MAIN COUNTRIES IN EUROPE: NORWAY: 4 - SWEDEN: 4 - GERMANY: 4

EUROPE Dubrovnik Pearl Hotels in Croatia Phase: Pre-Planning 4 star - 5,000 rooms Opening date: 2020

MIDDLE EAST Abraj Kudai Towers in Saudi Arabia Phase: Under Construction 5 star - 10,000 rooms Opening date: 2017

AFRICA Marassi Mediterranean Marine and Golf Resort in Egypt Phase: Under Construction 5 star - 2,500 rooms Opening date: 2020

MAIN COUNTRIES IN MIDDLE EAST: TURKEY: 2

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source: TopHotelProjects.com


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