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Color stories

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2018: the colors of change

Interviews

PEOPLE Anda Andrei

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Even hotels have a soul

PEOPLE Sergio Buttiglieri

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The great wave of change

PEOPLE Adam Tihany

120 The Italian heritage of a designer without any border

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WONDER 8 The Iceberg | Aarhus, Denmark | Cebra, Jds, Search, Louis Paillard

10 Stuttgart | Mercedes-Benz Museum | Unstudio 12 Hong Kong | Ophelia | Ashley Sutton 6 8 Mornico al Serio, Bergamo | Fili d’erba | Cza

Projects review

Ovolo Woollomooloo Sidney

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A room without an M

Four Seasons Dubai

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A new season for luxury in Dubai

The Beekman New York

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New lease of life for The Beekman

Siam Discovery Bangkok

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Only for dreamers

Hôtel des Berges Illhaeusern, France

72 New York | Via 57 West | Bjarke Ingels

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Mens sana in corpore sano

114 Yangzhou Zhongshuge | Bookstore | X+Living

Hermès Singapore

70 Yoshino, Japan | Community-Run Rental Samara, Airbnb’s Design Studio

116 London | Design Museum | Oma, Allies & Morrison, John Pawson, Arup

118 London | Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery | Zaha Hadid Architects, Arup

172 Rome | La Nuvola, Rome-EUR

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In the paradise of addicted fashionistas

Il ‘Sereno’ Como Lake

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The extra luxury of ‘Il Sereno’

Feltrinelli Foundation and Microsoft offices

Convention Center | Fuksas

174 Paris | Bibliothèque Nationale De France

80 The symbol of Milan’s transformation

176 Savelletri di Fasano, Italy | Borgo Egnazia

Atelier Bruno Gaudin & Virginie Brégal Pino Brescia

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11 Howard New York

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11 Howard, a composition with many contributors

Fendi Private Suites Rome

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Fendi Private Suites: a homely atmosphere

Ladurée Geneva

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A feast for the eyes and the palate

Ceresio 7 Gym & Spa Milan

100 Space for exercises and the grammar of the materials

REDValentino Hong Kong

Elbphilarmonie Hamburg

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Projets à vivre PAOLO BLEVE | Editor-in-chief

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he new Spring/Summer edition proudly inaugurates the 2017 collection dedicated to Contract&Hospitality with an impressive debut. This collectable issue will be tracing its first catwalks in Cannes on the occasion of Mipim, an exclusive event dedicated to the world of Luxury Real Estate, great architectures and ambitious interiors. Not by chance, IFDM Book has been welcomed among with the highly selected publications as media partners of the appointment, confirming the great international appreciation encountered just one year after its editorial launch. As reported in the graphics at the end of the volume, the Contract&Hospitality segment approaches this 2017 – and the coming years too – as a positive time, despite of a subtle (warning) signal due to the fact that luxury is somehow aligning itself with a more uniform and predictable taste. In the last years remarkable interior projects rarely outstanded in terms of style, inspired by renowned design pieces without even considering the importance of durability and product authenticity. This fact, as it often happens, has helped to better understand the advantages of quality and original

products. A high-end project is “luxurious” when the luxury feel lasts over time and doesn’t fade straight after a first amazement. Luckily, in the world of hospitality the contribution of visionary designers and daring investors usually generates marvelous results with a high degree of “wow” factor. As for the previous issues, we aimed to chase new contrasts and projects which, irrespective of any economic effort, create added value because of their creativity, simplicity at times, spectacularity for sure. It is the case of the Timber Cove in California – an anything but ordinary celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright – or the GYM&SPA in Ceresio7, too beautiful to be just a club. A well-known saying goes “a picture may be worth a thousand words”. The new Spring | Summer edition demonstrates it by also featuring twelve Wonder pages where images will keep you openmouthed.

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WONDER. THE ICEBERG | AARHUS, DENMARK | CEBRA, JDS, SeARCH, LOUIS PAILLARD 208 apartments designed to transform the former container port of Aarhus into a vibrant neighborhood. A spectacular architecture plays with the guidelines of the construction and the impact with the water.

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Š Mikkel Frost | CEBRA

The Iceberg is laid out as four L-shaped wings, where the street spaces inbetween open towards the water, and the building volumes are cut up by jagged lines.

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WONDER. STUTTGART | MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM | UNSTUDIO

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Clover, the old stylized symbol of Mercedes, is the mold of the interior project by UNStudio that retraces the entire history of the German brand through ups and downs of ideal roads.

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WONDER. HONG KONG | OPHELIA | ASHLEY SUTTON

© Hélène Binet

Over 600,000 hand-painted tiles are combined with thousands of peacock feathers, beaded curtains, swings, cages, velvet, leather and metal, creating a mood of fun and decadence.

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2018: the colors of change ColorWorks® has identified and announced the colors that will dictate the trends in 2018. A palette of 20 shades show the dawn of a cultural revolution in color through four Stories. ColorWorks’ expert and designer Judith van Vliet talks about them

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arker, more retrained, less saturated, contaminated by a social condition and a general emotional state that ‘dirty’ the colors to the detriment to their potential brilliance. These are the colors that will define the trends in 2018, a direct reflection of the future status of global society and of which the first traces are being perceived today. Uncertainty, distrust, prospects, alternatives, spirituality are the keywords that inspire the new color trends, translated at the chromatic level into shades of dark blue, burnt oranges, muddy olive green and brick red, to mention just a few. These are the tendencies that stand out from a largescale survey and an in-depth analysis of the emerging global movements – in addition to the attitudes of consumers and the orientation of society – by ColorWorks®, a branch of Clariant, and its five centres (São Paulo, Chicago, Merate, Taiwan and Singapore), which every year produce a “guide” to colour trends for the coming year: ColorForward. A color palette, made of 20 different colors, identifies just as many major lifestyles, related to four social behaviors, recalled through four stories. 2018 appears to be the year of change that will leave behind intense blues, magentas and pinks 14 | IFDM

that surround us in 2017, colorful expressions of the cultural propensity for psychedelia, relational multiplicity, digital information and solitude – understood in the opposite sense of seeking warmth and intimacy (issues that we tackled in the previous two books). What seems likely in the future, however, is a “nomadic” outlook linked to the generations – not only the young – who seek new opportunities by travelling; a closer affinity with spirituality, including in traditionally less susceptible areas like the modern west world; a marked opening up to the Nerd culture, as much a “fashion” as a requirement to tackle the industry 4.0; finally, a heartfelt plea for greater sustainability, not only in environmental terms but also of life. Longitude, Latitude, Altitude; Nerdylicious; Through the Mirror; NewMorrow are the four Stories of ColorForward 2018 explained to us by Judith van Vliet, designer of ColorWorks Europe/ EMEA (BU of the Plastics & Coatings section of Clariant) and Vice President, Communication & PR of Color Marketing Group, in a double episode, Spring | Summer and Fall | Winter, for an exclusive preview dedicated to Color Trends.

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Lightning Boot

cout << “Hello, Nerd!\n”;

Alberting out!

Passion :: Obsession

Penguin in the water

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Forget the usually, introvert nerd. The latest generation of technological wizards personify a new social dimension, completely up-to-date and even esteemed. They are passionate, curious, proud of their intelligence and ability to find alternatives to everyday problems. What has changed? “Nerds are the new ‘Social Black’, explains Judith van Vliet. “They haven’t suddenly become cool, it’s that the world is now coming to them, out of necessity. One of the major drivers of the trend is, in fact, the development of industry 4.0, that involves for example a heavy automation and data exchange in manufacturing environments.” This trend talks about the professions of the future, supported by STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), undergoing rapid growth in the USA, China and Europe and since recent years it involves an increased number of female students. According to the U.S. government’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program, the total number of active female international students studying STEM in the U.S. increased more than 68% from 2010 to 2015. It is therefore no longer mainly a male pre16 | IFDM

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rogative to be a nerd.” It is not surprising then that fashion too has been influenced: checkered shirts, spectacles with large lenses, bandanas; a trend that its popular above all in Japan, where it has been given the name “unstylish anime nerd look”. This new culture is translated in chromatic terms with some of the most saturated and bright colours of 2018: a red called Passion::Obsession, where the double colon indicates that passion equals obsession, which drives nerds to seek new solutions; a dingy white called Alberting Out! (a tribute to Albert Einstein) “dirtied” with a touch of black, that recalls the colour of laboratory coats; a dark grey, toward red, a very warm colour that represents programming, coding and hacking, and is therefore called cout<< “Hello Nerd!\n”; to recall (with the word Nerd replacing World) the string that appears when a new programming language is learnt; Penguin in the water is an ice colour, green toward blue, symbolising the social condition of nerds, disoriented like penguins on land but completely at ease in the sea, in their own habitat. Lightning Boot, finally, is yellow toward orange, which very much evokes the Japanese manga “Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac”, much read by nerds.


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NEWmORROW

“A new tomorrow” is the subject tackled in this story: the point of departure is the lack of sustainability in the today’s world and our way of living. The climate is constantly warming, the distribution of food is so unbalanced it creates a billion obese people and, conversely, a billion suffering from malnutrition, large rivers are drying out before they can reach the sea. The issues may not be new but the approach of the latest generations pressing for change is different. “Generation Z, young people aged between 13 and 16, have realized that if they want something to change, they must not wait for governments and institutions to act but bring it about themselves,” continues Judith. “We are talking about small, ‘bottom-up’ initiatives within a global society that no longer trusts the current system. It is a strong movement but it is difficult to see its immediate results because it starts from the people.” There was a spectacular initiative by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 16 years old, leader of the environmentalist NGO, the Earth Guardians, who sued the American State for “violation of the constitutional rights to life and liberty” due to the use of fossil fuels. Of equal significance is the fact that certain businesses are

rethinking the concept of pollution: the Smog Free Tower, devised by the Dutch architect Daan Roosegaarde, cleans the air by filtering the smog, which is then crystallized in small stones to be reused for creating jewels; or Air Ink, the ink designed by the Indian start-up, Graviky Lab, made from the particules from car exhaust fumes. One of the key terms of this ‘soft rebellion’ is therefore “resourceful living”, along with positive anti-corporate, slow living activism and Duomo or Cathedral Thinking, that is, a ‘long-term’ way of thinking like that of the architects of the past. The dark blue of Marea Nera (with shades recalling oil pollution, the color from which the trend begins) gives way to the soft orange of Get up, stand up!, an exhortation of the new generations who want to change the status quo. Then compare the olive green, toward brown, entitled Primordial Soup, generated by the desire to sweep clean and start from zero; the concept of Duomo Thinking is expressed by Puramìs (a pyramid in ancient Greece), the color of marble and stone; the sage green of Système-D is a representation of sustainable living, of change, of the informal, underground economy, therefore, the anti-corporate sentiment driving this trend since “today’s values have changed, the financial status is changing to ideological status.”

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Système-D

Get up, stand up!

Puramís

Marea nera

THE STORIES CONTINUE LONGITUDE, LATITUDE, ALTITUDE and THROUGH THE MIRROR stories

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EVEN HOTELS HAVE A SOUL From the design of the interiors to the creation of atmosphere: a conversation with Anda Andrei offers some thoughts on the evolution of hotels and their design

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fter designing a long series of residences and boutique hotels, along with Philippe Starck, John Pawson, Herzog&DeMeuron, Yabu Pushelberg and others, seminal works that revolutionised the hotel sector over the years, such as Royalton, the Hudson, New York’s Gramercy Park Hotel or the Delano in Miami, Anda Andrei has been working for iStar for the last two years on the entire Asbury Park regeneration project, a urban centre on the coast of New Jersey, a challenging restoration plan that will involve 10 years of design and development. From being Ian Schrager’s design director, with a fundamental role of artistic direction halfway between client and interior designer, continuously and successfully maintained for 29 years, in 2014 he became Chairman of Anda Andrei Design LLC. The 11 Howard hotel in SoHo, the Norm, the Brooklyn Museum’s restaurant, and the Asbury Hotel were the outcome of just two years of this new life and adventure in the United States, where he arrived in 1982 after leaving Romania, his country of birth.

author: Alessandra Bergamini portrait photo: Brigitte Lacombe projects photo: Nikolas Koenig, Luca Pioltelli

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Let’s start with definitions, what does a boutique hotel mean for you? The meaning has changed a lot over the years. Thirty years ago, it simply meant a small hotel but now it can be considered to be a hotel with its own, unmistakeable identity that does not form part of the major international chains. How has the way of designing places for hospitality changed over those years? It has changed a great deal and is continuously evolving, always seeking to push the limits and boundaries to offer guests, even if only for a couple of days, not only a place to stay but a satisfying, engaging experience. For some years, hotel design has displayed new freedom in design, expressed with inventiveness and imagination, especially in collective spaces, always undergoing change, creative and multifunctional. 20 | IFDM

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Like those you and the designers of Bonetti Kozerski Studio created in the new Asbury Hotel. Yes, we sought a new interpretation of the common areas as social hubs, firstly because the hotel is the first part of a regeneration plan for an entire residential centre and must become the new centre of attraction for residents. Moreover, as the only hotel in the area, we had no competition or reference points. We allowed ourselves to be inspired by the maritime, holiday environment and were very free in including collective areas, even oversized with regard to the forecast number of guests, in order to allow many different activities, from games to music and relaxation, in company or alone. Does freedom in design correspond to greater comfort for those who use the spaces? Sometimes, the design has the upper hand, when designing an object or a space implies that the people who use them behave in a certain way. In reality, it should be the other way round. So, for example, in the grand lobby of the Asbury, we wanted people to behave exactly as they wanted. So the furniture does not have fixed, pre-established positions, it does not impose a certain seating position, nearly everything can be moved and used on the basis of the various activities conducted in the different parts of the lobby. We have sought to ensure that the function flows through the design, not the other way round. Creating a space but also an atmosphere inside the space is perhaps the most difficult thing to do when imagining how places should be. It is not simply inventing and designing a functional space but also the atmosphere that characterises it... Exactly, in the 11 Howard Hotel we did not want a self-regarding or narcissistic design, which would stand out too much in one of the last authentic streets typical of SoHo. Instead, we sought the atmosphere and meaning of a quasi-domestic place, connected to the urban and social context, and that would, above all, be ageless, like many places in New York that stay the same for years, beyond the trends that also permeate interior design, which are always much-loved and contemporary. I don’t believe that the design of spaces has to follow fashion, I think it should be more timeless, both spaces and the materials acquire beauty with the passage of time and must not be changed every five years to pander to the latest style.

The Asbury Hotel, a colorful style between the 60s and the Rock&Roll, a revolutionary concept of hotel by the sea

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In the 11 Howard, the relationship with art is important, given the fact the owner is an art collector. Many boutique or design hotels now include art in the design. With the 11 Howard Hotel, we were fortunate to have Aby Rosen as our client, a great collector, however the art was successfully integrated in the overall design. I think artists can play an important role in creating the spaces and atmospheres because they are always interested in questions concerning society, behaviour and politics. However, in some cases, the inclusion of works of art in the design of hotels risks becoming forced and upsetting the balance and harmony.

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A room without an M Fun-loving guests of the Ovolo Woollomooloo in Sydney can enjoy Superoo, Deluxaroo, Cityvoo and Ultraroo rooms and suites, in addition to a spectacular public space

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n Syndey’s Wolloomooloo Bay and the Finger Wharf marina, the landscape is inviting, to say the least. The quay, completed in 1913, is a unique example in Australia in technique and dimensions of engineering in water, built on wooden piles. Its 400-metre length (64 metres wide) is occupied by two parallel, shed-like buildings in the middle of which is a long covered illuminated path. After around 70 years of commercial activity linked to the wool market, the entire structure, abandoned and fallen into disuse, was saved from demolition thanks to the opposition of local residents. Since then, the reconstruction and restoration embarked upon by the administration led to the creation of a “mixed-use” complex, with a promenade on the marina that has become very popular: residences in the north 24 | IFDM

end, stores and restaurants in the central sections and a hotel in the southern tip, overlooking the water. A perfect choice of both position and context for the third address in Australia, following 1888 Darling Harbour in Sydney and Laneways in Melbourne, for Ovolo Hotels, an independent hotel chain founded in Hong Kong in 2002 by Girish Jhunjhnuwala, who commissioned the international Hassel studio to revolutionise the spaces previously occupied by a Blue Hotel. A location filled with history, evocation and potential that represented a remarkable challenge for the designers, not only in abiding by the constraints imposed by a building protected by the Office of Environment and Heritage but also, and above all, in bringing the immenseness of the forms and volumes to an architectural and functional

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dimension in a human scale. “The hotel enjoys brilliant natural light, a view of the port and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, making the historic quay a place that can be experienced and appreciated. But to infuse the structure with vitality,” the architects explained, “we first had to transform the vast, uninviting tunnel, the spine at the centre of the existing space.” The breadth and mechanics of the tunnel remain visible, with the load-bearing frame, the cover, the many beams, the skylights, the metal plates of the 5 interior levels arranged on the perimeter, skilfully resized and ‘shrunk’. First seen from the stairwells at the entrance, then from the self-supporting doublepitched pavilions, furnished and fitted out differently to arrange the numerous public spaces in sequence, many of which are multifunctional: the lobby, the ‘Lo’ lounge, the long bar counter, the billiards room, the restaurant, the private dining IFDM | 27


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room, the areas for working, all accessible on a human, sociable scale, gently illuminated by trees in pots bearing lights. The variety of the finishes that differentiate the interior structures, walls and floors of the various areas is matched in the many features of the furniture of different types, materials and colours in a collection – with a colour palette that lacks for nothing – that is as (un) coordinated as it is vital, energizing and, why not, brazen. In brief, colours, furnishing and people at liberty, like the geometric multicolour décor of the walls, vaguely futuristic, which surprise guests making their way to their rooms. There are a hundred rooms and suites, spacious with a less

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flamboyant atmosphere, even if a little theatrical and ironic: starting with names like Superoo, Deluxaroo, Cityvoo in the King, Double Double and Loft with mezzanine versions, and the Ultraroo suite, which all have pop-art furnishings and decorations, eclectic themed bedheads and works of art. And those with the soul of a rock star can book the INXS suite, with well-stocked bar, vinyl record players, once again back in production, vintage Playboy magazine in the two bathrooms and a lounge area, obviously suitable for an afterparty. And on awakening, you can enjoy a restorative fitness session in the swimming pool or gym.

Client: Ovolo Hotels Architecture and interior design: International design practice HASSELL Design Team: Matthew Sheargold, Matthew Blain, Sally de Marchi, Susan Standring, Di Ritter, Robbie Peirce, Alicia Freeman Furnishings: Catapult, Cult, Expormim, Hub, Jardan, JR group, Kezu, Luxmy, Sancal, Stylcraft, Thonet Lighting: Christopher Boots, Muuto, Rubn Lighting, Touching Space Author: Alessandra Bergamini Photo credits: Nicole England

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SALER SOFT MÓDULO by José A. Gandía-Blasco www.gandiablasco.com

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A new season for luxury in Dubai Four Seasons, with its second hotel in Dubai, is right at the heart of the international business district and provides renewed, tailor-made luxury for guests. With flashes of gilt, marble and metal, the interiors designed by Tihany Design provide themed solutions that favour wellbeing and productivity

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land of conquest for the major design studios, where architects are accustomed to competing in a race for supremacy that has no winners because the finishing line is always just out of reach, Dubai is destined to hover between dream and reality. A hyperbolic reality that, by emphasising the symbolic aspect and the essentially synthetic nature, seduces and also perpetuates the expectations of its visitors. Those who visit for business and leisure are cosmopolitan guests who look for hotels not only for a less frenetic and more sociable break but also seek exclusive micro-worlds that do not just provide an overnight service. And if luxury, in this race against time and intuition, has prevailed by pouring opulence into the design of interiors, now it seems to be exploring expressive paths that lead to concepts of sophistication and uniqueness. The new Four Seasons Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) pursues these paths by offering innovative hospitality through the range

of styles that characterise all its spaces, from the common areas to the private rooms, and make them pleasingly productive. Located in the DIFC pedestrian zone, one of the most important business districts in the world, the hotel bears the stamp of one of the most famous contemporary interior designers, Adam D. Tihany, who, in pursuing a design approach impervious to replicas and the ordinary, has chosen to enhance the quality of a sophisticated and creative image, focusing the gaze only on that “national scene� centred on the delusion of grandeur. There are two separate entrances, one at street level for those who arrive by car and the other in the DIFC. Of the eight levels, the first and last are reserved for public areas. An upper hall extends to the outside terrace, the Penrose Lounge, where guests and local businessmen are welcome in a space that attests to its value as a place for meeting and interaction; while the Monogram offers more flexibility in a space where business appointments can be IFDM | 33


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organised and an office can even be set up until one in the morning. Even in the rooms and suites – ‘only’ 106 in all – guests’ business requirements are met with desks created by Cassina Contract, designed to be converted into conference tables within a more intimate ambience, inspired in part by the fifties. Tihany’s multidisciplinary spirit finds its natural completion in the food area: restaurants and bars where the chatter of commercial communication is exchanged amidst tailor-made luxury, 90% of which relies on Made in Italy de34 | IFDM

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sign. Unique and exclusive creations made according to the principles of sartorial workmanship from the contract sections of Flos, which was commissioned to provide the lighting, Poltrona Frau, chosen for the furniture, and Rubelli, selected for its priceless fabrics. On the sixth and seventh floors, guests can enjoy a secret oasis intended for relaxation, where there is a spa with a view of the city, a gym open 24 hours a day, a pair of bars and a scenic outside glass swimming pool that looks like an ice cube.

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Soft shades for cosy and sophisticated spaces characterize Tihany’s project inside the rooms, where the requests of a business clientele are satisfied in common areas with an harmonious offer for relax

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The rooftop Luna Sky Bar is inspired by the falcon, the national emblem of luxury and courage, framed by floor to ceiling windows to extend beyond measure the view of the Burj Khalifa and the Arabian Gulf. Here, making use of the intensity of light and the yellow/black colour contrast, the fluid morphology of the walls and the eccentric note of the geometric patterns of the ceiling dominate. The Firebird Diner, managed by the chef, Michael MinĂ , is a more recognisable tribute to the iconic American restaurant of the fifties, both in terms of the menu and the metal and coloured leather furniture. And certainly also due to the characteristic references to Cadillac cars, reinterpreted in the bold, jutting dynamism of the walls created by Bram, artist and son of Adam D. Tihany.

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Client: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Interior design: Tihany Design Furnishings: B&B Italia, Cassina Contract, Colber, Flexform, Kettal, Minotti, Misuraemme, Poltrona Frau, Roda Lightings: Delightfull, Donghia, Flos/Lighting Contract, Gulflight, Kevin Reilly, Marset, Porta Romana Bathrooms: Dornbracht, Kohler sanitary ware, Hafele Fabrics: Calvin, Donghia, Pierry Frey, Rubelli, Warwick Rugs: Patodia; Loloey Water Feature: David Harber Author: Antonella Mazzola Photo credits: Ken Seet

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New lease of life for The Beekman The Beekman, located in Lower Manhattan, is one of the finest architectural treasures in New York. It is now a prestigious hotel managed by the Thompson Hotel chain, which, after a careful restoration, is ready to envelop guests in a mix of history, beauty and art. Including culinary art

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Firstly, Thompson Hotel, a company that specializes in luxury lifestyle for a select clientele, renowned for its portfolio of top-class hotels and now the manager of the complex. Next, Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects PC, the award-winning firm responsible for the delicate restoration work. The process involved both the external structure, built in the Queen Anne style that typifies certain London buildings and made from granite, Philadelphia red brick and burnished Dorchester stone, which had fortunately remained intact, and the internal structure, from which cast iron railings and balustrades were recovered, as well as wall supports in the form of dragons, also made from cast iron. Last but not least, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) took enormous care over the interior design, conscious of the need to preserve the beauty and

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memory of the place in all its 287 rooms, including 38 suites and 2 duplex penthouses with private roof terraces. “The main challenge,” the firm explains, “was to stay faithful to the building’s history, to honor its materials by giving it a new lease of life. Every project is devoted to functionality, to meet the needs of the guests, while being simultaneously luxurious. For example, every lighting fixture in the bedrooms, which also serves as a decoration, is dimmable and there is a rotating mini-bar, reminiscent of Victorian aesthetics, with a base that is handmade from an antique table, with the addition of a thick patterned cloth and a silver tray as a

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top, which is bedecked with bottles and spirits.” At the reception, in the middle of the breathtaking atrium that is bathed in natural light entering from ‘the crown’ (the skylight), there is an extravagant desk covered with kilim rugs, “a way of mixing old and new.” Rugs that date back to the period when the building was constructed. And since The Beekman boasts an important cultural heritage, guests can also enjoy an art collection curated by Katherine Gass, which consists of 60 works by emerging American and international artists. Meanwhile, two talents have joined forces to delight the palate: chef Tom Colicchio and restaurant creator Keith McNally. IFDM | 47


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The historic Victorian identity of the hotel distinguishes even the interior design of its 287 rooms, lots of them enriched by art paintings from Katherine Gass collection

Client: Two Roads Hospitality Developer: GFI Development Company Management: Thompson Hotels Architectural design: Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects PC Interior design: Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) Furnishings: on design by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) Author: Petra Ruta Photo credits: Bjorn Wallander, Richard Barnes, James McDonald

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Only for dreamers The imaginative world of Nendo, in the renovated Siam Discovery megastore in Bangkok, takes customers by the hand, bewitches them and transforms them into ‘shopping addicts’

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ou leave the real world behind as you become immersed in an enchanted atmosphere. It is reminiscent of one of those fantastic tales in which you pass through the wardrobe to enter another dimension. Entering the new, magnificent Siam Discovery shopping complex in Bangkok, Thailand, is an impressive experience to say the least. The magic wand belongs to Nendo, the Japanese design firm headed by Oki Sato, who is acknowledged as a master of poetry and ‘magic’ in design. Halfway between a shopping center and a department store, the building has been completely redesigned inside and out, starting with the main problem, namely that it was a structure with limited public access and minimal appeal. Inside, a series of circular entrances lead to the main entrance, which is now united and extended into a single 58-meter long corridor that takes visitors into the heart of the building. At the centre of the atrium, there is an impressive structure/sculpture consisting of metal cubes with a unique outer form, which randomly contain monitors, digital signage, mer50 | IFDM

chandise displays, serving as the store’s directional hub. The regular hexahedron motif is repeated several times, on the wall that frames the elevators, on the floor and on the symbol that identifies the brand itself: a little man with a slightly open box in place of a head. “A symbol that expresses curiosity and intellectual creativity, qualities that characterize the company.” But the Tokyo team is at its best in 13 different sections. Here, everything is possible with furniture entirely designed by Nendo. The dressing rooms are an enchanted forest of grills and mirrors; the women’s shoes department, a forest of cylinders, whole or in cross section, which bloom on an island bordered by the patterns on the floor; the men’s shoes department evokes a forest with trees and wooden bushes. The women’s clothing department plays with surfaces and deconstructs forms: solid lines appear liquid, alternating empty and full spaces are tastefully juxtaposed, without any invading volume. The materials also lose their visual identity: marble looks like butter that has just been cut, while metal plates resemble paper origami.

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The eyewear area is populated with totems with observant ‘eyes’; the beauty department is a cross between a china shop and a pharmaceutical laboratory; the gadgets are displayed in bubbles suspended in time. Naturally, the ‘cover of the fairy tale’ – the outside of the building – is equally re-

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markable. The cube motif is repeated on the façade, designed as a double skin of further insulation to protect the store from the oppressive heat of the Asian city, and external barriers have been demolished to make Siam Discovery even more accessible and visible. It is truly unmistakable.

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Mens sana in corpore sano With the aura of an aesthetic retreat, the Hôtel des Berges is an oasis of peace and wellbeing in the heart of France’s Alsace region designed by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

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o make space for thought and free the mind it is necessary to start with what surrounds us. This must have been the starting point for Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, once they had been contacted by the HaeberlinBaumann family regarding the extension of the existing hotel with an area dedicated solely to wellbeing, the Spa des Saules. A task made easier by the splendid location of the entire complex, which also includes a restaurant – the Auberge de l’Ill – the original dating back more than 150

years and with 3 “active” Michelin stars since 1967, all in a picture postcard setting. Illhaeusern, Alsace: only 600 inhabitants in a little hamlet on the banks of the river Fecht, surrounded by lush vegetation and meadows in flower. And even though the designers were given carte blanche by the client, the works were utterly respectful to the pastoral panorama. The elimination of the superfluous turned out to be the first step in meeting the requirements of a meditative ambience, as well as offering hospitality, where time is Client: Marco, Danielle, Edouard and Katrin Baumann Architectural and Interior design: Agence Jouin Manku/Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, Yann Brossier, Daphna Glaubert, Mickaël Gouret, Henry Gagnaire Site architect: Atelier Rauseo, Silvio Rauseo Main contractor: Armindo Timber structure and roof: Creacharpente Plasterwork: Werey Stenger Internal joinery: L’Atelier des Ménétriers, Les Creagenceurs Stone: Gervasi Frères HVAC: Naegelen Hot stone: Atelier Deshommes Lighting: D’Ecolighting Stainless-steel pool: Inoxxia Author: Petra Ruta Photo credits: Nicolas Mathéus

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suspended in a state of complete relaxation. So much so that the five Junior Suites, each 40 square metres, where calm and repose are preserved by drawing on treatments in the Region’s Roman baths, are provided with a special chapel, suitable for a spiritual retreat. The great care taken over the essential ensures an all-round sensorial experience free of unnecessary details or ornaments. This is especially true of the architecture, which evokes the old barns in local wood, in completely natural, untreated materials, mostly oak and polished grey stone, with a very limited colour pal-

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ette. From the outside, an imposing wooden grill is seen that surrounds the building - the roof of which is covered with dark grey tiles – where the indoor heated swimming pool that extends to the outside can be seen through an opening in a wall. The demand for authenticity also continues in the rooms, where the bed, specifically designed by the Jouin-Manku duo, is placed at the centre of the room with a large, padded headboard, along with a small selection of objects, including a lamp shade, a screen concealing the television, a writing desk made of thick oak strategically positioned to

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offer the best view of the countryside. Every guest can also enjoy their own outside space in complete privacy. Something that is even possible in the black stone bathrooms, concealed behind a sliding wooden panel, opened and closed as required while in the bath. The Spa, created in collaboration with Silvio Rauseo, is extremely attractive with its warm, welcoming hues and a hot stone statuary in cement organically shaped on site. Not a sign here of dressing rooms or what is required to get changed, all suitably concealed by smoked glass doors. A sauna, a Turkish bath and 3 swimming pools complete the offer.

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In the paradise of addicted fashionistas RDAI’s latest creation for Hermès renews the image and contents of the first store inaugurated in Singapore thirty years ago

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ince 1837, the year the first artisan workshop was opened in Paris, Hermès has diversified unremittingly and now the brand boasts sixteen product families, all proudly featuring artisan know-how, sartorial care, quality of materials and manufacture and attention to the details. These same distinctive elements can be seen in the extension and renovation project of the showroom inside Liat Tower in Orchard Road under the guidance of RDAI’s Rena Dumas and Denis Montel, thirty years after the original opening. Back in operation for some months, the fashion house’s sales and exhibition area now covers four floors connected by a glass lift or a more scenic, slightly asymmetrical staircase, lit by the large openings that create a visual link with the city outside. The whole of the last floor, Aloft at Hermès, houses one of the five contemporary art galleries run by the Hermès Enterprise Foundation and, descending towards the entrance located in Anguilla Park, on the third floor is the company’s home universe with furniture, accessories, fabrics, porcelain and crystal, including collections for picnics and horse riding. Women’s clothing and footwear, the famous leather goods and the fine silks occupy the second floor, which is set back from the façade offering an observation point of the geometry of the interior levels of the building. The simpler context of these two floors, dominated by large windows, discreet shafts of light, the white plaster and the reddish colour of the African teak on floors and display cases, Client: Hermès Architecture and Interior design: RDAI Rena Dumas Denis Montel Artistic Director: Denis Montel Project Architect: Dominique Hebrard, Assistant Architect Jérôme Delafosse Furnishings: on design Author: Alessandra Bergamini Photo credits: Masao Nishikawa

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becomes more elaborate on the first floor: in a more intimate and private room for exhibiting jewellery and watches, the showcases are integrated in turmeric-coloured walls, the same colour as the wool carpets that cover the floor, embellished with the classic Faubourg mosaic. On leaving, the clean lines can be seen of the new white enclosure in glass and AlucobondÂŽ, designed to illuminate the interior and at the same time provide protection against the tropical climate.

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The extra luxury of ‘Il Sereno’ Water, mountains, light: Como Lake is the setting for a rationalist-inspired hotel, enhanced by Patricia Urquiola’s intervention and by the inspiration of botanist Patrick Blanc

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nly 30 rooms, all ‘oversized’ suites. Each room, without exception, enjoys a personal panoramic terrace from which you can admire a spectacular, unobstructed view of the lake and Southern Alps. It is the latest addition to the Sereno Hotels portfolio, the first to be built in decades in the Lake Como landscape. The Lake Como Sereno has a very unusual style. A shape that recalls Giuseppe Terragni’s Casa del Fascio is expressed through predominantly local materials with a contemporary perception. Everything about the project has been considered in its entirety and in the smallest detail, both in terms of architecture and interior design, by Patricia Urquiola and her team, who have managed to fully combine modernity and sobriety. Ceppo di Gré for the facade, wood for the adjustable shading panels of the loggias, Moltrasio and Fossena stone for the floors, Travertine for the walls of the bathrooms; granite, walnut and ash not only

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Client: Luis Contreras, owner of Sereno Hotels Management: Sereno Hotels Design team: Studio Urquiola, Patrick Blanc, Fabio Curcio Valentini/CVHP Furnishings: Agape, B&B Italia, Cassina, Flos, Fontanot, Glas Italia, Kettal, Moroso, Ruckstuhl Author: Petra Ruta Photo credits: Patricia Parinejad

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Custom furnishings created by Urquiola enrich the elegant design, with understated earthy tones of grey and walnut with touches of blue and green hues to incorporate the colors found in the surroundings

create a pleasing contrast with the more classical surrounding structure, but also integrate with the neighboring environment. The place’s scenic appearance and historical heritage have benefited from the precious contribution of Patrick Blanc, a famous French biologist who invented the vertical garden technique. He wanted to create three works for the hotel: a plant wall on the north lakefront side along with two green claws, to highlight the importance of the natural environment. Inside, the obsessive attention to custom design embraces furniture, rugs, wall coverings, lamps and bathroom fittings. There is even a series of pure silk scarfs designed by Urquiola and produced by local companies for the staff uniforms. All customized. Nonetheless, the standout entrance feature is the spectacular, dramatic staircase designed by the Spanish designer in collaboration with the Fontanot company with architect Fabio Curcio Valentini and his company CVHP, which was in charge of project management and supervision of the work. Entirely ‘sewn’ into the majestic lobby, the precious American walnut staircase leads to the upper floors with wide-tread stairs that appear to float in the air. Rather than sartorial art, other areas feature the best of industrial production, indoor and outdoor, obviously ‘made in Urquiola’: Cassina, Kettal, B&B Italia, Agape, Flos, Moroso, Ruckstuhl, Glas Italia perform the delicate task of creating a beautiful living environment. Further adding to its appeal is starred chef Andrea Berton – who has received 4 Michelin stars in his 27-year career – and unrivalled personalized services including 3 boats available to guests, special commissioned by the prestigious Cantiere Ernesto Riva and once again ‘interpreted’ by the highly imaginative designer. IFDM | 67


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WONDER. YOSHINO, JAPAN | COMMUNITY-RUN RENTAL | SAMARA, AIRBNB’S DESIGN STUDIO

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A cottage in cedar built by the carpenters of the small Japanese town and run by the local community, is the first proposal for Samara to support and revitalize this rural area.

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Charming architectural mix between the traditional Danish homes and a Manhattan skyscraper: Via 57 West is a big and very irregular pyramid with a central courtyard. Terraces and windows for spectacular views.

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THE GREAT WAVE OF CHANGE Our meeting with Sergio Buttiglieri, Interior Design Director of the Sanlorenzo shipyard, is a dive into the history of global design that has produced an enviable cultural sector linked to Italian know-how, a wealth of ideas resulting from cross-contamination that has created an interior design revolution in the luxury marine industry. A world of ideas and substance that – to quote Edison – is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

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en years ago, Sergio Buttiglieri joined Sanlorenzo shipyard and something changed. First of all, why did you choose to enter a different industry to the one that you were working in, especially given the financial crisis just around the corner?” In 2006, the year in which I joined the Sanlorenzo shipyard, the crisis had not yet hit the yacht world, a world that I was also unfamiliar with. At that point, I had been head of Driade’s production for over twenty years: it was a true aesthetic laboratory in progress, created by Enrico Astori in 1958. During those years, I got to know the most important Italian and international designers and the most influential industry critics, who appeared in texts related to the company’s communication, which was managed by Adelaide Acerbi. A fantastic mix that enriched me and that I continuously learned from.

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How did you come to meet Massimo Perotti, CEO of Sanlorenzo? To start a minor revolution, I needed to meet an entrepreneur with an open mind who had, in addition to limitless passion for his work, great intuition and determination to rapidly make ideas come true: I found this ideal entrepreneur in Massimo Perotti. By chance, on the day of our meeting, I had a copy of the Il Sole 24 Ore newspaper with me, in which a journalist had interviewed me about an ambitious chair project designed by Ron Arad for Driade, which I had found a way to create using a new molding technique that drew on the immense world of armature for furniture. The mix of aesthetics and engineering clearly left its mark on the man who would soon become my new boss. Massimo Perotti is not an interior design expert, but he knew that Driade was present in the best 76 | IFDM

showrooms in the world and realized that I could be of use in creating the new Sanlorenzo, which had to stay true to its glorious history while continuously innovating, as Khris Bangle, BMW’s main car designer, had made us realize during one of his stimulating workshops with the management of Sanlorenzo. As soon as I joined Sanlorenzo, I was able to assemble a team of architects and interior designers and to make them appreciate the product quality that we had recommended to the ship owners, explaining to them who was behind the project and the history of the Sanlorenzo company. I banned the choice of brands that had made copies of products or had not paid royalties to designers. This continual training in the best of contemporary design paid off and we now have an unrivalled team.

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tions. The choice fell on Rodolfo Dordoni, who I immediately introduced to Massimo Perotti. They got on well and Perotti decided to get him to design the interior of the first SL 100, a 31 meter planning yacht that was a huge success. Uncertainties that persisted in the company about this project, regarding its unconventional layout, unusual materials and decidedly metropolitan style that simultaneously abounded with layered memories of past Milan interiors, were also allayed. This success legitimized my work, allowing me to add further embellishments to create contemporary atmospheres punctuated with some tasteful additions of vintage furniture, a feature that has always been greatly appreciated by our ship owners who are sensitive to the balance of languages.

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Then came the time for decisions. The trust relationship with the owners was immediate and as we gradually got to know each other, I considered possible proposals by new designers that could be added to modify our yachts. I understood the great responsibility that I had, since if my suggestions were unsuitable, it could lead to the loss of millions of euros. So the choice of a new, famous designer to introduce to yacht design was fundamental. It had to be someone who had never worked in this area, since this would allow them to better perceive the new possibilities of this particular language. It had to be a designer who was not radical, since this could be unsettling, but who was internationally recognized for the sobriety and sophistication of his contemporary-style crea-

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What is the next step? The next step is the further integration of interior design with contemporary art so that ‘Sanlorenzos’ increasingly become unique pieces with works made specifically for the interior of the boat. It is no coincidence that we have just successfully concluded an operation with Tornabuoni Arte in Miami during Art Basel, which we will repeat in May during the Biennale in Venice.

relationship with us further increased the quality of many companies’ products, elevating technical characteristics, materials and construction solutions in order to make their furniture suitable for the extreme environments in which they would be placed, such as the flybridge or the kitchen. In this regard, Paola Lenti, Roda, Boffi, Kettal and B&B all listened to us and their products are now even higher quality, partly due to our contribution.

Are there some design companies that have particularly impressed you in terms of efficiency? Yes, definitely Boffi. I was astonished by how little time it took for them to make the first marine kitchen for us, which features nautical details such as magnets and anti-rolls, as well as special materials and the necessary inspectable parts for the interior areas. The same thing happened when we adopted their K2 model designed by Norbert

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What were the new interior design parameters that you decided to establish as a solid basis at the time? Simply awareness of the fact that any proposed interior should take into account seaworthiness and space optimization. Sanlorenzo refused to compromise on this subject. Our requirements involved furniture companies, especially outdoor furniture companies, making or adapting their products for our projects. I am convinced that the

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What projects are you currently working on? After working with Dordoni, I introduced, with the agreement of the owners, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners and Piero Lissoni. Citterio and Viel, who were also first-timers when it came to nautical design, reinterpret, in a totally different way to Dordoni’s design and with immediate success, the interior of our 32-meter Sanlorenzo, the SD 112 semi-displacement motor-yacht. I have known Piero for many years and my approach had been gradual but determined: his first project is rapidly preparing to enter the water with an unprecedented design at Cannes in early September.

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Wangen for our flybridges, a perfect machine with a sliding top that is always available and with a structure completely made from steel aluminum and teak, which is therefore salt-resistant. This project, which was undoubtedly aesthetically beautiful, confined that horrible fiberglass furniture, with its heavy lids that had to be blocked once opened to prevent them being dangerous, to oblivion.

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The symbol of Milan’s transformation Openness and visibility are values shared by the twin structures that host the new Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation headquarters and Microsoft offices inside the first Italian public building designed by Herzog & de Meuron

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In the larger part, DEGW designed offices and spaces for Microsoft that are oriented around a different working model, based on unique company values dedicated to the “New World of Work”. It covers 7,500 sq m, arranged with a free and fluid design, offering a new way to experience the office, with rooms built around the values of mobility, informality and sharing. The building encompasses six floors and 100% of its interior features are Italian-made. The ground floor and first floor, which are connected by a specially designed central staircase, are dedicated to the Customer Area, which is open to the public and showcases products. The second, third, fourth and fifth floors are all reserved for employees and consultants of the company.

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The open-plan work areas do not include any dedicated workstations: everyone moves around the space according to their needs. On the operational floors, the workstations that are not part of the open-plan design differ in their design and aesthetic, depending on their role. DEGW designed several spaces, each of which meets different needs: Smart Platforms for people who want to concentrate, which are isolated with acoustic panels and sliding whiteboards, the Creative Gardens, intended for collaborative work and brainstorming, which are framed by wooden structures with green and plants, the intimate Ateliers, the Social Hubs with wall monitors for meetings, informal gatherings or breaks with colleagues, The Loft, a 500 sq m, tripleheight space with a meeting table for 16 people, a kitchen and an informal/relaxation space, furnished with sofas and equipped with a screen, Smart Flowers for individual work and the Garden Tables circular areas. 82 | IFDM

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The smaller section of the building is occupied by the new headquarters of the Feltrinelli Foundation. Culture runs deep in this section, which includes a basement floor that houses an archive comprising 10 km of linear space, which contains 2,200,00 monographs, 25,000 periodical collections and 1,500,00 handwritten papers. There is a large bookstore-cafĂŠ on the ground floor, while the first and second floors are home to the multi-purpose room, the heart of the project, a place designed as a meeting place for encounters and exchanges between citizens. The third and fourth floors are dedicated to the offices of the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation and to co-production areas for research and teaching. The crown jewel of the whole project is the fifth floor, which boasts a bright 250 sq m reading room, the focal point for studying and research, as well as for presentations, seminars, intuitional events and private events. On the back wall, the large black stained oak bookcase with an open-finish echoes the pinnacle shape of the cover. This bookcase, the furnishings, partitions and tables were supplied by UniFor, along with many specially created elements designed by Studio Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Coima Image. The chairs and sofas are by Vitra, while the break areas are equipped with Dada kitchens in white laminate with a Corian tip and shelf. Artemide proposed specific lighting solutions for the five floors, which dialogue with the architecture and with the different uses of the space. In keeping with the sober, minimalist interior, Res signs some elements of furniture, like partitions with integrated wing doors, as Bertolotto doors are inserted and concealed in the walls.

Property: Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Client: Microsoft Developer: COIMA SGR, Milan, Italy Architectural design: Herzog & de Meuron Interior design for Fondazione G. Feltrinelli: Herzog & de Meuron Interior design for Microsoft Office: DEGW Lombardini22 Furnishings and lightings - Feltrinelli: Artemide, Bertolotto, Corian, Dada, Res, UniFor, Vitra Furnishings and lightings - Microsoft: Arper, Armstrong, Artemide, B&B, Caimi, iGuzzini, Interface, Knoll, Kvadrat, Lapalma, Liuni, Mdf, Omnitex, Pedrali, Sahrai, Tecno, Varenna, Viabizzuno, Zanotta Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: Marco Carrieri, Filippo Romano and courtesy of Microsoft Italia

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Open Space areas do not include designated work stations. Functional areas are distinguished for work typology thanks to a specific cluster design plus furnishings and floorings finishes

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11 Howard, a composition with many contributors Under the creative direction of Anda Andrei, Aby Rosen’s new hotel in Soho combines genius loci, artwork and the temperament of Scandinavian design

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and the Danish designers of Space Copenhagen with their subdued, refined atmospheres, careful selection of personalized vintage furniture and Scandinavian touch. And last but not least, numerous works by artists including Holly Fowler, Alexander Calder, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Katie Yang and Dan Attoe, an integral part of the whole project. A collaborative project which, as Anda Andrei explains, “intended to create a timeless place”, which nonetheless seems very contemporary. You make the first inevitable

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contact with art when you approach the building, which was constructed in 1961 as a postal deposit and was subsequently converted into a hotel in 1992: the gigantic 15 by 45 meter mural on the side, developed by the Groundswell collective with the collaboration of Jeff Koons, is an exuberant homage to the history and culture of the neighborhood. The empty, conceptual entrance lobby is decorated more discreetly with a mobile by Alexander Calder, while one of the neon compositions by Dan Attoe, Complicated Animals, marks the passage to the communal areas of the hotel, which are accessed via an Iron spiral staircase, a tribute to the cast iron district, which leads to the second floor. Here the communal spaces are multi-functional and host The Library, a room dedicated to socializing and work with informal dĂŠcor and a meeting table, The Creative Studio, a more private area that can only accommodate 14 people, and The Blond, simultaneously a bar, nightclub and lounge, which, since the opening of 11 Howard, has become a popular nightlife spot thanks to its slightly exotic and seductive atmosphere. A more rational, serene ambience characterizes the 221 rooms and suites, in which Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rutzou of Space Copenhagen tried to create an almost The hotel reflects the ethos of the firm: natural materials, dramatic clarity, and meticulous craftsmanship

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Client: Soho Hotel Owner, Aby Rosen RFR Holding Hotel Management: RFR Hotels Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners Creative Director: Anda Andrei Design Interior Design: Space Copenhagen, Signe Bindslev Henriksen, Peter Bundgaard Rützou Lighting Design: Arnold Chan, Isometrix, Olivier Moitry Furnishing: Fredericia, Gubi, Mater, Stellarworks, &Tradition Author: Alessandra Bergamini Photo credits: Nikolas Koenig

homely atmosphere with carefully selected custom furniture and vintage pieces, as well as natural materials such as stone, wood and leather – materials that ‘improve’ with the passing of time. “Materials are very important for us – we love things that age well. We have the responsibility to create projects whose beauty will endure even when we are no longer here,” the designers remark. IFDM | 93


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Fendi Private Suites: a homely atmosphere Seven elegant private suites offer the pleasure of exclusive hospitality in the eternal city, featuring high standards of luxury and an incomparable view of the Trinità dei Monti. It is Fendi fashion house’s latest achievement

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he historic Palazzo Fendi, in the center of the most elegant part of Rome, is now truly complete. After the Boutique, Palazzo Privè and Zuma restaurant, the third floor of the building contains the seven and only suites of the fashion house’s first hotel. Exclusive access from the ground floor immediately defines the concept of luxury that the building aims to offer to sophisticated customers looking for privacy, who are welcomed by an impressive hanging resin sculpture and a vertical chandelier. The floor reproduces typical Roman cobblestones alongside dark red Lepanto marble, which is also used for the staircase. Stylistic continuity with the other spaces in the building was central to the approach of Marco Costanzi, the designer of the hotel, who already had deep knowledge of the company’s distinctive style after designing Fendi’s new headquarters in the Palazzo della Civilità Italiana in the EUR district. As you cross the threshold of the impeccable, refined hall, you cannot help


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but feel that you are in a private apartment: extreme care and attention to detail immediately evoke the intimacy of a home. Only the reception desk, a geometric composition of colored marble blocks – white Calacatta, green Fawakir and red Lepanto – briefly recalls, due to its function, a room created for the public. However, formalities are soon forgotten: the lounge area resembles a cozy living room. It features warm shades of parquet and is furnished with a selection of vintage and contemporary objects: the sofa designed by Humberto and Fernando Campana is combined with two Fritz Hansen armchairs and a chandelier with glass balls by Linsday Adelman. The iron fireplace and bookcase invite guests to linger, surrounded by designer works created by Fendi over the years. If you want a particularly secluded area, there is a second communal space bordered by a glass structure and metal mesh, softly furnished with two club armchairs and a velvet sofa in shades of beige. Every suite is unique and

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different, measuring from 35 to 60 sq m, divided into a living room that is separated from the sleeping area by glass panels with metal mesh frames and wooden desks. The furniture is also a mix: most of it, including beds, sofas and bedside tables, was designed and custom-made by Fendi Casa and dialogues with important designer pieces such as the mirror by Gio Ponti, which is present in all the rooms, glass vases, works of art and rugs by Jan Katz. All around, there are walls covered in travertine; the bathrooms feature red Lepanto marble and white travertine; the floors are all natural oak. The services are also carefully chosen, including fabrics designed, naturally, by Fendi and a Pillow Menu allowing you to choose the most suitable pillow.

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A feast for the eyes and the palate India Mahdavi devises a designer, delicatessen-style ‘garden’ for the high-end Ladurée patisserie

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hite woodland flower or sugar candy? In the Ladurée des Bergues patisserie, a small decorative detail peeps out over the silhouettes of the sofas and embodies the inspiration of India Mahdavi in sweet, concise forms, which are simultaneously botanical and gourmet, for this new store in Quai de Bergues in Geneva, set up by David Holder, the Chairman of Ladurèe, an almost legendary Parisian patisserie that owns five different brands of delicacies. 98 | IFDM

“Ladurée is a garden of delights that celebrates the encounter between a French grove and gourmandise”. Green undergrowth, lightened by luminous white halos and pink polka dots, pervades the furnishings and surfaces of the more reserved, private room, which is intimate and perfectly circular. Meanwhile, pastel shades soften the walls of the central room, the Salon Montrose, which is made bright and shiny by mirrored surfaces, open windows overlooking Lake Lemano, soft mauve

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velvet seats and touches of metallic pink on the tables. Delicate pink, combined with white, dominates the entrance space dedicated to the windows of the high-end patisserie and to sales to the public. The decorative variety and color variation in the three rooms is also present in connecting elements on the black-and-white checkered optical floor, in the many light fixtures and above all in the almost obsessive recurrence of round or curved shapes: from the lamps to the decorative details on furniture and walls, from the silhouette of the sofas to the reeded pattern of the sales desks, from the large chandelier in the circular room to the torchon shapes of the table bases, out-of-scale candy canes, like the lamps that resemble meringues and polo mints. This curved, sensual world, which is delicate and playful like a French macaroon, is the latest sophisticated addition to the historic Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, an aristocratic palace transformed into a luxury hotel in 1834.

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Space for exercises and the grammar of the materials The opening of Ceresio 7 Gym & Spa completes the renovation work in the former Enel building, a majestic example of thirties’ architecture in Milan

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he project stems from the desire to bring back to light an aesthetic now abandoned, while still maintaining the functionality of the place. The intention was to return in appearance to those primordial places where the gyms were purely functional and contained little equipment, poor, simple materials, a concrete place without any décor, the charm of which came from the proportions of the space and the chromatic choices of the materials.” The opening of the Ceresio 7 Gym & Spa completes the regeneration and restoration of the former Enel

headquarters, erected in Milan in the modern-day Via Ceresio between 1937 and 1940, a magnificent example of rationalist architecture. In first phase, it was converted to the Palazzo Dsquared2, headquarters of the Dean and Dan Caten fashion brand, while further works in 2013 incorporated the Ceresio 7 Pools and Restaurant in the top floor. The fitness and wellness centre also confirms the design approach of the architects of Storage Associati in seeking to revive the close bond between the look and characteristic functionality of the thirties in a contemporary style. Architectural and interior design: Storage Associati Furnishings and accessories: on design Gym equipment: Technogym Author: Silvia Airoldi Photo credits: Helenio Barbetta

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From the architectural point of view, the partitions and load-bearing pillars were saved, on one hand, while, on the other, the “pure” space was retained, cleared of unnecessary interior divisions. In the open space dedicated to fitness, especially, “the space appears crude, devoid of colour, in a brutalist language embellished only with aesthetic details provided by the choice of materials and their natural colours.” The Lombard Ceppo stone, for example, very widespread in the period all over Milanese territory, which was used for the stone structures, or the brass, used as wall cladding to create a vivid counterpoint to the grey of the untreated cement walls, and the black of the training equipment, the rubber floor and the large iron windows. The language becomes less crude, even while maintaining the same rigour, in the private areas and the changing rooms, where Lombard stone and brass are joined by Okoume wood for the cupboards and white ceramic in the showers, and the spa, where stone, brass and glass return in a more intimate, softer ambience in terms of proportion and lighting, and in furniture designed to order. The perception of the space changes again in the area dedicated to beauty treatments with a more domestic décor where the brass is combined with ivory and birch wood, with sophisticated ribbed finish.

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Ceresio 7 Gym & Spa introduces a new approach to fitness and wellbeing, a rich path of positivity, energy, comfort, beauty and relaxation on several dimensions

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A touch of rouge for the brand Romantic and brilliant, the flagship REDValentino store in Hong Kong is enchanting with its original contrast of colours and textures that evoke a dreamlike atmosphere

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antasy and romanticism but, at the same time, eclecticism and vivacity, with a touch of audacity. That’s the creative cocktail of the REDValentino store just opened in Harbour City, Hong Kong, in one of the most popular malls of the dynamic Asian metropolis, following the concept developed by the interior designer and architect India Magdavi with Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of the firm. The Iranian designer – with a studio in Paris – confirms his passion for colour, fundamental in

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his work in order to provide light and emotion by selecting decisive and lively combinations of different materials. The rouge, white and ochre interact with the simple or sinuous shapes of the furnishings and the layout, reflected in the deco-style mirrors, many of which can be seen in the two halls that make up the store, covering more than 135 square metres. At the same time, the aesthetic palette is completed by the choice of bold textures: brass prevails, used for framing details but also in the displays, together with the

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A bright and evoking atmosphere, a lively match of daring combinations

soft velvet of the chairs and ceramics. The geometric elements create a reassuring visual design continuity: the circle is the connection between the floor and the mirrors of the display cases; the oval shape is common to all the large mirrors of the changing room and the decorative element of the entrance, at the centre of the large glass faรงade, which opens to reveal the REDValentino

collections. The atmosphere is intimate and evocative with eccentric touches of energy, typical of the identity of this young glamour brand. Everything in the space follows the inspiration and tells a story, like the Charlotte seats or the white Rubik display cases, which recall the famous puzzle, both the work of the designer. Perhaps the intention is more to enter a dream. IFDM | 105


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All the shades of blue Outside, the river Elba, the city and port of Hamburg - inside, all the colours of the landscape in suite 18, one of the 44 residences lying beyond the mirrored facade of the Elbphilarmonie with Hamburg at its feet

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t is a “declaration of love” intended for those who have chosen to live inside the Elbphilarmonie, the architectural work designed by Herzog & De Meuron, the main function of which is a concert hall and which redesigned the urban and cultural landscape of the German city. Located on the Elba, at the western end of the Hafencity district, the great “glass ship” also includes a residential area of 44 apartments between the eleventh and twenty-sixth floors, with incomparable views of: the river in the direction of the port and Speicherstadt, the city of indus-

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trial warehouses that is now a Unesco World Heritage site, and further on towards the old churches and buildings scattered to the north. The panorama displays the various layouts of the residences, each one different from the other (designed by the Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners studio) covering areas that vary from 120 to 400 square metres, beyond the west facade of the imposing construction in sparkling glass. It was the landscape, in its changing colours of day and night, that also inspired the interior design by Kate Hume for suite no. 18, the first residence

Developer: Elbphilarmonie Residences, Quantum Immobilien AG & HOCHTIEF Building (Joint Venture) Architectural design: Herzog & de Meuron Interior design: Kate Hume Design (18th floor, Suite n° 18), Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners Furnishings: Azucena, Gallotti&Radice, HeijdenHume Collection, Linvisibile, Minotti, Rubelli Lighting: DCW éditions, HeijdenHume Collection, Henge, Wonderglass Bathrooms: Axor by Hansgrohe Kitchen: Eggersmann Author: Silvia Airoldi Photo credits: Ralf Buscher, Nina Struve


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In each apartment the architects have positioned the recessed balconies that connect the interior with the wide world outside in different ways

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to be built. Highly skilled in the art of combining colours, textiles and accessories, the English designer brings to the residence on the eighteenth floor a palette of aqua greens and blues, mirroring the sky, sea and river, in addition to the oxidised tones of Hamburg’s roofs, ranging from yellow to purple. Different textures combine with one-off items and vintage furniture, while the soft outlines of the upholstered sofas echo the organic, sensual shape of a tuning fork, part of the DNA of the Elbphilarmonie, that was chosen for the windows on the covered balconies. Charmed by the brightness, the large floor to ceiling windows, the generosity of the spaces in the day area, Hume nevertheless wanted to add architectural partition walls to create a surprise effect and interrupt the continuity of the space. Not only that, the transparent, pivoting screens and sliding doors produce elegant plays of light. The natural materials, from dark green marble to bronze and oak lend character to the rooms, made unique by furniture and carpets created by the same designer under the HeijdenHume brand, her own design company. 108 | IFDM

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A taste of the spice trade Along the river Singapore, where once secret societies, underground activities and liquor distilleries abounded, The Warehouse Hotel has reopened after extensive restorations

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he walls of this building, constructed in 1895, exude history and, if they could talk, they would whisper of secrets, smoke and spices. Located on the Malacca Strait, one of the most ancient and important maritime routes, the hotel was considered an important base for business trips. The old warehouse retains its original structure with three similar buildings in a row that are mirrored in the waters of the river. The entire interior design was the task of the Singapore Asylum creative agency, while the architecture was by Zarch Collaboratives, with the common aim of preserving the building’s original character, retaining an industrial yet, at the same time, sophisticated atmosphere. The Warehouse Hotel, one of the prestigious Design HotelsTM, belongs to the Lo & Behold Group chain, whose hotels stand out for their avant-garde design, personality and attention to every aspect of the local culture. Proof of this can be found in the coffee and tea rooms, where the cups were design by Mud Rock, a Singapore studio that makes ceramic objects. The bicycles, works of arts, guides IFDM | 111


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and the selections of tea and coffee are also local, as is the design of the desk, an installation by Gabriel Tan with the collaboration of Edwin Low of Supermama, all designers based in the city. Frames and metal structures anchored to the walls and ceiling characterise the hotel’s 37 rooms, of which there are six different types depending on the shades of colours chosen. The ambience is made airy by the double-height ceilings and given warmth by the wooden floors; the original fixtures were restored and many of the furnishings were designed by Asylum. The hall is impressive with exposed brick, polished cement floor and original beamed ceiling from which industrial-style lamps, wheels and metal gears hang. Another place designed for relaxation, in addition to the swimming pool overlooking the roof with a view of the river, is the bar, where the cocktail menu takes clients on a journey through different eras, from the days of the spice trade to the epoch of illegal distilleries and the eighties, when the hotel hosted Singapore’s most fashionable discotheque. The Po Restaurant is in the hands of the chef Willin Low, known as the founder of Wild Rocket, one of the 50 best restaurants in all of Asia, a pioneer of the Mod-Sin (modern Singaporean) cuisine.

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Client: I Hotel Hotel operator: The Lo & Behold Group Architectural design: Zarch Collaboratives Interior design: Asylum Furnishings: Elite Stone, Etesse, FeelGood Designs, Freifrau, Heerenhuis Manufactuur, Jess Design, KFF, Listone Giordano, Prostoria, Stellar Works, Waldec, &Tradition Lighting: Flos, Fontana Arte Bathroom: Duravit, Hansgrohe Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: courtesy of The Warehouse Hotel

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WONDER. YANGZHOU ZHONGSHUGE | BOOKSTORE | X+LIVING Sensory and emotional, mirrors and enveloping architectures, between culture and shopping: this is the project of Li Xiang for a library in Yangzhou, a city that was one of the seven capitals of ancient China.

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WONDER. LONDON | DESIGN MUSEUM | OMA, ALLIES & MORRISON, JOHN PAWSON, ARUP

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Contemporary and technology, the new Design Museum maintains the traditional copper shell roof while proposing spacious and bright new spaces.

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WONDER. LONDON | SCIENCE MUSEUM’S MATHEMATICS GALLERY | ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS, ARUP

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Inspired by analytical abstractions of the Museum founder Ada Lovalace, the project by Zaha Hadid Architects gives an interior set where math is represented as a tool in harmony with nature and its laws.

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THE ITALIAN HERITAGE OF A DESIGNER WITHOUT ANY BORDER Conversation with Adam Tihany, designer and entrepreneur who talks about his concept of hospitality, starting from Transylvania, passing from Italy to conquer the American dream. Between contamination and passions, Tihany‘s personal and professional features leave a footprint in restauration, in exclusive 5-star hotels and the world of floating luxury.

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r. Tihany, let’s start from the beginning. What still brings his period of study at the Politecnico in Milano?” My time in Milan formed my fundamental understanding of design. It taught me the importance of detail, and that successful design captures the essence and the energy of the product, no matter what it might be. I worked with some of the pioneers of contemporary Italian design and learned to see design as an answer to a question. In many ways, I still feel very Italian in what I do.

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Then comes to America, why this decision? While pivotal in my design education, the late 60s and early 70s was a difficult time in Italy. When the opportunity came to work in New York, I jumped for it. America had always been a dream of mine. Like every Israeli kid, I grew up on Alfred E. Neuman and MAD Magazine and Hugh Hefner and Playboy - they were my icons. I wanted to go where the streets were paved with gold. The world of the contract, the hospitality above all, seems to travel at a higher speed than that of design: how it changed over the years from your point of view? The most significant change is in the tools of our trade. What once was dependent on scale and proportions, straight edge rules, compasses, pencil and paper is now run by Google and Pinterest. Everything is so easily copied and pasted, which has severely impacted the originality of the creative process. Now ‘inspiration’ is an image from the Internet before it is an experience. Your curriculum says that you have a passion for the design of environments for the restaurant business. Correct? When I came to New York, people would ask me ‘What do you design?’ They wanted to know if I was an architect, product designer, graphic designer or fashion designer. In America, you had to have a specialty to be considered an expert, but I was designer who problem solved across multiple fields - it was how I was taught in Milan. After a few challenging first years in America, I was asked to design a recreation of the legendary Parisian café La Coupole, which would become the first grand café in New York City. The owners were very trusting and allowed me to design not only the interiors, but the uniforms, the graphicseverything. I had found a specialty that allowed

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me to touch every discipline of the profession I love doing. After the restaurant opened to rave reviews, I ordered a sign that read: Adam D. Tihany - Restaurant Designer and hung it outside my studio door. How is changed over the years, your approach to the large projects, to name one recent, the latest of Dubai Four Seasons or the Mandarin in Las Vegas? Because the properties have chosen you? I’ve always approached design - whether for an ashtray or an entire cruise ship - as a solution to a problem. The more challenging, the better. I wake up in the morning and I get excited about the challenges - it is what kicks off my creativity. Restaurants, hotels and now also the ships, is a world apart? A few pages later, Sergio Buttiglieri interior design of Sanlorenzo, has hinted that the long wave of design also comes on the big ships. What do you think? The cruise is industry is a hospitality industry. The success of any cruise line relies on one thing: the customer experience. A ship may have the most incredible food and the best service, but if a guest doesn’t feel comfortable, you lose some of the potential for an unforgettable experience. When designing a cruise ship, the greatest challenge - even more daunting than the simple fact that it moves - is that you are designing for a captive audience. Some of these guests will stay onboard for weeks or even months at a time, so the design has to have a lasting appeal to many different kinds of travelers. Ultimately you want the design to elevate the experience and to raise the bar as a hospitality offering. In the case of Seabourn Encore, the curving lines and yacht-inspired details have become so engrained in the identity of the ship that it is almost impossible to talk about Encore without mentioning the design. IFDM | 121


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What projects are you working on, both as a designer and as interior? I have been appointed Creative Director for Costa Cruises to oversee the rebranding of the company. I’ll be working with a team of designers and architects I selected to carry out the vision for the next generation of Costa ships, themed ‘Italy’s Finest.’ We’ve also started working on the second ships for both Seabourn and Holland America Line, which are scheduled for completion next year. In the world of product design, we have several projects in the pipeline for Tihany Product Design, which we officially launched last year.

Above: Living of Emperor Suite, Mandarin Las Vegas Below: Per Se restaurant in New York

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A true union of the old and new Stockholm It is not just a hotel. Staying at the Haymarket by Scandic in the heart of Stockholm means experiencing the atmosphere, spirit and setting of the twenties, in a cosmopolitan fusion of past and present

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ping centers and a short distance from attractions such as Gamla stan, the Nationalmuseum and Stockholm cathedral (Storkyrkan). Popular among Swedish residents as well as international travelers, the hotel contains 405 rooms, 16 suites, a large restaurant, a cafĂŠ, a cosmopolitan bar, an event hall for 600 people, a cinema and an event space on the roof with a view over the whole city. The reconstruction project of the classic building that housed PUB and all the choices for the interior were overseen by the Koncept firm, which is based in Stockholm. The design team restored all the art deco details to their former splendor, including the geometric-patterned floors, the elaborate balustrades and the refined entrance. In a harmonious mix of historic and modern, the architects took inspiration from old photographs, while choosing modern pieces designed by themselves or by Scandinavian and foreign companies, such as Sika Design, &Tradition, Rubn, Gubi, Fogia, Infurn, Stellar Works, Moroso, Stolab, Oxdenmarq, La Cividina and Tapwell. 126 | IFDM

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Each room is infused with a chic 1920s ambience with features such as marble countertops, velvet couches along with modern details such as rose gold faucets and custom-designed patterned wallpaper and textiles

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You can also breathe the atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties in the rooms, which feature marble countertops, refined velvet sofas with intense colors – burgundy, plum or green with sage tones –, golden finishes that illuminate the bedside lamps, classic faucets and mirror frames. The decorations and designs of the wallpaper, bed linen, rugs and wardrobe doors are dominated by black, white and gold and the geometrical, symmetric and eclectic forms that typify an era when people had great confidence in the future. Every room in the hotel has an international feel, starting with Paul’s restaurant, which recalls the style of a Parisian brasserie, or the Americain, a sophisticated cocktail bar with touches of blue and gold and a Caribbean atmosphere, or the Gretas Cafè, which evokes the atmosphere of Miami with marble and light colors.

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Client: Scandic Hotel operator: Scandic Architectural design: Koncept Stockholm Interior design: Koncept Stockholm Furnishings: Fogia, Gubi, Infurn, La Cividina, Moroso, Oxdenmarq, Rubn, Sika Design, Stellar Works, Stolab, Tapwell, &Tradition Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: Sandra Birgersdotter

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Sharing and communication spaces The award-winning Alphabeta building in London is the headquarters of Maxus’ new offices, which are based on a creative design by BDG Architecture + Design

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n elegant, fresh, creative place. This is what was required of Maxus’ new London offices and indeed this is exactly what London-based firm BDG Architecture + Design, commissioned by Maxus – a global media and communications agency –, produced.

Covering a total area of over 9,000 sq m split over two levels, Maxus’ offices were designed according to a layout that places emphasis on large open spaces – most of which overlook the immense atrium inside the building – that integrate and connect with each other through strongly

characterized design elements and certain key concepts: communication, flexibility, change, efficiency and collaboration. Tim Irwin of Maxus UK commented: “People are the most important part of our business,” stressing that human value lies at the heart of the company mission.

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The innovative, informal new offices are nonetheless very prestigious, not least in terms of its architectural setting: the Alphabeta building, winner of the Refurbished/Recycled category at the 2016 BCO Awards thanks to its “sophisticated design, which created an active and vibrant collective ‘village’”. Like the building, Maxus’ internal spaces also have unique peculiarities. Firstly, the wired communication system built into the ceiling design, which branches out from the reception to all the various rooms and on all the floors, allowing staff to make announcements and to involve the entire office. In contrast to the partitioned spaces, the large social environment named The Living Room is the key element of the design, encompassing various meeting areas and informal work areas and a central area dedicated to meeting and socializing.

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The double-height Living Room overlooks Finsbury Square and connects the two office floors via a specially-designed, spectacular spiral staircase. Among the characteristic elements of the interior design, there is also furniture designed by high-end companies such as Alias, Carl Hansen, Eames, Knoll and Vitra, and special partitions, designed to enable flexible, collaborative work.

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Finally, the Garden Room merits a mention, a meeting place that overlooks the central atrium of the Alphabeta, which is mostly visible from the office and main reception. It is a space designed to foster creative thinking and is separated from the Living Room by a glass wall fitted with hanging pot plants that create a sort of colored geometric lace.

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Client: Maxus Interior design: BDG Architecture + Design Furnishings: Alias, Brunner, Benchmark, Carl Hansen, Eames, Hay, Knoll, TFP, Vitra Author: Paola Leone Photo credits: BDG, Jefferson Smith

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Hospitality is an Art Artworks, installations, paintings… everything reminds you of an art gallery in Milu Hotel, which contains 22 rooms within a 15th century building on Via de’ Tornabuoni, in Florence

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ear Palazzo Strozzi, 400 metres from the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio, Milu Hotel lies in the cultural epicenter of Florence, a short walk from the city’s best restaurants, bars, cafés, art galleries, museums and luxury shops. Milu Hotel (opened last October) is set in a location with ancient roots, with a documented history that dates back to 1400, when the building housed a series of private homes that belonged to aristocratic and bourgeois families, such as the Strozzi

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and Minerbetti families. The ground floor was once home to Café Doney, famous for its high-quality ice cream and hot chocolate, which was very popular with the Florentine bourgeoisie, aristocrats, politicians and writers until it closed in 1989. The new project, which unites style and elegance, was overseen by the DO studio/architect David Ohayon in collaboration with Carmel Ilan & Matteo Baroni. The building’s five floors are connected by an early 19th century staircase that

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Client/Owner: Ido Gelber, Asaf Ben Yishai, Liron Ben Hur Architectural design: DO/architect David Ohayon Interior design: Carmel Ilan & Matteo Baroni Furnishings: Bonaldo, Desalto, Glas Italia, Gubi, Magis, MDF Italia, Minotti, Molteni, Moroso, Rimadesio Lightings: Artemide, Davide Groppi, DCW Editions, Foscarini, Icone, Lampadari Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: Morgan Donovan

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transforms into a constantly evolving exhibition space with artwork (for sale) by international artists. All the works were selected by a dedicated team of curators. They include an installation by Maya Gelfer entitled RISE!, which represents the suspended movement in mid-air of a flock of birds that are unable to fly, the Hourglass video installation by Ronen Sharabani, Pool by Galia Gur Ziv as well as the Nuts works; Strelitzia; Explosion; and Passion Flower by Carmel Ilan, the designer of the hotel. Every room, characterized by a custom color palette, features a playful, minimalist style, warmed by the wooden parquet floors and by the exposed

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beams on the ceiling, with furniture and lighting by famous Italian brands such as Moroso, with its cheerful Shadowy armchair that dominates the balconies, Rimadesio, Minotti, Desalto, MDF Italia, Molteni, Magis, Bonaldo and Glas Italia, with its mirrors from the Cosmos collection, designed by Nanda Vigo and Danish designer Gubi. Breakfast served in the Library Lounge and views of the bustling Via de’ Tornabuoni from the terraces of the rooms are just some of the privileges offered to guests, as well as a highly professional, specialized concierge service that can provide all sorts of information related to art, gastronomy, fashion and music in Florence.

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Tailored details Contemporary elegance and historic charm, the hardness of marble and softness of fabrics: opposites come together, finding a perfect balance in the Kimpton Gray Hotel in Chicago

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ne hundred twentytwo W. Monroe Street in Chicago, in the heart of the financial district, was once the location of a building, designed by the engineer William LeBaron Jenney, which was one of the buildings that paved the way for the skyscraper in the late nineteenth century. This location is now home to the new Kimpton Gray Hotel. The Beleco firm in Los Angeles designed the interior, focusing on three different aspects: the history and architecture of the original office building, the traditions and culture of the city and the fashion sense of professionals who work in the center of Chicago. Taking inspiration from the sophisticated clothes that characterize London’s Savile Row, the architects opted for sartorial fabrics such as tweed, flannel, wool, felt and velvet, all classic materials, like the classic textural choice of herringbone and the combination of black and navy blue. The first and second floors feature a mix of Beaux Arts and Art Deco style, which is more restrained on the upper floors. Fabrics and decorations balance out the prominent Georgia Gray marble (from which the IFDM | 139


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hotel takes its name), which was preserved from the previous building and restored, like the black and white marble finishes in the elevator lobbies. The fourth Kimpton hotel in Chicago features 293 rooms, in which the city itself dictates the style with the blue of its flag, used for curtains and the desk chairs. The rest of the colors and materials are neutral, providing the right background for the carefully chosen artworks and witty phrases that decorate the bathroom, such as the remind to brush your teeth, “Relax, it’s just garlic”, which alludes to the origin of the name Chicago, which derives from the word “Checagou” (garlic). The 13 suites have a similar design, but in a larger space of over 55 sq m. The Presidential Suite and OneBedroom Suite feature large bathrooms with a double sink and bathtub with pedestals. The Gray collaborates with various luxury brands, such as The Tie Bar, which presents a mini-bar in every room that offers men’s accessories such as ties, pins and handkerchiefs.

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Developer: KHP Capital Partners Hotel operator: Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant Architectural design: Gensler Interior design: Beleco Furnishings: on design by Cheng Meng, JLF Furnishings, Republic Furniture Lightings: on design by Challenger, Hallmark, iWorks, Sapphire Bathrooms: Symmons, Toto Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant

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Four lunch, dinner and cocktails, there is a choice between three sophisticated restaurants. For a South American dinner, you can visit Boleo at the top of the hotel, on the 15th floor with an openable glass vault that reveals the Chicago sky, under which guests can listen to live music. For those who prefer a vintage atmosphere, Vol. 39 is the curious name of the bar in the hall, which offers a wide selection of high-end wines and spirits that you can sip while browsing through a precious period encyclopaedia, discovered inside the property during renovation work. Finally, Steadfast on the ground floor is an innovative restaurant by The Fifty/50 Group with a wood-burning rotisserie, charcuterie room and open kitchen.

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Chic alcove in California Timber Cove is truly one of a kind: it faces the Pacific Ocean from high up on the Sonoma Coast, receiving anyone who wishes to enter in a rejuvenating bubble

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t is hard to leave any of the 46 guest rooms and head towards the check-out, even though you come out smiling. Staying at Timber Cove is not only a refreshing break from the hectic pace of everyday life, but a total experience that involves the spirit, mind, body and a lot of aesthetic sensibility. It was already a renowned place of refuge and relaxation, but after reopening its doors following an expansion with 8 new suites and consequent restructuring, this complex perched on the Sonoma coast, between

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the towns of Bodega Bay and Sea Ranch, has become a truly rejuvenating treat for anyone who sets foot in California. Michael Barry, owner of Ironwave Hospitality LLC, and Jens von Gierke, co-owner and an active part of the management, wanted to convey a refined, contemporary look expressed through natural elements that are in total harmony with the charming surrounding scenery. Since its original construction, the ’70sinspired design has evoked Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the masters of the Modern Movement in

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architecture, and its refurbishment continues in this vein, thanks to the Gensler studio, a firstrate firm in the USA, and to the expert design duo The Novogratz, based in Los Angeles. “We wanted our guests to be able to connect to the stunning countryside though what is inside: the materials, furniture and high-quality local food and wine,” explains von Gierke. Redwood and stone dominate in the majority of the rooms, which, together with the furnishings – a mix of modern style, retro pieces, eclectic décor, tribal fabrics and délabré-effect leather – create a cozy, intimate atmosphere and “give the impression of embracing history,” as Bob Novogratz puts it. At the entrance, the Great Room welcomes guests with comfortable padded seating, including a sofa with a vintage design and ingenious blue cushions from the supplier Amsterdam Modern, which include hidden redwood trays so that when necessary they can be turned into tables, while the ceiling boasts a chandelier made from deer and moose antlers. The main lobby features a vintage container element from the Midcentury LA shop and beautiful Giron Leather Scoop Chairs with dark metal frames and covers bought from the exclusive ABC Carpet & Home. The rooms are a veritable oasis of escape. Each room offers a view of the forest or the ocean, a state of grace enhanced by collections of vintage LPs, yoga mats, a fireplace and spa facilities in every bathroom. As well as a series of artworks by established artists such as Jimmy Mezei, Jeff Canham and Emily Nathan, founders of the lifestyle magazine Tiny Atlas Quarterly. Outside, facing the immensity of the Pacific Ocean: pool tables, table tennis tables and the opportunity to go hiking and trekking around the 93,000 sq m property.

Client: Michael Barry / Ironwave Hospitality, Jens von Gierke Architectural design: Gensler Interior design: The Novogratz Furnishings: ABC Carpet & Home, Amsterdam Modern, Harbor Linen Midcentury L.A, The Cabin Place Author: Petra Ruta Photo credits: Staci Marengo

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Green: an indispensable architectural complement A shining example of the use of green for tall buildings, The White Walls modernizes the skyline of the Cypriot capital, opening unexpected perspectives into man’s desire to interact with nature

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he White Walls rises up 67 meters high, contrasting with the horizontal character of the medieval walls and moat that surround the old part of Nicosia. The building consists of 10 residential floors, 6 office floors and 2 for commercial spaces. The tower, designed by Jean Nouvel, features a mix of materials and uses, combining Mediterranean character with a building structure that boasts significant performance, focusing on the principles of environmental sustainability and renewable natural resources. In the treatment of the facades, which are all white and dotted with small openings distributed in a seemingly random manner, lies the main contribution in terms of energy. Vegetable elements enter these repeated empty spaces and cool the building, especially in summer conditions when heat loads are high, resulting in functional, yet aesthetic organic devices on the four ‘living’ facades. 80% of the south façade is covered by a vertical curtain that, acting as a natural brise soleil, extends right up to the top of the building, incorporating and ‘sustaining’ a wide variety of Cypriot climb-

On the south façade a vertical landscape covers approximately 80% of the building’s façade area, working like a natural “brise soleil”

Developer: Nice Day Developments Architectural Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel Advisor to Jean Nouvel: Emmanuel Blamont Local Collaborating Architects: Takis Sophocleous Architects Author: Antonella Mazzola Photo credits: Yiorgis Yerolymbos, courtesy of Nice Day Developments

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ing plants, which change color with the passing of the seasons. 400-year-old olive trees create an extension for this vertical landscape along the perimeter of the building, forming a link with the adjacent city park. The apartments and offices are equipped with loggias; the inner surface expands outwards to maximise living space and to gain full advantage of Nicosia’s temperate climate. Especially on the north-facing side, the loggias, a series of cascading terraces and balconies, are designed to offer an expansive view of the city and surrounding landscape. On the east and west side, the imposing appearance of the white facades is softened by a pixelated composition perforated with a series of random 40 cm x 40 cm openings, making the tower iconic, especially at night, when it is illuminated from within.

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Hanging out with friends at the Valencia Lounge Hostel An unconventional hostel, located in the El Carmen district in Valencia, Spain, offers stylish, ironic hospitality. Everything about it is friendly. It features all the hallmarks of Masquespacio design studio’s bold, passionate approach

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emember those animated films in which drawings gradually come to life through shapes and colors. The frames switch from black and white to bright colors, producing an optical illusion of movement. Afterwards,

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it naturally makes everything more fun. The Valencia Lounge Hostel has a dynamic, visual kinetic energy, like the guests who pass through the hostel, who are all eager to stay in an extremely friendly environment. The Masquespacio design-

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ers managed to imbue a completely renovated historic building with the flavor of a city defined by the bright colors created by intense light, wind and sea. In the 11 bedrooms and communal areas, which include the hotel’s 4 bathrooms and the kitchen, which is available to guests, the extreme graphics happily follow their own trajectory, heedless of the obstacles in their path, which in turn yield to the service of movement and continuity. The interplay between the graphics and the surfaces touches a radiator or the headboard of a bed. Masquespacio’s insanely creative intervention respected the original character of the building, which is located in the old part of the city, retaining the distinctive features of 20th century Valencian houses, with their characteristic cement tiles and ceilings decorated with plaster mold. Inside, the strong personality of the décor favors domestic intimacy designed to suit each guest: every room has a different look – for fans of surfing, music or ethnic trends – and is furnished with ex-

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Client: Valencia Lounge Hostel Interior Design: Masquespacio Furnishings: Sancal, Va de Vintage & Hay; tables and pendants on design by Masquespacio Author: Petra Ruta Photo credits: Luis Beltran

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clusive pieces specifically designed by the designers and made by local suppliers. One exception is the chairs and armchairs, which were designed by Va de Vintage & Hay, Sancal. “We wanted to recreate the feeling of being at home – explains Ana Milena Hernández Palacios, creative director of Masquespacio – while simultaneously offering accommodation that makes you dream and allows you to have a new experience while you enjoy your holiday.” A bicycle rental service, a tourist tour, a pub owned by the hotel, free wi-fi and other benefits are all part of the dream.

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Affordable luxury in London Welcome to the new era of hospitality: top design, art, technology, comfort and services tailored around the customer. All at reasonable prices. The Shoreditch Hotel overcomes the clichés of luxury without making compromises

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ool!’. This is the definition, accompanied by many exclamation marks, that perfectly fits the new Shoreditch Hotel, which opened to the public in London last September. The hotel is faithful to the approach that owner citizenM takes towards all its hotels around the world. “You want luxury for a good price, we have luxury for less” is the motto of the

holding company, which has identified a new type of traveler: independent, respectful of different cultures, with a ‘young heart’, encompassing professionals, vacationers and shoppers. What do they like? “Accommodation that, despite being temporary, offers style and design, high quality, a sociable atmosphere, entertainment, a comfortable bed and fluffy towels. All at an affordable price.” A spiral staircase leads up to the first floor, among living and working spaces where mobile citizens can meet, work, eat and socialize

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The Shoreditch Hotel, the company’s third hotel in London, is designed to accommodate the needs of its customers and is situated in a strategic location for the future, Shoreditch, an area currently being redeveloped and expanded, which is experiencing a new lease of life thanks to a boom in shops, offices and residential spaces. The architects, the Concrete firm in Amsterdam, which designed the Tower of London opened in July, worked with the owner to maximize the hotel’s appeal. Starting with the entrance. Multi-colored panels by AVAF, a collective of artists based

citizenM has worked with design and architecture practice Concrete to create a distinctive look, with contemporary design features throughout the hotel, characterized by welcoming communal rooms, innovative technology and inspiring art

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in New York and Paris, and an impressive spiral staircase leading to the first floor welcome guests to the hotel. Here a large living room allows you to work, freely surf the internet – available on a series of Mac computers arranged on large tables – meet people, eat, socialize and check in and out directly online via the hotel’s free wi-fi. The designers predominantly chose Vitra’s top-of-therange products, with a selection of iconic seats, sofas and tables designed by masters of design such as Verner Panton, Jean Prouvé and Charles & Ray Eames, alongside accessories by Artek and Hay.


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The hotel features a range of light fixtures created by Anglepoise, Moooi, Modernica and Artek. The 216 bedrooms contain super-king-size beds with custom-made mattresses, desks with power sockets, floor-to-ceiling windows and showers with Hansgrohe multi-jet shower heads. All equipped with flat-screen televisions and tablets to control the various bedroom features. There is no shortage of contemporary art: each room features two artworks, directly selected by Concrete from The Public House of Art gallery in Amsterdam. citizenM is working on a strategic expansion plan in Europe, Asia and North America. Only for mobile citizens.

We completely redesigned the buildings and transformed them into something new with European approach

Ownership: The Royal Family of Bahrain Hotel management: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Project Team: Pierre-Yves Rochon (interior design), SOM (architecture) Cost: Confidential Suppliers: much of the furniture was custom made; lighting by Lasvit, Barovier & Toso, Lumes Stones: Beige Fine Limestone (Public Area floors and walls), Grigio Carnico Marble (Guestrooms & Public Areas), Vert Naoussa Marble (Guestrooms & Public Areas), Blue de Savoie (Pool Area) Wood accents:Â Macassar Ebony, Mahogany Wood Flooring: Solid Walnut hardwood Author: Valentina Costa Photo credits: Christian Horan

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Client: citizenM Design team: Concrete Furnishings: Anglepoise, Artek, Corian, Hansgrohe, Hay, Modernica, Moooi, Vitra Author: Petra Ruta Photo credits: Richard Powers

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Whatever/Whenever. A magnetic desert miracle Business, fashion, design and night life all intersect here, in the Manhattan of the Middle East, where the 33-floor W Dubai - Al Habtoor City rises up at the most dynamic crossroads in the world

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e are in Dubai, on the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, the location of the first urban resort in the UAE, which includes two other Starwood luxury hotel complexes, The St. Regis Dubai and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, three tall residential towers and an aquatic theatre, all a 30-minute drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB). Guests are welcomed in the psychedelic W Lounge on the 30th floor, which overlooks the Dubai Water Canal and offers an incredible view of the Persian Gulf. W brand’s standout feature is the Whatever/Whenever® service, which provides guests with whatever they wish for, whenever they want. The 356 rooms and suites, which are distinguished by their provocative, bold, futuristic design, were designed by Singapore-based firm Silverfox in collaboration with the Starwood design team. The furniture is custom-made and features a bold 162 | IFDM

palette of colors, contrasting with the stylish, minimalist designs of the rooms, which feature large windows overlooking the city. The Extreme Wow Suite covers an area of 690 sq m and occupies the 27th and 28th floor. The sumptuous suite includes a spacious lounge, a bar, a DJ booth with a dance floor, a catwalk, a pool table and a kitchenette. The Sensational Suite covers 449 sq m with a bar and a majlis-style lounge with a DJ booth, a stage for dancing, a bar and kitchenette. W Dubai also offers an ultra-modern event space that includes the 725 sq m Great Room, with five multi-purpose studios and an oval room, in which the walls and ceiling converge in a spiral effect. These rooms are equipped with the Sensory Set Up™ service, which provides atmospheric music, personalized aromas and fragrances and much more. The Namu restaurant is a new dining destination in Dubai, which offers a fusion of Japanese and Korean fla-

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vors, served in a futuristic location, with brightcolored floors and asymmetrical decorations. Or you can choose Level Seven for Mediterranean cuisine and a warmer environment, dominated by wood and steel, which are also used for the numerous vintage works that hang from the ceiling. The kitchen is deliberately visible and the chef ’s menu features seasonal dishes made from products bought daily at the market. The hub of the complex is the WET Deck with its outdoor pools, private white cabins with organic designs, a bar for cocktails and snacks, a proper living room and the most fashionable venue during the long Dubai nights.

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Dubai

Client: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Interior Design: Silverfox and Starwood design team Furnishings: on design Room lighting: Foscarini, DCWÉdition Gym equipment: Technogym Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: courtesy of W Dubai - Al Habtoor City

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An innovative experience between wine and wellness Among the charming vineyards of Gallipoli, in Turkey, beside the Dardanelles, wine production is combined with the concept of hospitality at the Vinero Winery and Hotel Caeli

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he nectar of the gods is the uniting theme in this complex in the province of Çanakkale, which is divided into two main buildings: the winery and the hotel with its 21 bedrooms, which are named after grape varieties. The basic idea of the project is to make the entire industrial production process visible to visitors and guests. The CM MimarlĹk firm, which

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oversaw the interior design, worked in collaboration with one of the most famous firms in Turkey, Tekeli-Sisa Architectural Partnership, which was commissioned with the architectural project. A winery can be considered a factory in every respect and consequently the architects had to take all the requirements of the production mechanism into account during the design phase.

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The building’s 16,000 sq m include the production area, storage area, a series of services related to processing grapes that resemble laboratories, offices and the hotel itself, which incorporates bedrooms, suites, a spa, wellness area and restaurant, where, naturally, you can taste the excellent wine produced on-site. Concrete and wood are the dominant materials in the production area, where a simple concrete structure has been maintained, with a coating that is resistant to water and to the possible impact of moving machinery. All the metal parts are anchored with industrial-style fasteners made from solid wood, which warms the space with its color, like the majestic staircase in the center of the winery, crowned by a wooden structure with open arches. The project includes a circular path to allow guests to follow the various stages, from grape delivery to the ground floor, to the warehouse in the basement, where the large fermentation tanks are kept. The visits, tasting events and the hotel

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Gelibolu, Turkey

Client: Toksöz Holding Architectural Design Office: CM Mimarlık Architectural Design: Cem Sorguç Design Team: Elvan Çakıt, Özlem Yılmaz, Gizem Candemir, Deniz Gezgin, Amina Rezoug Architectural project: Tekeli-Sisa Architectural Partnership Winery building suppliers: Çanakkale, Kasso, Plaza Yapi, Röben, Total, Trimline Hotel suppliers: Alu Wood, Duravit, Estetis, Gözde İthalat, Grohe, Kahrs, Lumina, Moda Bagno, Pronet, Rafine, Sto, Vitrulan Author: Agatha Kari Photo credits: Cemal Emden

itself are the sociable side of the winery, which includes a presentation room and a lounge, dominated by marble floors and furniture and walls in various shades of gray. All the bedrooms in the guesthouse, which are contained within a curvilinear structure, differ from each other and alternately use various materials such as wood for the walls and marble and stone for the floor. To help you take care of your body and soul, there is a wellness area and spa covering an area of 700 sq m, where you can relax and re-energize thanks to the thermal area, indoor pool, Turkish bath and sauna, not forgetting of course the wine therapy suite.

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NuBel. The pleasure of taking a break The covered square provided by Jean Nouvel with the extension of the Reina Sofia Museum to accommodate a café and restaurant finally finds its identity in the More&co project

Client: Museo Reina Sofía Interior design: Paula Rosales Collaborators: More&co Design Acoustics: Alejando Sansegundo Furnishings: BMC, Conotraluz, KP, Paula Rosales Design, Vescom Lighting: Toni Rueda Author: Antonella Mazzola Photo credits: Santi Burgos

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uBel, the restaurant and café that by chance lies under the jutting red belly of the Reina Sofia auditorium, attracts and welcomes visitors seeking visual and symbolic continuity in their preferred design. The idea of More&co’s Paula Rosales restores a “family” air not apparent in Jean Nouvel’s intervention, having to deal with a difficult starting combination of granite cladding, the reflective surface of the covers and the already powerful theatricality of the cherry-coloured chamber. Careful study led to a “sensual and feminine” design capable of interacting with the place and yet stand freely on its own. The architects devised a flexible space, starting from the shape of a circle. As the basic geometry, the flame, a symbol of universal unity that here alludes to a double form of fullness:

the first referring to food and the second to the colours that saturate the compositional elements. All the furniture, the bar counter, the lighting and the carpets were designed by the More&co Studio, systematically banishing straight and angular lines. Even the floor absorbs the concentric echo with the decorative application of varnish. The vibrant atmosphere is permeated with the principle of formal and tonal repetition. The restaurant/café has no perimeter other than that visually dictated by the colour uniformly applied to tables, chairs, sofas, benches, poufs and even lamp shades. We can make out atolls, mostly yellow, orange and in the green of lush plants, the most intimate red protected by the protuberance of the roof and blue, favoured in the patio alongside the monumental sculpture of Roy Lichtenstein. IFDM | 171


WONDER. ROME | LA NUVOLA, ROME-EUR CONVENTION CENTER | FUKSAS Fiberglas, steel, glass and multicolored lights; an organic object into a case; the chaos imprisoned into the rational: this is The Cloud, the visionary Floating Space by Massimiliano Fuksas.

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Redistribution of spaces, new materials harmonized with the historical context of the 17th century: this is the result of the restructuring of “Quadrilateral Richelieu”, the heart of the French National Library.

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NIEUWEGEIN | KWR WATERCYCLE RESEARCH INSTITUTE | ARPER

In a research center, sharing knowledge and ideas is key to the work process. This was the starting point for the interior design of the new KWR Watercycle Research Institute glass pavilion, designed by Studio Cepezed, in which spaces are organized according to the concept of flexible work. In particular, the steps that connect the atrium to the upper area have been set up with functional workstations, which can also be used as an extension of the restaurant area during lunch break, and they have been furnished with Arper’s Catifa 46 four-legged chairs, chosen in a range of natural colors. 180 | IFDM


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FRANKFURT | AIRPORT CLUB GIORGETTI

In the restyling project of the Airport Club Frankfurt by CR Holding and Kofler & Kompanie, which in 2015 acquired the club founded in 1988 by Lufthansa and Deutsche Bank, the following were entrusted to Giorgetti’s expertise: reception, the working lounge, the smoking lounge, the conference hall and the restaurant, and were reinterpreted and enhanced with the emphasis on privacy and comfort, provided by the Mobius armchairs by Umberto Asnago, the Caddy Bergère designed by Carlo Colombo, the minimal style of the Ago sofa, the Gordon tables of Roberto Lazzeroni and Fang tables of MVW, and the Elisa and Selectus swivel chairs.

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BERGAMO | CASUAL DI ENRICO BARTOLINI CATELLANI & SMITH

Inaugurated in April 2016, the Casual restaurant of Enrico Bartolini, a many-starred chef, lies at the foot of the evocative panoramic hill of San Vigilio in Bergamo’s Città Alta. Catellani & Smith were responsible for lighting the space, creating a balance between light and shade in an ambience that favours the use of natural materials. Lamps with a simple design were chosen, such as the Lederam collection in black and gold, the evocative Jackie O ‘cascade’ of luminous drops, a gigantic scenic PK LED 100 with an inside coating of gold leaf, a Wa Wa floor lamp and Atman ‘jewel’ lamps in which the LED light source reverberates through the crystal.

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GSTAAD | PRIVATE APARTMENT AT GRAND HOTEL ALPINA | POLIFORM

Poliform suggests refined elegance in this private apartment located inside the Grand Hotel Alpina in Gstaad, an elite example of luxury hotel accomodation in Switzerland. Designed by Studio Redaelli Associati, it is entirely furnished by Poliform as acting general contractor: from wall panelling to floors, from false ceilings to baths, including complete furnishing, all custom made. Wide spaces welcome luxury finishes and prestigious furnishing items in a five-star setting.

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SKOPJE | MARRIOTT HOTEL | MINOTTI

Inaugurated in 2016, Marriott Hotel Skopje has entrusted the interior of its common areas and Spa to Jean-Philippe Nuel, the French designer who chose Minotti collections to furnish some business and leisure zones. The sofa White can be found inside the Lounge Meeting Area, the Ballroom and District Bar; the armchairs York Lounge characterize the Executive Lounge; the armchairs Prince, Leslie Bergere and Aston confer a touch of elegant modernity to the whole Lobby. 184 | IFDM


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SINGAPORE | OASIA HOTEL DOWNTOWN | KETTAL

Situated in the center of the Tanjong Pagar area in Singapore, the Oasia Hotel Downtown is distinguished by its unique silhouette, covered by a vibrant, green facade, a vertical garden that contrasts with the urban landscape of concrete, steel and glass. The two pools, located on the 27th floor, offer ample space to rest and relax in the water. Patricia Urquiola’s interior design project incorporated the following collections: Kettal Landscape and Kettal Objects by Kettal Studio, Kettal Vieques, Maia, Roll and Cottage by Patricia Urquiola.

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CASTILLON-DU-GARD | HOTEL LE VIEUX CASTILLON | GANDIA BLASCO

In the heart of Provence, a few kilometers from Nimes and the famous Pont du Gard, Gandia Blasco has signed the outdoor of Hotel Le Vieux Castillon. Playing with the contrasts between the medieval style of the place and the elegant and essential design of its collections, the Spanish company has combined ancient and contemporary history. The organic design of the 365 collection seats, the architectural lines of Na Xamena combined with the Lipstick armchairs create a light and stylish set, for a relaxing mood by the poolside.

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MILAN | PRIVATE APARTMENT | VISIONNAIRE

In this project in Milan, Visionnaire expresses the company’s refined skills to create private rooms, successfully interpreting apartment spaces. The contemporary taste in furniture is the main concept, particurarly evident in the Eugene sofa, Outline coffee tables or Babylon chaise lounge. But the furnishing accessories are able to give that recognizable personality, from the iconic Brunilde lamps to an infinite amount of unique pieces which play with materials and create a particular mood in each room. Glass, metals, special finishes, objects and monoliths are harmoniously combined with velvet sofas, wooden floors and wall claddings. 188 | IFDM


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Ore - Ducasse au château de Versailles is the perfect expression of contemporary French cuisine: delicious, understandable and inspired by history. For the new restaurant located on the first floor of the Dufour Pavilion, which was restored by architects Dominique Perrault and Frédéric Didier, Alain Ducasse opted for the Ester chairs, designed by Patrick Jouin for Pedrali, which help to make the space even more welcoming thanks to their mix of elegance, ergonomics and functionality. Attention to detail characterizes this leather sculpture, which comes in warm color shades, the same colors that characterize the décor of the restaurant, where guests can discover the perfect proportions of 17th-century rooms, decorated with fireplaces, mirrors and chandeliers.

© Pierre Monetta

© Pierre Monetta

VERSAILLES | ORE - DUCASSE AU CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES | PEDRALI

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VAL THORENS AND COURCHEVEL | LA DATCHA | BAXTER

The Tinkoff Collection can offer its most esteemed guests another two resorts recently built in the French Alps, La Datcha of Val Thorens and Courchevel. The furniture designed by Baxter contributed to recreating the traditional, sought-after atmosphere of an Alpine chalet desired by the interior designer. In the enormous living area and the five guest suites, there is a full range of Baxter furniture: the Dalma and DĂŠcor chairs, the Jil table, the Hard&Soft Slim sofas, Housse Mono, Brest, the Loren, Boite, Gibellina nuda, Cairo, Natural Slice and Mumbai side tables, and the Pedro, Montreal, Capri, Sellerina Aluminium and Rio alta armchairs, the Houston, Askia and Nepal chairs, the Heaven beds.

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ALGERI | CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DES CONFERENCES | FANTONI

Designed by Fabris & Partners, the CIC is the largest multi-functional center in the Mediterranean and among top 5 in the world. Fantoni oversaw all acoustic aspects, both from the point of view of performance and the safety of thousands people who attend the center. Several and complex problems solved by Fantoni for this great achievement which best express the custom made potentiality of the company and emphasize the characteristics of Acoustic Panelling collection. The complete synergy with designers worths a 2.5 million euro order in sound-absorbing systems. Client: E.P.I.C. Sahel government residence Architecture, interior design and construction supervisor: FABRIS&PARTNERS General Contractor: C.S.C.E.C. China State Construction Engineering Corporation

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SALAYA | PRINCE MAHIDOL HALL | LASVIT

A dynamic, luminous sculpture, named Neurons, illuminates the entrance area of the multi-purpose Prince Mahidol Hall in Salaya, Thailand, on the campus of Mahidol University. Neurons, created by Lasvit and the A49 architectural firm – which designed the space – responds to music emitted in the concert hall by changing lights and colors and transforming rhythms and melodies into visual experiences. Lasvit’s designer, Jana Růžičková, explains: «The design of Neurons was inspired by the university’s motto: The Wisdom of the Earth. The aim was to provide a timeless design that would fit the building’s contemporary Thai architecture».

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© Mark Nolan

© Mark Nolan

GSTAAD | HUUS HOTEL | HÄSTENS

Opened in December 2016, the Huus Hotel in Gstaad is located at 1,111 meters above sea level in the Berner Oberland. The interior, designed by Stylt Trampoli, is characterized by warm, welcoming rooms, rich, natural shades and traditional, locally-sourced materials. Comfort is guaranteed in the Hotel’s 136 rooms by some of Hästens’ most important models: 2000T, Lenoria, Proferia, Auroria, Luxuria, Classic and Experience Frame, the last of which is a line specifically designed for the hotel industry.

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MILAN | HOTEL EXCELSIOR GALLIA | PENTA

A rich collection of light fixtures and the inherent attitude towards the contract sector and custom made items have allowed Penta to be part of several high profile international hotel projects. The Excelsior Gallia in Milan is a crown jewel of the Brianza-based company which illuminate many areas of the building: Arch. Marco Piva has chosen Glo by Carlo Colombo to complete the setting of several common spaces, the sinuous Taac by Umberto Asnago gives a touch of elegance to the most spacious lobbies, Tosca, also by Umberto Asnago, decorates the bedrooms.

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BUSSUM | SPANT! | CERAMICHE REFIN

Ceramiche Refin has been chosen by the Dutch architectural studio Crielaers & Company for the new floors of the theater within the Spant!, a large multifunctional space that also houses a conference center, retail spaces and more. The collection chosen is Labyrinth designed by Giulio Iacchetti for DesignTaleStudio, the Refin’s creative laboratory. The high performance of Refin porcelain stoneware matched with Labyrinth geometries creates a sober mood, both contemporary and artistic at the same time.

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HAMBURG | ELBPHILARMONIE | POLTRONA FRAU

Š Iwan Baan

Designed by Herzog and de Meuron, Hamburg’s futuristic Elbphilarmonie features seating for 2,100 supplied by Poltrona Frau for the Grand Hall, the heart of the architectural work, 50 metres high. Herzog & de Meuron also developed the design of the HAM armchair-style seat, engineered and created by Poltrona Frau, which decks the Grand Hall: the volume and size of the chair allow it to be perfectly integrated in the logic and the architecture of this concert hall and helps make the space unique. Clean lines, ergonomic and concealing a great deal of technology: HAM takes its rightful place in the collection of top contract seats by Poltrona Frau.

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SEOUL | COCOMO HOTEL | BOLZAN LETTI, KRISTALIA

The rooms of the new Hotel Cocomo in Seoul convey the typical warmth and style of Made in Italy designer furniture that, in this context, is further enhanced by the practically untreated finishes of the walls in exposed cement. The Fair Light bed that is the centrepiece of the room was designed by Bolzan Letti, which took part in the hotel furnishing project with Kristalia. Fair Light is made of simple elements and combines a linear headboard with embossed stitching and a thin base, in which the same stitching continues horizontally. The feet are finished in Corten, while the cover is in green fabric. Next to the bed is Kristalia’s CU side table, designed by Monica Graffeo, a versatile and functional article of furniture made in rigid polyurethane. The four-legged version of the Elephant chair in the guest rooms is also the work of Kristalia and was designed by Neuland, Paster & Geldmacher, with polyurethane shell in a shape inspired by the back of a pachyderm.

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MALMÖ | THRILLED | BOLON

ThrilleD is a renowned advertising agency based in Malmö, Sweden, and is esteemed for its planning strategies and intelligent communication. The company, which recently expanded and took on an additional 12 employees, asked the Escandi design studio to create additional office space, in which the Triangles floor of Bolon Studio ™ was used, installed by Lindströms Golv. The 220 square metres of the new office display a decidedly contemporary style conferred by special triangular decorations, in addition to the special textures of the Artisan series floors by Bolon, chosen in the Slate and Coal finishes. IFDM | 199


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TOKYO | LUCA FANTIN BULGARI RESTAURANT BAROVIER&TOSO

Two light-sculptures, which stand over 6 meters high and have a diameter of over 2 meters, cross two floors in the new Luca Fantin lounge bar restaurant, located in the Bulgari Tower in Tokyo and designed by Antonio Citterio Patrizia Viel and Partners. These two unique pieces were made by Barovier&Toso, using crystal and 24k gold large-version Spinn elements, two precious creations that further testify to the synergy between Barovier&Toso and the most important luxury brands. Fruit of the skill of Barovier&Toso master glass craftsmen, the two chandeliers were customdesigned for the interior of the restaurant to arouse amazement and emotion.

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6000 square meters of Corian surround the winding OVO, the complex designed by Gottesman-Szmelcman. Offices, 180 luxury residences and a Hilton DoubleTree joined by a large white technology curve made by DuPont. Corian® has also been used to make both the backlit logo and numerous other extensions of DoubleTree visual, including the welcome reception area. Corian® Glacier white - the same that appears on the facade - with its dirtrepellent and antibacterial properties proved to be a great choice and was also used in the lining of the walls of the conference rooms, for countertops in the bathrooms, demonstrating in addition to the inherent characteristics of the material, also a great versatility.

© Kamil Czaja

© Kamil Czaja

WROCLAW | OVO & HILTON DOUBLE TREE | DUPONT

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© Keith Scoot Morton

© Keith Scoot Morton

NEW YORK | LANGHAM PLACE HOTEL ROCHE BOBOIS

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Two of the prestigious suites in the fivestar Langham Place hotel in New York are designed by Roche Bobois, located respectively on the 25th and 26th floor of the building and illuminated by windows with a view of Manhattan and the Empire State Building. Opened in September 2016, the 2503 and 2603 suites each comprise two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room with an area used as a dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen. Some of the company’s iconic models were chosen for the furniture, such as the Aqua table, the Loop chairs and the Courchevel bed, which is completely upholstered in leather, all of which are perfectly harmonized with works by Alex Katz on display in Langham Place.


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MILAN | ERNST&YOUNG | PAOLO CASTELLI

Š Dario Tettamanzi, courtesy of DEGW

A short walk from the Milan Stock Exchange, DEGW (a Lombardini22 brand) has created the new EY branch, where sustainability and a new office model were the brief given by the owner. Paolo Castelli was chosen by the designers to help furnish 10 floors of offices, and the work was completed in record time: just 3 months. A notable aspect is the precious monolithic elements in the common areas, which make up the info kiosk, the only article of furniture without visible joints in which a table becomes a chair in lacquered MDF: a custom-made work that bears witness to the ability of Paolo Castelli to resolve design challengers with elegant, quality solutions.

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FLORENCE | GLANCE HOTEL | LEMA CONTRACT

The new, elegant Glance Hotel is housed in a building that was constructed in the heart of Florence by Italo Gamberini in the early ’50s and recently renovated by Daniela Bianchi of AMDB STUDIO. All the fixed and mobile furniture in the rooms is designed by Lema, as well as all the custom-made solutions for the public areas, such as the entrance desk, the bar counter and the furniture for the relaxation areas and breakfast room. There are numerous pieces from the Lema Casa collection: the Cloud sofa by Francesco Rota, chosen for the lounge areas, the Sign bedside tables by Studio Kairos and the poufs by Officinadesign Lema.

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SENIGALLIA | GALLO SENONE | AXOR

For Gallo Senone, the first sustainable resort in the Marche, in the Italian port of Senigallia, the Brau Studio – which produced the architectural design – chose sustainable technology for the taps and Axor shower systems. Nestling in the hills of the Marche, Gallo Senone is the first accommodation facility certified in accordance with the ClimaHotel protocol of the KlimaHouse Agency of Bolzano. From this perspective, the use of water is one of the resort’s most significant items of consumption and Axor helped comply with the strict requirements of the ClimaHotel certification, providing devices the enabled a reduction from ‘normal’ consumption of 13 litres a minute to 5 litres a minute.

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TAIWAN | YU YUE LOU RESTAURANT MELOGRANOBLU

The lighting design for the high-end Cantonese restaurant was created by the Banmu Tang firm in Taichung. The two compositions chosen by the architect are both made with the Hydra system. On the ground floor, the structure evokes a glistening wave and consists of 630 transparent glass Gamma models, illuminated by spotlights inserted in wooden strips in the ceiling and by small punctiform elements inside every glass structure. At the entrance desk, which is made from a single block of marble, there are 6 hanging Moon lamps from the Opera collection. In the private room on the first floor, the suspended round composition consists of 60 frosted glass Alpha elements that spread light through the room and on the gold leaf ceiling.

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FISHER ISLANDS | RESIDENCE FISHER ISLAND ANNIBALE COLOMBO

Annibale Colombo designed this apartment on the affluent Fisher Island, taking on all the design and complete production of the furniture, both in the numerous, traditional parts of the day and night ideas that feature wood, but also in the choice of the marble, the horizontal and vertical coatings and the baths. Special processing is one of the company’s strongpoints: the sophisticated curved cladding of the wall in the bar area, made of solid oak with a natural finish, and the inclusion of LED lighting along the whole surface is a demonstration of the high level of quality.

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BADEN BADEN | ROOMERS HOTEL | OLUCE

© Federico Cedrone

To highlight and embellish some of the spaces in the Roomers chain’s new hotel in the German city of Baden Baden, one of Oluce’s iconic lamps, the Sonora, was selected, designed by the master Vico Magistretti in 1972. The Sonoras stand out in the dining room and one of the lounges, where there are models in various sizes. The lamps were designed to order with the outer casing in bronze and an unusual finish chosen by Lissioni Architettura studio, which designed the project along with the German studio, KHP Architekten.

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© Giorgio Marturana

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CAGLIARI | DESSY PALACE | GERFLOR

© Giorgio Marturana

An interior concept recalling the local history is the one chosen by the P&P architect Sergio Pileri for the renovation of this XVII century building, transformed into a small hotel and restaurant. The Gerflor’s LVT collection in PVC has been chosen as main flooring. Its decorative textures perfectly suit the context, the sanitary and comfort aspects have been highly rated: LVT is a warm floor, light, with remarkable soundproofed capabilities.

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CAPODICHINO AIRPORT NAPLES | CAPSULE HOTEL | DORELAN

BenBo (Bed & Boarding) is the first Italian Capsule Hotel open at Naples Airport and Dorelan Hotel - the contract division of the Italian bedding company - has been selected by Studiotre designers for providing the 42 capsules with mattresses and custom-made pillows, giving a high quality rest. The products chosen are Brera mattress and Feel pillow: excellent comfort, ergonomic features, robust and durable.

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COPPÉLIA | ARIHIRO MIYAKE | MOOOI

54 slender LED bulbs twirl about a delicate stainless steel frame to bring the brilliance of ballet to light. Energy-efficient and UL certified, the dimmable chandelier shines bright in two sizes: 39.8” or 26.7” in diameter. 214 | IFDM


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JOSEPHINE | GORDON GUILLAUMIER | MOROSO

Presented in the sofa or vis-à-vis versions, Josephine is characterised by the rounded shape of the arms and back, three separates pieces that encircle the seat.

SCREEN | FRANCESCO ROTA | LAPALMA

Collection of partitions with a frame made of aluminum section that arches free standing and available in 2 heights: about 140 cm and 180 cm. Being modular, Screen grants great freedom in composing and customization with choice of materials (wood tubes and upholstery of fabric).

LUCE | UNOPIÙ

Outdoor collection inspired by the combination of an aluminium frame and back an armrests in cord with which the back and armrests are made. Structure in tubular aluminium (graphite color) covered with hand-woven polyolefin cord (coal grey mélange color). IFDM | 215


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MESH | WERNER AISSLINGER | PIURE

Slim metal profiles, powder-coated in different colors, painted or chrome-plated, perforated sheet metal and glass in various beautiful shades: Mesh modular system includes elements for the reception area, for storage and organization and for meetings held while standing up or sitting down. PLANTATION MANTA | TUUCI

The boundaries of shade architecture have been redefined with the Plantation Manta umbrella, inspired by deep beneath the sea. Plantation Collection products come standard with TUUCI’s Aluma-TEAK hub system.

CASILDA | RAMÒN ESTEVE | TALENTI

A collection of exteriors featuring large seats, supported by elastic straps suitable, for outdoor use, as the quick-dry foam padding. The structure mixes stainless steel with marble and wood, which can be seen in the tables and the arms of chairs, sofas and armchairs. 216 | IFDM


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ESTER | STEFANO BIGI | PORADA

Swivel stool made of solid Canaletta walnut or ash, metal base and cover available in all the fabrics of collection. Here together with the Riga counter. IFDM | 217


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS BELEOS | GIULIO IACCHETTI | BROSS

A family of tables and coffee tables with oval, circular or rectangular tops in different finishes (including crystal). The structure is made up of a metal “beam” made from two sections laid in parallel and joined by satinfinish brass spacers, with legs in solid wood.

TELO LOUNGE | SEBASTIAN HERKNER | CAPPELLINI

Chair realized according to a modular concept that can be aggregated in infinite compositions and inline arc. Structure in steel tube of circular and oval section finished with a matt coating proposed in white, anthracite, terracotta, mustard. The seat is made of ribbed fabric upholstery.

LAUNDRY SPACE | IDELFONSO COLOMBO | SCAVOLINI BATHROOMS

A complete, functional system for organizing the laundry area or bathroom. Available in a wide range of solutions, including counter tops, clothes horse, ironing board, pull-out trolleys and cupboards. The project can be combined with the Scavolini’s Fluida wall system. 218 | IFDM


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AROUND XL |THOMAS BENTZEN | MUUTO

Extra large version of the Around table. The strip made of bent ash wood forming the table’s edge measures more than three meters in length. Legs in solid lacquered ash or oak. Available in different colors.

SPLIT | FRANCESCO MEDA | COLOS

Seating with body and frame in differentiated composite materials. Split has a soft, elastic shell combined with a more rigid, resistant base. The use of two different materials enables the product to be personalized, choosing from numerous color combinations.

ATELIER DÉSIR | LISTONE GIORDANO

Désir reinterprets the harmonious proportions of the narrow, elongated planks of the wooden floors. Available in the Heritage Filigrana Civita 1695 and Filigrana Fiesole 1125 finishes, with Oleonature or Invisible Touch finish, it can also be used vertically. IFDM | 219


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FOSTER 512 | FOSTER + PARTNERS | WALTER KNOLL

The upholstered bench as a system: with straight lines and clear-cut here, dominating and spirited there. Free landscapes in a room.

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VIA57 | BJARKE INGELS, KIBISI | REPUBLIC OF FRITZ HANSEN

Designed for the lobby and lounges of VIA57 West building in New York, the VIA57 chair combines Scandinavian simplicity and elegance with American comfort and generosity. The rounded corners allow a variety of social configurations while also evoking the tetrahedronical geometry of its parent architecture. PYROSOME | ROSS LOVEGROVE | LG DISPLAY

Light inspired by the deep sea creature ‘pyrosome’. Lovegrove made a self-luminous work by applying the surface light source of the OLED inside, completing the work using the 3D printer technology.

WASHBASIN | FRANCESCA BRAGA ROSA & IVANO VIANELLO | ANTONIOLUPI

Washbasin integrated in the wall, made from a single sheet of stainless steel, cut, bent and welded. The lowered drain completes the object. IFDM | 221


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CLAVIS | R&D TECNO & DANIELE DEL MISSIER | TECNO

A flexible, modular and adaptable table that can be assembled entirely without tools. The patented coupling system is the heart of the design, which joins the components of the structural frame enabling fast, unlimited configuration. The Clavis system allows io.T intelligent sensors to be integrated in the work surfaces.

AIKU | JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD | MDF ITALIA

Seating with two-tone polypropylene shell, mass pigmented with double finish; a polished exterior in white and black, an interior with an opaque “Saffiano leather” texture in various colors. Featuring different varnished bases (opaque white and black), it is equipped with accessories such as trolley wheels, coupling system, place marker or upholstered pad.

HALF+HALF | HOK PRODUCT DESIGN | LUALDI

System that includes three models of doors equipped with a special mechanism which allow them to rotate by halving the opening range. Suitable for small spaces. 222 | IFDM


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SWELL | PAOLA LENTI

Sun bed with adjustable backrest in one position. The structure is in varnished stainless steel with plastic spacers: padding in stress resistant expanded polyurethane with removable cover available in the Luz, Rope T, Light or Brio fabrics. IFDM | 223


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ALL PLASTIC CHAIR | JASPER MORRISON | VITRA

Chair in dyed-through polypropylene. The combination of plastic components makes it extraordinarily comfortable. Whereas the frame consists of a rigid high-strength polypropylene, the seat and backrest are more resilient and adapt to the contours of the sitter’s body. FAABORG CHAIR | KAARE KLINT | CARL HANSEN & SON

Designed in 1914 and presented at the inauguration of the Danish Faaborg Museum in 1915, it has become part of the Carl Hansen & Son collection. Design’s landmark, it is renowned for its clean look, unique construction, and original use of materials, including the French cane used for the back and sides.

CAS ROOMS | CARPET CONCEPT, LINDNER GROUP E GIB

The textile room system designs flexible office areas and acoustically optimizes them. 27 different combinable modules with an open or closed structure made from aluminum that can be easily assembled and disassembled, surfaces in three types of fabric - Crep, Dubl, Lain - in 63 colors. 224 | IFDM


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS PERLA | STEFANO SANDONÀ & SABRINA BETTINI | RIFLESSI

Armchair characterized by a great formal balance. The crossing of the back legs meets a sinuous drop shaped backrest. It comes in different colors and materials: fabrics, velvets, leathers and eco-leathers.

AVIO | PIERO LISSONI | KNOLL

Sofa system built as a supporting structure: a steel truss which supports seats, backrests, tables. This framework transforms into a versatile system that can give rise to an almost endless number of benches two-seaters, three-seaters, chaise-longues and tabletops.

SOFT CELLS | KVADRAT

Acoustic panels which can be mounted both on walls and ceilings. Available in customizable sizes, shapes and colors, and upholstered in Kvadrat textiles, they can be seamlessly integrated into any design scheme. IFDM | 225


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DESIGN INSPIRATIONS CLAY | WILLIAM PIANTA | NAHOOR

Table, wall, ceiling lamp for outdoor space. Black matt lacquered finish, available also in polished chrome, satin chrome, burnished, brass, brushed brass, white or black lacquered.

CASINÒ ROYALE | ANGELO CAPPELLINI

From Nuance collection, the refined armchair features a structure in poplar wood and padded backrest, whose wooden profile - finely carved and finished with gold leaf - ends with a harmonious side spiral. ÈLLE | MASSIMO CAVANA | RES

A new concept of TV stand, where the TV is integrated in the “piece of furniture”. It is a technological storage that can be equipped with home automation systems, while all functions can be managed directly from tablet or smartphone. Designed to hold TVs from 42 “to 60”.

ILE TABLE | PIERO LISSONI | LIVING DIVANI

Table in different heights and sizes, with tempered glass top (new blue variant), available for indoor and outdoor. Base in stainless steel square-section tube, with matt satin-finishing or bronzed epoxy powder coating. 226 | IFDM


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MELL | JEHS+LAUB | COR

New corner bench with separate seat cushions and well-upholstered backrests (in fabric and leather). Filigree substructures made of chrome-plated steel, alternatively lacquered in other lacquer colours. It is ideal for integration into open layouts of apartments and even offices. COOL MODERN COLLECTION | BANG & OLUFSEN

A collection celebrating the company’s 91st anniversary, which includes some of its most iconic audio systems, loudspeakers and televisions with structures in brass-coloured aluminium and the dark colours of fabrics (Purple Heart and Parisian Night).

VISION COLLECTION | GIORGIO SORESSI | GIORGIO COLLECTION

This occasional chair is part of the Vision collection. Sinuous contemporary lines meet the combination of grey nubuck, which characterizes the seat and the backrest, and silk, used for the outer side. The base is glossy lacquered in grey. IFDM | 227



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COUR DE JUSTICE DES COMMUNAUTÉS EUROPÉENNES | LUXEMBOURG

MILLENIA OFFICE | CHULA VISTA

P-HUS LÜDERS | COPENHAGEN

A New Deal for the property sector. This is the ‘promise’ that accompanies MIPIM 2017, the event dedicated to the international market of property assets to be held from the 14th to the 17th of March in the Palais des Festival in Cannes. A watershed, at a time when the business world is being buffeted by the winds of geopolitical instability, social change and technological acceleration. “Property sector professionals,” said Filippo Rean, manager of the Real Estate division of Reed MIDEM, “face challenges that will change their way of understanding their own business.” Epochal challenges in the coming years, if we consider the 8.4 billion people who will inhabit the Earth, 60% of whom will be in cities, the 40% increase in energy demand, the trillions of objects that will be connected to the internet. At Cannes, attempts will be made to forecast the impact of these transformations on design and construction. This time, innovations will be physically at the heart of the event, given MIPIM Innovation Forum will occupy 1,500 square metres in the central area of the Palais. More than 2,600 exhibitors from 90 countries are expected to attract 23,000 visitors. Meetings will be held between investors, financial institutes, end users, architects, builders, hotel chains, local authorities and service providers. More than a thousand projects will be presented, including property for residential, healthcare, industrial and logistics purposes, as well as sports, leisure activities and shopping, offices and businesses, or a combination of the above. IFDM | 231


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FLAME UNIVERSITY | PUNE

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CLIMATE INNOVATION DISTRICT | LEEDS

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JAKARTA DAAN MOGOT

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AREXPO | FULL AREA 5 | MILAN

A directory created by the organizers presents a significant selection of them, among which attention is drawn to: the Arexpo Science, Knowledge and Innovation Park in Milan, which aims to make full use of the immense area of more than 100 hectares at Expo2015; the Holistic Health Care Center in Coimbatore in India, a health centre inspired by the principles of naturopathy; the Millenia Office in Chula Vista in California, a complex of three campuses designed in accordance with new methods and workplaces.


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SMART CITY | KASHIWANOHA

SIEMENS HEADQUARTERS | MUNICH

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Finally, the MIPIM Awards are awaited with great anticipation. The jury, chaired this year by John Forrester, CEO EMEA of Cushman & Wakefield, has chosen four finalist projects in the eleven categories involved. The awards will be presented to the winners on the 16th of March. “As well as sustainability and quality of design, this year the projects display special attention to social aspects and their impact in the community within which they will be created,” said Forrester.

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HOUSTON | GIORGETTI HOUSTON | STOLZ PARTNERS, MIRADOR GROUP

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Giorgetti Houston is a residential project underway in the Upper Kirby District of Houston that is the outcome of a collaboration between Mirador, a Texas company specializing in architecture and interior design, the Sudhoff Company, a leader in consultancy and property sales, and Internum, a retail partner in the United States. It will provide 32 residential units ranging from 230 to 370 square metres in a seven-storey building furnished with car park, fitness centre and reception. In addition to using furniture selected from the catalogue, the company has created customized furniture both for the kitchen and the walk-in wardrobes.


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STOCKHOLM | MONO | KONCEPT STOCKHOLM, NOTE DESIGN STUDIO, GLOMMEN & LINDBERG

Mono is a residential project under construction in the heart of Sรถdermalm, a high-density district to the south of the centre of Stockholm. Glommen & Lindberg commissioned Koncept Stockholm and Note Design Studio, which worked together on the creative process, responsible respectively for the architecture and the interior design, in a entirely new project that would be consistent in every aspect, from the cladding of the faรงade to the selection of the furniture and accessories. The area of 1,973 square metres includes 59 apartments, which will be supplied furnished, a restaurant and a panoramic terrace.

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In the towers built by Arcquitectonica in the city’s La Gonzales Suarez area, the first residential interior design project of Wanders & Yoo, entitled OH!, is to be implemented. The towers’ 19 floors will house 102 residential units of varies sizes, whose concept was inspired by the natural elements of fire, air and earth and integrates local flora and fauna with curtains of suspended plants, green walls on the structure and an oasis of vegetation. To instil a sense of community, residents can enjoy a swimming pool, playing fields, fitness centre, kindergarten, open-air cinema, hall for events, business centre and a terrace for group activities. 236 | IFDM

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HONOLULU | MANDARIN ORIENTAL | [AU]WORKSHOP

The Mandarin Oriental chain expects to open its first hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii by 2020, a landmark inside the Mana`olana Place Tower. Designed by the American studio [au]workshop, the hotel will lie a short walk from Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach, near to the Hawaii Convention Center. In the tower’s highest floors, 107 Residences at Mandarin Oriental are planned.

PARIS | NAVIGATING GYM | CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI, TECHNOGYM, TERREFORM ONE, URBEM

A gym on a boat powered by the energy produced by passengers’ workout: it’s the new project Paris Navigating Gym by Carlo Ratti Associati in partnership with Technogym, Terreform One nonprofit organization and Urbem - Institute of Urbanism and Studies for the Metropolis. The humanpowered boat is twenty meters long, accommodating up to 45 people and designed to navigate along the Seine all year round. It is equipped with transparent glass cover - that can be opened in summer, offering beautiful views of Paris – and screens with augmented reality system, showing both the production of energy generated from people’s training and the environmental conditions. IFDM | 237


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WEST PALM BEACH | CURRIE PARK WATERFRONT | CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI

In Florida, the master plan drawn up by Carlo Ratti Associati for the Currie Park Waterfront and West Palm Beach covers 19 hectares on the shore of Lake Worth Lagoon and will transform the area with a new complex providing residences, retail outlets and leisure facilities. Two tree-lined avenues will connect the new district to a floating peninsula, created in the middle of the lagoon with technologies drawn from submarine engineering, made up of a sequence of circular platforms that will accommodate a square, a stretch of water for hydroponic cultivation, an auditorium and an organic restaurant.

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LONDON | GREENWICH PENINSULA | KNIGHT DRAGON, SANTIAGO CALATRAVA, ALLIES AND MORRISON

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Greenwich Peninsula is the largest regeneration project in London and, in the coming years, it will extend to 7 different neighbourhoods with 15,720 new dwellings, a movie studio, a design district, schools, offices, healthcare services and public spaces, all covering around 2 kilometres on the banks of the Thames. Santiano Calatrava’s Peninsula Place, together with two other towers by Allies & Morrison, is the iconic landmark of the entire master plan. It will be connected to the Thames by a new bridge and house 800 residential units, offices and a hotel. Calatrava is the last in a long list of architects, including SOM, Marks Barfield, DSDHA, Alison Brooks and Duggan Morris, that have been involved in this £8.4 billion project.

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Overview

A world under construction

6 top hotel Marriott International, Inc. CONSTRUCTIONS: 1.641 CONSTRUCTIONS IN TOP COUNTRIES: USA: 693 - CHINA: 237 INDIA: 66 - GERMANY: 35 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 43

Hilton Worldwide

101 hotel projects are underway internationally, with 2270 openings planned for 2017. Investments are mainly concentrated in Europe and the USA, followed by China and the Middle East. The European region, including Russia and Turkey, occupies an important position in the hotel chain real estate investment sector: 1745 new hotel projects are underway, of which 748 are in the planning stage and 604 are under construction. These figures place the European market at the center of a key sector of the international economy, despite the growth of other world powers, especially Asian nations. The total of 522 openings scheduled for 2017 will be essentially replicated in 2017, with 513 openings. Once again, the highest number of projects are concentrated in Germany (655), followed by the UK (216) and Russia (119). Switzerland has also attracted major investments in the sector, with 84 projects underway, surpassing countries such as France (77), Spain (77) and Italy (67). The top city in Europe in terms of hotel investment is London, where 87 new projects are underway. In the leading European country in the sector, Germany, investment is distributed between Hamburg, Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt. In the Middle East, there are 590 projects underway, of which 217 are concentrated in the UAE, where Dubai still retains its strong appeal, with 56 projects. The USA is the leading nation in terms of investment in the construction of new hotels with 1324 projects underway. 612 openings are planned for 2017, more than in the entire European area including Russia and Turkey. The projects are distributed throughout the country, with the highest number, 71, in New York. China is playing a greater role, with 755 projects, the highest number of which is focused in Shanghai, which has 52 buildings planned or already underway. India still lags some way behind, with 181 projects.

CONSTRUCTIONS: 1.114

ONGOING HOTEL PROJECTS

CONSTRUCTIONS IN TOP COUNTRIES: USA: 524 - CHINA: 122 - INDIA: 17 RUSSIA: 43 - SAUDI ARABIA: 28

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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC

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CONSTRUCTIONS: 543

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CONSTRUCTIONS IN TOP COUNTRIES:

AccorHotels

VISION 10 PRE-PLANNING 191 PLANNING 352 UNDER CONSTRUCTION 512 PRE-OPENING 149 OPENED 110

VISION 3 PRE-PLANNING 50 PLANNING 166 UNDER CONSTRUCTION 280 PRE-OPENING 17 OPENED 12

VISION 5 PRE-PLANNING 16 PLANNING 59 UNDER CONSTRUCTION 597 PRE-OPENING 75 OPENED 3

CONSTRUCTIONS: 402

WHERE AND HOW MANY:

WHERE AND HOW MANY:

WHERE AND HOW MANY:

CONSTRUCTIONS IN TOP COUNTRIES:

NEW YORK 71 NASHVILLE 44 MIAMI 34 ORLANDO 25 CHICAGO 24 LOS ANGELES 23 DALLAS 20 CHARLOTTE 19 FORT LAUDERDALE 18 ATLANTA 17

DUBAI 156 RIYADH 50 DOHA 47 JEDDAH 47 ABU DHABI 25 MUSCAT 23 AL KOBHAR 20 MAKKAH 19 ERBIL 15 AQABA 11

SHANGHAI 52 CHENGDU 30 SANYA 28 BEIJING 25 SUZHOU 24 CHONGQING 23 CHANGSHA 19 HANGZHOU 19 WUHAN 17 GUANGZHOU 16 SHENZHEN 16 TIANJIN 16

USA: 169 - CHINA: 56 - GERMANY: 41 INDIA: 17 - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 16

USA: 7 - CHINA: 43 - INDIA: 6 RUSSIA: 46 - SAUDI ARABIA: 40

Hyatt Hotels Corporation CONSTRUCTIONS: 283 CONSTRUCTIONS IN TOP COUNTRIES: USA: 116 - CHINA: 30 - INDIA: 16 GERMANY: 5 - SAUDI ARABIA: 8

TOP PROJECTS USA Resort World Las Vegas Phase: Under Construction 4 star - 3,500 rooms Opening date: 2019 240 | IFDM

UAE Bawadi Projects in Dubai Phase: Pre-Planning 5 star - 60,000 rooms Opening date: not available

CHINA Pacific Dream Plaza Hotel in Qingdao Phase: Under Construction 5 star - 1,500 rooms Opening date: 2018

INDIA Grand Hyatt Noida in Noida Phase: Under Construction 5 star - 608 rooms Opening date: 2017

source: TopHotelProjects.com


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