H+R | Issue 19 | Trendsetting Hospitality Design

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HBA: AT THE FOREFRONT OF DESIGN INGENUITY CULTURAL IMMERSION | A SIP OF THE GOOD LIFE | CHILL AND COOL IN CALIFORNIA | A VIEW FROM ABOVE SONGS AND SYON HOUSE: A HOTEL STORY | A TAPESTRY OF TIME | HE(ART) THIS HOTEL | BAREFOOT LUXURY IN BODRUM ISSUE

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

WONDERS OF THE WORLD “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect

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ith the advent of technology, we can now communicate and collaborate at lightning speed. This ease of connection opens up new frontiers as the world becomes more global. Here’s where, I believe, design can serve as a bridge to fill the gaps between different cultures and norms. We are definitely seeing this come into play as designers and building professionals draw inspiration from the evolving world around them. It’s truly a thing of magnificence and pure beauty, and I am excited to capture all of these in this issue and every other issue to come. In this edition, I am impressed by the signature projects by HBA North America and EMEA. Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla expresses a distinctive design language that is undoubtedly laid-back but look closer, and the details tell a story of profound design ideas. In another, the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Los Angeles, the layering of cultural heritage and modern luxury suggests that interior aesthetics can be an ongoing conversation of past meets present. In the same vein, furniture collections are also taking the conscious route of blending sustainable resources with traditional craftsmanship to produce contemporary pieces that are timeless yet trendy. Take Royal Thai’s Maha carpet collection, for example. Drawing from the urban excitement that highlights Bangkok city, the collection infuses a sense of heritage while keeping the appeal resolutely modern. On the other hand, Memento Moooi wallcoverings pay tribute to endangered animals. Beyond serving as a furnishing element for homes, this collection is also a subtle call for action to be more eco-conscious and protect planet Earth. I hope you find enjoyment and inspiration in this issue. Happy reading, and I will see you next issue!

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MÉLANGE | PRODUCTS

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SULTRY URBANE

RESILIENT COMFORTS

BLISS IN ACTION

With a design language that leans towards geometric shapes, Patio is a sleek sofa that can be reconfigured to suit any space and mood. Available in 83cm and 98cm, the Patio is a fine asset for both indoor and outdoor environments. Weaving elements of wood, stone, aluminium, and textile, this designer sofa boasts a creative mix of sophisticated textures and natural colours. Patio is available in several variations, including armchair, daybed, and end unit extensions.

Robust yet lightweight, Freeport is an exceptionally elegant sofa that excels in outdoor settings, thanks to its remarkable resistance to harsh weather and saltwater. On top of this, Freeport offers unparalleled comfort with its reclinable daybed while providing a wide range of functional arrangements. Additional stone table-top surfaces can be included to fully complement the sofa. With clean aesthetics and a sophisticated colour palette, this collection is created according to sustainable practices.

A classic armchair comprising dynamic contemporary elements, Montgomery emphasises a solid structure with special attention to comfort. Though simple in design, the chair is actually a culmination of Giorgetti’s 124 years of knowledge and expertise. The armchair features ash wood, fine leather, and polyurethane foam to maximise comfort, cosiness, and stability. While it’s primarily an armchair, Montgomery is also available in smaller and more casual designs to offer users a versatile piece for a myriad of applications.

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ICONIC REVIVAL

EMBRACING NEW POSSIBILITIES

The pinnacle of Italian design, Solaria offers comfort alongside masterful craftsmanship. With a bold and conceptual design, this collection is ideal for outdoor spaces, poolside areas or terraces in hospitality settings. Solaria incorporates a combination of stainless steel, outdoor fabrics, and handmade woven rope in its design, beautifully highlighting its modern essence. Water-resistant and with optional cushion variations to support the backrest, Solaria demonstrates both sturdiness and emphasis on user comfort.

Lightweight and with an exquisite minimal design, the Le Club armchair is an up-to-date rendition of one of the most iconic design archetypes of the last century. While it echoes the design forms of the 1970s, Le Club lightens the era’s favoured bulky appeal to imbue a more casual, contemporary elegance. Highlighting superb upholstery with a sleek steel frame and flexible seat, the armchair is a testament to masterful and high-quality craftsmanship, engendering a timeless expression wherever it is placed.

The award-winning MBRACE collection by Sebastien Herkner has returned with richer and more distinct designs. Combining the highest levels of comfort, quality and style, Dedon and the MBRACE Alu collection creates luxury outdoor furniture that enables users to enjoy outdoor living without compromising style and comfort. The MBRACE Alu features an aluminium base and introduces wing chairs, armchairs, lounge chairs, and matching footstools to expand the collection’s visual language and extend its design possibilities.

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Minimalist, clean, and imbued with an element of French elegance, Noto presents a pure and clean design aesthetic that gracefully fits into contemporary spaces. Strictly angular with its surfaces and outer seams, everything is reduced to its bare essentials. Noto also features narrow, upholstered sides, making it a sleek and refined accompaniment to any setting. Barely visible castors highlight excellent flexibility and mobility. Furthermore, the S-line back and softly sprung seating ensure users maximum seating comfort.

Designed by the renowned Tuscan architect Roberto Lazzeroni, Borealis is an exemplary contribution to modern contemporary design. The screen is ideal for luxurious environments, particularly lounging areas, to create an ambience of intimacy. Available in two heights, Borealis comprises three rotating doors characterised by a seductive display of interwoven bands. Each intricate band features two coupled layers of leather in two complementing colours, resulting in a touch of transparency for added privacy.

An intricate, geometrical masterpiece, Caementum is a single-piece concrete table with a central base. Covered in carefully selected finishing, this table demonstrates superb resistance to mechanical stresses and weathering. A high-performance piece, Caementum is tough against liquids and stains and is easy to clean. The table is designed to blend with various compositions and adapts to any function or setting, especially outdoors, both in public and residential settings.

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Intricate design meets formal simplicity with Torii Nest. This chair is the perfect outdoor seating piece suited to any occasion with its unique aesthetics and ergonomic features. Torii Nest also pays tribute to East meets West inspirations with its Japaneseinspired structural details fused alongside woven cords alluding to Vienna straw. Available in natural teak or mahogany, its base is supported by varnished aluminium legs with a polished, bronze-coloured finish against a backrest shaped like a perfect circle.

Inspired by soft lines and organic shapes, the Koishi table redefines the beauty of simplicity. At first impression, this sculptural coffee table instantly conveys elegance and minimalism. The term ’Koishi’ in Japanese means ‘pebble’, which references a touch of nature expressed in the choice of using natural materials. Based on this approach, Koishi is crafted into dynamic shapes to suit various applications. The table is available in several top finishes, including wood, stone, and marble.

A fusion of prized wood and cowhide makes the Tessa S.H. armchair a refined result of the Italian cabinetmaking tradition and artform. The armchair is entirely made of either solid ash wood, Canaletto walnut, or mahogany, with its joints and finishes assembled by the handcrafted techniques of expert artisans. The seat and backrest are made from cowhide that has been expertly stitched together, while a footstool is available to complement the armchair.

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SACRED SENSES

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Expressing poetic dialogue and combining various materials to showcase intricate visual tactility, the Sengu table redefines the nature of dining. Sengu alludes to Japanese rituals and processes involved in forming and maintaining sacred shrines, demonstrated by its characteristic round table. The table structure is available in Canaletto walnut and natural or stained black oak alongside cylindrical columns that feature marble or coloured ceramics. It is also possible to add a Lazy Suzan in enamelled ceramic.

A perfect balance between simplicity and elegance, the Mi storage unit features unparalleled capacity, safety, and sophistication. This collection consists of a tall 2-door Mi cabinet, a low 4-door Mi cabinet with a book opening, and a Mi trolley on wheels. The internal space comes with a tempered glass shelf which can be set at three different heights whilst magnets ensure the doors stay shut consistently. Mi is available in four colours: Carbone, Cammello, Polvere and Corda.

Practical, chic, and flawless, the Any Day collection of tables and coffee/side tables strips away any nonessential elements whilst retaining functionality and quality design. The intention behind Any Day was to focus on the details, precise proportions, and masterful execution of the final product. The collection is designed to appeal to any use, with the Any Day desk featuring practical and concealed invisible drawers, whilst Any Day cabinets come in an array of multiple configurations to satisfy various needs.

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Emphasising strong contemporary vibes with a touch of retro inspiration, the Terrace Table is an exceptional addition to any outdoor space. Heralding the modern age, the legs of the Terrace feature a cast aluminium frame that supports solid teak or a stone looking ceramic top, available in two shades. The Terrace Table wholeheartedly embraces the outdoors, flourishing in any setting, whether city verandas or extensive gardens. To suit various user needs, it’s available in four different sizes.

A simple and refined jewel, the Orbit coffee table effortlessly embodies ancient sentiments alongside the marvels of modern design. Featuring unique UV technology, its round top is fused to the conical base using blown glass, leaving no visible joints. Appearing as a sculptured centrepiece, the Orbit projects a lightness and minimalistic sentiment that will lighten the aura of any room. Available in two heights, users can choose how they utilise the sophisticated appearance of the Orbit.

Sensational and timeless, the Orbit and Orbit XXL are iconic symbols for outdoor furniture design. Multifunctional as an intimate love seat, stargazing pod, or refuge from the elements, the Orbit is an award-winning masterpiece that continues to delight, surprise, and inspire since it was first conceived sixteen years ago. Today, the Orbit continues to offer extraordinary comfort, spaciousness, the effortless ability to rotate 360-degrees, and a precision-opening canopy for people and their pets.

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SUNNY SIDE UP Lightness and a sunny demeanour make the Borea sunbed a joy to have around on your poolside or outdoor deck. The highlight of this cheerful seating piece is its curved aluminium tubes, which seem to fly close to the ground – with a stylish twist. Expect only ultimate comfort as the sunbed can be further enhanced with small, upholstered mattresses. Borea also offers oval-shaped sunbed lounges to complement the collection in a seamless fashion. BEBITALIA.COM

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ABOVE THE CLOUDS AGAINST DUBAI’S ICONIC SKYLINE, THE AURA SKYPOOL EXUDES A SEAMLESS BLEND OF LUXURY AND EXCLUSIVITY; ITS AMBIENCE FURTHER ELEVATED WITH KETTAL’S UBIQUITOUS OUTDOOR COLLECTION.

THIS PHOTO: Aura Skypool offers 360-degree views of iconic Dubai landmarks alongside an infinity pool and a sophisticated lounge furnished with Kettal pieces.


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estled atop the 50 th floor of Palm Tower in Dubai, the chic new Aura Skypool is a beguiling confluence of island living paradise and bright city lights. Its prime highlight: the stunning 360-degree infinity pool – the world’s first – promises breathtaking views of Dubai’s stunning coastline and open waters from every angle. On one side, guests are presented with a magnificent view of the gleaming Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa. On the other, visitors can take in the unmatched vistas of the Dubai Marina and Ain Dubai – the largest observation wheel in the world. Opened in November 2021, Aura Skypool is the brainchild of Sunset Hospitality, designed in collaboration with Kokaistudios. For its interior furnishing, Kettal’s most exclusive pieces were brought in to enliven the spaces. Envisioned as an “island in the sky”, guests are transported to this urban oasis through the lounge’s exclusive elevators. From here, the entrance features an angular Travertino plaster centrepiece, appearing as a natural boulder to create a strong design statement. “Aura is seamlessly divided into two distinct yet complementary spaces – a 750-square-metre pool deck with elegant custom-made sunbeds and

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TOP: Touted as a must-visit destination, Aura is enveloped by Dubai’s impressive skyline, which includes views of Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and Ain Dubai.

BOTTOM: The hand-braided wicker design of Kettal’s Basket chair infuses a touch of nature to the poolside.


“AURA IS SEAMLESSLY DIVIDED INTO TWO DISTINCT YET COMPLEMENTARY SPACES – A 750-SQUARE-METRE POOL DECK WITH ELEGANT CUSTOM-MADE SUNBEDS AND LOUNGES, AND AN INTERNAL LOUNGE AND BAR SERVING A MENU INSPIRED BY THE EASY-GOING VIBE OF ICONIC ASIAN COASTLINES.” Sunset Hospitality Group

THIS PHOTO: Kettal’s custom-made Landscape deck chairs complete the breezy look and feel of the pool deck.


TO BRING OUT ITS UNIQUE INTERIOR THEME, KETTAL PIECES BY RENOWNED DESIGNERS WITH THE LIKES OF PATRICIA URQUIOLA, RODOLFO DORDONI, AND DOSHI LEVIEN EVOKE A CASUAL YET CONTEMPORARY AESTHETIC THAT COMPLEMENTS THE LOUNGE’S IMMERSIVE VIBE. 32

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THIS PHOTO: Kettal pieces designed by renowned designers like Patricia Urquiola (Vimini), Doshi Levien (Cala) and Emiliana Design (Zigzag) are the key elements of Aura’s stylish internal lounge.


TOP: At the outdoor patio, Kettal’s Bitta collection enhances the nature-inspired theme with its braided polyester seats and comfortable cushions.

lounges, and an internal lounge and bar serving a menu inspired by the easy-going vibe of iconic Asian coastlines,” says Sunset Hospitality Group. “A must-visit destination, Aura is the ultimate spot for experiencing an electric atmosphere in the sky.” Aura’s theme captures indulgence within nature, where colours and designs invoke natural motifs and integrate harmoniously with a variety of materials. As guests make their way across the sprawling two-level lounge, natural accents of rock, wood, and nature-inspired elements keep the sea-meets-sky concept constant. To bring out its unique interior theme, Kettal pieces

by renowned designers with the likes of Patricia Urquiola, Rodolfo Dordoni, and Doshi Levien evoke a casual yet contemporary aesthetic that complements the lounge’s immersive vibe. Surrounding the central lounge is the pool deck, where luxurious single and double sunbeds from Kettal line the pool edges, offering the perfect place to relax and take in panoramic views. The space also separates within itself, dividing the outdoor area into sections and allowing for different views. Here, an outdoor bar along the pool’s eastern side caters to private parties and special events.

BOTTOM: Kettal’s Roll and Mesh collections feature a soothing palette of light browns and serene neutrals to create a cosy atmosphere.

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MÉLANGE | LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE

FLYING HIGH

THE GARDEN METAMORPHOSIS BY PRECIOSA LIGHTING ENCHANTS VISITORS WITH ITS SPARKLING CRYSTALS HANDCRAFTED TO MIMIC THE FLEETING MOVEMENT OF BUTTERFLIES AND LEAVES IN NATURE.

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THIS PHOTO: Preciosa Lighting’s installation Garden Metamorphosis is one of the main features at Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 Departure/Transit Hall.


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esmerising art pieces and whimsical décor at Changi Airport in Singapore have always warmed the hearts of travellers. This time, there’s a spectacular visual treat that would literally light up your eyes – the Garden Metamorphosis, a unique Preciosa Lighting installation designed by Anna Kralova, the project’s lead designer. Outstanding and highly inspired, this lighting piece at the Terminal 1 Departure/Transit Hall reflects Changi Airport’s tropical garden theme, narrated in a sculptural manner that blends a unique composition of shapes and patterns found in nature. In pure artistic fashion, the installation features an organic aesthetic that flows fluidly with abstract shapes to trigger a sense of fantasy. Like its poetic name, Garden Metamorphosis evokes every moment of a garden’s perpetual transformation. “This is the transformation that nature naturally undergoes,” Ms Kralova says. “Here, these leaves turn into butterflies which visually blend with the leaves. Just like in nature – when a butterfly sits on a flower or a leaf, it completely merges with it.” At ten metres long and 9 metres wide, the Garden Metamorphosis beautifully punctuates the ceiling with over 650 hand-blown crystal components, including small and big butterflies and small and big single and double leaves. Each of these crystal elements was originally handcrafted at the Preciosa factory in the Czech Republic. The champagne-toned metal base is complemented by polished brass for a cosy feel, while the multi-coloured crystal components ranging from clear crystal, frosted crystal, champagne, light pink, pink to light and dark lustre gives the installation a striking effect.

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LEFT: The most significant engineering challenge for the lighting piece was balancing the light and airy design while ensuring it was structurally stable.

RIGHT: The lighting installation is more than ten metres long and 9 metres wide and features 650 hand-blown Bohemian crystal components.


“WHEN RSP ARCHITECTS APPROACHED US TO CREATE A SPECIAL DESIGN INSTALLATION FOR A NEWLY REFURBISHED AREA AT TERMINAL 1, WE KNEW IT HAD TO BE SOMETHING OUTSTANDING AND WITH A STRONG NARRATIVE, ROOTED IN THE TROPICAL GARDEN THEME CHARACTERISTIC OF THE AIRPORT INTERIORS AND ALL OF SINGAPORE” Kamila Mizerakova, Managing Director of Preciosa Lighting Singapore

THIS PHOTO: The crystal components are carefully crafted into small and big butterflies as well as leaves in varying sizes.


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THIS PHOTO: The installation’s dynamic scene reflects how nature transforms, as represented by the butterflies and leaves.


“THE CHANDELIER IS INSPIRED BY A TREE, FROM WHICH THE LEAVES FLY AND BECOME BUTTERFLIES. THE BUTTERFLIES ARE LIT AND A DYNAMIC SCENE HAS BEEN PROGRAMMED WHICH ENHANCES THE FEELING OF A GARDEN BROUGHT TO LIFE.” Anna Kralova, Preciosa Lighting designer

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A unique design process is the key to the success of the Garden Metamorphosis lighting installation. Anna Kralova shares her inspiration and the story behind this amazing lighting piece. Can you briefly introduce yourself and tell us about your professional journey? My name is Anna Kralova, and I live in the Czech Republic. Before this, I studied Interior Design at Glass School in our region. Currently, I work as a Junior Project Designer for Preciosa Lighting. What inspired you to choose a career in lighting design? Since I was a kid, I have loved visiting glass factories, and I admired glassmakers, which led me to a career path in lighting design. What is design philosophy, and what drives your design decisions? I have taken inspiration from Singapore’s nature and culture for this installation. Can you briefly take us through the Preciosa installation - Garden Metamorphosis at Changi Airport Singapore? What were the client’s brief and other unique requirements? Garden Metamorphosis is a sculpture that blends in unique compositions, exploring the shapes and patterns of nature. It captures every moment of a garden’s never-ending transformation. The chandelier

is inspired by a tree, from which the leaves fly and become butterflies. The butterflies are lit, and a dynamic scene has been programmed to enhance the feeling of a garden brought to life. The installation is organic and fluid, featuring abstract shapes for a sense of fantasy. What was the design process for this project like? What is your inspiration behind the design? Definitely nature. The whole design process unfolds from what we see and experience in nature. What are the outstanding features of this light installation? What is the rationale behind it? The whole installation is dynamic. Each butterfly has a light inside with many light-filled scenes. What are the challenges of this project? How did you and your team resolve them? The whole development process took several months. We managed to produce the leaf and wings perfectly, from a design point of view, on the first try. We had gorgeous design components right from the beginning, but it turned into a challenge as we had to adjust it and because it’s an installation at an airport. Thus, Garden Metamorphosis is specially engineered to withstand the natural vibrations found at an airport. The construction of every element needs to be precise to ensure this installation is safe and stable.

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SHAPING EMOTION THROUGH DESIGN “OUR DESIGNS COME TO LIFE THROUGH MEMORABLE MOMENTS LARGE AND SMALL, WHETHER A SELECT-SERVICE HOTEL OR FIVE-STAR PROPERTY, AN URBAN PROJECT OR A DESTINATION RESORT. WE UNDERSTAND THAT EACH SPACE HAS TO DO ITS PART TO BRING A SENSE OF WONDER, EMOTION AND DISCOVERY TO THE PROJECT AS A WHOLE.” Jacques Coetzee - HBA Americas Managing Partner

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s a leader in hospitality design, HBA’s (Hirsch Bedner Associates) influence on the industry reaches all corners of the globe. The firm, today with 1,200 designers and 24 global offices, brings their signature storytelling, client-led approach to projects across hotels and resorts, spas, casinos, residences, restaurants, cruise ships, first-class airport lounges, retail spaces, and beyond. “Great design is about the guest experience, the client narrative, and the kind of thorough, thoughtful knowledge-gathering that makes true authenticity and sense of place possible,” says HBA Americas Managing Partner Jacques Coetzee. “Our designs come to life through memorable moments large and small, whether a select-service hotel or five-star property, an urban project or a destination resort. We understand that each space has to do its part to bring a sense of wonder, emotion and discovery to the project as a whole.” Over the past several years, HBA has evolved as a dynamic design firm by expanding scope with defined brand partners, thus creating a holistic solution for their industry-leading clientele. The firm has assembled an in-house suite of services

and consultancies that are carefully tailored to each project’s specific sector and purpose. These include studio hba, serving mid-tier and limited-service projects; HBA Residential, designing homes for the world’s most distinguished individuals; HBA Resort, specializing in bespoke, high-end resort destinations; HBA graphics, supporting the wayfinding component of interior design projects; SOCIAL F+B, a collective of hospitality and design experts who are multidisciplinary in work and holistic in approach; HBA gaming, designing the future of luxury gaming; HBA Procurement, providing single-point accountability with global sourcing; Illuminate/Light Directions, a creative lighting consultancy; CANVAS Art Consultants, a full-service art consultancy; HBA Product, combining interior sensibilities with design creativity and practical product design; and HBA DNA, developing data-driven brand identities. “HBA is a culturally fluent, multifaceted and powerful partner for our clients worldwide,” continues Cotezee. “Our network and strength allow us to deliver world-class services on a local, regional and international level, with the personalized attention of a boutique firm.”

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SHOWCASE | HOTEL

CULTURAL IMMERSION FROM CENOTES TO MURALS, CANOPY BY HILTON CANCUN LA ISLA WHISKS GUESTS AWAY TO A WONDER-FILLED WORLD.

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THIS PHOTO: The rooftop pool offers immersive views.


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THIS PHOTO: Flexible seating in the lounge allows for guests to gather informally.


Photo Credits: Will Pryce

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he newbuild Canopy by Hilton Cancun La Isla may be part of a large-scale mixed use development, but HBA San Francisco and architect AOMA ensured that the guest experience is anything but “big-box.” The 174-key urban resort instead draws on two of the most memorable and locale-driven aspects of Cancun: art (especially street art) and the joy of swimming in a cenote. Both of these concepts draw on the idea of a guest journey defined by discovery. Cenotes beckon with a sense of intrigue that deepens as one approaches. Murals invite a closer look to discover rich details hidden within the overall image. “There has been a sense that luxury and playfulness are mutually exclusive. But we think this project does a good job of blending those things, of answering the millennial call to be both at the same time, to rethink those old definitions,” says HBA San Francisco Partner Meghann Day. “We want guests to be instantly at ease [after all, it is a resort destination] but beyond that, we want them to feel energized and delighted.” The curiosity-first experience begins as soon as guests walk in the door. A chandelier made of woven fiber art hints at the unique design touches throughout

TOP: Blue grounds the bar with echoes of the sea.

BOTTOM: Natural materials and local influences shape the lobby and mezzanine.


the property. Architectural lighting adds shadows that bring the movement of the jungle inside while a latticework ceiling beckons guests further into the public spaces and evokes the root system seen at the entrance to a cenote. In the café, lower ceilings underscore the more intimate environment as guests transition out of the bustle around them. Wall treatments inspired by the regional architecture incorporate a truly authentic local accent, while oak and walnut ground the otherwise airy space. A secondary egress point provides access to La Isla mall while an outdoor terrace overlooks a canal and connects to nature via an adjacent mangrove garden. The bar is anchored by a massive feature mural that layers paint colors and line work over angular concrete

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TOP: Textiles define the entry lounge.

BOTTOM: The mezzanine library lounge uses warm shades and residential furniture for an indulgent experience.


THIS PHOTO: In the lounge, geometric shelving punctuates the design.


“THERE HAS BEEN A SENSE THAT LUXURY AND PLAYFULNESS ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. BUT WE THINK THIS PROJECT DOES A GOOD JOB OF BLENDING THOSE THINGS, OF ANSWERING THE MILLENNIAL CALL TO BE BOTH AT THE SAME TIME, TO RETHINK THOSE OLD DEFINITIONS. WE WANT GUESTS TO BE INSTANTLY AT EASE BUT BEYOND THAT, WE WANT THEM TO FEEL ENERGIZED AND DELIGHTED.” Meghann Day - HBA San Francisco Partner

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THIS PHOTO: Wander’s swings add a playful flair.


blocks prominently found in Mexican architecture. Split face granite fronts the bar, while black oak raised panels and a polished top enrich the visual mix. An accessible communal table resembles solid stone, and a second communal table made from salvaged peroba wood seats smaller groups. Local found wood on the bar stools further brings nature and the spirit of place into the bar area. The mezzanine, where coworking spaces and boardrooms are located, uses a warmer palette and residential inspirations to offer flexibility and comfort while working. The transfer lounge continues those deep tones while introducing a lighter, crisper touch in the restrooms that’s echoed in the pool, pool bar and pool restrooms. The fitness center offers visual connection with both the pool bar and the outdoors.

TOP: The Azulinda Café alternates straight and zigzag patterns for visual interest.

BOTTOM: The mezzanine transfer lounge is a fluid space that connects work and leisure areas.


Moving toward the most private areas of the hotel, the guest corridors pick up the beachy palette with white marble borders on the inset carpet and cenote teal blue at the back of the door drops. Inside the guest rooms, local muralists’ work adorns the guest room wall and headboard with scenes of the jungle, flowers and the cenote-inspired ladder. The signature open closet serves to divide the bedroom and vanity areas, cleverly separating the two functions without visual obstruction. In king rooms, the nightstand/minibar combination unit hides the refrigerator drawer behind a laser cut panel, which also houses the coffee and honor bar services. It additionally doubles as a table for the day bed. A hanging swing at the window provides another curiosity-inducing moment of differentiation. The hotel meets the modern traveler where they are. The way people experience new locales has changed. “Being a ‘tourist’ is a thing of the past,” says Day. “Today’s culturalists and influencers thrive on true connection with the communities they meet. In pursuit of the most vibrant and authentic experiences possible, they explore the neighborhood bars and restaurants, listening for the local musicians, and tasting the local flavors. They seek to soak it all in, to discover what the others have not.”

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TOP: Suites offer a serene break from the dynamic activity all around.

BOTTOM: Guest rooms get extra vanity space thanks to overlap with the closet assembly.


INSIDE THE GUEST ROOMS, LOCAL MURALISTS’ WORK ADORNS THE GUEST ROOM WALL AND HEADBOARD WITH SCENES OF THE JUNGLE, FLOWERS AND THE CENOTE-INSPIRED LADDER. THE SIGNATURE OPEN CLOSET SERVES TO DIVIDE THE BEDROOM AND VANITY AREAS, CLEVERLY SEPARATING THE TWO FUNCTIONS WITHOUT VISUAL OBSTRUCTION. THIS PHOTO: Open closets double as a clever space divider in a king guest room.


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HOTEL CARMICHAEL | INDIANA, UNITED STATES

SONGS AND SYON HOUSE: A HOTEL STORY CARMEL, INDIANA’S HOTEL CARMICHAEL, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION DRAWS ON 18TH-CENTURY NEOCLASSICISM AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK TO INSPIRE TRADITIONALISM THAT CAPTIVATES MODERN GUESTS.

THIS PHOTO: An oversized art piece flanked by theatrical drapes accents the reception desk.


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THIS PHOTO: Each art piece is inspired by the Great American Songbook.


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ull appreciation of HBA Atlanta’s design for Hotel Carmichael, an Autograph Collection Hotel, requires a bit of a history lesson in the influences that shaped the 122-key property. Carmel, Indiana, where the hotel is located, is home to the trustee of an iconic legacy in American popular culture history. The Great American Songbook Foundation is dedicated to keeping the early 20 th century popular music, jazz and show tunes typically referred to as the “Great American Songbook” alive in the 21st century and beyond. While the term doesn’t refer to a single physical book or specific collection of songs, it does encompass the popular soundscape of America at the time and many of the songs we consider “standards” today. The same appreciation of tradition led the design team to its second source of major inspiration, albeit a bit further afield. Syon House, the spectacular London home of the Duke of Northumberland, was renovated in the 18 th century by the highly influential Neoclassical Scottish architect Robert Adam. Adam’s

TOP: The library is defined by a wealth of floor-to-ceiling detail.

BOTTOM: Grand is the name of the game for the lobby.


work at Syon House is credited with launching his signature style, seen in work for other illustrious clients during his lifetime and leaving a permanent mark on European and American architecture and design. While that inspiration might sound unexpected for a hotel in the Midwestern United States, an ocean and half a country from London, it helps the property achieve a seamless fit with the grandeur and traditionalism of the adjacent music hall, The Palladium. “The direction from the city was to create something timeless that would be appreciated for years to come, and to do that by incorporating historical elements into each of the spaces as part of our scope for this project including the interior design of the lobby, ballroom, prefunction space, three meeting rooms and two dining venues, as well as all guest levels,” says HBA Atlanta Senior Designer Catherine Josey.

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MIDDLE: White chairs in the Vivante bar add a light touch.

BOTTOM: The ballroom is a light confection of pale shades and architectural detailing.


FROM THE INTRICATE CEILING MEDALLIONS AND MOLDINGS TO ART INSPIRED BY THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK AND THE DORIC COLUMNS THAT EVOKE SYON HOUSE IN THE LOBBY, THESE ARE INTERIORS THAT PAY TRIBUTE TO THE QUALITY AND EXQUISITE WORKMANSHIP THAT DEFINED THE EXECUTION OF BOTH NEOCLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE AND IMMACULATE SONGCRAFT. THIS PHOTO: Columns in the Vivante lounge evoke Syon House, a key inspiration in the design.


“THE DIRECTION FROM THE CITY WAS TO CREATE SOMETHING TIMELESS THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED FOR YEARS TO COME, AND TO DO THAT BY INCORPORATING HISTORICAL ELEMENTS INTO EACH OF THE SPACES AS PART OF OUR SCOPE FOR THIS PROJECT.” Catherine Josey - Senior Designer, HBA Atlanta

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THIS PHOTO: The stage in Feinstein’s brings the music to the hotel.


Achieving that mandate required intense focus on each aspect of the design. The details are the stars of this show. From the intricate ceiling medallions and moldings to art inspired by the Great American Songbook and the Doric columns that evoke Syon House in the lobby, these are interiors that pay tribute to the quality and exquisite workmanship that defined the execution of both Neoclassical architecture and immaculate songcraft. Black and white checker flooring pairs with the black and white stone of the reception desk in the stately lobby. The library uses high wainscoting with rich dark paint to evoke the warmth of a pub, while the prefunction and ballroom spaces are lighter and airier. The two boardrooms are variations on the themes of classic and playful, one with dark millwork walls and wood floors, and the other, with blue lacquered walls. The specialty restaurant evokes a French bistro where bright white at the walls and

TOP: Feinstein’s takes a dramatic approach at the bar with a mix of metals and mirrors.

BOTTOM: A guest room hallway showcases the (he)art of American music.


ceiling serves as a canvas for dark wood and metal detailing. Feinstein’s private dining room—named for Michael Feinstein, the singer, pianist and music revivalist who often performs at The Palladium— takes on a sultry atmosphere with an elaborate mixed-material bar. The guest floors feature a softer palette. Guest rooms are outfitted with blue leather headboards, oversized sectionals for lounging, freestanding bathtubs and chandeliers in every room to continue the traditional feel with decadent accents. Suites center on a blue and yellow palette. All in all, the hotel is a well-composed ode to its influences.

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TOP: Each guest room has a chandelier.

BOTTOM: A soaking tub in the suite bathroom finishes off the indulgent space.


THE TWO BOARDROOMS ARE VARIATIONS ON THE THEMES OF CLASSIC AND PLAYFUL, ONE WITH DARK MILLWORK WALLS AND WOOD FLOORS, AND THE OTHER, WITH BLUE LACQUERED WALLS.

THIS PHOTO: Rich materiality establishes a classic feel in one of two boardrooms.


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A TAPESTRY OF TIME

HBA LOS ANGELES’ MINDFUL RENOVATION OF THE RITZCARLTON BACARA, SANTA BARBARA’S PUBLIC AREAS IS A MASTERCLASS IN WEAVING LAYERS OF INSPIRATION INTO A FABRIC OF MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON BACARA | LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

THIS PHOTO: The bar terrace celebrates the indoor/outdoor California lifestyle.


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pproximately 150 kilometers north of Los Angeles lies a peaceful paradise where the coastal waters meet the towering Santa Ynez Mountains. The metropolitan rush of the city fades somewhere along the scenic highway drive and gives way to foothills dotted with vineyards, meandering shoreline and Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings topped with red-tiled roofs. Here, in the seaside community of Santa Barbara, is situated one of Southern California’s most iconic resorts: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. “Layered” might possibly be the best way to describe how HBA Los Angeles approached creating a new chapter in the public spaces of the storied Santa Barbara resort. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara’s new look synthesizes influences from the natural environment and each chapter of the region’s history, from the first Chumash settlers to the early movie industry. “Elements of natural treasures, cultural heritage, the California coast, and unrivaled glamour were used by our team to carefully weave the story of

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TOP: The outdoor Den of Heaven space summarizes the natural beauty and manmade luxe of the iconic resort.

BOTTOM: The outdoor spaces, such as the courtyard here, are designed to be experienced, not just passed through.


THIS PHOTO: Effortless whites make for an haute beach experience at the club lounge terrace.


“ELEMENTS OF NATURAL TREASURES, CULTURAL HERITAGE, THE CALIFORNIA COAST, AND UNRIVALED GLAMOUR WERE USED BY OUR TEAM TO CAREFULLY WEAVE THE STORY OF BACARA AND PULL THE EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE RITZ-CARLTON’S BRAND OF LUXURY.” Kathleen Dauber - Partner, HBA Los Angeles

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TOP: The modern and refined converge in the lobby reception area.

BOTTOM: Warm neutrals balance serenity and indulgence in the lobby lounge.


Bacara and pull the experience through the lens of The Ritz-Carlton’s brand of luxury,” says Kathleen Dauber, partner, HBA Los Angeles. “We derived inspiration from Santa Barbara’s bountiful coastline to form our palette. Vibrant blues from cascading waves of the surrounding ocean meet with the soft tones of sand and the rolling hills of nearby valleys,” adds Ashley Bright, associate, HBA Los Angeles. “A combination of organic natural textures interplays with polished surfaces and metals to exemplify the smooth gleams of water and rich minerals of earth.” That careful blend is evident from the moment guests enter the resort. Driving through the building’s arched portals, guests are greeted by a brick-lined courtyard where a flowing fountain, potted greenery and vines cascading over balconies establish a welcoming atmosphere. Once guests enter the lobby lounge, the blend of natural elements and impeccably chosen, luxe textures meshes the physical and cultural worlds of Santa Barbara into the easy chic that

THIS PHOTO: Natural and manmade materials combine for opulent ease in the lobby lounge.


makes the destination the “American Riviera.” Italian hand-carved stone reception desks, undulating patterns on area rugs and coastal tones bring the outdoors into the lobby. A feature art installation, curated by Canvas Art Consultants, is comprised of a series of photographs depicting the property’s story, laid out to resemble the cresting motion of waves. Plush upholstery, washed woods and finely tailored detailing pay homage to the glittering history of the area. Moving into the bar area, the region’s history of woven basket art is celebrated with a large sculptural woven form. The circular space provides illuminated niches that house artifacts illustrating the property’s story. Pivoting doors reinforce the connection to the outdoors.

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TOP: Illuminated niches and a layered seating mix make the bar gracefully luxe.

BOTTOM: In the bar, artifacts narrate the property’s story.


“WE DERIVED INSPIRATION FROM SANTA BARBARA’S BOUNTIFUL COASTLINE TO FORM OUR PALETTE. VIBRANT BLUES FROM CASCADING WAVES OF THE SURROUNDING OCEAN MEET WITH THE SOFT TONES OF SAND AND THE ROLLING HILLS OF NEARBY VALLEYS.” Ashley Bright - Associate, HBA Los Angeles

THIS PHOTO: An abstract woven art piece over the bar nods to the region’s basket weaving heritage.


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THIS PHOTO: The club lounge easily transitions from day to night.


The spa lobby and spa lounge draw upon the serenity of the coast for its main inspiration, demonstrating a subtle shift in the mix of influences to fit the purpose of the spaces. Natural organic elements, large cascading sheers and water-washed pebbles all reinforce the deep calm of a world-class spa. The club lounge takes the energy back up as befits a space designed for interaction. Organic and geometric forms along with structures provide a sophisticated interplay. Screens evoke coral patterns. Built-in millwork cabinets elegantly house both beverages and objets d’art. A library area features built-in shelving with grasscloth backing, surrounded by plush lounge seating. Sculptural wooden stools provide a contrast. Floating sculptures overhead add another layer of detail. Meeting spaces use rich, warm wood tones juxtaposed with contemporary lighting and ombre sheers to make even work feel like an effortless part of this refined, relaxing experience.

TOP: The club lounge library is a perfect place to read, chat or relax.

BOTTOM: The club lounge chandelier is decadent, thanks to the streamlined styling.


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CHILL AND COOL IN CALIFORNIA

SOCAL LIFE ISN’T ALWAYS ABOUT RED CARPETS AND MOVIE PREMIERES. STUDIO HBA TAPPED THE REGION’S PLAYFUL SIDE TO ADD A (CITRUS) ACCENT TO THE DESIGN OF HAMPTON INN & SUITES BY HILTON LOS ANGELES/SHERMAN OAKS.

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES SHERMAN OAKS | LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES

THIS PHOTO: Orange you glad for this vibrant lobby art?


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THIS PHOTO: These lobby lights practically say “Lights, Camera, Action.”


Photo Credits: Sean Moore

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hen life gives you lemons, or even oranges…you take them and use them as a source of design inspiration for a 96-key hotel renovation in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles County. At least you do if you are Studio HBA. For Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Los Angeles/Sherman Oaks, the Studio HBA team, along with HBA Procurement, turned to the San Fernando Valley’s history as a hub of citrus production to add a unique twist to their Southern Californiaand-film inspired rethink of the public areas, guest rooms and suites, and guest room corridors. “Our design narrative is driven by the San Fernando Valley’s rich history, relaxed indoor/ outdoor lifestyle, film industry and, yes, the citrus groves that once blanketed the Valley,” says Alisa Chodos, principal, Studio HBA. If that sounds like a complex and rather baroque brief for a hotel designed for hip, younger and youngat-heart fans of the effortless Southern California lifestyle, that’s because the list of influences was fed

TOP: Checking in? Guests won’t forget the region’s citrusgrowing past.

BOTTOM: The lobby and lounge feature a multitude of seating areas to accommodate a variety of functions.


through a visual “translation” into a modern, playful design vernacular. That is especially important because, as the hotel accommodates a diverse intersection of guests across business, leisure and extended stay segments, versatility was a must in every space. “Throughout the hotel, guests will discover stylized references to the major movie studios located in the Valley during the 1920s, the once thriving citrus industry and the year-round sunshine highlighted in the large dramatic features, accent wallcoverings, artwork and color palette,” continues Chodos. Upon entry to the lobby, an oversized floor-toceiling mural of orange tree branches and oranges sets a bold tone from behind the front desk. A 12-foot preserved orange tree in the middle of the lobby squeezes in a juicy visual reminder of the region’s origins with a hint of Hollywood, larger-than-life swagger. The high ceilings that frame the unconventional centerpiece is a refined patchwork of wood planks and finishes for an haute rendition of citrus crates. Floor lamps resemble klieg lights, art and accessories marry the cinematic and agricultural

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TOP: Meeting rooms are classics updated with streamlined styling.

BOTTOM: The corridor gets a subtly beachy accent from the table.


“OUR DESIGN NARRATIVE IS DRIVEN BY THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY’S RICH HISTORY, RELAXED INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE, FILM INDUSTRY AND, YES, THE CITRUS GROVES THAT ONCE BLANKETED THE VALLEY.” Alisa Chodos - Principal, Studio HBA

THIS PHOTO: Swooping lines give the elevator lobby a midcentury flair reinvented for 2022.


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THIS PHOTO: Lower ceiling heights in the dining area create a more intimate zone.


influences, and flexible seating arrangements cater to large or small groups. Guests can “picnic” under the tree at a communal table designed to evoke the furniture of beloved outdoor meals. For guests seeking a quieter corner and more privacy, intimate seating groups round out the multi-use public space. “We lowered the lighting in the lounge, located to the right of the lobby, to give the space a more residential feel where guests are less ‘on stage,’” explains Chodos. The same exuberant, zestful energy from the public spaces extends into the design of the more private areas. Black and white floor tile is a classic but dynamic solution for the guest room elevator lobbies. Custom-printed antique orange grove photos tie the elevator lobby consoles back to the overarching themes of the hotel’s design. Moving into the guest room corridors, oversized nightscapes based on the cinematic feel of the San Fernando Valley locale

TOP: Contrasting neutral and warm tones in the dining area adds a playful energy.


are printed onto the wallcovering to create a central feature and provide support to another key pillar of the design narrative. Inside the guest rooms, a sense of place comes from the delightfully sunny colors, vibe and inspirations. Casepiece cubbies and desk chairs bring the bright sunshine indoors. The artwork draws on sweetly remembered nostalgia. Hand-selected vintage postcards are pinned to a cork board, tracking the happy vacations of days long gone but never forgotten. Handmade wire frame sculptures of movie cameras bring a similarly old-school flair. Each room features a small kitchen to allow for extended stay guests to prepare and enjoy meals in their rooms.

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TOP: The suite parlor is nostalgic and welcoming with splashes of sunny yellow.

BOTTOM: A wire sculpture of a camera is a whimsical Hollywood reference in the guest bathrooms.


INSIDE THE GUEST ROOMS, A SENSE OF PLACE COMES FROM THE DELIGHTFULLY SUNNY COLORS, VIBE AND INSPIRATIONS. CASEPIECE CUBBIES AND DESK CHAIRS BRING THE BRIGHT SUNSHINE INDOORS. THE ARTWORK DRAWS ON SWEETLY REMEMBERED NOSTALGIA.

THIS PHOTO: Textured surfaces make the guest rooms feel playful.


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A SIP OF THE GOOD LIFE AUTHENTICALLY RUSTIC, RELAXED AND REFINED, THE DESIGN OF ELUSA WINERY IS AN HONEST EXPRESSION OF THE VINEYARD LIFESTYLE REALIZED THROUGH A REFRESHING MODERN LENS.

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ELUSA WINERY | CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

THIS PHOTO: The monolithic tone of the fireplace wall in the members’ tasting room seamlessly connects a variety of functions.


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orld-class vineyards, laid-back luxurious hospitality, exquisite farm-to-table dining, and the scenic beauty of seemingly endless rolling hills entice travelers from all over the world to return time and again to the famed Napa Valley. It’s no surprise that this California wine country region has been honored among the world’s most extraordinary travel destinations, or that the Four Seasons brand has planted roots here, too. In November 2021, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley opened its doors in the quaint town of Calistoga, California, making its mark as the region’s first resort, and first-ever Four Seasons property, situated within a working winery. HBA San Francisco played a key role in this history-making moment as the design firm behind Elusa Winery. The winery and its 4.7-acre vineyard—operated by acclaimed Napa Valley winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown—are located in the Calistoga American Viticultural Area (AVA), which is home to some of the oldest estates in Northern California wine country. It is also situated on a site that is protected by the Vaca Mountains and oak-covered hills, which provide a wonderful sense of seclusion.

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TOP: Woven and cast stone elements in the outdoor lounge furniture convey touches of handmade care.

BOTTOM: Double-height vaulted ceilings create the feeling of more space to draw visitors in.


THIS PHOTO: The visitors’ tasting room remains bright throughout the day with natural light and an inviting color and material palette.


“WE UTILIZED LOCALIZED MATERIALS AND LOCAL ARTISANS TO CONNECT THE DESIGN OF THIS PROJECT TO THE EARTH AND ITS SURROUNDINGS, CREATED WITH CARE AS THE NAME ‘ELUSA’ SYMBOLIZES IN THE NATIVE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF NAPA VALLEY.” Jacob Royster - HBA San Francisco Associate

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THIS PHOTO: The suspended metallic sculpture, created by Cannonball Studios using blast impact on copper panels, will patina over time.


Within the site is an assemblage of buildings that are each individually unique in design as if they have been collected and expanded upon over time. For the interiors, HBA San Francisco designers balanced rustic and modern sensibilities between an agrarian influence with earnest details and a sense of scale that is at once impressive and inviting. Finishes are rich and layered with character while an inimitable, well-curated art collection procured by Kevin Barry Art Advisory imbues each space with distinctive personality and local artisanal flavor. “Similar to the way good wine is connected to the terroir, the interior architecture of Elusa Winery is expressive of the landscape with touches of sitespecific history,” says HBA San Francisco Associate Jacob Royster. “With this mindset, we utilized localized materials and local artisans to connect the design of this project to the earth and its surroundings, created with care as the name ‘Elusa’ symbolizes

TOP: Artist Lisa Kokin constructed this grape-leaf-inspired wall sculpture of book pages, thread, wire and acrylic.

BOTTOM: The fireplace wall in the members’ tasting room incorporates a wet bar element.


in the native language of the original inhabitants of Napa Valley. The result is a hospitality experience that is contemporary yet also with a communal sense of place.” Interiors of the visitors’ tasting room are light and airy with soaring, double-height vaulted ceilings. Vertical wood plank walls are painted in a fresh white to complement the warm wood millwork features and to showcase the array of wines. Seating is convivial, with oversized banquettes lining the walls and more intimate arrangements to encourage conversation. Artwork throughout the space is grouped into combinations that explore the history of Napa Valley and celebrate the modern-day Elusa Winery brand.

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BOTTOM: Convivial seating groups in the visitors’ tasting room encourage conversation.


“THE TWO TASTING ROOMS, BARREL ROOM AND WINE PRODUCTION SPACE ARE DISTINGUISHED BY THEIR DESIGNS AND SET A VILLAGE-LIKE TONE FOR THE SITE. THE COLLECTION OF BUILDING TYPES AND INTERIORS KEEPS GUESTS INTRIGUED AS THEY WALK THE SITE INSIDE AND OUT.” Sarah Hullinger - HBA San Francisco Senior Project Designer

THIS PHOTO: Fabrics used in the visitors’ tasting room are neutral yet rich in texture with moments of mustard yellow leather.


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THIS PHOTO: Fresh, white walls in the visitors’ tasting room allow the wine on display to shine.


The color scheme found in the members’ tasting room complements that of the adjacent visitors’ tasting room, but with finishes in darker tones to establish a residential, lounge-like setting. Natural walnut and ebony woods, copper metals, and neutral fabrics with pops of burgundy leather bring a sense of warmth and ease. A suspended copper sculpture at the ceiling adds an element of raw material and connects the notions of earth and wine. Full-height glass doors reveal a view into the barrel room where guests can get a firsthand look at the wine production, storage and aging processes. “The two tasting rooms, barrel room and wine production space are distinguished by their designs and set a village-like tone for the site. The collection of building types and interiors keeps guests intrigued as they walk the site inside and out,” says HBA San Francisco Senior Project Designer Sarah Hullinger. “The winery seamlessly fits into the resort’s aesthetic but is a one-of-a-kind experience in and of itself.”

TOP: The members’ tasting room at Elusa Winery in Northern California’s famed Napa Valley.

BOTTOM: Finishes rich in texture and character provide warmth within the walls of the winery.


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HILTON LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT | UNITED KINGDOM

A VIEW FROM ABOVE ELEVATING THE AIRPORT HOTEL EXPERIENCE WITH A DESIGN NARRATIVE INSPIRED BY THE VIEWS CAPTURED FLYING IN AND OUT OF HEATHROW AIRPORT.

THIS PHOTO: The reception uses warm shades for an indulgent welcome.


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THIS PHOTO: The airport surroundings influence the style of the lobby.


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n June 2021 the multi-award-winning Hilton London Heathrow Airport reopened its doors following an extensive interior redesign. Connecting guests to the great British landscape, the concept for the redesign is centered on the narrative ‘A view from above,’ inspired by the views captured flying in and out of Heathrow Airport. Building on the existing architecture, the new design saw a full refurbishment of the ground floor entrance lobby, café, bar, and restaurant. Elevating the airport hotel experience, the new look has solidified Hilton London Heathrow Airport’s reputation as one of Europe’s best airport hotels. Upon arrival at the hotel, guests are immersed in subtle references to nature and the countryside. An oversized, sculptured chandelier hangs above the check-in desk and several living plant installations bring the large glass atrium back down to a more human scale creating a feeling of comfort and relaxation. A statement wooden feature wall sits behind the checkin desk, echoing the undulating British landscapes and oversized rugs that subtly reflect the cloudy skies.

TOP: The impressive London Heathrow Front Building.

BOTTOM: Hotel concierge seating detail evoking a calm ambience.


HBA London Associate Designer Matteo Pace, who led the project, implemented a muted colour palette and unfussy furnishings to give the public spaces of the hotel a more comfortable, urban and modern feel. Matteo comments, “All too often airport hotels lack character and imagination, so we were thrilled that Hilton were open to us being creative, allowing us to design a welcoming space that is connected to nature.” “Located at one of Europe’s busiest airports, the public spaces at Hilton London Heathrow Airport need to cater to all guests. Be it leisure or corporate visitors, we wanted to create somewhere that they can really enjoy and that enhances their travel experience through inspiring, thoughtful design.” The hotel’s F&B spaces have also been completely reimagined to create a natural and easy flow between the spaces. OXBO has three different outlets at the hotel, with a new food and beverage concept created under the ethos ‘bound by nature’. Sustainability, respect for the land and for agricultural heritage are the driving forces behind the menus, which are reflected in the interiors.

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MIDDLE: The OXBO Bar Seating allows space for guests to write, post and meet.

BOTTOM: The stylish detail with the OXBP Bar Café.


“LOCATED AT ONE OF EUROPE’S BUSIEST AIRPORTS, THE PUBLIC SPACES AT HILTON LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT NEED TO CATER TO ALL GUESTS. BE IT LEISURE OR CORPORATE VISITORS, WE WANTED TO CREATE SOMEWHERE THAT THEY CAN REALLY ENJOY AND THAT ENHANCES THEIR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE THROUGH INSPIRING, THOUGHTFUL DESIGN.” Matteo Pace - HBA London Associate Designer

THIS PHOTO: An aerial shot of the OXBO Bar Café.


THE HOTEL’S F&B SPACES HAVE ALSO BEEN COMPLETELY REIMAGINED TO CREATE A NATURAL AND EASY FLOW BETWEEN THE SPACES. OXBO HAS THREE DIFFERENT OUTLETS AT THE HOTEL, WITH A NEW FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONCEPT CREATED UNDER THE ETHOS ‘BOUND BY NATURE’.

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THIS PHOTO: The muted yet rich colour tones give this room a strong sense of place.


The three outlets all have a distinct feel that take the guest from day into night. The OXBO Café emanates a natural but contemporary feel with a pastel coloured palette. Polished concrete and salmon hand-made tiles at the café counter juxtapose antique bronze finishes. The setting is illuminated by greenery, planted around the space, including several living planters with real big trees and a bespoke sculpture from British artist Allen Jones. The OXBO Kitchen portrays a warm, farmhouse-like setting with dark wood and blue accents. The dark walnut grain is softened by the white marble, grey wallpaper and basket woven patterns. Perfect for evening drinks, the OXBO Bar showcases earthier tones of green and peachy reds. The contemporary velvet fabrics and bronze metal detailing are balanced by five trees and an English ivy trellis. The OXBO modern identity is translated in oversized logos enhancing the calm urban ambiance and elegant bespoke signs blending with the interior design, by HBA graphics.

TOP: High chair seating in the bar allows for guests to gather informally.

BOTTOM: OXBO Bar offers a serene break from the dynamic activity beyond the hotel.


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THE SOUND HOTEL | WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES

HE(ART) THIS HOTEL

HBA LOS ANGELES’ VISION FOR THE NEWBUILD THE SOUND HOTEL SEATTLE BELLTOWN, TAPESTRY COLLECTION BY HILTON DRAWS ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S CREATIVE CHARACTER TO CREATE AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE.

THIS PHOTO: An emphasis on vertical space adds a relaxed urban vibe to Currant Bistro.


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rt and music are integral, visible cornerstones of Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood located between the landmark Seattle Space Needle and iconic Pike Place Market. So, it’s fitting that for the 142-key The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, part of the 42-story mixed-use Arrivé tower, HBA Los Angeles’ design team knew they had to do the local culture justice. “When we began this project, we spent a lot of time exploring the neighborhood to gain a personal perspective. We spoke with locals who described the community as artist driven, a relaxed place with good food, amazing people and great nightlife. They expressed there was growing concern with a lot of the new developments in Belltown and that it might be the catalyst for it losing its flair and sense of history. We wanted to do our best to preserve and highlight that culture and history as much as possible to retain the genuine experience of the area and everything it has to offer,” says HBA Los Angeles Associate Ashley Bright.

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TOP: These inviting seats in the lobby are the perfect place to take in some Seattle sounds.

BOTTOM: The vibrantly artistic neighborhood provides the heart of the hotel’s design story.


THIS PHOTO: Flat files inspire the front of the reception desks in the hotel lobby.


“WE WANTED TO DO OUR BEST TO PRESERVE AND HIGHLIGHT THAT CULTURE AND HISTORY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO RETAIN THE GENUINE EXPERIENCE OF THE AREA AND EVERYTHING IT HAS TO OFFER.” Ashley Bright - HBA Los Angeles Associate

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THIS PHOTO: In the executive lounge, blue and white tones define a space that’s equal parts dramatic and calm.


The hotel’s design starts telling that story at the entrance. “Belltown’s streets embody the idea that art is everywhere, and the neighborhood itself is on display as an urban gallery on the harbor. It is this essence of creativity we want to imbue in the lobby where guests form their first impression upon arrival. Using items typically found in artists’ studios – like stretched canvases and flat files – and turning them into art and the lobby reception desk, or the murals evolving in process in the public restrooms, we too are creating a gallery for guests to explore,” says Bright. From the lobby, following along the finished concrete flooring leads to the hotel’s bar and restaurant. In this space, white backdrops serve as a canvas for muted tones and softened industrial elements to craft a setting where the food can be the focal point.

TOP: Neutral tones create a serene counterpoint to the energy of the city on the executive lounge terrace.

BOTTOM: The mix of materials in Currant Bistro evokes an artist’s studio.


On level seven is a foyer, lounge and outdoor terrace. Stepping out of the elevator, guests encounter an environment that draws on the broader context of the city with views of the Space Needle while using industrial screening elements to divide the space in a way that fits the design narrative. Rich cognac and soft blush colors make seating inviting. The guest room floors take the theme literally with displays of art and photography evoking the local mood. The custom cascading carpet pattern in the corridors echoes regional forms and local street artists’ work. The guest rooms themselves keep the micro-local focus and all speak the Belltown language, from the welcome unit to the murals behind the headboards. Denim and flannel keep Seattle-born grunge very much alive. The junior suites reflect the more polished aesthetic of jazz. Microphone lights, sheet music and piano key murals showcase this side of the Seattle music scene. All of these touches are much more than clever aesthetics. “I am always a firm believer in the principle that form follows function. Aesthetics are obviously also of extreme importance, but a person remembers the experiential and functional effects of a space just as much if not more,” says Bright.

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TOP LEFT & RIGHT: Geometric lines provide a subtle art reference in this meeting room.

BOTTOM: Shapes become the motif for the meeting space lounge.


TOP LEFT: This dark, moody bathroom is reminiscent of a backstage dressing room with metal accents and rich black linear tiles.

TOP RIGHT: Brassy inspiration provides an in-joke on this light fixture.

BOTTOM: Plaid in the guest room is a visual tribute to grunge.


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A TOUCH OF 1920S GLAMOUR IN THE HEART OF PALM JUMEIRAH THE OLD SCHOOL AMERICAN LUXURY OF THE ST. REGIS BRAND IS GIVEN A SUBTLE MIDDLE EASTERN TWIST FOR THEIR FIRST OUTPOST IN DUBAI.

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ST. REGIS | THE PALM, DUBAI

THIS PHOTO: The St. Regis Bar’s abstract mural is juxtaposed with the stone bar.


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THIS PHOTO: Flexible seating in the lounge allows for guests to gather informally.


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ocated in The Palm Tower at the heart of Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah, HBA London’s design reflects the sophisticated aesthetic of St. Regis, balancing local influences with the modern glamour and visionary spirit of the brand. Inspired by the highly symbolic tree, the emblematic plant in the region, HBA has created a space that is wholly contemporary and yet subtly evocative of the past. The highly anticipated hotel, which opened in May 2021, features 264 lavishly appointed rooms and 26 elegant suites, each with expansive views of The Palm Jumeirah and Dubai’s skyline through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Occupying the first eighteen floors of Nakheel’s new 52-storey landmark development, The Palm Tower, it offers direct access to Nakheel Mall, with its shops, restaurants, cinema and a range of entertainment options. The guest experience starts at the entrance to the hotel. The motor forecourt features an alley of palm trees to give a sense of grandeur and mosaic links the outdoor and the indoor. Potted palms contrast with uniquely manicured topiary and a glistening water feature brings a sense of calm, setting the mood. Once inside the hotel, guests will be met by an intimate and welcoming lobby space. Here HBA has incorporated plush lounge areas and a tucked-away library lit by an artful fireplace. The corridors and gathering spaces are adorned with a carefully curated art collection featuring contemporary artwork and paintings.

TOP: In the reception, geometric shelving punctuates the design.

BOTTOM: The faultless building of The St Regis, Dubai.


At the heart of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm is The Grand Hall – a space that incorporates the St. Regis Glass House style. This impressive space features several bespoke elements such as the hotel’s grand staircase, which is embellished with gold detailing that encircles an exquisite chandelier. Inspired by the Arabian palm tree, the space also features a striking chandelier gilded with shimmering crystals that gracefully illuminate the ground floor of the hotel. The elegant and contemporary colour palette is neutral, allowing the gold detailing to shine. The St. Regis Bar is simple and elegant, featuring niche surrounding booth seating, opulent and comfortable furniture and a statement bar made from different types of marble, creating a striking striped effect. Subtle hints to The Palm include a mural behind the bar with a dramatic leaf design and palm leave ceiling troughs. Secret doors lead to a stunning wine vault with a cylindrical tall volume height glass ceiling and marble floor.

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TOP: The Cigar Lounge uses warm shades and residential furniture for an indulgent experience.

BOTTOM: Textiles define the Cordelia couch.


“THIS HOTEL ALLOWED US TO SHOWCASE THE SIGNATURE HALLMARKS OF HBA’S INNOVATIVE DESIGN WITH A CONCEPT THAT IS IMMERSED IN LOCAL CULTURE YET STAYS TRUE TO THE SOPHISTICATED AESTHETIC THAT THE ST. REGIS BRAND IS GLOBALLY RENOWNED FOR.” Teckwei Choo - HBA Lead Designer

TOP: Geometric artwork as a clever divider within the seating areas.

BOTTOM LEFT: The Cordelia Breakfast room evokes the effortless joy of a warm beach.

BOTTOM RIGHT: Local influences shape the dip pool bar.


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TOP: The Presidential Suite living room alternates straight and cylindrical patterns for visual interest.

BOTTOM LEFT & RIGHT: The Presidential Suite bedroom allows a private space for guests to write, post or meet. The bathroom offers immersive views.


For the design of The St. Regis Spa, HBA has created a luxurious oasis. The iris-inspired colour scheme sets the tone for rest and revival. Bringing a sense of calm are pockets of water features and a garden of brass creates a clever screening. In contrast, the Nail Salon features bold colours, warm marble touches and graphical wall finishes. For the bedrooms, HBA has ensured a fresh and light atmosphere. Large windows frame views over Dubai. Ceiling height headboards, ceiling coffers and accent lighting add a sense of drama. Sophisticated furniture pieces add to the elegance, with all guest rooms featuring bespoke drinks cabinets. The Royal Suite features an impressive walk-in closet and spectacular contemporary marble bath. Lead Designer Teckwei Choo comments, “It has been a privilege to collaborate with the St. Regis brand for the first time in the UAE and to add this exquisite project to our dynamic portfolio. “This hotel allowed us to showcase the signature hallmarks of HBA’s innovative design with a concept that is immersed in local culture yet stays true to the sophisticated aesthetic that the St. Regis brand is globally renowned for.”

TOP: The Spa treatment room evokes the effortless tranquillity of a warm beach.

BOTTOM: The Presidential Suite study allows space for guests to write, post or meet.


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BAREFOOT LUXURY IN BODRUM THE FIRST STANDALONE RESIDENCE OF THE RITZ-CARLTON IN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA OFFERS THE ULTIMATE MEDITERRANEAN HIDEOUT.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON | BODRUM, TURKEY

THIS PHOTO: A serenely lit private plunge pool.


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n the heart of Bodrum’s most desired area, Tilkicik Bay of Yalıkavak and developed by Aksoy Holding of Turkey with an investment to the tune of € 200 Million Euro, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum is a gated community composed of sophisticated, modern and detached private villas. Perfectly positioned on an undulating 126,000 sqm private peninsula with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and just steps away from a secluded 1.7-mile stretch of beach, these wonderfully chic villas redefine luxury sea-front living. Designed by world-renowned South African architectural firm SAOTA and with interiors by HBA the villas enjoy open floorplans ranging from two-tofive bedrooms, as well as a private heated swimming pools, landscaped gardens and cabana & sun terraces. Every villa has designer fittings, state-of-the-art appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows with layouts that blur the line between indoor and outdoor, maximizing the space and making the most of the incredible views. Designed to align with the architectural and environmental characteristics of Bodrum, the villas blend seamlessly into the environment thanks to the use of natural materials, a muted colour palette and special landscaping.

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TOP: An aerial view of the development.

BOTTOM: A quiet spot to soak up the sun.


THIS PHOTO: A beautifully appointed villa at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Bodrum.


DESIGNED TO ALIGN WITH THE ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BODRUM, THE VILLAS BLEND SEAMLESSLY INTO THE ENVIRONMENT THANKS TO THE USE OF NATURAL MATERIALS, A MUTED COLOUR PALETTE AND SPECIAL LANDSCAPING.

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THIS PHOTO: Outdoor indoor living.


This theme is continued inside, with the Mediterranean lanscape of the Bodrum peninsula providing the inspiration for the relaxed interiors. Showcasing a refined eclectism, a rich source of local inspiration has translated into many decorative elements including the furniture, finishes and materials. The materials used introduce a natural feel to the space and contemporary artworks add a touch of colour. The overall feel and aesthetic reflects a barefoot luxury; an intimate and tranquil hideout. Featuring the first standalone residence of The Ritz-Carlton in Europe, Middle East and Africa, the residences offer an amenity-rich lifestyle unlike anywhere else in the region with the legendary service excellence of The Ritz-Carlton and exceptional facilities.

TOP: Eclectic touches inspired by the local area can be seen throughout .

BOTTOM: Comfortable outdoor seating areas provide perfect spaces for gathering.


The mile-long private beach and various sun terraces & decks spread across the peninsula provide ample space to soak in the sunshine. Massage cabanas, a community pool, a swimmable natural pond, restaurant & bar, fitness center, kids club, residence concierge and residents lounge with owners lounge, SPA, media & meeting rooms inside, all managed by a dedicated residential management team mean guests never have to leave. The dedicated management team also ensures seamless delivery of services such as valet, in-residence dining, in-residence housekeeping and concierge services. A popular summer destination, the town of Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) has an enigmatic elegance; from the its enchanting castle and glittering marina to its bustling cafes and white-plastered backstreets, there is plenty to discover.

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TOP: The spacious master bedroom featuring natural wood panelling behind.

MIDDLE: Master bathroom featuring a freestanding bath with views onto the Aegean sea


FEATURING THE FIRST STANDALONE RESIDENCE OF THE RITZ-CARLTON IN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA, THE RESIDENCES OFFER AN AMENITY-RICH LIFESTYLE UNLIKE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE REGION WITH THE LEGENDARY SERVICE EXCELLENCE OF THE RITZ-CARLTON AND EXCEPTIONAL FACILITIES.

THIS PHOTO: The living spaces are airy and light, with local eclectic touches.


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DESIGN LIBRARY | LUXURY CARPET

LEGACY OF LUXURY INFUSED WITH A SENSE OF HERITAGE AMID A CONTEMPORARY CANVAS, MAHA BY ROYAL THAI WEAVES BANGKOK’S UNIQUE CULTURAL LEGACY INTO ITS LIVELY RANGE OF VIBRANT AND INTRICATE CARPETS.

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THIS PHOTO: The Maha rugs collection encapsulates the breathtaking serenity of Bangkok city with a contemporary flair.


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ultural yet modern. Dazzling but down-toearth. Maha brings the best of modern and traditional features together. Inspired by the captivating magic of Bangkok, the Maha rug collection delivers an exquisitely handcrafted rug collection designed with pure comfort and style – perfect for luxurious living spaces as well as hotels and resorts. Maha encapsulates Bangkok’s unique urban essence, from its breathtaking scenery during the day to the neon pulses of its nightlife. The collection uses fine blends of wool and features a combination of rich textures, muted tones, and soft accents that reflect an elegant sophistication while paying homage to this lively Southeast Asian city. “As the sun sets over the horizon, as twilight sets on the skyline, the calm energy felt is uniquely Maha-nakorn,” Royal Thai states. For instance, the Junction series combines an abstract overview of Bangkok’s urban sprawl using a

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BOTTOM: Maha provides an impressively diverse combination of styles with two colour-coded categories: hues and neutrals.


THE MAHA COLLECTION USES FINE BLENDS OF WOOL AND FEATURES A COMBINATION OF RICH TEXTURES, MUTED TONES, AND SOFT ACCENTS THAT REFLECT AN ELEGANT SOPHISTICATION WHILE PAYING HOMAGE TO THIS LIVELY SOUTHEAST ASIAN CITY.

THIS PHOTO: The Withee series espouses simplicity and minimalism, making it ideal for rooms with natural colour palettes and hues.


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TOP & BOTTOM: Maha features twenty distinct hand-tufted rug designs in multiple colourways and sizes.


geometrical language to create a dynamic but subtle aesthetic. For a more traditional touch, the Silk series reminisces classical Southeast Asian motifs while exuding a simple yet ornate appearance. Whichever style catches your fancy, Maha suits a variety of settings. Available in two colour-coded categories, Maha presents a variety of styles ranging from retroinspired patterns to complex geometrical designs. Take the Fasaang series, for example. Thanks to its asymmetrical design, it’s incredibly versatile, accentuating a clean yet muted, quirky demeanour. Depending on the hue of your choice from the two types of colour groups, Fasaang can seamlessly match your desired specifications. Like its Fasaang counterpart, the Withee series espouses simplicity and minimalism but conforms to a more traditional and straightforward design. Its simple motifs further evoke a sense of order, making it ideally suited for rooms with natural colour palettes and hues. Available in custom sizes, it is a versatile piece to blend with different furnishing themes. Comfort and style aside, these handcrafted carpets are intrinsically made by talented craftsmen based in Thailand to retain the region’s arts and crafts heritage. With over 20 exclusive handcrafted rug designs in four classic colours and three standard sizes, the Royal Thai team also offers full customisation and requests that can be tailored to suit your needs.

TOP TO BOTTOM: Inspired by the captivating magic of Bangkok’s breathtaking urban scene, the exquisitely handcrafted Maha rug collection delivers pure comfort and style.

TOP RIGHT: Rich textures, muted tones, and soft accents allow the designer to create spaces with tranquil sophistication.

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DESIGN LIBRARY | OUTDOOR FURNITURE

CALM INTERLUDE THE PABLO OUTDOOR COLLECTION’S HARMONIOUS FUSION OF REFINED DETAILS AND COSY PROPORTIONS GRACEFULLY TRANSCEND THE FUNCTIONALITY OF OUTDOOR LIVING WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL EDGE.

Photo Credits: Lifestyle images by PH Tommaso Sartori

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THIS PHOTO: With its remarkable design and cosy proportions, Pablo Outdoor has kept the spirit of the original project by using teak wood.


“MY FIRST COLLECTION FOR B&B ITALIA’S OUTDOOR LINE DEVELOPS THE PABLO ARMCHAIR FEATURES AND ADDS LAYERS OF SOFTNESS, AND THE TABLES ARE A LINK TO MY ARCHITECTURAL WORLD.” Vincent Van Duysen, Desinger

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BOTTOM LEFT: Pablo Outdoor’s unique design language is expressed in the form of linear, solid, and highly geometric shapes.

BOTTOM RIGHT: Completing the collection are Pablo Outdoor’s small cement tables, which beautifully complement its seats’ strong but soft lines.


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he great outdoors is the primary source of inspiration for B&B Italia’s 2022 outdoor series where wood, aluminium, and cement takes the centrestage – as exemplified by the Pablo Outdoor collection. With its bold design and innovative proportions, the Pablo armchair by renowned architect Vincent Van Duysen now comes in an outdoor version, completing a series that includes armchairs of two depths, a sofa, and footrests. “My first collection for B&B Italia’s outdoor line develops the Pablo armchair features and adds layers of softness, and the tables are a link to my architectural world,” remarks Vincent Van Duysen. Staying true to the designer’s vision. Pablo Outdoor has kept the spirit of the original project by using teak wood, an ideal material for outdoor environments. A distinct architectural language is the essence of this collection. The components are expressed as linear, solid, and highly geometric shapes, resulting in a balance between straight and curved lines in the supporting frame. With its uninterrupted surface and removable rods to anchor the rear fabric panel, the frame was designed to simplify the maintenance of the wood and textile, allowing it to be treated as needed. All these unique features culminate into an aesthetically practical solution that lets clients choose to either let their product age naturally or have it restored to its original condition. An outstanding aspect of Pablo Outdoor is the way its sleek and continuous form combined with the smooth quality of wood create a pleasant tactile outcome. In addition to the deep seat, the back is enhanced with cushions that can be placed at any angle for added comfort and softness. A generously upholstered cushion covers the lower seat, creating a cocoon-like nook perfect for alone time or getting together. The collection also features a width of 210cm, making it compatible with two depths of armchairs – one reserved for intimate conversations, the other for lounging luxuriously. Pablo Outdoor’s small cement tables perfectly match its seats’ strong but soft lines. To offer design versatility, the small tables are available in two sizes and two colours: an antiqued white and cement grey version that is ideal as an island; and a higher, narrower model with a square base that pairs beautifully with the sofa or armchair.

BOTTOM: The frames require simple maintenance and allow the clients to either let their product age naturally or have it restored to its original condition.

TOP: Featuring clean, sleek lines, the Pablo Outdoor collection includes an armchair in two depths, a sofa, and a footrest.

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DESIGN LIBRARY | LOUNGE CHAIR

DEEP LOUNGE DYNAMICALLY YOUNG IN ITS DESIGN LANGUAGE, THE JALIS LOUNGE EASY CHAIR IS A MODERN TAKE ON THE RECLINER TO OFFER A HOLISTIC SENSE OF COMFORT.

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THIS PHOTO: COR’s iconic Jalis sofa and chair family has been extended to include the Lounge easy chair.


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THE JALIS LOUNGE EASY CHAIR INDEED HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL. FIRM AND UPHOLSTERED, AT FIRST GLANCE, LOUNGE IS UNMISTAKABLY ELEGANT WITH ITS VISUALLY ACCENTUATED COLOURS THAT CONVEY A SENSE OF ELEGANCE AND COSINESS.

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TOP: The swivel plate base variant features an invisibly integrated tilt mechanism that gently tips the seat shell backwards.

hether our everyday spaces are a remote working zone, a cocoon for relaxing, or a social centre, they should always have a feel-good factor. Here’s where ergonomic, flexible, and timeless furniture is more in demand today than ever before. To address the growing need for simple yet comfortable furnishing solutions, Stuttgart-based designers, Jehs+Laub, have been tinkering with how to expand on their folded seat cushion – a piece that has spotlighted COR’s iconic Jalis collection since 2010. Taking inspiration from their initial concept of ‘floating cushions that deliver relaxation’, the Jalis Lounge easy chair is eventually brought to life, expanding their current collection to provide homeowners with yet another functional yet stylish essential furniture complement their spaces. “We always follow an idea and are faithful to it for a long time, developing it further,” says the designers. “For us, the product has to tell a story.” The Jalis Lounge easy chair indeed has a unique story to tell. Firm and upholstered, at first glance, Lounge is unmistakably elegant with its visually accentuated colours that convey a sense of elegance and cosiness. But this chair offers more than its chic appearance. Delve deeper, and you’d notice that the variant with a swivel base plate hides an invisible and integrated tilt mechanism that can gently tip the seat shell backwards, maximising comfort. That’s not all, as the armrest also conceals a release button which can be revealed with just one visual cue – a small tone-on-tone embroidered circle. The headrest and embroidered, upholstered back follow through by offering greater support and pleasure. If you need to adjust the chair further, you can tilt it back to 20 degrees due to its light and sculptural design. The Lounge chair is available in a variety of fabrics and leathers from the COR collection with the addition of a contour seam tape in four distinct colours. Frame versions make an appearance in a range of colours and feature fixed wireframes or swivel plate bases with built-in tilting mechanisms. Stools are optional additions but serve to further complement this ultratrendy yet timeless chair.

BOTTOM: Available in a variety of fabrics and leathers, Jalis Lounge can be paired with a stool for added comfort.


THIS PHOTO: Jalis Lounge looks elegant and cosy with visually accentuated contours and firm upholstery.

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DESIGN LIBRARY | WALLCOVERING

ANIMAL KINGDOM

DESIGNED TO CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY OF LIFE, THE MEMENTO MOOOI WALLCOVERING IS AN ARTISTIC COLLECTION INSPIRED BY THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FIVE GLORIOUS EXTINCT ANIMALS.

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THIS PHOTO: After the stellar success of the first two Memento Moooi Wallcovering collections, the third edition presents new designs inspired by five kind and loving extinct animals.


“MEMENTO MOOOI IS OUR THIRD MOOOI WALLCOVERING COLLECTION. IT’S INSPIRED BY FIVE BRAND NEW EXTINCT ANIMALS THAT ACCORDING TO HISTORY WERE KNOWN FOR THEIR KINDNESS AND LOVE FOR LIFE. LIKE OUR FORMER COLLECTIONS, MEMENTO MOOOI IS MADE FROM DIFFERENT UNEXPECTED MATERIALS, CREATING UNIQUE TACTILE EXPERIENCES.” Christie Wright, Art Direction Moooi

Mimic Moth Wallcovering Queen Cobra Wallcovering

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Dandelion Cranes Wallcovering Pogo Goat Wallcovering

ALL PHOTOS: The Memento Moooi Wallcovering collection comes in different colours and features a variety of materials: wood veneer, sisal, gold foil, pleated paper, and textile.


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olourful, contemporary, and conscious, the Memento Moooi Wallcovering collection is set to be every design and animal lover’s dream. Launched in early spring 2022, this unique wallcovering series made from original and unexpected materials takes inspiration from five extinct wildlife species that are known to portray kind and loving characteristics. These include Mimic Moths, loving Dandelion Cranes, social Golden Tigers, fearless Pogo Goats, and peaceful Queen Cobras – animals that, according to Moooi, “lived and loved like there would be no tomorrow.” Featuring meticulous craftsmanship, the collection is available in different colours and a variety of materials including wood veneer, sisal, gold foil, pleated paper, and textile. Each design expresses the unique attributes of one of the five animals it represents. For the Mimic Moth Wallcovering, its soft suede material is given a 3D effect to reflect the moth’s shape and habitat while pleated paper resembling feathered fans is used for the Dandelion Cranes collection to portray the Cranes unique fan-like wings. The Golden Tiger series, on the other hand, is made from laser-cut wood veneer with gold foil and comes in three different colourways. For the Pogo Goat, soft chenille fabric with intricate patterns reminds us of the goat’s yearly migration instincts. Finally, the Queen Cobra Wallcovering, which is inspired by the Cobra’s rhythmic curves, denotes a beautiful composition of hypnotic overlapping shapes made from handwoven sisal fibres. “The Memento Moooi Wallcovering collection will remind you to cherish each moment, make amazing memories, and celebrate life for as long as it lasts,” Moooi says. “Some designs in the collection narrate a story, and others stimulate your senses with imagery and textures. The result? Striking tactile designs that make an impact and breathe life and kindness into your home.”

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ATELIER | WALLCOVERING - FRAMES Dandelion Cranes

Queen Cobra

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Goat Pogo

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