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NOLINSKI PARIS BY JEAN-LOUIS DENIOT

THE FRENCH CREATOR OF UNIQUE ATMOSPHERES OFFERS A STUNNING LOOK TO A 5-STAR PARIS HOTEL: Situated in the heart of Paris, between the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre, Nolinski is one of eminent designer Jean-Louis Deniot’s most recent accomplishments.   [caption id="attachment_4832" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4820" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] Inspired by the iconic Haussmannian elegance, the design is an eclectic yet refined tribute to the French lifestyle, with a top note of jubilance that cannot be ignored. [caption id="attachment_4821" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4822" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: David Oliver / Jean-Louis Deniot[/caption] Just moments away from the superb Palais Royal gardens and tucked away between layers of architectural...

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A CENTURY OF CHAIR DESIGN HISTORY

A LOOK-BACK AT HOW CHAIRS EVOLVED THROUGHOUT THE 20TH AND INTO THE 21ST CENTURY: As 2016 comes to an end, we’ve decided to look back at how one of the most important objects of human comfort has evolved over the span of a single century: the chair. Humanity has made more progress over the 20th century than throughout the previous nineteen centuries combined – in human rights, science, technology, architecture, design and art, to name but a few of our advances (and despite our predilection to self-destruct in the name of misguided ideologies). One of the best examples of human evolution and experimental curiosity can be observed in the design of chairs over the course of just ten decades. We’ve scoured the design history...

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‘AMO’ BY PHILIPPE STARCK

A CONCENTRATE OF THE VENETIAN SPIRIT & MYSTERY BOTTLED UP IN SPLENDID DESIGN: After the tremendous success of Caffé Stern in Paris, iconic designer Philippe Starck has teamed up with the Alajmo brothers, Raffaele and Massimiliano to present AMO – a restaurant reflecting the spirit of its beautiful city, Venice. You’ll find this gorgeous new venue at the heart of the T Fondacodei Tedeschi by DFS (LVMH Group), the very first luxury shopping centre in the City of the Doges. The restaurant itself is a reinvented Venice altogether, both modern and deeply rooted in its rich history. Ultimately, it represents the metaphor of dualistic, mysterious and authentic Venice dreamt by Philippe Starck. [caption id="attachment_4255" align="aligncenter" width="500"] AMO by Philippe Starck, Venice (Image Courtesy:...

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MARCEL WANDERS PRESENTS LE ROI SOLEIL

A ROYAL TRIBUTE UNVEILED AT MAISON BACCARAT IN RUSSIA: Last month,Marcel Wanders personally presented his beautiful chandelier ‘Le Roi Soleil’ at the Maison Baccarat in Moscow, which pays tribute to the eminent French monarch Louis XIV. This lighting piece is a mesmerizing reinterpretation of Baccarat’s exemplary ‘Zenith’ chandelier, which was first launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan earlier this year. [caption id="attachment_4222" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Le Roi Soleil, by Marcel Wanders (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)[/caption] Marcel softened the edges and re-designed the contours of the ‘Zenith’ chandelier to form twisting branches, tassels and octagons into a circle of light. [caption id="attachment_4223" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave, Creative Director, with ‘Le Roi Soleil’ chandelier (Image Courtesy: Marcel Wanders)[/caption] Marcel states that “by softening angles, adorning the...

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MARCEL WANDERS & YOO LAUNCH OH! IN ECUADOR

THE ICONIC DESIGNER’S UNIQUELY ARTISTIC TOUCH GRACES THIS STUNNING RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX: On 17th November, in collaboration with Uribe & Schwarzkopf, Wanders & YOO launched a nature-inspired apartment setting in the exclusive urban neighbourhood of Gonzales Suarez in Ecuador. “We are thrilled to announce the launch of our first residential Wanders & YOO project,” said YOO head of design Mark Davison. “The fabulous design we have created for Quito is a solid collaboration of both Marcel’s creative flair and YOO’s international residential design excellence.” [caption id="attachment_3838" align="aligncenter" width="499"] Quito Residential Project in Gonzalez Suarez, Ecuador, by Marcel Wanders & YOO (Photo Credit: Wanders/YOO)[/caption] The project consists of two towers over 19 storeys tall. Complete with 102 one, two and three bedroom apartments, the residences were...

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Philippe Starck Is Now on Facebook and Instagram

Philippe Starck Is Now on Facebook and Instagram

The Interior Design Icon Joins the Digital World As more and more interior design brands uncover the raw potential of digital marketing for brand awareness, lead generation and website traffic, the late bloomers are always a pleasure to observe as they embrace the social media platforms that we already can’t live without. So it’s no wonder that a giant such as Philippe Starck has decided to open its doors to social media and insightful content marketing. In this day and age, if you don’t have an ‘@’ amongst your credentials, you will soon cease to exist. [caption id="attachment_2885" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Philippe Starck (©Pibal)[/caption] Starck continues his digital mutation with the launch of his Facebook and Instagram official accounts - two new journeys for a unique...

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#InTheNews: The Latest from Architects, Designers and Artists Worldwide

This Week’s Curated Collection of Industry News L’Objet opens first physical store in New York’s West Village: Elad Yifrach, the former interior designer behind the luxury home décor brand L’Objet, has opened his first brick-and-mortar location in Manhattan, at 370 Bleecker Street in West Village. Yifrach designed the 1,200-sq-ft concept shop as a ‘textured jewel box with a refined, yet casual aesthetic that will appeal to all five senses’. Aside from L’Objet’s range of table-top items, the retail location will carry objects that have the same sensibility as the brand. Yifrach scoured the globe for pieces with exceptional craftsmanship, like throws from Spain and Peru, Fortuny pillows and objects made with exotic skins. Its new concept store is the perfect location...

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The New Dolce & Gabbana Store in Tokyo by Curiosity

Sicilian Sunshine Graces Aoyama’s New Fashion Retail Gem Fashion giant Dolce & Gabbana recently opened the doors to its new boutique in Aoyama, Tokyo. The innovative design project delivered by Gwenael Nicolas and his creative practice Curiosity establishes a strong connection between the structure, product and materials through beautiful light effects, bold contrasts and special perspectives. [caption id="attachment_2829" align="aligncenter" width="325"] Dolce & Gabbana by Curiosity, Aoyama, Tokyo (Photo Credit: Satoshi Shigeta)[/caption] The boutique is a unique and inimitable concept space dedicated to Tokyo only. Gwenael was asked to bring the creative soul of Dolce & Gabbana and its Sicilian roots to the Far East through this brand new store. The boutique sprawls elegantly over 550sqm and both the architectural design and décor bring...

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3 Reasons We Love BUSTER + PUNCH

A selection of interior design picks for the stylishly bold It’s not often that we set our sights on the eastern parts of London, but when we do, we find ourselves entranced and downright addicted to the plethora of fabulous interior design brands that continue to shape the art of contemporary living. For BUSTER + PUNCH, it all started in a garage in East London, where architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale discovered his passion for making unique objects that demand attention and love. The label was launched in 2013 and it encompasses all the extraordinary things from lighting and hardware to custom motorcycles and whiskey bars, specialising in unexpectedly elegant interior products for those who ‘want to live with...

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