The space is treated uniformly with various different focal points, starting with the eight meter long marble bar with a mirror in the background and a light mint ceramic frame and continuing with the delicate exotic wall painting, that balances the fine constructed lines with the strong and abundent theme of the luxurious jungle.
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The Sipsmith brand identity forms the centrepiece for the back wall, with a 1.1 m green panel featuring a sculpted polished copper swan’s head and illuminated copper lettering. Either side of this brand panel are display shelves set into an iconic Victorian London map graphic wall that pays homage to the geographic origins of the brand.
In the downtown Helsinki harbour area, in lobby of the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, the success became apparent when witnessing the first clients pouring in, looking around and then proceeding to take out their phones and start snapping photos – a confirmation that the room boasting with a raw, gutsy interior had become the new living room of the people of Helsinki.
Located in Old City, the Lokal Hotel features six apartment style suites that look and feel like you’re staying in a well-loved, well-designed home. What makes this one stand out from the rest is its innovative “invisible service” which seeks to anticipate all your needs as a traveler without disturbing your vacation or work trip.
Circulation revolves around the glass display units where above, hangs what the architects call “the urban mirrors”, this is used reflect the delicate pastries towards the street and attract the gazes of passersby. LED white lights illuminate the contemporary space coupled with the mirrors capability to tilt and change position based on the patisserie’s opening hours.
The space concept is in between traditional Japanese sake storage “Kura” and Italian wine storage “Enoteca”. With this mix, we created a façade with the traditional Kura element, which is a grid made by half cylinder. The interior is divided in three areas: Mini-shop, sake-cocktail bar and restaurant.
I-AM worked in collaboration with the Jan team to create a destination restaurant full of excitement and uniqueness, where good taste goes hand in hand with creativity and innovation. Inspired by the golden ages of the Ottoman Empire and by the Persian Dynasties, Jan restaurant reflects a lost decadence and grandeur enjoyed by the former rulers of the Caspian Kingdoms.
There are two starting points of the project: move indoor the sailor environment and get an interesting architecture that represents the fusion of the traditional with the kitchen design. To do related work at sea with the current design, traditional materials such as wood, with a more contemporary lighting elements are mixed.