Compiled from 108 boldly coloured aluminium cutouts which were fabricated by the Global Display workshop and then hand bent into 3D organic forms and hung with multi-coloured metal chains. Each window features an original piece of art from the duo, creating individual art installations in each of the windows.
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Inspired by Kingston’s rich aviation heritage, the overall design scheme holds a warm and contemporary aesthetic, with subtle touches of aircraft paraphernalia. The hotel lobby is designed to be a welcoming and social space, with a blend of relaxed seating and tables suitable for groups, alone travellers and casual business meetings.
We designed the restaurant to be as warm, welcoming and happy (and even appetizing) at night as it is during the day, and created the joinery and furnishings to look better with some wear and tear after heavy use. Natural stone, ceramic, brass, timber, concrete and blackened steel feature heavily in a bold but limited palette and we designed in a lot of room to accommodate generous amounts of vegetation in aged terra cotta.
The concept, devised by lighting designers Michael Grubb Studio, was “Sunset, all night long”. This was achieved through the use of white light and a limited range of yellow, amber and red filters, which allowed the design to mimic sunset, creating an environment where visitors could experience the subtlety of colour.
Amidst the current retail frenzy, the house of Hermès has also raised its profile, relocating its boutique in the swanky neighbourhood of Belgravia a few blocks down the road to premises almost double the size. It’s set across two floors of a listed 1950s building, and the interior design by Paris-based architecture practice Rdai is predictably lavish and elegant.
The design studio recently relocated its premises to a 3,500-square-foot warehouse in Hackney, east London. When planning the studio space, Hubert was keen to create a flexible environment that suited the 20-person-strong team, which is made up of researchers, engineers and industrial, graphic and digital designers.
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.
Within NOW Gallery on London’s Greenwich peninsula, British artist Rebecca Louise Law has suspended 10,000 Fresh irises with copper wire, making them appear to float within the gallery space. “The Iris” continues Law’s ongoing investigation of Floral Forms and their gradual evolution through the stages of beauty and decay.
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.
he Clerkenwell-based communication studio refurbished a former metal workshop to meet their office’s requirements, while remaining sympathetic to the original qualities of the building. It was important that the space was flexible, providing facilities for each member of the team as well as catering for the various events that take place there.