Milan Design Week 2017: to visitors until the opening of the showroom in via Durini is just enough to understand that armchairs and sofas are confirmed undisputed protagonists of the living area. You want to know what the trends are intercepted by renowned designer? What shapes, colors and fabrics have captured our attention? Here we present a selection of brand new products previewed in design Milan street.
Located in Rome in the charming Monti neighbourhood, near the Forum of Augustus, this renovated Italian apartment has a distinctly 70’s ambience. Massimo Adario Architetto was given the task of taking the original, small apartment and amalgamating the roof terrace, once used to house water tanks, to turn it into part of the condominium with the access via a glass lift.
Design firms Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives have converted a former spice warehouse on the Singapore River into a hotel, featuring exposed ceilings trusses, brickwork walls and mid-century style furniture. The Warehouse Hotel occupies a trio of gabled buildings on the banks of the river, which were used as warehouses during the height of Singapore's spice trade.
A huge, round opening is carved above the outdoor dining area of this house in southern France by Pascual Architect, which also features large glass doors that swing open to the garden. The local studio designed the 180-square-metre family house in the city of Nîmes to make the most of the region's sun and a garden featuring a swimming pool.
The house by Megumi Matsubara & Hiroi Ariyama in Nagano surrounds and is surrounded by the trees and plants of the forest, with five courtyards that vertically invite light and nature into this house.
With a spa tradition dating to the Roman era, Austria has long been a destination for pioneering systems in holistic health. Now it has another draw: the newly renovated Lanserhof Lans, one of three spas in the country from the Lanserhof Group.
Casa Kwantes bases itself around the clients’ desire for seclusion and privacy, whilst having a maximum of daylight and open living spaces. From the road, the bare brick wall offers only a partial glimpse into the property and family life through an opening of the white brickwork façade - a subtle indented entrance leading into an initially dark and enclosed entrance hall.
Kim Benatar and Sian Fisher, co-founders of Three14 Architects, persuaded their client to demolish his home of ten years to create this calm, contemporary cuboid in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. In with the new! We say. Looking for an open-plan home that was elegant, yet easy, a peaceful backdrop to his routine and a space that would transform easily to entertain guests.
It is a restaurant under the sign of the first great. A well-known subject of C Gastronomie, the caterer, stamped "craftsman of taste" that transformed the cocktails and the dinners Lyon in the gastronomic moments! At its head, Isabelle Darnault, wife of the event and Christophe Foulquier, cook.
Part art installation, part theatre set, Dropbox, the digital file hosting and sharing company, have set up their HQ in San Francisco. This is the first time Dropbox employees have all been under the same roof. All 24,000 square metres of it. A job this size takes some collaboration. In this case it was between San Francisco architectural firm Rapt Studio, New York’s AvroKo and Dropbox in-house team Glara Ahn and Claire Pederson.