The new Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht hotel has just opened its doors. Marvelously set on the Prinsengracht – Prince’s Canal – part of the city’s iconic ring of canals, the 122-room hotel is surrounded by the unique cultural scene and spirit of the lively Jordaan district and adjacent “Nine Streets”. The hotel was designed by non other than the famous Dutch designer (and my personal favorite) Marcel Wanders.Read More
“There is no project without something very powerful behind it; a human reason, social, love. A vision. Otherwise it cannot legitimately exist. We cannot separate Mama Shelter from its genesis, a simple application of a vision and a story. A human story, an encounter, affinity, a deep friendship, people who love each other. This is the starting point for everything” says Starck.
Mama Shelter hotel was originally created by Starck and Serge Trigano of Club Med fame, his sons Jeremy and Benjamin, urbanist/ philosopher Cyril Aouizerate and hotel magnate Michel Reybier. This is the second Mama hotel opening in Marseille after its debut in Paris.
Bottega Veneta has been pretty busy the past few years designing hotel rooms. Above is their latest from the Park Hyatt Chicago. Known for their soft and exotic leather, hotel clients staying in this room will be enjoying this luxury. The 1,400-square-foot suite offers a bedroom, open living room, kitchenette, and two bathrooms. I am expecting a furniture line by them, from the looks of these rooms you can sense a furniture “style” paving its way into the furniture world.
In addition to Chicago, there are Bottega Veneta rooms in the St. Regis of both New York and Rome, pictures below. A new one is to be designed for the St. Regis in Florence as well.Read More
A legend of Italian design, cultivated and elegant, with an extrovert Spanish temperament. This is the secret to Patricia Urquiola’s success. A designer who has given new meaning to living, classic and informal, intimate and versatile.
The entire interior of the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is the work of Patricia Urquiola who is renowned for her gleeful, often multifunctional pieces for companies such as B&B Italia , Moroso, Molteni &C, Alessi, Kettal, Emu, and many others.Read More