Marcel Wanders Designs the New Mondrian in Doha | Hospitality

 

And he’s back. One of my favorite designers , Marcel Wanders, designed the latest addition to the Mondrian hotels, the Mondrian Doha in Qatar.

 

 

sbe, the leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues globally, announced that they will open itsfirst hotel in the Middle East with the launch of Mondrian Doha, Qatar in spring (quarter two), 2017. The lavish 270-room hotel has been designed in collaboration with world-renowned Dutch designer, Marcel Wanders, along with South West Architecture – the architectural company of record for Mondrian Doha, responsible for the design of the building.

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Apartment in Beirut by Platau | Interiors

 

This lovely home is located in Wadi Abu Jamil in Downtown Beirut designed by Lebanese architecture firm Platau. The main feature of the apartment is the wood enveloping the house and the contrasting white featured in the walls, handrail, and other finishes. The penthouse was designed for a family of four. Doors are all built in within the wooden walls.

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This is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 | Trends

This year Pantone chose a neutral yet fresh color which symbolizes rebirth. I have been watching closely the predictions for the trends in 2017 and for the first time most brands and developers agree on one thing, NATURE. I have seen another hue of green as a trend prediction for 2017, and I was not surprised that Pantone chose green as well.

Among other trends are Terracotta and cork, two natural materials as well. Let’s see the upcoming exhibitions and see if this is how the major brands will go.

 

On Pantone’s website, you can see the palettes they chose to show how Greenery can be used in different ways for different purposes and effects. Personally I would use this specific green with white or light grey to keep the ‘zestiness’  of the color. I would love to use it with blue as well.

 

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Cheval Bar in Greece | Restaurant Design

 

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Completed and open in 2014/2015, Cheval is a beautiful lounge/bar in Thessaloniki, Greece by Ark4lab. Such a beautiful and richly designed space. It consists of two floors. You will find the horse theme (meaning of the word Cheval) prevalent throughout the two floors. The images are on the wall and in the sculptures. The contrast between clean geometric shapes on the ceiling and rough finishes on the walls and floor give it that trendy vibe.
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Cozy and Stylish Apartment in Dongguan | Interiors

 

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When you look for a design which incorporates both, the modern lines and ethnic materials, this is the perfect project. The warmth of the wood against the cleanliness of the black steel lines are a match made in heaven.

This apartment is located on the 22nd floor of a new, high-rise residential building in Dongguan in southeast China. The apartment was designed by both Minas Kosmidis [Architecture in Concept] from Greece and YuQiang and Partners Interior Design from China.

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Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai | Luxury Hotel Design

 

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As they say, nothing is impossible in Dubai. When you thought it was all about the desert and the heat, they created  skiing slopes, something I would have never imagined there. Overlooking the slopes is the 5 star luxury Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The hotel even has chalets that are so cozy and warm, fit for a skiing lodge. The hotel has almost 400 rooms including 20 chalets with fireplaces that will allow you to feel as if you were in Switzerland. All rooms are well equipped with the state of the art technology.

Living in the Gulf for the past 8 years, I noticed that people refrain as much as possible from using wood and other warm materials, that is all due to the hot climate. With the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates it is different. At this hotel you get to experience what it would be like to live in a cool climate, the use of stone & solid wood interprets this coziness perfectly. The marble however, gives the rooms and restaurants the lavish and luxurious feel Dubai is known for.

I will leave you to enjoy the photos of this lovely hotel (slideshow) and a link to the hotel website in case you want to check out more details.

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