Every week we highlight those submissions which have been frequented by our readers and jury, in the lead up to the reveal of Interiors of the Month winners and honourable mentions. Here are the five most-viewed spaces between 13 November and 20 November 2020.

1. FROM DRAFT TO CRAFT

StudioXAG

StudioXAG took over a space on Paris’s Rue Saint-Honoré for footwear designer Christian Louboutin’s latest boutique, a pop-up intended to remain open for one to two years. Entitled From Draft to Craft, the Single-Brand Store project ‘speaks to the ephemeral nature of the space, offering elevated storytelling and rich materiality the Louboutin consumer would expect, but without the commitment of a permanent shop-fit,’ explain the designers. Louboutin’s signature red hue swathes the interior which is framed to tell the story of fictional craftsmen and artisans who have quickly left the store – their tools serve as merchandising props.

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Photos: Frederik Vercruysse

2. FOSBURY & SONS ALBERT

Going East

Belgian co-working company Fosbury & Sons’s third space in Brussels, Albert spans 5,000-sq-m in a nearly zero-energy building with interiors designed by Antwerp-based practice Going East. Dark bamboo wood, various plant species and high open spaces imbue the workspaces with a calming, focused ambience. Dalziel & Pow strategy director Paul West calls the hub a ‘feel-good environment that represents the shift in how the world wants to work today – with comfort, wellbeing and a level of domesticity at the heart.’ Albert is currently scored at 7.33 in the category of Co-working Space.

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Photos: Adam Grzesik

3. LESS WASTE OFFICE

Workplace

80% of the elements in Less Waste Office, a Small Office in Warsaw for Nordea, are recycled, reused or ecological. Responsible design studio Workplace calls it ‘the first project in the Polish market that demonstrates sustainable development in workplace design – beneficial for the environment, people and business’.  The aim of the designers was to help employees in the space more closely align with their company’s environmental values. ‘Credit to them for stepping all the way down on the sustainability pedal to drive the design of this space,’ commented Luis F Rueda, creative director at LFR_D.

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Photos: Asier Rua

4. CRCS15

Plutarco

Designed by Plutarco, Madrid Small Apartment CRCS15 benefits from a varied material palette and a controlled use of colour. The 140-sq-m private residence revolves around the kitchen space and is a compilation of precise details, all of which have been custom-created by the designers – from the shutters to wardrobes to shower screens. For the furniture, they combined iconic, contemporary and bespoke pieces. ‘An elegant house full of design classics,’ wrote Agata Pilip, Nike store designer, of the project. ‘Through its “Almodovorian” colour palette, it feels very much Madrid.’

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5. NANJING HEXI BEAUTY HOSPITAL

DeeSen Space Design

The entire ceiling of Nanjing Hexi Beauty Hospital, a 400-sq-m plastic surgery clinic (Healthcare Centre) in Nanjing, China, is clad in stainless steel with a mirrored finish. DeeSen Space Design set out to develop a ‘light floating feeling’ in the interior, installing semicircular sculptures overhead. Zaiba Mian, professor at Humber College, acknowledged the use of interesting forms, but like fellow jury members, questioned the use of mirrors.‘The main feature – the reflective ceiling – is, however, very disorienting for a healthcare space,’ an opinion which Brinkworth designer Emma Wynn and LFR_D director Luis F Rueda shared as well.

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