Articles tagged Hospitality

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How two South Korean designers are responding to their nation’s ‘loss of culture and tradition’

Seoul – Even though Seoul’s Café Oriente is a celebration of traditional Korean beauty, Labotory finds a way to make the intimate space resonate with contemporary-minded visitors.

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Openings: Hospitality hotspots in Santa Monica, Shenzhen, South Africa and beyond

Our latest Openings list includes a variety of hospitality spaces designed with cross-cultural references in mind.

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Why the retail-gallery trend shows no signs of slowing – or sizing – down

Barcelona – Barcelona boutique, bookstore, gallery and restaurant Darial is a product of designer Djaba Diassamidze’s holistic approach to curation.

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Intelligentsia stays smart about hyperlocality as it expands across the US

Los Angeles – For the American coffee company's fourth LA location in Hollywood, Standard designed a space with unmistakable Angeleno identity.

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Designers turn a space-limited dry-cleaners into a neighbourhood restaurant

Fukuoka, Japan – Smart spatial organization and minimalistic features define Sushi Takigawa, a new eatery designed by Case-Real in Fukuoka.

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This Valencia pizzeria is a modern take on the city’s Art Nouveau Mercado Central

Valencia, Spain – Masquespacio created a warm space rife with references to introduce pizzeria Piur to the Spanish market. 

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We’ve seen child-centric hospitality grow up in China. It’s maturing in Russia, too

Moscow – A Moscow café by Sundukovy Sisters indicates the widening demand for children’s spaces that appeal to parents as well.

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How a bean sprout farm became fertile ground for a Toronto restaurant-brewery

Toronto – The design of Avling Kitchen & Brewery by LAMAS reflects the hospitality client’s farm-centric ideals. 

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Is this residence a test drive for a Crosby Studios-branded hotel?

Moscow – A mixed-use home showed architect Harry Nuriev how to deliver a new spatial experience on-brand with his studio’s retail and hospitality work.

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Openings: 11 new hospitality spaces from the likes of Saint Laurent, W Hotels and Ladurée

Our latest Openings list highlights ‘70s-inspired hotels and the increasing number of fashion brands adding food and drink spaces to their offer. 

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This beauty club's ethereal interiors are inspired by a mountainous Chinese province

Ruili, China – Beauty and wellness spaces don’t need to be neutral to be calming, illustrates Parallect Design with Beauty Club on the National Border.

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Why an architect used Amazon’s Alexa to build a smart salon in LA

Los Angeles – Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido vitalizes the spatially ‘outdated’ hair and salon industries with Starring by Ted Gibson, a tech-powered hairdressing studio.