Interiors

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Is the proliferation of members’ clubs tarnishing the genre’s air of exclusivity?

As members’ clubs and their target groups thrive, is the genre surrendering its air of sophistication?

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Ace & Tate’s remodeled flagship will make you break up with your optician

Amsterdam – Dubbed as a ‘retail lab’ by the Dutch company’s team, the pop-up-turned-flagship uses in-store technologies and Amsterdammer wit to upgrade the customer experience.

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The hotel of Escher’s dreams has finally come to life in China

Guilin, China – Designed by Studio10, the Dream and Maze guest rooms at The Other Place Guilin Litopia are full of Escherian optical illusions. 

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Fiandre blends Italian luxury and Eastern hospitality in this Qatari hotel

Doha – Oversize ceramic slabs allow architect Matteo Nunziati to mix Eastern and Western sumptuousness in the uber-contemporary Fraser Suites hotel.

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A Shanghai bar defies physics by putting concrete and glass close together

Shanghai – For Tre Vin, Quarta & Armando have come up with a concrete shelving system that defies physics and logic – and yet makes perfect sense.

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Luxury retailers learn to relax in order to attract millennial consumers

From Tiffany & Co. to Gucci, high-end stores appeal to the next generation of well-heeled consumers by ditching the old codes of luxury retail.

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This restaurant is in Birmingham, but it might as well be in David Lynch’s 80s

Birmingham – Faber’s vision for Nocturnal Animals, a new restaurant, features postmodernist furniture silhouettes, kitsch neon signage and vivid graphic prints.

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This Barcelona wine bar goes inside the bottle for its interiors

Barcelona, Spain – The Catalonian capital is home to Orvay, a wine bar that utilises interior colour to designate and explore their cellar’s wines.

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At Das Haus, Studio Truly Truly imagines a home of many moods

Cologne – Australian product designers Study Truly Truly envision imm Cologne's Das Haus as a place that privileges feeling over formula.

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The final cut: Here are the nominees for the 2019 Frame Awards

Amsterdam – Our international jury has shortlisted clear concepts, category innovation and functional creativity for this edition of the Frame Awards. 

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This bakery is designed to withstand Bogotá’s perennially chilly spring

Bogotá – Weather in Bogotá is unpredictable, but this hospitality project by Studio Cadena makes sure everyone can eat al fresco, no matter the whims of the day.

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The inside of a Fabergé egg looks just like this London store

London – The interiors of the new Wartski gallery in London, designed by Waldo Works, pay respect to the symbiotic nature of the family-owned antiques firm.