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Octium by Hayon Studio

Hayon Studio has completed Octium, a new concept jewelry shop, located in 360º mall in Kuwait, Octium presents the work of various exclusive jewelry designers from around the globe. Jaime Hayon’s design offers an innovative approach to an interior. Most elements were custom designed for the project using contrasting finishes like glossy lacquered woods, natural oak, ceramic, and luxurious fabrics.

Octium, Kuwait, by Hayon Studio

Dominio Boutique Amsterdam by MFD

Netherlands based MFD has teamed up with Taco Joustra to create an interior for luxurious lifestyle store Dominio (Italian for Domain). The Store is located on the famous Nine streets of Amsterdam. The area is well known for its unique shops and Dominio stands out with its exclusive Italian handmade mens and ladies footwear, leather goods such as handbags, luggage, briefcases, handmade shirts, leather finished scooter helmets and vintage 60’s and 70’s watches, as well as vintage items.

By using museum-like displays the designers have chosen to put the products on a pedestal and they receive the full attention they deserve. Colors and materials used were chosen to match the various shades and materials of merchandise offered by Dominio. The warm gray tones in the concrete floors, walls, staircase and counter offset the deep hues of the American Walnut shelves and displays, giving the boutique a timeless appearance which is completely in sync with the Dominio brand.

Dominio, Amsterdam, by Taco Joustra, and Martijn Dirks of Studio MFD.
Photography by Dim Balsem.

My Life in 80MQ – High Design/Low Budget Poliform Varenna

Italian furniture manufacturers Poliform Varenna has created an inspirational residential interior project called “My Life in 80m²” to show that the quality of a living space does not depend on the size.

My Life in 80m², by Poliform, via Contemporist

Dachgeschoss Bröder by Thomas Bendel

120 m² floor apartment in a former factory building in Berlin. The long sides of the rectangular room are fully glazed. In parallel, run two small roof terraces. A massive furniture installation forms the core area of the apartment. All rooms are open to the windows and can be separated by sliding doors.

Dachgeschoss Bröder, Kreuzberg Berlin, Germany, by Thomas Bendel

Interiors: Distrito Capital Hotel by Joseph Dirand

The Distrito Capital Hotel opened earlier this year in Mexico City. The hotel interior, designed by French architect Joseph Dirand, is punctuated by vintage furnishings by Charlotte Perriand and Dieter Rams other famous designers.

The bar stools are available here: Mater Wood Counter Stools.

Distrito Capital, Mexico City, Mexico, by Joseph Dirand, Diámetro Arquitectos
for Grupo Habita

Georg Jensen Store Opens in Qatar

The new store concept for Georg Jensen has just been opened at The Pearl, Qatar. Designed by Mark Pinney Associates around the concept of the ‘Danish Luxury Lifestyle Home’, the store’s interior accommodates the diverse range of homeware, silverware and jewellery through the creation of an environment that incorporates the elements of the home – dining, living, kitchen and gallery space.
The notion of openness of a Scandinavian interior is reinforced by the store’s layout, from the stone tiled verandah with illuminated glass slat ceiling, to the fireplace located at the heart of the ‘home’.

The concept references elements of Danish architecture and design, particularly the work of Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Vilhelm Wohlert and Poul Kjærholm. Materials used are wherever possible Danish in origin and include classic furniture pieces by Poul Kjærholm and Hans J Wegner.

Georg Jensen Retail Store, The Pearl, Qatar, by, Mark Pinney Associates London, UK

Sophie in the Restaurant Xavier Veilhan

Xavier Veilhan made a portrait of his friend Sophie for his personal exhibition at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery (Miami). Three large statues of Sophie stood alone in the gallery space: each offered a particular definition.
“When Thierry Costes proposed that I contribute to the space drawn by India Mahdavi, he referred to pieces that I had already produced. But while visiting the restaurant’s contsruction site, spanning three floors, I realized that a vertical opening would be more spectacular and do the space more justice, as if the sculpture was pre-existent.”

Sophie in the restaurant Le Germain, by Xavier Veilhan

Los Altos House by Kallosturin

A private house built within a California vernacular neighborhood. Skylights and large windows allow in plenty of light, yet the design and layout allows for maximum privacy.

Private House, Los Altos, California by Kallosturin

W Hotel Downtown Atlanta by Βurdifilek

Canadian design firm Βurdifilek has created an urban oasis within Atlanta’s newest W boutique hotel. The designers Diego Burdi & Paul Filek reinterpreted W Hotel Downtown with a verdant sanctuary that mimics the lushness of Georgia, while maintaining the brand’s celebrated cosmopolitan edge.

W Hotel Downtown, Atlanta USA, Interior by Burdifilek, Photography by Ben Rahn
via: Yatzer

Merus Winery by UXUS Design

The Amsterdam design consultancy, UXUS Design, has created interiors and event spaces for Merus Winery, the mix of old and new is complex, with cutting edge contemporary furnishings, that come together to create an unforgettable atmosphere. The design uses a variety of modern lighting including sparkling Foscarini Chandeliers and pendant lamps designed by Tom Dixon.

Merus Winery, Napa Valley, California, by UXUS Design
via: Yatzer

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