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Virgin Clubhouse at Narita Airport

Virgin Atlantic is known for its off beat, non corporate, luxurious yet fun Clubhouse lounges around the world. Tokyo was to be no different. The brief was simple: the new Virgin Clubhouse should be 1/3 Virgin, 1/3 Japan and 1/3 the designer’s own distinct expression.

Virgin Clubhouse, Narita Airport, Terminal 1, Japan, by Klein Dytham Architecture

Olivomare Seafood and Style in London

Olivomare is a seafood restaurant belonging to the well known London brand Olivo. Apart from his name, such peculiarity is highlighted by the formal and decorative language adopted to focus on its aspect using more or less clear references to the sea world and environment. The main dining room is entirely covered by a large cladding featuring a pattern inspired by the works of the artist Maurits Escher, in which each single portion of colour is laser cut out of a sheet of opaque laminated plastic and juxtaposed on the vertical surface exactly as if it was a huge jigsaw puzzle.

Olivomare Restaurant, London, United Kingdom, by Pierluigi Piu

Sen—The Minimal Bathroom Fixture

French born Nicolas Gwenael has been living in Japan and originally designed this tap for the own needs. But found the idea worked so well that it decided to seek a manufacturer for series production, enter Agape, the maker of pared down bath fittings. Sen is a panel made of polished metal behind different functions of the bath is hidden, the longer the panel is, the more functions it can accommodate: a tap, a towel and paper holder, toothpaste holder and drinking cup.

Sen, by Nicolas Gwenael, for Agape

Interiors: Fabbrica by Tjep

Fabbrica interior was nominated for the Dutch Design Awards,

Fabbrica meaning factory in Italian, Like in the canteen of a factory you will find long tables and benches, but then coloured in Italian ice-cream shop style, pink and pistachio green.

Fabbrica, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Interior and identity design by Tjep

Woodline Natural Oak Bath Fittings by agape

Woodline, by Giampaolo Benedini, for agape

Le Acque — Rock Formations in a Bathroom

Le Acque is a homage to the element of water. The baths are made from a solid piece of natural stone with weight of approx. 8,400 kg. Special techniques and machines make it possible that tubs and basins in a room are of a substantially reduced weight.

Le Acque, by Claudio Silvestrin, for Toscoquattro

Advertising Agency Interior by Ippolito Fleitz

Agency Joussen Karliczek moved into new premises in a former leather factory. The new agency interior resembles a landscape rather than a fixed space, offering multiple opportunities for creativity at different moments, instead of simply an open space that contains desks.

Agentur Joussen Karliczek Office Interior, Schorndorf, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group

Virgin Holidays Interior Installations by Hawaii Design

Injected moulded paper planes, 900 spining football players, by Hawaii Design for Virgin Holidays

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