Award Winning designer Joyce Wang provides us with her thoughts on Design Trends for 2012. Her Award Winnning project Ammo will feature in the ‘Design Issue’ after claiming the Restaurant Award at the International Hotel and Property Awards What direction do you feel hospitality design is moving toward in general terms? You don’t yearn for the bells and whistles; you yearn for well-designed experiences. What projects are you currently working on? Currently, we’re focusing on luxury hospitality projects and selective
Maurizio Pelizzoni is a London based designer and winner in the 2012 International Design & Architecture Awards. Next month his award-winning project will be featured in the highly acclaimed ‘Design Issue’. For today however we have taken time to learn a little more about the man behind the projects. What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms? Good quality mixed with bespoke pieces, antiques and family memories. What are the key influencing elements at present?My
The Phene Arms, a local Chelsea Pub is the latest U.K pub under threat by developers who want to turn it into yet another multi- million pound home in the heart of Chelsea. Celebrity residents including Hugh Grant, Sol Campbell and Mark Knopfler are joining local residents to oppose the development in an attempt to preserve the traditional English pub in the heart of the community. At design et al for the most part we applaud and celebrate regeneration.
Oxford Street, tired and worn as it is in certain places, is set to get a new look, new life and become a boulevard of style and stature with homes to rival those of any in Paris or New York, over the next five years. Plans are underway for Park House, a contemporary glass structure that will house 39 apartments with a Mayfair entrance, away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Whilst Verge Mayfair a scheme of ten
Leading interior designer Joanna Wood has worked with dignitiaries and royalty alike and is known for her timeless yet contemporary sense of true style. As this year’s winner in the Over £20millon Category at the recent International Design & Architecture Awards she gains a place in the annual Design Issue which will be published next month and, this year, in a hard back book format. This iconic issue will feature some of the winning projects from the 2012 awards and will
It was announced today that Admiralty Arch on The Mall is the latest historic government building to be leased to a private developer – at a cost of £60m. The aim is to raise revenue and cut civil service costs – a much needed move some would argue; the result, however, will be a new sense of style and lease of life for this grande dame as it faces the twenty first century with a new purpose as a luxury
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