design et al are delighted to announce that Michael Fiebrich Design have been shortlisted for Hotel Suite – Asia Pacific Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2018.
The brief for Michael Fiebrich Design was to create Australia’s most luxurious suite and when guests enter and gaze over the sweeping views of the skyline and surrounding river from this exclusive suite, the designers believe the space delivers. The suite includes two luxurious bedrooms, expansive lounge areas and a glamorous dining room, all with incredible panoramic views, which round out the luxurious offerings of this exclusive suite.
Colour blocking was utilized to define their palette and the interior architecture. The chosen palette is echoed in the material selections and art program, where large graphic pieces were carefully commissioned by West Australian artists to support the Villa’s main colour focus. The idea of colour blocking was made very popular through the fashion industry, and is believed to be inspired by turn of the century artist Piet Mondrian, who valued simplicity and experimented with maximizing it while still maintaining recognizable, although abstract, geometric shapes. Due to the hotel’s strong brand identity of sleek, contemporary and sophisticated spaces, this design approach harboured efficient layouts and bold, expressive interior architecture with a requisite level of luxury.
Architecturally, the suite supports this simplistic nature with dramatic features and high-end finishes that create bold graphic statements. High gloss lacquered panels with contrasting dark trims and metal accents provide clean, modern frames to inset fabric, leather, and custom-sized artwork panels to allow them to become one with the architecture. The entire architectural palette remains neutral, in addition to much of the upholstery, in order to create a dramatic backdrop to the bold colour accents and unique art program seen throughout the suite.
By framing the incredible views of the Perth skyline and winding Swan River below, through tailored geometric architecture, and by complementing the peaceful colours of sky and river below, the views from each and every room are made even more spectacular. The interior architecture employed simple, bold geometries in floors, ceilings and panelled walls which provided clean architectural insets for bold, expressive fabric, leather, and custom-sized artwork panels.