Thursday, 9 October 2014

Zaha Hadid branches into home ware design

London-based architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled her first line of home ware in. Developed in partnership with London department store Harrods, the collection’s designs feature Hadid’s distinctive angular and twisted shapes, and it includes scented candles, acrylic candelabra, ceramic and bone china tableware, and a polished resin chess set.

Images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Monday, 6 October 2014

Victoria Beckham opens first store in London

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham has commissioned London-based architect Farshid Moussavi to design her inaugural world flagship store. Occupying 560 square metres of a three-storey Georgian building located at 36 Dover Street in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood, the interiors of the minimalist retail space relies on the neutrality of abundant concrete, glass and steel, and on a notable absence of mannequins in order to direct the visitor’s gaze towards Beckham’s own creations.

Photographs courtesy of Victoria Beckham

Sunday, 5 October 2014

London welcomes first Mondrian Hotel outside the US

The Morgans Hotel Group has unveiled the first Mondrian hotel outside the US. Located on the South Bank of London, on a prime location of the British capital facing the river Thames, the latest Mondrian occupies the Sea Containers House, a building originally designed by American architect and interior designer Warren Platner that, in spite of its original purpose as a luxury hotel, had been mostly occupied by offices since its inauguration in 1978. 

With interiors by Design Research Studio, and under the creative direction of designer Tom Dixon, the 359-room hotel evokes the building’s heritage by featuring seafaring elements and industrial touches throughout in an elegant juxtaposition with heavy, luxurious textures anchored by a deep colour palette.

Photographs courtesy of the Morgans Hotel Group