AfroditiKrassa Design Studio went deliberately dark for the hype-free Gordon Ramsay’s LUCKY CAT Asian restaurant in London which does not aim to be ‘shouty’. ‘How many times do you visit a place because it looks great in a picture but disappoints in real life?’
From Noma’s garden-restaurant to a cat cafe in Guangzhou but also a Japanese glass wedding chapel and a desert canyon-inspired library in Qatar. INSIDE 2019 shortlist celebrates the best of interior design worldwide.
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York that started the gay movement we looked into the LGBT urbanization process and how hate crime, far right populisms, real estate and dating apps threaten gay bars and rainbow districts that marked cities’ history from San Francisco to Berlin.
Milan and Rome’s early 20th century style, bespoke details and blossoming greenery infuse an exquisite vibe into Rockwell Group’s restaurant, hotel lobby and panoramic roof bar at Moxi Times Square in New York.
Monochromatic lava interiors and verdant alcoves frame Tom Dixon’s latest collections at The Manzoni, the British designer’s permanent restaurant and showroom.
Hitzig Militello Architects’ Mamba Bar features a window display with disused broken crockery, an enveloping volumetric wooden structure, a back-lit American bar and a verdant backyard with glowing neons.
Isern Serra and Sylvain Carlet filled the interior design of Orvay wine bar in Barcelona with colours to pay homage to wine geography, culture and main ingredient: the grape.
The blue interiors and pure geometrical forms of Monoloko Design’s Galaxy Bar and Bottle Shop aim to “release of the mind” according to Russian-Avantgarde ideals.
At the ELIT PROUN BAR Constructivist architecture cross-pollinates with the art of mixology. A composition of abstract volumes pays tribute to the work of Russian Avant-Garde maestro El Lissitzky.
Surface magazine celebrates its 25 anniversary with David Rockwell and pays homage to an American icon we all have watched in movies: the Diner.
Manta rays, whale sharks and shells from the reefs inspired WOW Architects’ St. Regis Maldive Vummuli Resort which aims to raise awareness on sustainability and pays homage to local craftsmanship.