TravelAra Pacis, RomeAfter a long period of extensive restoration necessary to create the best preservation conditions, the Ara Pacis museum is once again open to public.
The Museum was designed by the American architect Richard Meier.
In order to enhance the monument and lead the visitor to a full appreciation of the decorative details, the architect has played with natural light and shadow. The 500 sq mt crystal ceiling not only provides full natural lighting, but it also favours the necessary acoustic insulation required for the visitor to be immersed in the Seculum Aureum narrations of the altar.
TravelArtesaArtesa is Napa's newest, most exciting winery. The architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to méthode champenoise. But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and an extensive restoration, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa is today not only a premium wine producer, but a cultural center that combines contemporary architecture with art. The perfect example is the cooperation with Gordon Hueter, Artesa resident artist since 1992. The sculptor has ever since been experimenting with a variety of media with the idea of creating a synergy between high quality wine, architecture and art.
TravelBulgari, MilanThe Bulgari Hotel & Spa Milano is located next to Milans Brera Botanico- Bontanical Gardens founded in 1744 for Pharmacy and medical students and later an exotic plant garden for Napoleon. The hotel is also situated in Milans most stylish area by the famous shopping rectangle of Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga.
The Hotel is very cosmopolitan created to be a relaxed personal haven of contemporary elegance, the architects; Antonio Citterio & Partners extended the same elegance to the Bulgari Spa which is nestled in the heart of this luxurious hotel.
TravelCity Of Arts And Science In ValenciaOne of Europe's most impressive architecture examples, the City of Arts and Science in Valencia is fast becoming one of Spain's top tourist attractions. Designed by Spanish born Santiago Calatrava, it is an innovative blend of form and function where water is used to mirror the architecture
TravelFour Seasons, HongkongLocated on the waterfront overlooking Victoria Harbour and the financial district, "The smart hotel is now the Four Seasons Hong Kong in the International Finance Centre. with bigger rooms and impeccable food and service..." Condé Nast Traveller (UK), March 2007)
Renowned for luxury and excellence it has become a vital part of the prestigious International Finance Centre.
TravelMesa Verde Created by the Ancestral Puebloans around 1200, the Mesa Verde National Park cliff dwellings are a fascinating example of pre historic architecture.
TravelThe Istana, BaliLocated in one of the main surfing breaks in Bali, this 5 bedroom villa is a magnificent tropical hideaway. Surrounded by ponds planted with lilies and water hyacinths, the house is an harmonious combination of modern western design and traditional Far East Asian detail. Its most impressive feature is the 32 meter infinity edge swimming pool.
TravelThe One And Only, MaldivesLocated in a private island in the Indian Ocean, the spa is composed by 8 individual villas in a 9,500m2 ocean-front garden. Each villa has glass walls that open up to private ocean frontage as well as an outdoor deck for foot rituals and relaxation as and an outdoor shower and ensuite facility.
Decorated with a combination of stunning black bandu chandi stone with ivory walls and warm natural wood floors with pitched ceilings. All the treatment rooms feature coloured lighting and floor to ceiling windows and the relaxation pavilions enjoy ocean views.
a low lounge chair originally designed for the visiona installation
FurnitureDonghia, Island Sofa PetiteFully upholstered sofa/chaise with tight partial back, tight seat, 2 loose pillows (1large and 1 small) and plinth feet in finished maple.
W: 209.5 cm D: 109 cm H: 77.5 cm SH: 40.5
Big Pillow 69 x 69 cm
Small Pillow 53.5 x 53.5 cm
FurnitureHayon Table BasinC.P.Hart
Spanish artist, industrial designer and darling of the European design and style media, Jaime Hayon describes himself as, 'non-conformist and perfectionist'. His neo-Baroque bathroom collection also know as Hayon collection combines elegance, decadence and style in a way that perhaps only the new Spain is capable of. Accessories and basins are available in gold, platinum, black or white finishes.
FurnitureKevin Reilly LightingKevin Reilly's elegant, handmade fixtures have caught the attention of many designers, architects and celebrity clients all over the world. His most successful chandelier is a long steel rectangular tray with electric candles. The candles themselves are made of a specially formulated wax, which has an extremely high melting point that allows the candles to be lit electrically. The candles emit a warm natural glow but have the potential to light an entire room. A dimmer is all that's needed to set the mood of the room. All the lamps can be custom-made to fit your special needs, and they can be used in commercial or residential environments. Suppliers worldwide.
FurnitureLotus Cafe Chairs Design by rené holten
Made with a new composite material, snow white, that is as hard as marble, soft to touch and easy to clean. Sleek, smooth and functional, the design of the lotus stretches the frontiers of this material to its limits. The way in which the moulded tablet flows into the shell is possible only with this sort of material. The sloping shape of the shell is emphasized by the four slim legs of the central stainless-steel base
FurnitureMoissonnier, Paris Commode Luis XV laquée à losange with rich bronze ormolu design 2 curved drawers - H: 35.5 cm W: 51 cm D: 25 cm
FurniturePhilippe StarckThe most famous designer in the world, in his 32 year career he span from architecture and interior design, industrial design, furniture, hi-tech design, lamps, clothes, luggage , vehicles and much more.
His designs can be found worldwide in the most renowned hotels, restaurants and stores such as Le Lan in the Beijin Twin Towers and the Sanderson hotel in London.
FurnitureSan PatrignanoSan Patrignano was founded in 1978 by Vincenzo Muccioli along with a group of volunteers and over the years it has become one of the largest drug rehabilitation communities in the world.
Deeply believing in the philosophy that craftsmanship "not only is of vital importance to preserve age old arts and crafts, but passing on the can prove to be a valuable educative tool for the young people in the community" San Patrignano signs a furniture line that has achieved international recognition.
The creations are designed and built by the people living in the community who work under the supervision of skilled artisans.
Consolle: Film collection Striped aluminium leaf finish 132 x 35 x 76h cm
MaterialsAlmaince 1938 Alma has bee a leading leather supplier and manufacturer combining traditional expertise with cutting edge techniques. Image: Berkely Hotel, London
MaterialsBisazzaEstablished in 1956 in Alte (Vicenza, Italy), Bisazza is one of the most renowned luxury design brands and world leader in the production of glass mosaics for interior and exterior decorations
MaterialsBlack Diamond RadiatorDesign Johanne Cinier
Swarovsky cristals inserted Olycale stone create a starry night effect for this Brem'Art collection radiator by the italian company Brem
MaterialsDe Gournay WallpaperWallpaper: Askew in custom monochromatic design colours on custom green Williamsburg. Hand painted from Chinoiserie collection De Gournay's principal wallpaper collections are Chinoiserie, French 19th century Papier Peints Panoramiques, Japanese & Korean and Eclectic designs. All their wallpapers are hand painted and their design team can create fabrics, blinds and porcelain to complement them or to contrast with them as required in order to create a complete and harmonious interior.
MaterialsFloor and Resin CoatingSeamless surfaces for resin floors and coatings obtained with mixed techniques and variously assorted inserted decorations. The esthetical effects are impressed by hand, in a wide range of colours - bright, matt, satin finish. Medium thickness 2-3 mm. Good features of resistance to wear and foot traffic - easy cleaning. Suitable for residences, offices, showrooms.
MaterialsMendini Collection Color re-Evolution
Presented during the last Milano Furniture Show in the FuoriSalone section, Atelier Mendini reinvented the glass block by introducing the vibrant colors of precious stones.
Available in 16 colors enhanced by using Pegasus glass blocks 19x19x8 cm with a smooth glass pattern and a metallic finish.
MaterialsSahco - OrbisStructural jacquard fabric with generous spiral pattern. Fine bast is woven into the background tone-in-tone. A stylish interplay of matt and glossy material.
MaterialsWoving Wall Wovin Wall specialises in decorative and acoustic wall and ceiling panelling solutions. The Wovin Wall and Wave Wall ranges are elegant, simple, lightweight wall and ceiling features which create texture within a space.
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