Let us now go to London for the new ME Hotel, designed by Forster and Partners in London’s glamorous West End for the international Spanish based Hotel Group Melia. Keeping up with its neighbours, the ME Hotel is a destination spot, fusing together organic shapes with severe cuts of the triangle.
The Hotel takes a neutral palette is exceedingly striking, taking different forms through corridors and rooms and elevates the Hotel to a new level of sophistication, assisted by light, texture and furniture specification.
Finding their way into one of the hotels restaurants and adding to the attraction of the alluring space is KE-ZU supplier and Spanish manufacturer Andreu World’s Smile Barstools and Tauro dining chairs (above picture), both available at KE-ZU and through its national distribution network. Find further images of the Smile Barstools here – with KE-ZU recently installing them in Sake Melbourne, designed by Luchetti Krelle (below).
Teresa Sapey isn’t at all unfamiliar with the design of a hotel. She’s designed the interiors for Veracruz Plaza in Valdepanas, Spain and managed to turn a carpark into a colourful and graphic delight in Madrid when collaboratively working on the Hotel Puerta América Project (see the KE-ZU blog post here).
Turning her hand to Barcelona’s Hotel Pau, the interiors are a juxtaposition from the facade, maintaining its protected colonial aesthetic and construct. The renowned designer and architect has once again utilised large digital prints to personalise the spaces and has specified organic rounded cut out shapes to offset from the geometric pops of colour of the striped flooring and walls.
Sapey strategically placed the Adan stools and Chemistubes vases designed by herself for Spanish manufacturer Vondom – available for viewing in the KE-ZU showroom (see the KE-ZU blog post here to give the hotel has a new lease on life delivered from the talented Spaniard.
EMU is the Italian manufacturer of outdoor furniture which has an uncanny knack to specify and use hard materials such as sheet metal and steel in their furniture offerings and give the pieces a stunning lightness to the overall visual impact. You can see from the EMU catalogue available at KE-ZU here.
Their furniture assembly, which you’ll find perfectly situated outdoors is as accessible as it is diverse. It’s no surprise that the company was one of the first in the world to patent an exclusive metal plasticisation process with exceptional resistance to atmospheric agents – cementing their place in the outdoor furniture hall of fame.
Recently working with some seriously exciting designers kicking goals internationally such as Jean Nouvel, Patricia Urquiola (Retrouve chair, title image), Paola Navone and Arik Levy (amongst many others), we love seeing their product installed in various spaces internationally. Below are a few of our recent picks:
Some may say our Nation’s Capital has little drawcards. The new East Hotel, nestled in the grooviest quarter of Canberra stylishly refutes such a claim.
Turning away from the dreary neutral tones of hotels of times past, the East Hotel drowns itself in contemporary styling, artfully pieced by Sydney’s Sally Hieatt (Sally Hieatt Interiors).
The East Hotel is a dense fusion of shape and colour, the lobby being the perfect platform to showcase product from Spain’s design gurus Sancal. Littering the floor is the Folk Sofa, Tea Lounge, Soul Lounge Chair and Rock Tables and Axona Aichi’s Tipo Chairs in the meeting room.
With such good design available, perhaps now there’s no better reason to head to the Capital.
KE-ZU recently went to work with Kenneth Cobonpue’s “Little People” – installing a custom made screen in one of the newest bars on the Sydney scene, Grain Bar at the Four Seasons on George Street, Sydney.
Image Courtesy TotalVenue
With Grain Bar offering a generous mix of quirky, fresh produced food (the likes of fresh oysters, hanger steaks, smoked trout poe) and delicious boozy treats to a bustling crowd, it’s the perfect backdrop for the Salago fiber coated shapes of little people clinging to the wall.
Oxygen Royal is a recently opened men’s health club offering health and well-being facilities in an upmarket precinct in Tehran.
Interior designer Amir Masoud Ghane, furnished the 1300 square meter site with a number of VONDOM’s collections including Faz, Moma, Vertex and Fiesta – most of which were specified with internal LED illumination
Being able to customise the hue and intensity of the feature pieces has afforded the club-owners versatilty and for the guests: a relaxing, ever-changing landscape within the relaxation and pool areas.
Mary MacKillop College recently expanded their facilities to incorporate a new chapel.
Employing stackable, linkable Daylight Chairs made from recycled car batteries by AICHI, afforded the school greater flexibility in it’s configurations allowing them to cater for varying numbers and events. Chair stack up to 45 high in their trolley and allow staff and students maximum flexibility.
Architect: Bob Bow Architects, Summer Hill.
Images copyright: Meg Young Photography.
In his own words: “Adriano Zumbo is no ordinary patissier” and his new concept “Dessert Train” marries all the fun and interactivity of Sushi Train with the guilty pleasure of desserts.
“Adriano’s philosophy about food, it should be fun, textural, appealing to the eye and above all else taste great...”
With that in mind, the creative clout of Luchetti Krelle was engaged to creative a venue that is as delicious as the sweetness on sale! In a first for Australia, the ENEA Lottus Stool by Lievore, Altherr & Molina was specified in glorious gold upholstery on a vivid white sled base. Comfort is ensured thanks to an upholstered seat pad and with a generous back support, this is seatingthat really sings!
Lottus is a truly versatile collection offered in swivel base, sled base and central column, with polyprop options in an array of colours or fully upholstered. It’s up to you!