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Zaha Hadid Architects to open Concept to Completion exhibition at LDF 2019

Zaha Hadid Architects to open Concept to Completion exhibition at LDF 2019 Following our closer look at The Morpheus, Zaha Hadid Architects’ is giving visitors to London Design Festival 2019 an exclusive look at some of its projects on the boards and about to be unveiled… During London Design Festival 2019, Zaha Hadid Gallery in London will present ‘Concept to Competition’,…

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SNEAK PEEK: Inside Mandarin Oriental Melbourne designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

SNEAK PEEK: Inside Mandarin Oriental Melbourne designed by Zaha Hadid Architects Following an insight into Zaha Hadid Architects’ Michele Salvi on The Morpheus, Hotel Designs heads backstage on another groundbreaking project the architecture firm is currently working to complete. Editor Hamish Kilburn writes…  Currently on the boards, Mandarin Oriental Melbourne, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), is a new signature hotel and branded residences that…

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In Conversation With: Michele Salvi, Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects

In Conversation With: Michele Salvi, Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects Following the opening of the 770-key Morpheus Hotel in Macau, Zaha Hadid Architects’ Michele Salvi sits down with editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss pushing boundaries, ever-changing public areas and how the pioneering practice is continuing the legacy of a design legend… When Morpheus first opened to the public in June of last year as the “world’s…

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils plans for boutique hotel in Malta’s Mercury Tower

The hotel plans from Zaha Hadid Architects follow a recent 10 per cent boom in tourism in Malta… Malta’s location at the midpoint of the Mediterranean has made the island a centre of trade and tourism. Welcoming almost 2.5 million international tourists last year with the number of visitors growing by almost 10 per cent annually, Malta’s hospitality industry employs…

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau

Award-winning architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Morpheus as a simple extrusion of the existing abandoned foundations… Asia’s most popular entertainment destination, Macau welcomed more than 32 million tourists in 2017, with visitor numbers increasing every year. Located in Cotai, Macau, City of Dreams, the Morpheus Hotel – designed by architecture firm Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) – is set to become one…

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Checking in to ME Dubai, the ‘legacy project’ of Zaha Hadid

Checking in to ME Dubai, the ‘legacy project’ of Zaha Hadid We set renowned furniture designer Rock Galpin a comfortable mission to kickstart the year: to write the exclusive design review of ME Dubai, the brainchild of the late Zaha Hadid, which has become the destination’s latest architectural marvel… Being a designer myself, and familiar with the pioneering and expansive…

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Meet The Brit List Architects of 2020

Meet The Brit List Architects of 2020 Each year, Hotel Designs unveils The Brit List, a publication that lists the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers who are operating in Britain. Following the official unveiling of The List at this year’s virtual award ceremony, please meet The Brit List Architects of 2020… For more than four years now, The…

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The Brit List Architects of 2019 (Part 2)

The Brit List Architects of 2019 (Part 2) This December, Hotel Designs is profiling the individuals who made it into The Brit List 2019. We continue by referencing part two of The Brit List Architects of 2019 (in alphabetical order)… The Brit List 2019 is Hotel Designs’ annual nationwide search to identify the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers…

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Leading designers, architects and hoteliers to attend The Brit List Awards 2019

Leading designers, architects and hoteliers to attend The Brit List Awards 2019 Here are some of the leading names that have confirmed to attend Hotel Designs annual award ceremony, The Brit List Awards 2019… It’s been just seven days since Hotel Designs officially unveiled the shortlisted finalists for The Brit List 2019, and already design directors, principals and hoteliers from the…

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CDW PREVIEW: Zaha Hadid Gallery to unveil exhibition with Fritz Hansen

CDW PREVIEW: Zaha Hadid Gallery to unveil exhibition with Fritz Hansen For Clerkenwell Design Week 2019, Fritz Hansen partners with Zaha Hadid Design to present ‘Shaping Reality Through Time’, an exploration of Fritz Hansen’s design evolution… To celebrate a decade of Clerkenwell Design Week, design studio Zaha Hadid Gallery has partnered with Fitz Hansen to exhibit ‘Shaping Reality Through Time’,…

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Architecture meets fashion: Zaha Hadid Design’s latest collaboration weaves a new direction in sportswear technology

Design giant Zaha Hadid Design unveils collaboration with a Swiss performance sportswear brand, suggesting that inspiration for designers and architects is not limited to one – or even two – industries. Hamish Kilburn investigates… A designer recently told me that that it’s imperative to be at the edge of curve in design, to always think ahead of the present –…

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Live from LDF: Zaha Hadid Design unveils new carpet collaboration

British architecture and design giant Zaha Hadid Design unveils the new RE/Form carpet collection for Royal Thai during London Design Festival 2018.. RE/Form continues Royal Thai’s design-driven direction. The collection consists of 22 designs, inspired by four themes that feature prominently in Zaha Hadid’s work: striated lines, ribbonlike projections, pixelated landscapes and organic cellular shapes. Patterns within each grouping capture…

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Roca commissions Zaha Hadid design for interactive water display

Roca has unveiled a new interactive water environment at its flagship bathroom space, Roca London Gallery, in the Chelsea Design Quarter. The new installation allows visitors to experience working shower and tap products to understand how they will perform in a real setting. Roca has once again worked with Zaha Hadid Design to create the curvaceous installation, complementing the Gallery’s…

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Outstanding Property Award London: Winners announced

Outstanding Property Award London: Winners announced The annual OPAL Award celebrates and give exposure to the most exceptional projects in architectural design, interior design, and property development from all over the world. Editor Hamish Kilburn, who joined the judging panel for a second year, is here to unveil the winners… From a shortlist of more than 600 global projects, the…

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In Conversation With: Christos Passas, Architect of the Year

In Conversation With: Christos Passas, Architect of the Year Recently crowned Architect of the Year at The Brit List Awards 2020, Christos Passas, Director at Zaha Hadid Architects joins editor Hamish Kilburn to discuss career highlights and the significance of his most recently completed project, ME Dubai… Having worked at Zaha Hadid Architect (ZHA) since 1998 – first as a…

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Weekly briefing: an exclusive hotel review in Dubai & full steam ahead for Marriott

Weekly briefing: an exclusive hotel review in Dubai & full steam ahead for Marriott Kick your shoes off and get comfortable. Welcome to your weekly briefing with me editor Hamish Kilburn. This week’s round-up features an exclusive design review of Zaha Hadid’s ‘legacy project’ in Dubai, exclusive details behind the launch of a new lifestyle hotel brand and Marriott’s 2021…

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ME Dubai re-emerges with award-winning architecture status

ME Dubai re-emerges with award-winning architecture status The striking ME Dubai, which is sheltered inside Zaha Hadid Archtiects’ latest award-winning building, has reopened its doors as hospitality in the Middle East enters into a cautious era…  ME Dubai inside The Opus by Omniyat, which considered an architectural masterpiece and was a winner at The Brit List Awards 2020, has reopened…

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The Brit List Awards 2020: the winners’ story

The Brit List Awards 2020: the winners’ story The Brit List Awards 2020 came to a dramatic climax yesterday, when the individual winners – in seven categories – were announced in the virtual awards ceremony that was broadcasted live from London. Editor Hamish Kilburn, who hosted that ceremony, has the winners’ story… Earlier this year, when we were all adapting…

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Winners of The Brit List Awards 2020 unveiled

Winners of The Brit List Awards 2020 unveiled Hundreds of designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers tuned in today to watch the awards ceremony that crowned the winners of The Brit List Awards 2020… Hotel Designs’ nationwide search to find the top designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers operating in Britain came to a head yesterday as the winners of The…

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The Brit List Awards 2020: Shortlist announced

The Brit List Awards 2020: Shortlist announced The shortlist for The Brit List Awards 2020 has been announced, with more than 120 individuals and projects selected across eight categories… Known as the industry’s most widespread search to identify the leading designers, architects, hoteliers and suppliers, The Brit List Awards 2020 has unveiled this year’s shortlist. The finalists, listed below, have…

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IN PICTURES: New photography emerges of ME Dubai at the Opus

IN PICTURES: New photography emerges of ME Dubai at the Opus Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has shared new images of Opus, an innovative glass-façade building that was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects… Home to newly opened ME Dubai, the Opus, which conceptualised in 2007 by Zaha Hadid Architects, explores the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior.…

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7 savage hotel construction projects on the boards

7 savage hotel construction projects on the boards To celebrate ‘Architecture & Construction’ firmly being in the spotlight this month, the editorial team at Hotel Designs have identified some of the industry’s most ambitious hotel projects that are expected to open in the next few years…  The hotel industry is booming, is the verdict from the data analysts at STR…

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VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020

VIP ARRIVALS: Top hotels to open in February 2020 With the aim to cut through the noise in a contemporary tone, Hotel Designs has the scoop on which statement and game-changing hotels are expected to open in February, 2020… The hotel industry never ceases to amaze with its ability to break through hard barriers to take design, architecture and creativity…

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ME Dubai within the Opus to open in February 2020

ME Dubai within the Opus to open in February 2020 The iconic contemporary structure in Dubai, the Opus, has been designed by the masters at Zaha Hadid Architects. The architectural marvel will shelter ME Dubai, which is slated to open in February 2020… Following the opening of The Morpheus last year, and Hotel Designs’ interview with one of the lead…

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The Brit List 2019 secures Videography Partner for ceremony

The Brit List 2019 secures Videography Partner for ceremony Just weeks ahead of Hotel Designs’ annual award ceremony, The Brit List Awards 2019 secures SYS Visuals as its official Videography Partner…  Known for its exceptional 360-degrees video interviews, SYS Visuals has teamed up with The Brit List 2019 to shoot the winners’ interviews at the award ceremony, which takes place…

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One month until The Brit List Awards 2019

One month until The Brit List Awards 2019 Calling all hotel designers, architects, hoteliers, developers and suppliers: Tickets are selling out fast for The Brit List Awards 2019, which is just one month away…  There is just one month to go until Hotel Designs announces the winners of The Brit List 2019. The awards, which will be sheltered at Patch…

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The Brit List 2019: Shortlist unveiled

The Brit List 2019: Shortlist unveiled The shortlisted finalists for The Brit List 2019, who are considered to be the leading interior designers, architects and hoteliers operating in Britain today, have been announced. The annual award ceremony will take place on November 21 at Patch East London (tickets available here)… The wait is over. Hotel Designs has exclusively published the shortlist for The Brit List…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: 7 hotel concepts on the boards that will rock your world

SPOTLIGHT ON: 7 hotel concepts on the boards that will rock your world During this month’s Spotlight On Hotel Concepts, editor Hamish Kilburn identifies the projects on the boards that are taking international hotel design to unseen heights… The hotels that are currently opening around the globe are impressive, innovative and are a reaction to the ever-evolving demands of the…

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EDITOR CHECKS IN: Proud of diversity in British design

EDITOR CHECKS IN: Proud of diversity in British design As the world focuses its attention on amplifying equality in all forms, editor Hamish Kilburn believes now is the time to break down why diversity in British design is something the industry should celebrate and be proud of… We’ve come a long way, and although the journey hasn’t exactly been a…

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Hotel Designs becomes media partner for Outstanding Property Award London

Hotel Designs becomes media partner for Outstanding Property Award London Hotel Designs become an official media partner for the Outstanding Property Award London as editor Hamish Kilburn is confirmed on the jury…  The Outstanding Property Award London (OPAL), which honours innovation and talent in the most exceptional projects globally within property development, interior design and architecture, has confirmed Hotel Designs as an…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: 10 inspirational hotel bars and restaurants

SPOTLIGHT ON: 10 inspirational hotel bars and restaurants To kickstart our Spotlight On topic of Bars & Restaurants, Hotel Designs has scoured the globe to highlight hotel F&B gems that deserve to be recognised. Editor Hamish Kilburn edits… In 2018, according to Technomic, overall consumer spending for hotel food and beverage showed a solid 5.5 percent annual growth since 2011.…

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Maggie’s St Barts awarded Supreme Winner at Surface Design Awards 2019

13 awards were presented to the winners of Surface Design Awards 2019…  The winners of the 2019 Surface Design Awards have been announced, hailing the best and most impressive use of materials in, and on, architectural projects from around the globe. The beautiful new Maggie’s Centre Barts, London has been declared the Supreme Winner, capturing the judge’s hearts and minds.…

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5 awe-inspiring hotel architecture projects currently on the boards

HD 5 awe-inspiring hotel architecture projects currently on the boards To kickstart our month shining the spotlight on architecture and construction, Hotel Designs highlights five groundbreaking projects that are currently in planning…  Long before the Burj Al Arab made its magnificent entrance onto the shores of Dubai in 1999, architects have competed with one another to break into the clouds of possibilities…

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Beneath the surface of the Surface Design Show 2019

With less than one month before the Surface Design Show 2019, Hotel Designs identifies what to look out for at this year’s event…  From February 5 – 7, Surface Design Show 2019 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in interior and exterior surface materials, lighting design, development and innovation. For more than ten years Surface Design Show…

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Hotel Designs becomes media partner of Surface Design Show

Surface Design Show 2019 will celebrate the best in new and innovative surfaces… Hotel Designs has confirmed that it is a media partner for the Surface Design Show 2019, which takes place From February 5 – 7 at London’s Business Design Centre. Providing a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in interior and exterior surface materials, lighting…

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IN CONVERSATION WITH: Executive Vice-Chairman & CEO, Meliá Hotels International

To identify what it takes to be at the helm of one of the most established luxury hotel brands, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn sat down with Executive Vice-Chairman & CEO, Meliá Hotels International Gabriel Escarrer Jaume to discuss core values, sustainable goals and all things design… Since first meeting Gabriel Escarrer Jaume three years ago at what was the…

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Brit List 2018 long list announced

This year’s Brit List has officially announced the 2018 long list as it heads towards the final straight to finding Britain’s top interior designers, hoteliers and architects… Hotel Designs has announced the long-listed interior designers, hoteliers and architects that are all in with a chance of making it into The Brit List 2018. The long-listed finalists will be invited to BEAT London on November 22 when The Brit List 2018 will…

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London-based interior designer unveils ‘suite dreams’ in Malta

Malta continues to be a hotel design hot spot as London-based designer unveils 29 luxury suites in Malta’s The Westin Dragonara Resort… With the arrival of a Hard Rock Hotel slated to open in 2020 and Zaha Hadid Architects winning planning permission to build the 31-storey Murcury House, Malta in the Mediterranean is fast becoming a hotel design hub. Ahead of…

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WATG unveils design of the first Bellagio to launch outside Vegas

Opening outside of Vegas for the first time, Bellagio Shanghai’s 162 guestrooms and 22 suites have been designed to maximise the panoramic views of the Pudong skyline and famous waterfront… WATG and Wemberly Interiors has revealed the design of the new Bellagio Shanghai, which will be Bellagio’s first ever hotel outside of Vegas. Wimberly Interiors worked alongside the hotel brand…

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Winning design unveiled from WATG’s Great Architectural bake-off

The competition drew to a dramatic climax this weekend with 15 professional design houses – and three student teams – all competing to be this year’s WATG’s Great Architectural baker… Swapping pens for rolling pins, and floor plans for baking ovens, 15 professional design houses – and three student teams – entered this year’s WATG’s Great Architectural Bake-off that took place…

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A – Z Supplier Search

This list comprises of additional suppliers within this sector of the industry. Hotel Designs Recommended Suppliers can be found here. WATG – https://www.watg.com/ ReardonSmith – http://www.reardonsmith.com/ HBA London – http://www.hba.com/ Goddard Littlefair – http://www.goddardlittlefair.com/ Zaha Hadid Architects – http://www.zaha-hadid.com/ HKS Hospitality Group – http://www.hksinc.com/sectors/hospitality/ Joi Design Interior Architects – https://joi-design.com/en/ LWA Architects – http://www.lwarchitects.com/ MBDS – https://mbds.com/ AB Concept – http://www.abconcept.net/ If you…

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Sleep 2017 Live: Five reasons to visit this year…

Sleep opens its doors for two days of hotel design business this morning – don’t forget that you can register here for fast track entry and pick up your badge on arrival – and here are five key reasons to be here this year… Keep up with a fast-changing market Sleep is globally acknowledged for ideas, installations and experiences that tap…

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Roca’s international design competition ‘Jumpthegap’ returns

Roca is encouraging UK students and professionals of architecture, design and engineering to enter an international competition that could win them up to €10,000. ‘Jumpthegap’ was launched in 2004 by bathroom brand Roca in collaboration with BCD Barcelona Design Centre. The competition returns in 2017 and is open to creative professionals and students under the age of 35, to create…

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ME Miami opening in April

ME by Meliá is set to launch its first luxury lifestyle hotel in the United States in vibrant Downtown Miami in April 2016. ME Miami will be located in the epicentre of the city’s cultural hotspots, such as Pérez Art Museum, Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center and the highly anticipated Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will open in…

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Take a RIBA-approved CPD tour of Roca London Gallery

Architects and designers can now explore the different environments of the Zaha Hadid-designed Roca London Gallery and gain CPD points. The leading bathroom manufacturer, Roca, is now offering RIBA and BIID-approved guided tours of its inspirational Gallery, located in Chelsea’s Design Quarter. During the 45-minute long tour, attendees will discuss the various aspects of the Gallery’s conception and construction, covering…

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Breathing new life into an historical building with Roca

Bringing a Grade II* listed building into public use for the first time in more than 200 years, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in central London is now open to the public, with Roca bathroom solutions being a feature of its washrooms.Giving new life to The Magazine, a former gunpowder store built in 1805, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery is situated just…

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Stay One Degrees collaborates with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Stay One Degrees collaborates with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group The exclusive members community, Stay One Degree, which offers more than 3,500 properties in more than 250 locations, confirms up to US$5 million in a funding series led by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group… Stay One Degree has announced the closing of a funding round led by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the…

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Editor Checks In: Colouring outside the lines, searching for creativity

Editor Checks In: Colouring outside the lines, searching for creativity Casting back to a two-dimensional art classroom, editor Hamish Kilburn has a few confessions to make regarding the creativity of his sketch book before rekindling his relationship with art in design… As someone who regularly rushed his art homework in blue biro ink at the back of the school bus,…

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Editor’s round up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Editor’s round up of Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 The streets of London’s Clerkenwell came alive once more for another three days of exhibitions, installations and product launches. Editor Hamish Kilburn rounds up Clerkenwell Design Week 2019 as the festival enters double digits… There is no other design festival in the world that harnesses the natural swagger to be able to…

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Top five stories of the week: New artistic heights, when two industries collide and The Brit List 2018 approaches

Feeling inspired from recent conversations and exclusives, editor of Hotel Designs Hamish Kilburn, lists this week’s top stories…  The most common answer I hear when I ask designers, architects and hoteliers where they source their inspiration from is ‘everywhere’. The more I hear this answer, the more I sit and wonder how far-reaching everywhere can be, and can anything really spark the concept…

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Duravit opens flagship showroom in Clerkenwell, London

Following Hotel Designs’ exclusive interview with Managing Director Martin Carroll, Duravit has opened its London flagship showroom… Bathroom specialist Duravit has opened its new flagship showroom “Duravit London” in Clerkenwell – which is home to more creative business and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Members of the press were invited on June 20 to celebrate…

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Seven minutes with the Managing Director of Duravit

As Duravit opens its new Clerkenwell showroom, the editor of Hotel Designs, Hamish Kilburn, went behind the scenes to ask the Managing Director of Duravit, Martin Carroll, ‘why here’, ‘why now’ and ‘what’s next’… Duravit has long been a leader in bathroom interior design, and the news of a swanky showroom unveiling in London’s Clerkenwell district – which is home to…

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Digital construction with Duravit Designer bathroom projects now available on BIMobject®

Programme and modularise an entire building? In the future, this will be common practice as digital construction is one of the most important developments in the industry. “Building information modelling” (BIM) is a method with tremendous potential: comprehensive databases of information enable the planning, construction and operation of a building, both in the digital and real world. BIM can also…

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Roca

With a history that spans over a century, Roca is a world leader in the design and production of solutions that create truly beautiful bathroom spaces. As a global brand, Roca offers products and innovations that meet the ever-changing demands faced by designers of modern hotel bathrooms. Roca works with some of the world’s most prestigious architects and designers, such as…

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